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Koch, Lewis, 1949- / Lewis Koch, notes from the stone-paved path : meditations on north India
(2003)

[Notes from Lewis Koch],   pp. 12 and 13-40 and 41


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THE PRECIOUS GARLAND
97 All these phenomena related to beings
Are seen as fuel for the fire of consciousness,
They are consumed through being burned
By the light of true discrimination.
98 The reality is later ascertained
Of what was formerly imputed by ignorance;
When a thing is not found,
How can there be a non-thing?
99 Because the phenomena of forms are
Only names, space too is only a name;
Without the elements how could forms exist?
Therefore even 'name-only' does not exist.
100 Feelings, discriminations, factors of composition
And consciousness are to be considered
Like the elements and the self, thereby
The six constituents14 ar selfless
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Upper Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, 1995.
Nagarjuna and Kaysang Gyatso, Seventh Dalai
Lama.  The precious garland and the song of the four
mindfulnesses.  1975. Page 31.
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