Seeds, Ripening & Bearing Fruit.
Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn.
'In His House at R'lyeh Dead Cthulhu waits dreaming,
yet He shall rise and His kingdom shall cover the Earth.’
(The Necronomicon - H.P. Lovecraft)
The Buddhist theory of Karma put at its most simple is:
If A arises then B arises, if A does arise...
Throughout history a small number of individuals have spontaneous spiritual awakenings, perhaps most famous in the Zen tradition is the Sixth Patriarch Hui Neng. Here Eckhart Tolle shares what happened to him in this best-seller book.
The fundamentals of Zen Buddhist practice are outlined in this article. It gives something to try for the first time for those beginning the practice and is a useful revision for those already on the Buddha's Way.
Do we really need a Master to follow the path or can we do it alone? This month's podcast looks at the subject of different Buddhist paths and asks the question: What is it that we seek from the teachings and the Zen masters?