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Adhyatma Yoga

  • A great verse on reincarnation comes at the beginning of the teachings
  • According to the Vedanta, the mind of man has four modes or functions
  • Adhyatma Yoga
  • Adhyatma Yoga is not a way of life, it is a way to life
  • Advaita – The World As Unreal
  • An element in karma-yoga is independence of the pairs of opposites
  • Aspects of Adhyatma Yoga
  • Austerity has to be practised, in small things at first
  • Books or talks stimulate an impulse to transcendence, and a feeling that it is possible
  • Brahman defies all proofs and therefore also defies definition
  • Cognition of Reality takes place in the timeless transcendental region
  • Commentary on the first verse of the Rig Veda
  • Concerning this Page
  • Consciousness and Bliss are one and the same
  • Do good to all, harm none and grow yourself.
  • Evenness in Success and No-success
  • Exercise of the memory is not a burden
  • Filling the mind with facts and figures is not at the expense of creativity
  • Gaudapada’s Karikas 3.41, 3.42 & 3.43
  • God has not made man to perish
  • God will not do by miracles what we can do for ourselves
  • He is all, the highest goal, he is in the centre, he divides, he is the city
  • He is Brahman, glorious in the highest heaven
  • He is other than the sense-knowledge of this world
  • How is the mind influenced in Yoga?
  • How to explain the world from the standpoint of reality
  • How to know yourself as capable of passing strength and hope to others.
  • If you take up a spiritual discipline, you have to study one tradition
  • Immune am I from your fury.
  • In Atman there is neither bondage nor deliverance
  • In Shri Shankara’s philosophy in what sense is the world unreal?
  • In sitting in meditation repetition is not the same as practice.
  • In Yoga, faith is to be the basis for inquiry
  • Independence is only experienced by the enlightened man
  • Is Ishvara Illusory? – Is God an illusion?
  • Is the quest for God unnatural?
  • It is great, a mass of splendour, all- pervading, the Lord
  • It is only when the mind becomes waveless that Reality is seen
  • Kali Yuga has its advantages for achievement of spiritual illumination
  • Karma yoga slowly unknots the tangle of identifications
  • Knowledge-yoga leads to liberation
  • Latent faculties beyond the mind unfold gradually
  • Let a man practise in the approved way the yogas of the Self, which make the mind steady
  • Liberation in life and the path to its attainment
  • Life proceeds forwards, slowly, by way of enquiry and discovery.
  • Man should turn his back on sense-pleasures and apply himself to tranquillity and simplicity and purity.
  • Man’s inner unquenchable hunger for freedom
  • Many of us are upset if we have impure desires
  • Maya is revealed only when the error is negated under illumination
  • Maya is the desire fulfilling heavenly cow which yields milk in the form of duality
  • Maya is time and space and the law of cause and effect
  • Maya simply explained
  • Maya —the power of the Lord
  • Meditation, self-discipline, enlightened action and worship are preparatory aids to the attainment of knowledge.
  • Meditations slowly make the mind clear and steady
  • Mysticism is the quest after Truth
  • Nearly everybody who practices meditation will have some unusual experience
  • Nirguna Brahman and Saguna Brahman
  • Om is a symbol of the All-Highest
  • One of the three main elements of Karma Yoga is samadhi practice
  • Only a brahmin would speak out so. I will take you as my pupil
  • Our experiences and dreamless sleep (sushupti).
  • Outline of the Commentary on the Chapter of the Self
  • Performing an action without attachment
  • Pleasure attained from an object soon loses its keenness
  • Pursuit of coarse pleasures, coarse food, drink makes the mind gross
  • Rama Tirtha, after his God-realization found he could no longer continue a home life in society
  • Rare is the true Teacher and rarer still is the true pupil
  • Reason, Revelation & Self-Realization in the Naish – Karmya Siddhi
  • Reflected Sun in Shankara’s Bhagavad Gita commentary and in a Leonardo Da Vinci Drawing
  • Sacred texts which give instructions on how to leap out of individuality
  • See that which is hard to see and subtle
  • Shankara believed that the world is created by the Lord to provide a stage for men to work out their past and present karma actions
  • Shri Shankara offers two ways of the realisation individual with absolute Consciousness
  • Shri Shankara on illusory appearances in pure consciousness
  • Shri Shankara says that the ignorant man is guilty of killing Atman in two different ways
  • Shri Vasishtha and the seven stages of the yogic path
  • Some beginners in Yoga find their initial exaltation fading
  • Some people can learn vairagya through experience of disappointment
  • Students in yoga sometimes get the idea that there is some such neat way of solving all their difficulties
  • Swami Satchitananda on Jivan Mukti
  • Take up a spiritual discipline to bring living streams into the desert of your life
  • Teachings of Swami Satchitananda
  • The absolute of Shri Shankara is not Nothing
  • The aim of an aspirant to Adhyatma Yoga is to overcome desire
  • The aim of life is to reveal this divine principle
  • The attributes of Atman are given in the Shvetashvatara Upanishad
  • The basis of morality in yoga is different from that of humanism
  • The Bhagavad Gita sets out the effects of the gunas on human personality and action.
  • The body and the mind are instruments of the spirit
  • The Chandogya Upanishad speaks of the food we eat being divided threefold
  • The commentary on the Chapter of the Self in the Apastamba Law-book
  • The discovery of the ever-achieved
  • The doctrine of the Upanishads was revived and re-interpreted by the great philosopher-yogi Shankara
  • The doshas which torment beings
  • The ego seizes its opportunity and usurps the throne of Atman
  • The first is step is control of the senses, and the last is absorption of the mind.
  • The glory of the holy Veda is the truth of non-duality
  • The goal of human life is Enlightenment
  • The great dance of Shri Krishna
  • The greatest obstacles are desire and aversion
  • The Hastamalaka Stotra
  • The highest good which man ought to follow in life
  • The ignorance of the rope makes it appear as a snake
  • The law of action and reaction holds on higher spiritual planes also
  • The Law-book of Apastamba
  • The main problem of man is how to free himself by having supreme experience
  • The most important element in the human personality is consciousness
  • The properties of the Object are not the properties of the Subject according to Shri Shankara
  • The Pure Consciousness, which witnesses both being and becoming, is real
  • The purity and flexibility of mind-stuff have nothing to do with its attributes and acquirements
  • The purpose of the existence of the mind is the growth of the spirit,
  • The realisation of Brahman through love and knowledge
  • The reflection theory of Jiva
  • The relevance of the philosophy and teaching of Yoga to the present day
  • The seer meditating, seeing everything in the Self, will not be deluded
  • The soul of man wants the full vision of reality
  • The threefold method of realisation is: Shruti, reasoning and contemplation.
