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Dharma Talks - Jim Giorgi - Feb 2010

Dharma Talks

 

 

In the tradition of the Buddha's teaching:

 

In the virtual world of Second Life (free membership) as DoKwang Augenblick I give Dharma Talks once or twice a week at the Buddha Center to an international community, taking questions and encouraging discussion.  Using notes from those talks I have written an expanded version of each talk to share with my readers.  (these are read-only ©2010 Jim Giorgi)

Dharma Talks February

February 11 Dharma Talk "Being Together"

"When you can shift your attention away from being dominated by emotionally reactive thoughts, becoming present is as simple as A-B-C, and this A-B-C then leads to D which then leads to E.

 Consistently entering this A-B-C state allows one then to experience the “D”, which stands for dissolving the boundaries between inside and outside. And when you can feel this dissolution of the artificially created boundaries, once you do this consistently you have “E”, Enlightenment."


February 22 Dharma Talk

 "All of us here at this virtual dharma talk are presently on a raft, so to speak, engaging in a spiritual practice, but remember in the Heart Sutra, the last line reads, in Sanskrit “Gate, gate, paragate, parasamgate, Bodhi Svaha!”, which in English means, roughly, “gone, gone, really gone, super duper absolutely gone to the other shore, Enlightenment, Hallelujah!” 

We have to remember that no matter how much or intensely we practice, that the practice is a raft, or is “the finger point to the moon”.  It is not the moon itself.  We can be awakened, enlightened, at any time, but there is only one time we can be... and that is NOW."

 

See also:

Buddha Center website for the Buddha Center in Second Life

Second Life Dharma Talks on YouTube

My Recommended Library

Namaste

©2010 Jim Giorgi/DoKwang Augenblick

 

 

 

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