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Greek VS Aramaic Bible Versions -The First Impediment

Interesting post on the importance of understanding the meanings of words in the right context and the perils of mistranslation. I never knew the Aramaic word for God is both masculine and feminine – gives new depths to the teachings…

Waking The Infinite

Recently I shared with you a project I undertook as the result of a realization I had during the course of my early awakening related to early Christian texts and how it was that I saw a big elephant in the room that had managed not to make its way to the canonical Gospels. 

My first big question as I made this realization was “why?” The answer has pulled in a number of reasons, not just one, which is one reason why I have been moved to undertake this project. It is a fascinating story, and it helps to bring early Christian thought back to where it needs to be, in my estimation, which is a complete system not only for being, but for becoming more than we thought possible. 

The first, and perhaps most important layer or impediment to deeper realization of what Christ was teaching is…

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The Gift of Fearlessness

Fascinating insight into the real world of Zen and what it takes to become fearless…

Mind Without Walls

“Do not look upon this world with fear and loathing.

Bravely face whatever the gods offer.” -Morehei Ueshiba

I trained in a lineage of Rinzai Zen for three years and I consider my teacher there to be among the finest human beings alive today, a feat largely attributable to decades of hard Zen training. A good friend of mine who is much my senior and also trained in a related lineage (lots of strong personalities, politics and break-aways in the real world of Zen) as personal attendant to a man named Tanouye Roshi filled me in a bit about this deceased Roshi’s history, practice and the nature of his awakening. I believe this perspective on training and practice is valuable and inspiring to any serious student seeking a major opening, seeking enlightenment.

Our Buddha nature is awakened through our bodies, as our bodies are the gateway. In this lineage, these awakenings are…

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The Book

Addled: the blog of the book

Welcome to the home of Addled: Adventures of a Reluctant Mystic – a novel about spiritual emergency and how a crisis can become an awakening.

Using the philosophy of Zen Buddhism, the book follows Zoe Popper on her quest for inner peace and self-knowledge. She thinks she’s going crazy, but she’s about to discover that reality is stranger than she thinks.

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