  • The trees themselves offered their contribution to the man of God
  • The value of a human being is to be judged by what he creates.
  • The yogas are freedom from anger and the others
  • The yogi is not asked to give up anything real
  • There are three worlds—matter, mind and spirit
  • There are two states that the mind undergoes and notices all the time
  • There is nothing higher than attainment of the Self
  • Those who practise realization of it, they are immortal.
  • Those who take up spiritual Yoga have peace, poise and something to put against fear and adversity
  • To control attention is to control life
  • To know the Self, Atman, as the essence and substratum of the universe
  • Truth is the eternal Brahman. Truth is Silence.
  • Turn your mind from illusion
  • Vairagya is detachment from the objects of the world
  • Vichara is a Sanskrit word having the sense of investigating, examining, and analysing
  • Viryam or Virility
  • What should be the guiding principle of my life?
  • When the mind is active, it should rest on the personal God
  • When the mind is active, it should rest on the personal God, Saguna Brahman.
  • Where then is that realization to be practised
  • With clashing freedoms one of them is going to be over-ridden and frustrated
  • Worldly capital and Spiritual capital
  • Worldly happiness is frail and illusory
  • Yoga is a process aiming at a clear-cut realisation of reality
  • Yoga is awakening to our true nature
  • Yogic ideas in Shakespeare
  • Bhagavad-Gita

  • A man is what his faith is. As his faith is, so is he, undoubtedly
  • A single cough from a fully realized man alters the whole being of a real aspirant
  • A study of the three Gunas -Sattwa, Rajas and Tamas
  • A taste for desirelessness does not come automatically.
  • Action is the teaching of the karma yoga
  • After God-realization new actions will normally not be initiated.
  • Bhagavad Gita Chapter 15 -One and Many
  • Bhagavad Gita Chapter 18 is said by some commentators to be a summary of the teachings
  • Bhagavad Gita Chapter Fifteen is a summary presentation of the Gita teachings
  • Bhagavad Gita means “the Song of the Lord ”.
  • Caste and Action in the Bhagavad Gita
  • Causality underlying the causality of the world
  • Commentary on Bhagavad Gita verse II.22
  • Dharmas, the right courses of conduct, can conflict
  • Don’t use the priceless methods of spiritual training in order to gain some petty worldly advantage
  • Even a little of this devotion delivers one from great fear
  • Even a little of this Dharma relieves from anxiety
  • Even Self-knowledge and realization can be clouded by desire and anger
  • Events leading to the Battle of Kurukshetra
  • Experimental religion is the method of Self-realization presented in the Bhagavad Gītā
  • Fatalists twist the doctrine of karma to excuse themselves from making efforts
  • Fatalists twist the doctrine of karma to excuse themselves from making efforts
  • Gita verses cited in Yoga Sutras introduction for the general reader
  • God does not think
  • Hearing the truth, reflecting continuously on the truth, and profound meditation and Samadhi
  • How to know exactly what the Bhagavad Gita text says
  • In the Vedanta psychology, the mind is recognised to function on two planes
  • In Chapter 15 of the Gita, Shri Shankara describes multiple reflections in jars of water
  • In chapters IX and X of the Bhagavad Gita, there is a flood of pictures for meditation and devotion
  • In the bhagavad Gita the secrets are made available to all.
  • In the very beginning Arjuna does not recognize Krishna as a teacher or a god
  • In yoga practice there are small confirmations almost from the very beginning.
  • Interpreting yogic experiences as merely psychological experiences
  • Is the world around us real ?
  • It is not a question of simply repressing desires and fears for a time only
  • Karma yoga defined by Śaṅkara has three elements: calm endurance of opposites, yogic action, samādhi practice
  • Knowledge can be of different degrees, and the lowest is false knowledge
  • Knowledge of the body, mind, also the deep causal layer
  • Knowledge when it first rises may be disturbed by memories of past associations
  • Knowledge-Stance: Jnana-Nistha
  • Krishna says that he has had many births, and so has Arjuna also
  • Life becomes like walking over open countryside towards a clear objective
  • Madhusudana Sarasvati’s introduction to the Bhagavad Gita
  • Many famous people received a shock from this great cry
  • Meditation
  • Meditation on the Lord with attributes
  • Meditations on God felt as within the body
  • Morality and The Gita
  • Nature and the mind are moved by the one and same force
  • Non-dualism and conservation of energy
  • Ordinary experience is based on a sort of illusion
  • Pleasures are impermanent, and if they become urgent impulses, they lead to pain
  • Proficiency in yoga requires moral discipline, mental discipline, and meditation on OM.
  • Qualities to be cultivated by a seeker of Knowledge
  • Reflections on Chapter 18 of the Bhagavad Gita
  • Sages see Brahman everywhere and always are not upset by the changes of the world
  • Self-deception bolsters itself with reasons
  • Shankara established his standpoint by commenting on sacred texts such as Upanishads and the Bhagavad Gita
  • Shankara points out that reality cannot be defined in words which are based on illusion
  • Shankara’s presentation of the paths in theBhagavad Gita
  • Shankara’s text-frames and summarizing comments.
  • Shri Shankara’s commentary on the Bhagavad Gita
  • Spiritual inspirations and revelations can be put together and rearranged in a new pattern
  • Sri Shankaracharya denies the existence of any real duality of matter and spirit
  • Supreme Self is ever free, and has nothing to do with ideas of binding or freeing
  • Technical Appendices to Realization of the Supreme Self
  • That offering I accept, lovingly made with pious will
  • The Bhagavad Gita is a book of practical mystical instruction.
  • The Bhagavad Gītā several times refers to the four classes: Brahmin, warrior, businessman, and server
  • The Bhagavad Gita states that actions must be performed in evenness of mind
  • The condition of the great realization of the highest life-value is a firm faith
  • The created universe has been taught as a projection from a divine intelligence
  • The doctrine of the three guṇa-s or basic elements of the cosmos is presented in the Bhagavad Gita.
  • The essential conditions of spiritual illumination.
  • The Experimental Basis of Yoga
  • The Field is body, mind, also the deep causal layer that holds them together
  • The first time that Karma Yoga is mentioned in the Gita is not till II.39
  • The Five Sheaths are the limitations (upadhis) which are taken on itself by the jiva.
