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Inscribed on the Believing Mind

1:  The Perfect Way is not difficult

2:   A hairbreadth of difference

3:  To set what you like against what you dislike

4:  Do not labor to quiet your thoughts

5:  Perfect it is, like vast emptiness

6-8:  The Middle Way

9:  Banish words, banish thinking

10:  Return to the Source

11:  The shifting and changing in emptiness

12:  Do not seek the true

13-17:  Do not dwell in dual views

18:  Do not discriminate between coarse and refined

19:  The Great Way is open to all

20:  Letting go, it will happen spontaneously

21:  Be your natural self

22:  Have no aversions

23:  The sage does nothing

24:  The silkworm

25-26:  Gain and loss, right and wrong

27:  If the eye never sleeps

28-29:  The myriad things are of one suchness

30:  Unite motion and stillness

31-33:  This is Enlightenment

34-35:  No other, no self

36-37:  Beyond time and space

38-40:  Undivided is the Believing Mind

Glossary of Buddhist Terms

Deepak Chopra: The Secret of Healing

Lester Levenson: Realization Through Dropping the Unconscious

What is the mind?

What is the body?

Lester Levenson: Be not the body

Lester Levenson: Love is absolutely necessary

The Perfection of Love

Meister Eckhart on Love

There are no problems to solve

Song of Angya

The Perfection of Renunciation

The Perfection of Faith

The Capala Sutra

D. T. Suzuki: Early Memories

D. T. Suzuki: Zen

Zen Meditation Instruction

D. T. Suzuki: The Unconscious in Zen Buddhism

D. T. Suzuki: Self the Unattainable

Passivity in the Buddhist Life


Meister Eckhart: God alone is

Lester Levenson (1909-1994)

Lester Levenson: Happiness

Lester Levenson: Keep it Simple

The desire for approval

Letting go of the ego

EMDR and bilateral tapping

Lester Levenson: The Self

Lester Levenson: As your mind is, the world is

Lester Levenson: Creation

Lester Levenson: What Am I?

Lester Levenson: Meditation

The Four Foundations of Mindfulness

Ten practices to attain the first awakening

The Perfection of Acceptance

Meister Eckhart on Acceptance

Letting go of the mind

After the first awakening: Reaching the other shore

Dharma: The true reality

The Woman Yogi Who Never Eats

The flying nun: Saint Mariam of Jesus Crucified

Bounding weightlessly across the Tibetan plains: Lung-gom runners

Swami Trailanga (1607-1887)

Death and enlightenment

Bodhidharma: His life and teachings

Bodhidharma: The Twofold Entrance

Chinese Buddhism before Bodhidharma (Jorgensen)

Bodhidharma’s Method for Quieting the Mind

Bodhidharma: Breakthrough Sermon

Second Patriarch Hui-k’o

The Fourth Patriarch on ‘The Abandoning of the Body’

Introduction to the Platform Sutra (Martin Verhoeven)

The Life of Hui-neng, the Sixth Patriarch

The Dharma of Hui-neng: Meditation

Hui-neng: “No-thought is the foundation” (17-19)

Hui-neng: The Mahaprajnaparamita (24-33)

Hui-neng makes Paradise appear before the assembly

Hui-neng instructs Fa Ta

Hui-neng’s “Seeing the Nature”

Hui-neng: Final Sermons

The Platform Sutra (Wing-Tsit Chan)

The koan

Enlightenment experiences of Zen masters

The enlightenment of Gaofeng Yung

The Lankavatara Sutra: Introduction

The Paramitas

The Doctrine of “Mind-only” (Cittamatra)

Lankavatara: Existence and nonexistence

What is causation?

Lin-chi (Rinzai)

Lester Levenson: The Ultimate Goal

Tibetan Practices: Alexandra David-Neel

Huang-Po’s Sermon (d. 850)

Hakuin Ekaku (1686-1769)

The question of will

Enlightenment attained only from this world

Lester Levenson: Karma

Karma: The Eastern doctrine of sin

Buddhist meditation: The theoretical framework

Rebirth, karma and meditation

Meister Eckhart: On Performing Works

Meister Eckhart: On Detachment

If you have a staff, I will give you a staff

Meister Eckhart: Higher states of being

The Vimalakirti Sutra: The Place of Practice

The Vimalakirti Sutra: The Emancipation that is Impermanent and Permanent

The Life and Poetry of Layman P’ang

The life of Madame Guyon

Madame Guyon: The surest way to arrive at divine union

Madame Guyon: Mystical experience

Anatta-lakkhana Sutta

The Disciplines: Austerities, self-mortification and miracles

Death and Enlightenment

Meister Eckhart: Sermon Eighty Seven

The Heart Sutra

The Diamond Sutra

The Perfection of Wisdom

The world seen through the eyes of a master

Meister Eckhart: Sermon Fifty Seven

Padmasambhava: Stages in the mystic path

Meister Eckhart: Sermon Two

Lester Levenson: Letting go of ego

Adi Shankara

Lester Levenson: Identify with what you really are

Lester Levenson: The Ultimate Freedom

Lester Levenson: Keys to Growth

Lester Levenson: The Source of All Intelligence

Meister Eckhart: Sermon Seven

Lester Levenson: Meditation with a quest

Meister Eckhart: Learn to acquire an inward desert

Lester Levenson: The most effective way of releasing

Lester Levenson: Purpose

Lester Levenson: Be Not the Doer

Transcending the self through Kabbala

Meister Eckhart: When God Shows Himself

Meister Eckhart: Sermon Fifty Six

Lester Levenson: Self-Realization

Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta: The Sermon on the Four Noble Truths

Nirvana Sutra: Cunda

Rama is Raised from the Dead

Barrage of Information

Confucius: Society should be ordered on the basis of virtue, not greed


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