Tag: buddhism

~Three Tantric Buddhist Women’s Songs

Poetry, Quote, Spirituality
from Women in Praise of the Sacred, edited by Jane Hirshfield.  Pages 51-52, 8th - 11th c.  Kye Ho!  Wonderful! Lotus pollen wakes up in the heart's center-- The bright flower is free from mud. Where do the color and fragrance come from? What reason now to accept them or turn away? ~Kambala Who speaks the sound of an echo? Who paints the image in a mirror? Where are the spectacles in a dream? Nowhere at all--that's the nature of mind! ~Tree-Leaf Woman Kye Ho! Wonderful! You may say "existence," but you can't grasp it! You may say "nonexistence," but many things appear! It is beyond the sky of "existence" and "nonexistence" -- I know it but cannot point to it! ~Dakini Lion-Face

“The Hidden Power of the Gospels”

Religion, Scripture, Spirituality
I just heard Alexander Shaia speak at the Spiritual Director's International conference.  Again, my brain might have an aneurysm.  ;-)  His thesis is that the gospel stories were selected and ordered (the ancient order is Matthew, Mark, John, Luke-Acts) to reveal to us an overarching story of the four-fold path.  And that this four-fold path, he calls it the Quadratos.  This is the way it works is below.  What follows is the truth from the Jewish faith, the truth from the Buddhist path, the truth from the medicine wheel of aboriginal faiths, and the truth from the four pillars of Islam.  There is an absolutely amazing connection.  Matthew = How you face CHANGE = Jews in Egypt = 1st noble truth, life is suffering = West, death = fasting Mark = How you face SUFFERING = Jews in Egypt = ori