Mirror of Zen Blog

Category: On Karma

Nietzsche’s “Love”

We would like to believe, so much, that it is the person to whom we are attached, the love of the person that we pursue, despite conditions often telling us

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Love Springs Eternal

In April 1998, archaeologists uncovered the coffin of Eung Tae Lee, a 16th-century male who passed away at age 30, in an ancient tomb in Andong City, South Korea. Along with

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The Neurochemistry of Karma

Stage 1. As we repeat a behavior, a feedback loop between the sensorimotor cortex and the striatum becomes strongly engaged, which helps us stamp routines into a single unit, or

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Helpful Steps

This thinking-mind is, at bottom, a habit-machine. The word for this is “karma” or “mind habits” (as Zen Master Seung Sahn so pithily defined “karma”), known to moderns basically as

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Raised by an Irish mother, I was raised with butter. I can hardly remember olive oil ever being part of a meal, in any way — either cooking or seasoning.

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On “My Truth”

After being in Asia for some years, maybe decades, I remember coming back to the West and noticing how much people were using the phrase “my truth” to explain or

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