Wednesday, March 20, 2013


by Elihu Genmyo Smith

In the Diamond Sutra the Buddha states, “Those beings shall be most remarkably blessed, Subhuti, who are not alarmed, not frightened, not distressed by what is said in this Sutra.” Or to say it another way, those who are not frightened, not distressed when not attaching or clinging “to a self, a being, a life and a soul.” This is our life of wisdom and perfection – non-self, non-being, non-life, non-soul; this not-other, non-attaining. Because this is so, the greatest gift we can give is no-fear, the gift of this moment as is. The way we give no-fear is being no-fear–being no-fear we give this gift of no-fear.

No-fear is not the opposite of fear.....
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