  • The future is partly determined and partly undetermined
  • The Gītā text mainly recommends actions based on traditional virtues
  • The human weakness of trying to cover up failure
  • The Imperishable Asvattha Tree
  • The liberation of the soul can come only from knowledge proceeding from spiritual grace
  • The Lord describes himself as the essential quality in things
  • The merchant quoted the illustration of the sun in the water and said that he had used it to develop the Way of the Merchant.
  • The method of teaching down is used extensively in the Bhagavad Gītā
  • The moon in the water is a familiar illustration and it is also a yoga practice
  • The mystical tradition and the intellectual tradition
  • The secret of Yoga is given in Chapter XV of the Bhagavad Gita
  • The setting of the Bhagavad Gita with Krishna, a warrior chief who is an incarnation of God
  • The soul of man is not, and cannot be satisfied with what is called self-interest
  • The Spiritual Teacher in the Bhagavad Gita
  • The teaching of the Bhagavad Gita is wonderfully apposite to modern problems
  • The teachings of dhyana-yoga or meditation: yoga of the Gita
  • The three main pillars of Yogic conduct are worship, gift and austerity, each practised without clutching after results of some kind
  • The uniqueness of the Bhagavad Gita
  • There are two courses of training in the Gita: Karma yoga and Jnana yoga
  • There are two paths of Yoga, as the Bhagavad Gita says again and again
  • There is a laughter and a radiance at the heart of every atom.
  • There is an unspoken assumption that human nature is unchangeable
  • Traditionally, the verses of the Bhagavad Gita are held to be divinely inspired
  • Understanding the meaning of the word OM, and sitting in a secluded place
  • Verses from Chapter 2 of the Bhagavad Gita
  • Verses on independence of the opposites come in nearly every chapter of the Bhagavad Gita
  • Yajna denotes selfless or “ God- centred ” action, as opposed to self-centred action.
  • Yoga training means to bring a living realisation of the Supreme Self onto the main track of life
  • Biographical memoirs

  • A MEMORY OF DR SHASTRI
  • A note from Tokyo
  • A view of the life of Rama Tirtha before his ultimate illumination
  • An incident in the life of Shri Dada
  • Bhavabhuti
  • Bodhidharma and the Emperor
  • Bodidharma – The First Zen Patriarch in China
  • Chuang Tzu was a native of what is now Ho-nan
  • Emperor Ashoka
  • Experience and Nature are the two great teachers of Goethe
  • From a letter by Thomas Jefferson
  • FROM THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF PRIEST BANKEI
  • From the treasury of the True Law by Zen Master Dogen
  • Gandhi was not a mystic but he admired Ramakrishna
  • God manifests Himself in love and through love
  • Happiness, according to William Law
  • Hari Prasad Shastri
  • Houien-Tsang
  • How Dr. Hari Prasad Shastri prepared to set out on his momentous spiritual mission
  • Jalal Uddin Rumi
  • John of St. Matthias, under the new Rule took the name of John of the Cross
  • Julian of Norwich
  • Kobo Daishi
  • Leonardo Da Vinci an Adhyatma Yogi
  • Marjorie Vickers Waterhouse
  • Marjorie Waterhouse
  • Mast-Ram
  • Mohammed Shah
  • Muawiya’s duel with Satan
  • Mullah Hakim
  • My friendship with Trevor Leggett
  • Narayana Prasad
  • Nicolas of Cusa
  • Paramahansa Rama Tirtha
  • Paramahansa Shri Swami Nirbhayanandaji Saraswati
  • Paul Deussen’s meeting with Pundit Baijnath
  • Rabbi Leo Baeck – a Karma Yogi
  • Raidas the Cobbler
  • Rama Tirtha
  • Saint Teresa of Avila
  • Shankara the Teacher
  • Shri Dada of Aligarh
  • Shri Dada was Hari Prasad Shastri’s teacher
  • Shri Ganesha
  • Shyam Kant Banarji
  • Siddhi
  • Sigmund Freud
  • Some maxims of Takamori Saigo
  • Sonjo was one of the pupils of the great Basho
  • St. Francis of Assisi
  • St. Vincent de Paul
  • Sureshvara
  • Swami Satchitananda: years 1912-1916
  • The Confessions of St. Augustine
  • The connection between Swami Krsnananda, Shri Dada, Swami Rama Tirtha, Swami Mangalnath and Hari Prasad Shastri
  • The death of Bach
  • The Dragon of Myoshinji Temple
  • The last Confucian sage was Wang Yang-ming
  • The living art of Rembrandt
  • The Spiritual precepts of St Seraphim of Sarov
  • The Traditional Teacher
  • The youth of Swami Rama Tirtha
  • This Very Body the Buddha – What remains to be sought ?
  • Three Jewels
  • Trevor Pryce Leggett
  • Trotaka Archarya
  • Tulsi Das
  • Wali Nazir
  • Yasenkanna an autobiographical narrative by Zen Master Hakuin
  • Budo

  • A part of the inner training of Budo is to overcome unconscious bonds
  • Being sincere versus being right
  • Buddha-nature, where is it?
  • Buddhist monks are in general far more educated than most samurai.
  • Bullying is a problem all over the world, but the amount of it varies in different countries and at different times
  • Dr. Jigoro Kano and Judo
  • Duties are not so much spoken about; rights are everywhere
  • Everything changes; everything ends in Goodbye to all that
  • Ghost Lodgers are ideas, notions, beliefs, which we have once invited into our minds for a few minutes, but which then come to live with us.
  • I could laugh at my failures. I knew they would not be for ever.
  • I have no strategy. I make kyojitsu, emptiness and fullness, my strategy
  • In life, most people judge what to do by looking at outside standards often they simply do what other people are doing.
  • Kangeiko and Shochugeiko
  • Let us shoot at each other. If you are the better archer, you will win’. The challenge was declined.
  • Nationality
  • One of the most important things in life is gentle persistence.
  • One of them was a jewel
  • Onshi: Revered Teacher
  • Principle of Highest Efficiency
  • Putting Life Into Life
  • Shakespeare
  • Social Service
  • Some of the Japanese masters of the sword were also highly skilled in other arts
  • Sparks from the flint of the heart
  • Study and find out for yourselves, not secondhand
  • Teacher Out-of-date, Up-to-date
  • Technical Training as a Means
  • The British respect sincerity , but unless it brings something good we feel it is often wasted.
  • The Budo spirit does not give us technique, but it gives us calm courage
  • The Closed Fist of the Teacher
  • The Four Keys to Learning
  • The future of Budo is something which must come from Japanese themselves
  • The Japanese have so much theoretical knowledge that sometimes they cannot easily make a decision
  • The Japanese Romaji is beautifully clear
  • The man who relies on certain tricks in life, may have success for a time, but it cannot last long.
