Explore the Other Side of Enlightenment Does enlightenment have a dark side? It does, explains David Deida, but instead of closing to what seems unloving, we can learn to open as what we would rather avoid. In Instant Enlightenment, this maverick author and teacher offers a "rude awakening" through a collection of daring exercises and practices intended to provoke, challenge, and immediately reveal the ever-present "love that lives all things." Each pithy chapter encourages readers to blast the light of consciousness on the taboos we hide in shadow, from our ideas about sex and money to emotions and spirituality. Instant Enlightenment will surprise and possibly offend you—but it will lead you "fast and suddenly" to the realization of the sacred entirety of your experience. "Dive straight into this book. Open to any page and read for two minutes, and you'll see that you are instant enlightenment."—Ken Wilber, author of A Brief History of Everything
Release on 2004 | by Stephen Russell,Barefoot Doctor Staff
Moments of Instant Enlightenment
Author: Stephen Russell,Barefoot Doctor Staff
Pubpsher: HarperCollins UK
Let the Barefoot Doctor enlighten you with his unique style of maverick spirituality so you can live the inspired life you're meant to live. The Doc will give you a glimpse like none other into the Taoist worldview, bringing you inspired wisdom on life and living through bite-sized blessings.
Discover a one-of-a-kind simple technique for enlightenment this very instant, available to anyone and at all times-even through the toughest of challenges. There is no path to follow. No special requirements for this technique. It can be used anywhere and at any time. No pen and paper or special quiet place needed.All that is required is your willingness to apply the Instant Enlightenment technique and relinquish your suffering and you will unveil the openness and inner peace that is the very nature of awareness itself.
The author has consistently developed an attempt to dismantle Soka Gakkai study from traditional Nichiren Shoshu doctrine. This book deals with the doctrine controversy with three different backgrounds, so it consists of three parts. - The first part refers to the criticism of Nichiren Shoshu doctrine that the author published in the period short after the excommunication of SG in November 1991. - In the second part, since the Soka Gakkai officially abandoned the faith on the Dai-gohonzon in November 2014, there are some discussion on the direction of SG study in the present time. - In the third part, the author develops systematically his thesis on the "Instant Enlightenment of Ordinary People" in succeeding to the humanist approach of SGI president Daisaku Ikeda. Thus, this book presents an innovative Nichiren Buddhism 2.0 for laypeople practicing in the global contemporary society of the 21st Century.
This first English translation of a great Zen master's work introduces the liberating force of Zen practice in everyday experience. Demonstrating how the words of Ch'an Master Foyen apply to contemporary life, Instant Zen introduces the teachings of the 11th-century master in clear, practical language.
Release on 1993-11-01 | by The Supreme Master Ching Hai
Questions & Answers 1
Author: The Supreme Master Ching Hai
Pubpsher: The Supreme Master Ching Hai Publishing Co Ltd.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
This book is a collection of questions and answers from various talks and lectures given by The Supreme Master Ching Hai on the topic of how to know our True Nature and be Enlightened in daily life and much more.
Buddhist Faith and Sudden Enlightenment explains how sudden enlightenment occurs through the awakening of patriarchal faith. This is the non-dual affirmation that one is already Buddha as opposed to the doctrinal, dualistic faith that one can become Buddha. The essence of the presentation is that patriarchal faith forms the basis for sudden enlightenment in Zen meditation. For the practitioner, this book establishes the Zen method of mind-cultivation on a higher level by introducing a new understanding of awakening right faith. Included is extensive material on the history of faith in Buddhism with the main attention devoted to Ch'an (Zen) and Hua-yen. There are also substantial discussions of Buddhist antecedents to these schools and of the Pure Land School. This is the first book in English to examine the central role of faith in Mahayana Buddhism. The author's approach develops from his personal experiences as a son (Zen) monk of the Chogye order, which was heavily influenced by the integration of meditation and scriptural study established by Chinul.
A renowned poet shares his experience of haiku and its potential to surprise us again and again into a sudden awakening and thus to a deeper sense of what it is to be truly alive. His remarkably refreshing insights have delighted confreres around the world.
FROM THE BACK COVER OF THE PAPERBACK EDITION: Yoga opens the doorway between our outer and inner reality, leading us to Oneness and Joy in all aspects of life. Our nervous system is the doorway... Advanced Yoga Practices (AYP), Volume 2 refines and enhances the core practices presented in the first volume, and provides plain English instructions for new practices designed to cultivate middle and end stage development on the path of human spiritual transformation. Additional practices include advanced applications of samyama, diet, shatkarmas, amaroli, non-dual self-inquiry, bhakti and karma yoga, and a variety of approaches for building and managing a progressive and stable practice routine. Volume 2 does not stand alone, relying on the first volume as a foundation, and building on it. There are nearly 200 additional lessons here for assisting the serious practitioner to realize a life filled with abiding inner silence, ecstatic bliss, outpouring divine love, and unity. What readers are saying as they make use of the AYP lessons: "It's almost a science. You do the practices and progress as predicted." - MA "As a physician, it is moving to see the effects on medical conditions." - KC "I will be adding AYP to my class offerings to cover the whole of yoga." - MR "Far above and beyond all other yoga writings I have encountered." - KG "A growing inquiry in stillness has taken me to new levels." - CL "Especially useful for stabilizing my kundalini awakening." - SR "The tantra techniques bring great pleasure into our lives." - ZA "This approach includes a deep tolerance of other paths." - AN "Thank you for being the one who said: The guru is in you!" - KK For more reader feedback, see the last section in the book.