Now it is time to get into some fairly heavy reading. All along I have been laying groundwork and preparing you for some of the upcoming reading. You should be well versed in the concepts by now, as well as the terms. Again, read the offerings in order and digest what is presented so that what is absorbed becomes as an innate second nature:
- Te Shan
- Zen and Language
- The "I" in "Thus I have heard..."
- What The Buddha Said
- Catagory Mistake
- Zen Explained
- Nagarjuna I
- Nagarjuna II
- Nagarjuna III
- Nagarjuna IV
- Nagarjuna V
Very indepth and complicated as well as very long, 190K, ten pages.
- Stop the Distant Rowboat Using Just Your Mind
- Sudden or Gradual Enlightenment
- CH'AN: The Essence of All Buddhas
- ALL IS ILLUSION? A Chinese-Indian Dichotomy In Advaita and Zen
- Essentials of Practice and Enlightenment for Beginners
- Imitating Death in the Quest for Enlightenment
- The Roar of the Timeless Beyond
The last offering The Roar of the Timeless Beyond is perhaps one of the most important of all offered as it gets into IF a person can be Enlightened or not, or if it is possible could it be possible ONLY under the auspices of the Buddha himself. That is an argument that comes up all the time. For my comments please be sure to read the folder below.
KARMA: A Bit More
All sorts of misinformation surrounds Karma, but for the most part it is fairly simple. Most think it is not much more than cause and effect or destiny. Not so. The three key factors one should consider in any action are INTENT, THOUGHT, AND SPEECH. You have read all of the above including WHAT THE BUDDHA SAID, now a bit more. Continue:
MISUNDERSTANDINGS 0F THE LAW OF KAMMA
BUDDHISM PLUS DISABILITY: One "Step" Closer To Nirvana
Also, in reference to Karma and how it relates to the Enlightenment-experience and the person so Enlightened, please, please be sure to read the folder titled Enlightenment and Karma at the bottom of Folder #9.
When completed with ALL the offerings on this page as well as the folder below continue to Folder #8:
COMMENTS ON THE TIMELESS ROAR
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