I would like to announce two things:


1) The Awakening to Reality Practice Guide by Nafis Rahman: https://app.box.com/s/zc0suu4dil01xbgirm2r0rmnzegxaitq


2) AtR Guide - abridged version by Pablo Pintabona [partially done, halfway done for Stage 5]: https://atr-abridgedguide.blogspot.com/2021/11/this-is-shortened-version-of-complete.html


I would like to thank these two individuals for their great and compassionate effort to make these compilations. I trust it will be of great benefit for spiritual aspirants who find benefit in the AtR materials.






Update: a Portugese translation is now available here http://www.awakeningtoreality.com/2022/08/translation-of-awakening-to-reality.html

 
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Blue Cliff Record, Case #89
Yunyan asked Daowu, “How does the Bodhisattva of Great Compassion (Guan Yin) use so many hands and eyes?”
Daowu said, “It’s just like a person in the middle of the night reaching in search of a pillow.”
Yunyan said, “I understand.”
Daowu said, “How do you understand it?
Yunyan said, “All over the body are hands and eyes.”
Daowu said, “What you said is all right, but it’s only eighty percent of it.”
Yunyan said, “I’m like this, elder brother. How do you understand it?”
Daowu said, “Throughout the body are hands and eyes.”
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  • Soh Wei Yu
    Was reminded of what John Tan said more than 10 years ago:
    ""Hi Jax, Despite all differences we may have about lower yanas, no practices needed, Absolute… I really appreciate your zealous attempt to bring this message into view and I agree with you wholeheartedly on this aspect of “transmission”. If one truly wants this essence to be “transmitted”, how can it be otherwise? For what that is to be passed is truly of different dimension, how can it be adulterated with words and forms? The ancient teachers are extremely serious observing and waiting for the right condition to pass the essence unreservedly and wholeheartedly. So much so that when the essence is transmitted, it must boil the blood and penetrate deep into the bone marrow. The entire body-mind must become one opening eye. Once open, everything turns “spirit”, mind intellect drops and what’s left is aliveness and intelligence everywhere! Jax, I sincerely hope you well, just don’t leave trace in the Absolute. Gone!""
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  • Soh Wei Yu
    Another quote by John Tan in 2013,
    "You must have a keen eye, every cell must turn alive and "spirit", get it? The phases of insights are analogous to energy channels, every passing through must make you more marvelous till you become one creative expression, one mighty alive action, one spirited activity"
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  • Max Ng
    Listen to this song can reach nirvana?
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    • Soh Wei Yu
      Max Ng Nice song. I dunno what's the lyrics hehe but if you listen while contemplating "in the heard just the heard with no you in terms of that" like the Buddha taught Bahiya, Bahiya almost instantly attained nirvana even though he only met the Buddha for the first time. So yes it's possible. But of course not everybody gets it first time.
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  • Collin Wong
    禅门公案,有深又浅,看个人的修持
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  • Cheng Chen
    Self-known
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  • Jayson MPaul
    This is a great expression of what keeps coming up through practice. How all is just the body of Avalokiteshvara. Every sensation is the many hands and eyes
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