  • The outer calm, which so impresses visitors to Japan, is part of an external gloss.
  • The Principle of Fairness
  • The principle of Ju, or Gentleness, or not using unnecessary force, was well-known in the Taoist texts of China.
  • The second kind of pupil
  • The special point of Budo is that the inspiration has to manifest at high speed
  • The Spirit of Budo
  • The Unforgettable Friend I Met Only Once
  • The Wide Range and the Short Range
  • The Will to Make It Happen
  • There’s a traditional Japanese farce called Changing Zazen
  • Tips and icebergs
  • To learn something positive we need instruction, observation, inference and experience
  • Too much Man, Too little Man
  • Too Much, Too Little
  • Training the Inner Self
  • True Man of No Rank
  • True Sportsmanship
  • Two Zen Stories
  • What are Japanese people really like?
  • With Faith in Fellow Human Beings
  • World Culture and Budo
  • Yin and Yang in Budo
  • Zen masters are fond of drawing a big circle, to represent the perfection of the universal Buddha-nature
  • Christianity and Yoga

  • Adhyatma Yoga and Psychiatry
  • Adhyatma Yoga is not different from true Christianity
  • All bodily mortifications and other exercises are useless
  • Anyone can begin to follow the path of Devotion
  • By concentration and discipline the mind can remember that its main source is the the cosmic mind of God
  • Christ’s appearances were not hallucinations, but forms assumed by the Lord for his devotees
  • Christian Meditation
  • Compassion towards suffering
  • Counsels on the manners of men and the good life
  • Enter by the narrow gate
  • God by His own Divine power takes birth as man
  • Goodwill towards virtue is a great spiritual quality
  • In Christianity and Islam, many early converts were the relatively disadvantaged
  • In Christianity, we can see the inspiration of service in its full glory
  • In Dante’s Paradiso the Poet is transported to a heavenly realm resembling a vast eagle
  • Is there any fundamental conflict between the teachings of Yoga and Christianity ?
  • Man ignores the spiritual Reality within him
  • Mysticism is the key to the region of the Absolute
  • Our own consciousness is not other than the Christ consciousness
  • Overlooking or disregarding sin
  • St Paul’s letter to the Corinthians warns against degeneration into a human personality cult
  • Studying Christian Texts
  • The Imperishable is hidden in all that is perishable.
  • The Kingdom of Heaven is not in the world of time or space
  • The Lord dwells in the heart of all beings
  • The main doctrines of the Upanishads, by a careful Christian student of them
  • The real empire, which has no ends
  • The real enemies of freedom
  • What is called evolution really is a process of unfoldment
  • Yoga makes its own experiments. It investigates consciousness directly
  • Meditation

  • A man used to complain to his Teacher that he couldn’t meditate
  • A normal man can never get satisfaction unless he attains spiritual conviction
  • Absorption Meditation – Laya Dhyana
  • After a successful Advaita Vedanta experience the world is no longer what it was
  • An old lady who every day used to take her little grandson to pray at a Buddhist altar
  • Become like a Buddha for a time
  • Before we have got any definite results, we are not sure what we are trying for
  • Behind the Mind is Spirit
  • By meditation, that which is hidden becomes manifest
  • Cease to make distinctions this is it, and this is it
  • Chebetken Buddhist Monastery
  • Concentration and Meditation
  • Concentration on supernormal powers invites a recurrence of Ignorance
  • Concentration on the great spiritual sayings makes him stir
  • Concentration, Meditation and Contemplation
  • Constant remembrance effects transformation in the heart
  • Control of prana is not the same as control of the breath
  • Daily practice is the key to changing the sanskara-s at the root of the mind
  • Discriminating between the unreal and the real in insentient objects
  • Do not think: “I must not be impatient”, but to meditate on patience as achieved
  • Even a little of this yoga frees one from great fear
  • Fear of losing individuality is unjustified
  • Find the Undying in the Dying
  • Five minutes’ margin
  • Focusing the Mind
  • Friendliness towards the happy
  • Fulfil the disciplinary antecedent
  • God is all, and things have only a nominal value
  • He becomes aware of something like a lotus, made of light
  • He who is the spleandour of the sun
  • His form of meditation was on the self as infinite shining space
  • His own nature is no-nature, such has transcended vain words.
  • How to apply yoga to make a significant change
  • How to get a hint of samadhi
  • How to hear great spiritual truths that are life-saving
  • How to practice interior silence and find the light within
  • How you can keep the mind steady
  • I bow to Him who dwells beyond the darkness, Who shines as the sun
  • I cannot control my mind. I drift away from Yoga
  • I had expected to receive personal instruction suited to my own temperament
  • In meditation the mind is stretched free, relaxed and invigorated
  • In meditation there are at the beginning three components
  • In Patanjali, Samadhi is based on the experienced fact of the reality of the world
  • In samadhi, the ‘I am meditating’ vanishes
  • In the morning, usually your mind is like a blank paper. Deep sleep has stilled it, and rajas and tamas have fallen out of it.
  • In the West we often think the basic nature is there and cannot be changed
  • It is spiritual living to think consciously and to direct the mind towards a particular goal.
  • Knowledge of dream and of dreamless sleep
  • Learn to bring the attention to the heart centre
  • Learning to use new senses
  • Making The Desert Bloom
  • Man is born to transcend his apparent nature
  • Mastery in Samadhi is when the mind can be steadied
  • Meditation
  • Meditation in Crisis
  • Meditation in Japanese Zen Temples
  • Meditation in the Zen Tradition
  • Meditation instructions on the Yoga Sutras
  • Meditation is the immediate precursor of Knowledge
  • Meditation on a mind free from passion
  • Meditation on OM
  • Meditation on the chosen form
  • Meditation practice
  • Meditation: time, place, posture, method
  • Of all the ways, the path of devotion to the Lord is the easiest
  • One of the real secrets of meditation is the emptying of the mind
  • Power and sex are not the essential nature of the human being
  • Practice makes perfect, but one has to be a perfect practiser, or at any rate on the right lines
  • Pranayama and Will Power
  • Prolonged stillness in meditation brings about expansion of the mind
  • Realizing the point of the sacred sound syllable AUM
  • Remembrance of the Lord is necessary
  • Repetition of Om and meditation on the Supreme Lord
  • Samādhi
  • See Christ’s qualities arising slowly in your soul
  • Self Mastery -Tapas
  • Sengai Willow picture
  • Sit in the meditation hall of Moon in the Water
  • Still Water, Bright Mirror
  • Swami Rama Tirtha made a list of samadhi-meditations on Knowledge
  • That which is bright and is subtler than the subtle
  • The basis of meditation
  • The body reflects the mind, as the mind reflects levels deeper than itself
  • The earth meditates , the ether meditates, the mountains meditate, the water meditates, all meditate
  • The four feelings
  • The law governing life is unfoldment
  • The Madhyama practice
  • The meditation is then going into samadhi
  • The need for spiritual education
  • The obstacles to meditation
  • The one soveriegn remedy of all spiritual ills
  • The Power of Meditation
  • The power of Om to express the Lord is something permanent
  • The Power of Zazen.
