Category Archives: Paradigm shift

Paradigm Shift from Selfish Delusion/War to Universal Truth/Peace

  Good morning!   We have a serene sunny Saturday after sittings and service. It may, however, turn into a suffering sinister Satan day due to nuclear winter. Sin (separation) has created sick selves, societies, states, species, and symbolism as … Continue reading

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Karma Kinetic to Dharma Dynamic

  Good morning!   We have a beautiful bright Saturday morning, especially after sittings and service. We have, however, a lot of dark news in the world – climate change, mass extinction, racism, and nationalism with possible nuclear wars at … Continue reading

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Paradigm Shift

    Good morning!   A few days ago I found a white morning glory on our hedge, which I’ve never seen. This morning I found abundant white glories on a stony slope on the way to here. We have … Continue reading

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From Karma to Nirvana

    Good morning!   We have now beautiful magnolias, daffodils, forsythia, plums, and pears blooming according to the universal natural law. However, humans are now blasting the holy harmony of the natural world due to their individual karma idiosyncrasies. … Continue reading

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Public Talk & Discussion On Paradigm Shift:

Public Talk-Discussion On Paradigm Shift:  From Karma to Nirvana     SCHEDULE: 1:30 – 1:35                      Introduction: Leonora Kham   1:35 – 3:30  From Karma-delusion to Nirvana-awakenin                    Dr. Rosan Yoshida: Director, Missouri Zen Center                        … Continue reading

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Paradigm Shift : From Karma to Nirvana

Public Talk-Discussion On Paradigm Shift:  From Karma to Nirvana     SCHEDULE: 1:30 – 1:35                      Introduction: Leonora Kham   1:35 – 3:30  From Karma-delusion to Nirvana-awakenin                    Dr. Rosan Yoshida: Director, Missouri Zen Center                        … Continue reading

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Paradigm Shift

  Good morning!   We have here a cool and clear world with fall weather. We now have a peaceful harmonious world, especially after sittings and service. In other parts of the world, however, extreme weather is taking place with … Continue reading

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Cooperation or Competition

  Good morning!   This is the first day of spring or the spring equinox, which we call Higan, Yonder Shore, meaning nirvana, because it is equal in day and night, chill and heat. We say heat and chill up … Continue reading

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Civilization Collapse

  Good morning and a happy new year!   We have a bright sunny Sunday morning of the new year. We hope all have a happy new year. We have, however, rather ominous news from the past continuing – global … Continue reading

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Madhyastha, Shamatha, Shunyata

  Good morning!   Passing the equinox, we now have chilly weather. Sitting still in Shikan-taza, we have no chill or heat of the karma world. Nirvana is stilling and cessation of karmas and karma world. Humans, the most advanced and worst applied karma-machines, are suffering from their triple poisons of greed, anger, and delusion, causing the global intertwined problems of global warming, extreme weather, war, population explosion, poverty, mass extinction, etc.   Even though we have enough food, we have more than ten million people starving to death every year due to the man-made poisoned pyramidal civilization of me-ism, materialism, militarism, and money-ism. This afternoon we have our Feeding the Hungry Walk. I was asked to speak on the Middle Way there. Maddhyastha is not the middle or average of two, but a neutral state, attached to nothing, nirvana, emptyof substance, śūnyatā.Maddhyastha is śamatha (stillness, cessation) and śūnyatā (emptiness). Enjoying nirvana for weeks in his awakening, the Buddha was rather reluctant to go out into the world deeply sunken in its layers of karmas. The supreme being of the world, Brahma, besought him to go out to save it from destruction, to share the Dharma (Norm/forms) with those who were untainted by bad karmas, like unsoiled lotuses coming out of muddy water.   This is how the Buddha as a bodhisattva spent forty-five years after his awakening, wasting no time to share the Dharma and save all. The triple vehicles are those of hearers, personal buddhas, and buddhas/bodhisattvas. We must follow suit as bodhi- sattvas, not as personal, partial buddhas who do not reflect well, but rather like the clear crystal balls on the Indra-net that reflect each other limitlessly. We must make the paradigm shift from pyramid-cage to Indra-net culture.   10/4/15         … Continue reading

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