Tonight James begins a series on his favorite piece of dharma wisdom: Verses on the Faith Mind by Sengstan, otherwise known as the 3rd Zen Patriarch of China. This is one of the best treatises on the non-dual approach to practice. A few choice lines:
“The Great Way is not difficult for those who have no preferences.”
“To live in the realization is to be without anxiety about non-perfection.”
During this series, James reads through the text and discusses how we can apply it in our lives.
If you are interested in reading the actual text of this sutra Click Here.
In the second noble truth, the Buddha tells us that the cause of our suffering is craving that leads to attachment. This talk is an exploration of what the Buddha calls our four most conditioned attachments and why we need to let go of them.