  • The Self-terminating experiences in meditation
  • The sound which rises without a clash
  • The spiritual nature of man is divine.
  • The supreme Reality cannot be described in the language of men
  • The Supreme Self called Paramatman, within each living being, is always in the peace and clarity of samadhi
  • The third gift is the gift of wisdom
  • The yogi rides his mind as a rider his horse
  • There is a third world, the world of pure light and pure peace
  • Those who embark upon a spiritual path always have criticisms levelled at them
  • To acquire a firm posture for meditation is a great advantage
  • To change the roots of the mind, namely the latent dynamic sanskara-impressions, needs sustained effort
  • Two paths to God
  • Understanding the meaning of the word OM
  • Unexamined ideas and habits, will often raise objections to Yoga practice
  • Unfold the deep abiding divinity in your being
  • Vikshepa veils the world of Joy
  • We should guard our lips as the gates of the palace of a king are guarded. We can never be too careful
  • What is the appeal of Yoga and meditation to man today?
  • What is the meaning of meditation?
  • When we meditate, we take an idea, and it has a two-fold benefit
  • Withdrawal, Unity and Identity.
  • Yoga Sutras 1.12 to 1.22
  • Yoga Sutras 1.2 to1.6
  • Yoga Sutras 1.23 to 1.26
  • Yoga Sutras 1.27 to 1.32
  • Yoga Sutras 1.33 to 1.40
  • Yoga Sutras 1.41 to 1.49
  • Yoga Sutras 1.50 and 1.51
  • Yogic meditation is enrichment of life through progressive unfoldment
  • Philosophy

  • A Christian misconception of Indian spiritual culture
  • Buddhi is the basis of all knowing, willing and feeling
  • Chuang Tzu and Confucius
  • Chuang Tzu on Happiness
  • Chuang Tzu on Perfect Happiness
  • Chuang Tzu’s Conception of Tao
  • Chuang Tzu’s Political Philosophy
  • Eckhart’s theory of the soul
  • Existence is unchanging, imperishable, immortal and the All.
  • Fundamental points on the Advaita of Shri Shankara that are overlooked or misunderstood
  • How can there be evil in the world if God is just and merciful
  • How can we imagine that consciousness originally does not exist
  • In the philosophy of Adwaita, only One Non-dual Existence is recognized
  • Is the philosophy of Adwaita a philosophy of escape?
  • Mandana Mishra’s theory of nescience
  • Mysticism and Reality
  • Nescience (Avidya) in practical experience is an undeniable fact.
  • Preliminaries to the study of Vedanta
  • Reality and appearance in Advaita Vada
  • Some reflections on the relations between Indian and Western philosophy
  • Sometimes, to explain the empirical world, Shri Shankara gives his cosmological teachings
  • Spinoza and the spiritual quest.
  • The Absolute of Shri Shankara is both omniscient and omnipotent
  • The perfectly real is beyond all change and so beyond action
  • The philosophy of Shri Shankara has been called creative monism
  • The religious teaching of Seneca and Epictetus
  • The transcendent identity of being is the test of reality in the Advaita of Shri Shankara
  • The Witness Consciousness – Sakshi
  • To be ruled by instinctive preferences and aversions is what the Yogis call bondage
  • Two philosophical objections to Non-Duality
  • Was Aristotle a mystic?
  • We cannot reality through the local consciousness, but through the cosmic consciousness
  • What exactly does the word knowledge mean ?
  • What is religion?
  • Poetry

  • A GLIMPSE OF JAPANESE POETRY
  • A poem by nazir
  • All things must pass, and soon
  • Do not blame or argue with anyone; thou wilt hurt the poor man and gain nothing.
  • Do not oppress those who are poor and helpless; know that the high, the low and the ignorant all belong to God.
  • Do not wander into the orchard of the world
  • Do you want to be happy ?
  • Eight short poems of the Zen Master Mu-Nan
  • Enjoy the delights of a balanced, equanimous mind
  • Forgive cheerfully the faults of others O Nirbhaya! Then thou also wilt be forgiven.
  • Give up thy attachment to the world and become awake to thine own nature
  • He is one and the same
  • How hard it is to love man!
  • How rich is Thy world of nature
  • How strange a thing is what men call pleasure
  • I am drenched in rain, save me, O Hari
  • I am the Existence which is never born
  • I am the self in the heart of each living being
  • I AM TRUTH
  • I cannot say “I” without Thy consciousness
  • I have seen the manifestation of Thy glory
  • I melt into the soul of Nature
  • I the gold, and thou the solvent
  • I will live as thou keepest me
  • Ibrahim Zauq
  • If any spark of consciousness remain
  • In inner silence watch the activities of thy mind; then experience forever the bliss of Self.
  • In the mirror of existence Thou art both spectator and image.
  • In thy form see the handiwork of the Creator
  • Let me stand alone in the wild Sansara
  • Live as a witness, O Friend!
  • Make a journey out of self into self
  • My lamp has flickered out
  • My mind is fixed on the indifferent One
  • Non-attachment- Independently and quietly suffer whatever comes unmoved
  • Nothing, nobody abides long in the world
  • O my King, I am drunk with the beauty of Shyama
  • O my mind, who belongs to you and to whom do you belong?
  • O Narasinha, my mind is changeable
  • O Omnipotent One, What did I not receive from Thy Grace?
  • O Rama, how shall I perform Thy ritual worship?
