The Expansive oral instructions of … Chetsangpa Ratna Sri Buddhi

Translated by James Low and included in his book Simply Being in Part 1: The Translations.  These revised translations (with notes) were prepared for Zoom teachings in 2021. Extract Although one may have great faith in and longing for the dharma, if one does not meet with an accomplished guru, then the dharma that one practises will be difficult to […]

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Face to face

Facing the mystery of the face.  Face to Face Facing your face, receiving infinity, You are ceaselessly revealing As each moment of revelation unravels effortlessly Receiving this I am slipped free of the fetter of agency And find myself within unbounded revelation: You and I safely beyond our habitual assimilation into Concepts we have about each other Too vast and […]

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Virus Hiatus

The COVID-19 virus is interrupting all our lives in in the most unexpected ways. Death, however, is the biggest interrupter. This little poem begins: Now your life is interrupted Now your plans are not fulfilled Now you see life is no possession Now you see life happens as it will English original German by Frank Sandschulte and Yvonne Moss German […]

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How you see is what you see

James Low, 23 April 2020 It begins:Mum sends you, age 7, to the market to buy oranges, only oranges, and “don’t buy anything else!” The women with the fruit and vegetable stalls want to sell you what they have,  “Look” they say, “what lovely bananas and the grapes, Oh, such lovely grapes – and these pears are so amazing.”

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