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Karma, Time & Magic – Meditation Retreat BC Canada

Master Henry - Meditation Retreat BC Canada

Your thoughts are a result of your own past karma. They have no reality. The thoughts actually cover what is real.

No words or thoughts can describe what is real. You must go beyond all thoughts to find the truth.

All animals and plants have Buddha nature. It is a pure unconditioned awareness that is in everything.

Actually there is no dimension of time. You created time with your thoughts.

The only thing that prevents us from becoming buddha is we continually fail to recognize that our reality is an illusion. You must cut through it. See your true nature is always there – it has always been with you. You must look within to find it.

This human body has a lot of magic.

Some people are not meant to be together. You cannot force them together. Other people are together even if their parents try to seperate them. That is karma. Is it good or bad karma? They have a strong past life karma. If two people are together, and they do not practice awareness, their karma will continue. If they are together and they practice dharma then they will free one another of their debts and they will be free of the karma.

Some people have parents who are good to them, other people have parents who create suffering for them. This is the result of past life karma.

Master Henry (July 4, 2014)
Spoken during June 27-July 7 2014 : Meditation Retreat BC Canada

Stages of the Eight Jhānas // Meditative Absorption

EIGHT JHĀNAS – In the Pāli canon the Buddha describes eight progressive states of absorption meditation or jhāna. Four are considered to be meditations of form (rūpa jhāna) and four are formless meditations (arūpa jhāna). The first four jhānas are said by the Buddha to be conducive to a pleasant abiding and freedom from suffering.[10] The jhānas are states of meditation where the mind is free from the five hindrances — craving, aversion, sloth, agitation and doubt — and (from the second jhāna onwards) incapable of discursive thinking. The deeper jhānas can last for many hours. Jhāna empowers a meditator’s mind, making it able to penetrate into the deepest truths of existence.

There are four deeper states of meditative absorption called “the immaterial attainments.” Sometimes these are also referred to as the “formless” jhānas (arūpa jhānas) in distinction from the first four jhānas (rūpa jhānas). In the Buddhist canonical texts, the word “jhāna” is never explicitly used to denote them, but they are always mentioned in sequence after the first four jhānas. The enlightenment of complete dwelling in emptiness is reached when the eighth jhāna is transcended.

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