  • Omar Khayyam: the true interpretation of Omar’s first rubaii
  • Poem by Swami Rama Tirtha
  • Poems by Shri Swami Nirbhayanandji Saraswati
  • Poems by Zen Master Mamiya
  • Put a quick end to quarrels, lying, needless anxieties and bustle
  • Quotations on Sleep and Dreams by mystics and poets
  • Silentium
  • Sing all the days of the week the praises of the Lord
  • Speech is a demon confined in the well of the mind
  • Swami Rama Tirtha Poem: Mount Kailash
  • The boat of higher wisdom
  • The ceaseless search for wealth will lead thee astray; lust for gain will impoverish thy soul
  • The Cry of the Soul
  • The dance of Love of the Lord and the human soul
  • The fool thinks only of ‘I ‘and ‘My’
  • The fruit is sweet but the tree is lofty
  • The great rhythm, by which our lives are ordered
  • The joy of the companionship of God
  • The King
  • The Moon in the Water
  • The poetry of T. S. Eliot and the Bhagavad Gita
  • The real secret of devotion is not easy to fathom
  • The secret of independence
  • The Song of Meditation by Hakuin
  • The storm of love is raging
  • The world is not real. Do not dive into this mirage; be not enslaved by attachment to any object.
  • They have no real home In this fleeting dream of the world
  • This pageant is passing, God, the Truth, is Eternal, Everlasting.
  • This world is a snare; realise that everything is passing.
  • Thou art the eternal Witness As the Veda has proclaimed
  • Thou didst cover my errors with Thy love
  • Thou hast taken up Thy abode
  • Throw the burden of wealth and fame from off thy head and sleep soundly
  • Unless an object is seen No desire for it can arise
  • Verses from the prayer of the essence of knowledge
  • Verses of Khujand
  • WANTED. Reformers, Not of others, But of themselves.
  • What did I not receive from Thy Grace
  • What is the heart of Religion?
  • When the wick of pride is dry
  • Why be burned and shrivelled in my flame ?
  • Why weary yourself with needless cares?
  • Yesterday I saw my Lord clear
  • You are the crowning glory of creation
  • Your greed will never go
  • Q&A

  • A holy text leads us on the way.
  • A minimum of material prosperity
  • A vulgar assumption is that if a man does not have money it is because he cannot get it
  • After a year practising on one line isn’t there a danger of getting stale?
  • Are old texts are simply old things
  • Are there two kinds of Yoga, spiritual and physical ?
  • Can a man be a patriot and yet at the same time an aspirant to moksha?
  • Can an ordinary person be a yogi?
  • Dates for the creation of the universe
  • Dealing with karmic consequence
  • Do not see causality in the events of the world
  • Does one has to have faith?
  • Does some element of the personality survive the death of the body?
  • Does Yoga inhibit people from producing great art?
  • Does Yoga make people more selfish ?
  • Does Zen training have to be changed for the West?
  • Have texts to be interpreted to suit modern people and condition?
  • How can anyone believe that?
  • How can books do anything for spiritual hunger?
  • How can I feel the force of Knowledge-Devotion
  • How can we spare time for spiritual advancement?
  • How is detachment related to inter-dependence?
  • I get dissatisfied when I’m told that at the beginning of the training one has to have faith
  • If the world is an illusion where is reality?
  • If there is a benevolent God why haven’t human beings been converted to good thinking and behaviour?
  • Instructions give different numbers
  • Is it dangerous to practice Yoga?
  • Is it possible to find the Self in the daily life?
  • Is not Yoga unnatural? It tries to restrain instincts such as eating and sex
  • Is the misery of man due to original sin?
  • Is the Witness individualized?
  • Is the world a lunatic asylum because you attribute nescience to everybody?
  • Is Zen Buddhism is against life?
  • Isn’t there a danger of getting stale?
  • Meditation and Hypnosis
  • Pride and Egoism are supposed to be the biggest obstacles in yoga
  • Some meditations on detachment seem ridiculous
  • Sufferings are an opportunity for us to make good karma ourselves
  • Swami Rama Tirtha: his last writings in the form of question and answer
  • The main distinctions between Vedanta and the Zen in the form of questions and answers
  • The place of emotion in Yoga and Zen in the form of questions and answers
  • The self ought to be more apparent
  • The texts sometimes say that men seem to be unable to imagine their own death
  • The words in the old texts are not simply old things
  • Trevor Leggett answers questions about Japan in 1985
  • We are told sometimes to accept the events of our lives as the will of God
  • What does “ spiritual ” mean in Yoga ?
  • What is knowledge? What is the purpose of knowledge?
  • What is moksha?
  • What is the secret of overcoming past events?
  • What is the Yogic definition of wisdom ?
  • When desire is not subject to control it is an obstacle
  • Why are we expected to study philosophy of yoga?
  • Why do I have to study Sanskrit words and Indian ideas?
  • Why don’t Avatars of God present a common message to mankind ?
  • Why have all these Sanskrit words?
  • Why haven’t we been converted to good thinking and behaviour?
  • Why is there no mention of reincarnation in Christianity?
  • Why should I continue to live?
  • Why worship a God ?
  • Teaching points

  • A Friend in Need
  • A life which has been shaped and polished so that it’s true nature begins to appear
  • A Prince Reprimanded
  • A vigorous spiritual vitality is the spring that waters all the fields
  • A Zen Story
  • As Gladstone Did Not Say
  • Bird-man and Earth-man
  • Bristles of egoism and pride and self-satisfaction and conceit and ambition
  • Can mere silence can be a lie?
  • Competition
  • Create instruments of your soul to create what is good
  • Cured but not Healed
  • Do not let your mind dictate to you
  • Dogen was the great patriarch he brought the Soto line of Zen from China to Japan in the 13th centu
  • Doing Good as against Not Doing Harm
  • Eastern doctrines reject the absolute reality of the world
  • Emptying
  • Falling In Love
  • First order or last order
  • Free Fall
  • Gift No Gift
  • Have mercy on yourself
  • He spent hours in devotion and prayer but there was never any response
  • He was regarded as the embodiment of justice
  • Here is a battle unsought; completely unselfish, for a warrior that is an open door to heaven
  • His mind had not yet been loosened to recognise the cosmic plane
  • If you’re going to die, die quick!
  • Ikkyu was a famous Zen priest and poet , who was sometimes overwhelmed by sexual desire
  • Illumined teachers are animated instruments communicating the cosmic purpose
  • Illusion has no Rules
  • In the mind when there is no control, two or three obstinate thought-feelings can become locked in a struggle
  • It is best not to be on the heights, but to be down below where you can have things and keep them.
  • Knowing the Future
  • Last Words
  • Learning by Heart
  • Life Rage
  • Limitations on the Avatar
  • Lions and Tigers
  • Many ideas are absorbed into the cosmic purpose
  • Many of the so‑called honours in fact are false
  • Meditation itself will take over and then it will begin to shine forth
  • Memory: exercise not burden
  • Money and fame
  • Movement, No Movement
  • Note of Hand
  • Notes
  • Old people have a significant role to play, and some of them find it.
