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|A word of mouth phenomenon since its first publication, The Power of Now is one of those rare books with the power to create an experience in readers, one that can radically change their lives for the better.|
|That is to say, you transmit yourself to yourself—by realizing that this very body, |
this very mind, this very place where we stand is nothing but the Buddha. ... Body
and mind will drop away of themselves, and your original face will appear. If you
|rip the thought away. Some friend or fellow worker is going to come along and |
say, “That doesn't look too enlightened to me,” and you see it was just another
unnecessary identity. ... Then as it falls you will see that you don't need that
identity. ... Returning to the core, the root of your own self, and seeing through
everything that you take yourself to be allows even your most sacred ... When you
reach the core that comes after allowing everything to drop, you are naturally
|”Body and mind will drop away of themselves.” You don't need to concern |
yourself about body and mind dropping away. When you prac— ... So first you sit,
then get into samadhi; then, in samadhi, that limited, self—centered conscious—
ness disappears. You recognize ... If you want to attain enlightenment, you
should practice enlightenment without delay. And the ... For the full position, first
place your right foot on your left thigh; then place your left foot on your right thigh.
For the half ...
|Buddhas alone can be enlightened and buddhas have transmitted to buddhas, |
ceaselessly. How can those who have attained ... Immersed in enlightenment,
you yourself are complete. Therefore, even though you arrive at full
understanding, still this is only a part of enlightenment. This is how it is with ...
Then you let body and mind drop away and let go of delusion and enlightenment.
This is the second ...
|If you hold back on the emotions—if you don't allow yourself to go all the way |
through them—you can never get to be ... into these emotions, by allowing
yourself to dive in, all the way, over your head even, you experience them fully
and completely. You know what pain is. You know what love is. You know what
grief is. And only then can you say, 'Alright, I have experienced that emotion. ...
Our struggle to become someone different, to grasp after an imagined happiness
|It is that the entire time and the entire place fully become Dharma, and not even a |
speck of self is recognized. ... Only then does the self stand alone, at one. When
having a meal, you thoroughly become a meal, forgetting yourself in the meal. ... “
When actualized by myriad things, your body and mind as well as the bodies and
minds of others drop away. ... “To allow all things to come forth in enlightenment
and practice all-inclusiveness with non-attachment” [as said in “On the Endeavor
Immanuel Kant, Robert Paul Wolff - 1969 - Snippet view - More editions
|»In the assemblies of the enlightened ones there have been many cases of |
mastering the Way bringing forth the heart of ... a great need appears a great use
appears also; when there is small need there is small use; it is obvious, then, that
full use is ... However, only those who have previously planted wisdom-seeds will
be able to continuously see It.« »Through one word, ... Be mindful of the passing
of time, and engage yourself in Zazen as though you are saving your head from
|By the same token, to turn away from the Present is to turn your back on the One. |
... Discovering it for yourself, though, is something else: it is so much more subtle
and vast than the ego that it can only ... The Present is his shepherd, and
everything he undertakes expresses that partnership, to which he contributes
with his whole heart. ... Like the hero, then, your challenge is to learn how to offer
up your full participation in the one story; by doing so, you ... any more than