Gil Fronsdal: Zen and Vipassana -
Gil Fronsdal: Historical Roots of Western Vipassana -
Natural phenomenon: Glowing blue water washes up on a beach in Vaadhoo, one of the Raa Atoll islands in the Maldives. The result of a chemical reaction called bioluminescence, it occurs when a micro-organism in sea water is disturbed by oxygen
Layman Do Kwang: The Heart Sutra -
Although it’s one of the most concise sutras available, The Heart Sutra is actually part of a larger group of written works in Mahayana Buddhism the Prajnaparamita, or “The Perfection of Wisdom” group. In Sanskrit, Prajnaparamita Hrdaya, means “Heart of the Perfection of Transcendendent Wisdom”….
Three. Two. One.: Heart Sutra -
Body is nothing more than emptiness,
emptiness is nothing more than body.
The body is exactly empty,
and emptiness is exactly body.
The other four aspects of human existence —
feeling, thought, will, and consciousness —
are likewise nothing more than emptiness,
and emptiness nothing more…
(Source: palesnalescrazzytales, via meant-to-live-free)