  • One Step, Twenty Steps
  • Only One Way
  • Our life is a raw material
  • Paper Belief
  • Passing moods are to be treated like clothes
  • Pioneers and Scavengers
  • Practice
  • Prepare oneself to throw away gain and loss, life and death
  • Reduce your mistakes
  • Repeat OM slowly, meditating that it means the universal self
  • Samurai Poetry
  • Saubhari and Samnada from the Vishnu Purana
  • Sense experiences during meditation
  • Share the beauty of your treasures and you will not regret them if they go
  • Some scholars study texts in which they have no interest whatever in the real meaning
  • Speaking with no artificiality or insincerity
  • Spiritual Schools
  • Tea ceremony in Japan
  • The aged dictator of Spain was dying in his presidential palace
  • The Anti-Sermon of No Words
  • The Blue Cloth
  • The Cave
  • The central purpose of a directed life
  • The Cure
  • The dangers of presenting doctrines of meditation and realisation in words
  • The eye races over the well-known phrases, and much is missed
  • The great Self takes on itself the illusion of the succession of bodies
  • The Lord says, he thinks more of his beard than of Me
  • The Magistrate
  • The mind can be taken as the bucket of water
  • The ordinary man holds the seed of divinity
  • The Power of Formlessness
  • The Seller of Pears
  • The Swimmer
  • The Third Don’t Know
  • The third stage of ingratitude is a couplet by the 13th century Persian poet Saadi of Shiraz
  • The ultimate independence of Self-realization
  • There is another kind of long life
  • There is no response from the True Face within
  • They finally react to imaginary slights and so on.
  • They neither criticise nor are they affected by criticism
  • They were outwitted through their mpulsive greed for the food.
  • This world is a tinker’s shop
  • Thrust From The Classics
  • To have inner voices is regarded as a symptom of dysfunction
  • Truce and Peace
  • Two Hooks
  • Unsteadiness
  • We are often impressed by things we don’t fully understand
  • When we are young we often have a keen sense of right and wrong
  • When you find that you are becoming respected and honoured, that’s the time to leave’
  • Why has man fallen from his original, divine state?
  • Wisdom for Kings from the Vishnu Purana
  • Words of Love
  • Training stories

  • Advice in the Extremity of Need
  • Anger need not have lasting effect
  • Auspicious words by the famous calligrapher, Priest Sengai
  • Compassion is catching
  • Don’t make ugly faces at the karma-mirror
  • Dragon Head, Snake Tail
  • Enthusiastic students were told the story of Kyogen
  • Final Penalty
  • First Principle was brushed by the great priest Ingen
  • For a complete change, you have to change yourself too
  • Giving up a bad habit by making it difficult
  • God never seems to be at home
  • Help, No Help
  • If the flint of the heart can be struck skilfully, it may produce a flash of inspiration
  • In an expansion of some faculty, there is a sense of joy
  • In Sojiji temple there is a picture of Nansen killing a cat
  • Intensity of practice is nothing to do with time
  • It is not a crime to be spiritually only two or three years old. But we are expected to grow up
  • It takes a long time before Life forgives us for our own imitations
  • Leaves and Moss
  • Life poisoned by envy of something imagined
  • Love must not be confused with exclusiveness
  • Mist and Rain
  • Money has nothing to do with the Truth
  • Most spiritual training schools stress the importance of a sangha or community
  • My general rule has been to declare frankly my own self interest and then be prepared to negotiate
  • No-name bridge
  • On the in-breath breathe in freedom and with the out-breath throw away worldly concerns.
  • One Dharma A Thousand Words
  • Personal success is swallowed up by the gradually revealed greatness of what they are practising
  • Practising Yoga yourself to meet a real need
  • Put yourself vividly in the presence of the spiritual figure you are worshipping and hold yourself there.
  • Rational thinking cannot easily overturn unconscious attitudes
  • Reasons for quoting a verse in Sanskrit first, and then giving the English translation.
  • Sake Wine and Samadhi
  • Satan
  • Seeing The Unseen
  • Shaku Soyen gives Suzuki hidden help with the koan
  • Should they do their first training with the sword or with the spear?
  • Stories
  • The Blotch made by Zen Master Shido Bunan
  • The business of the world is carried on by things which are unreal but which have a prestige given to them
  • The Ethical Bazaar
  • The yogic methods do not seek to confront illusions, they dissolve them
  • There are no ghosts except those that haunt the human mind
  • There is something, not a sin, which often can’t be forgiven
  • They are indeed praying for him – to die.
  • They do not have the support to stand on and enjoy the last laugh
  • Two Yogic Illustrations
  • When individuality is transcended there is a cosmic effect
  • Why had the teacher hesitated for so long?
  • Vakyavritti

  • A man can gauge the extent of his spiritual awakening
  • A real Guru must be a teacher of the holy Shruti
  • An intellect set on sattva (light) is essential
  • Both jiva and Ishvara indicate pure consciousness, Brahman, and nothing more
  • Brahman controls the soul and there is nothing arbitrary in its functions
  • Brahman is infinite bliss in its own nature.
  • Brahman is omniscience, omnipotence and the supreme Lord of the universe
  • Discipline and meditation, and devotion to the Lord, are essential
  • Frankness is an essential element of studentship
  • From the highest point of view, liberation is liberation and there are no stages in it
  • It is a grievous mistake to think that the body is the Self
  • Life has to be studied on a very long-term view
  • Man has to understand what is his own real Self
  • Man is not born to be the food of grief and woe
  • Man loves reality, and that reality is the Supreme Self
  • My mind had moved elsewhere but now is still
  • No motion or action can he attributed to the real Self
  • Our whole life and happiness depend on what we think ourselves to be
  • Over and above all man seeks liberation from limitations
  • Over-fondness for speculative knowledge is considered a cause of bondage
  • Qualities of being directly known and being indirectly known
  • Shri Shankara does not endorse the doctrine of prarabdha karma
  • Shri Shankara Acharya describes some aspects of the Absolute
  • Sincerity, gentleness and real spirit of enquiry
  • That which changes is perishable because it exists and functions in time and space
  • The attributes of time and place have to be excluded
  • The cardinal truth of the Advaita philosophy
  • The cause of suffering of any kind, whether physical or mental or psychic, is nescience
  • The direct cognition of the splendour of the Self, or God, within
  • The final knot of nescience is cut by the grace of the Lord.
