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January 13, 2019

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Mr. Shinzen, a self-confessed LSD lover back in the 70s and early 80s, is now a staunch defender of the Tibetan Gelugpa Shunyata doctrine and of course on that poor spiritual horizon, an equal defender of the no-self, which the original Buddhas have declared to be anathema and in no way equal to one´s true nature, which is the unconditioned, unborn self.

No wonder he has collected the usual guru worshipping crowd with a couple of nice females at close proximity, looking after his every whim.
Very new age, and not much different to so many Mara-minions before him.
If you buy his message and video preachings then you have in a way confirmed your own ignorance which is basically perpetuated by Shinzens ignorant ramblings.

True enlightenment, even at the first bhumi, reveals the Bodhisattva within and its nirvanic nature, abilities, and functions. The mind in the video, referring itself in its nirmankhayic form as, Shinzen, has no such reference-point to speak of as he hasn't really attained true enlightenment. What he probably has, is entered into the formless meditative states of shunya.

Because he hasn't encountered and self-identified with the true bodhisattva within himself,(the Buddha-to-be), you can see how he struggles in the videos on his youtube site to describe the rather mundane dhyana states he managed to enter and dwell in.

The states are described here, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flKM6w1aXa4 but be assured, they do not equal true enlightenment.

Excellent blog post btw!

Shinzen Young is a mix of good and bad, but this video I think you might enjoy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPnLDtHLymo

The transverberation or 'being pierced by God's arrow" metaphor I like

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