  • The first thing that a man has to realize is that he is not the mind
  • The highest ideal of life is the realization of God
  • The identity of jiva and Brahman
  • The jiva has to be awakened to the spiritual wisdom
  • The light of the Self shines through and floods the whole mental consciousness
  • The meaning of words must be understood before the meaning of the whole sentence becomes clear
  • The nature of consciousness is infinity and bliss
  • The Self being an entity beyond time and space cannot be the body, senses, mind or ego.
  • The Self is not a combination of the mind and the senses
  • The Self is not an object
  • The Self of man is the same as the consciousness absolute
  • The Self, which reveals, the mind and the body, is not the mind and the body but is different from them
  • The subject is ever different from the object
  • The Yogi meditates on the identity of his Self with the divine Self
  • The Yogi must meditate on Brahman as the infinite
  • There are two phases of consciousness in man
  • They often confound Self with mind and attribute changes of the mind to the Self
  • Things which exist and function in the realm of time-space are perishable
  • When Brahman is known, nothing knowable remains unknown
  • Why do we love the objects of the world?
  • Warrior Koans

  • ‘The World-Honoured One has been born!’ – Koan 40
  • Benzaiten of Enoshima – Koan 26
  • Bukko’s Age – Koan 38
  • Bukko’s Loin-Cloth Zen – Variant on Koan 6.
  • Bukko’s No-Word Sutra – Koan 5
  • Daikaku’s One-Robe Zen – Koan 6
  • Daikaku’s one-word Sutra – Koan 4
  • How Priest Isshin saved the Ghost – Koan 21
  • Imai Fukuzan’s introduction to Shonan-Kattto-Roku
  • Jizo coming out of the Hall – Koan 9
  • Jizo Stands Up – Koan 8
  • Mirror Zen – Koans 30
  • Numbering the Waves on Yui Beach – Koan 17
  • Putting out the fire in Hell Valley – Koan 11
  • Rankei’s Shari Pearls – Koan 12
  • Samurai Zen
  • Saving Sajiwara’s Soul – Koan 3
  • Shonan-katto-roku
  • Stopping the fighting across the River – Koan 22
  • The Birth of the Buddha – Koan 39
  • The Bucket without a Bottom – Koan 7
  • The Cat-Monster – Koan 33
  • The Cave of the Man in Mount Fuji – Koan 24
  • The Deer at the Sermon – Koan 13
  • The destruction of the Toad at Kaizoji – Koan 34
  • The Dragon Crest – Koan 15
  • The Gate by which all the Buddhas come into the World – Koan 19
  • The God Hachiman – Koan 27
  • The Great Buddha of Haste – Koan16
  • The Kannon at Haste – Koan 35
  • The Nembutsu Robe – Koan 25
  • The Nyo-I Sickle of Enkakuji – Koan 32
  • The One-Word charm of Enkakuji – Koan 29
  • The Rite of the Treasury of Space – Koan 20
  • The rite of the Wind God at Kamakura – Koan 28
  • The Snake at Itozaki – Koan 37
  • The Snake round the Ginko Tree – Koan 14
  • The Verse facing Death – Koan 23
  • The very first Jizo – Koan 31
  • The Well of Youth – Koan 10
  • Tokimune’s Thing below the Navel – Koan 18
  • Women in the Warrior Koans
  • Yakushi of a thousand forms – Koan 36
  • Zen in riddling form
  • Zen

  • A tounge tip taste of Zen
  • A Visit to a Zen Temple
  • All living beings are from the very beginning Buddhas
  • Awakening people to themselves
  • Awakening to the character of our individuality
  • Clinging to life
  • Direct expression of Zen enlightenment
  • From a commentary on Rinzai-Roku
  • Hakuin’s Song of Meditation
  • He saw all the five aggregates to be Emptiness
  • Human life is always quivering with uncertainty
  • I have felt a strength holding me, and peace within.
  • In Taoist thought there are warnings against trying to teach the unteachable
  • Introduction on the Heart Sutra
  • Jump beyond realization
  • Life in a Zen Training Temple
  • Life is the teacher: if we do not waste time in complaining, but try to learn from it
  • Living hand-to-mouth
  • Living without leaving a track
  • Passions are the bodhi
  • Pieces in the Tigers Cave
  • Posture is the first step in Zazen
  • Power to condemn, power to condone
  • Prajna-paramita Sutra: English version with commentary
  • Primate of the Soto Zen Sect on controlling the Mind
  • Repentance and the destruction of sins
  • See, Hear, Understand, and Sit On
  • Stillness in action
  • The Bodhisattva spirit
  • The Bodhisattva spirit and the Hinayana ideal
  • The Buddha can write a masterpiece and since then I felt a strength holding me and peace within
  • The Buddha is everywhere
  • The case of the White Hare
  • The concept monster
  • The dance of the Sennin
  • The direct pointing to the heart of man
  • The Eighteen Elements
  • THE ENLIGHTENMENT OF ZEN MASTER DAITO
  • The Enlightenment of Zen Master Hakuin
  • The Essentials for Entering the Way
  • The experience of contradictions
  • The experience of emptiness and meditation with the whole body
  • The experience of Nirvana
  • The five skandhas have no fixed real nature
  • The great radiant mantra
  • The highest life
  • The inward lonliness
  • THE KOAN OF ONE HAND
  • The lotus in the mire
  • The merit of Hearing the Law
  • The non-egoity of the child
  • The Original Face
  • The Parent Heart
  • The path of liberation, of ascension, must be sought
  • The peak of realization
  • The perfection of the fourfold wisdom
  • The power of Prajna
  • The Pratyeka Buddhist view
  • The sermon of no words
  • The spirit of Mahayana Buddhism is to discover life’s real meaning
  • The story of Sokko Konin
  • The true character of the human Self
  • The true world of Nirvana in the midst of life
  • The view of the Shravakas
  • The voice pilling heaven and earth
  • The world beyond birth-and-death
  • The world of liberation
  • The world transcending values
  • The world without increase or lessening
  • Transcendence
  • Turning the light so it shines back
  • Two poems
  • What is the aim of religion?
  • What is your true face, your original face which you had before your parents were born
  • WHAT WAS it that Buddha wished to teach?
  • Zen has a totally unrestricted and universal outlook
  • Zen is a Japanese approximation to the Sanskrit dhyana
  • Zen is the practice of the Buddha way
  • Zen master Hakuin on the Lotus Mantra
  • Zen meditation of the Mahayana