Naga-Gnosis

Vasuki: You’ve been aware of Naga-Gnosis for quite some time. Vajragoni: How did I come to this Gnosis? Vasuki: By continually shedding your old skin, so to speak. Coming out of your habits and associations into a transmuted being. You have to realize that although human in form, you are quite something other in spirit in your ongoing transformation. Vajragoni: I’m intrigued. Vasuki: The spirit of a Naga is its naked awareness—this is its naked truth, being empowered and ennobled Read more [...]
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Intercourse with a Naga Lord

Vajragoni: What is this I discern before my mind's eye? Vasuki: I am from Bhogavati, the Great Spirit Realm of the Nagas. I am its sovereign Naga-Lord. I am an emanation of the Primal Naga, Anata, the primordial Dragon-Principle from whose uncoiling the Cosmos itself unfolds and whose coiling draws it back into the Void. This is represented by the Great Ouroboros, the sign of perpetual cyclic renewal and regeneration: I appointed the mighty Muchilinda Naga, whose coils protected the Read more [...]
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Summer of the Nagas

The catalyst for this series occurred on June 1, 2017, when an old nemesis came back to haunt me. Earlier in 2010 I was on a catheter for three months due to ramifications of surgery on my spine. Thankfully, there was no such recurrence for the past seven years—that is up until that awful day in June when I suddenly found myself unable to urinate. Unfortunately, I knew what was next in store for me. A visit to the ER and having a nurse insert the dreaded foley-catheter through the tip of the Read more [...]
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Contemplative Sojourn VI

Greetings from Vajragoni here at Unborn Mind Zen! It seems hard to fathom yet another Blog season has come to its conclusion. We began our season back in August and the most recent series was Unborn Light Reiki, one that was originally published in 2004 and highlights a new Reiki Modality incorporating principles from Unborn Mind Zen. It was initiated just after a series entitled, Vasubandhu and the Absolute—a lengthy study on the Madhyāntavibhāgabhāṣya+ṭīkā, incorporating the scholarship Read more [...]
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Technique #10: Hatsurei Ho

Vajragoni: I’d like to conclude our Sessions with a closing comment on Dhyana Technique # 10, Hatsurei Ho. Essentially this technique expands upon Binzuru Ho and is a very thorough cleansing and empowering technique that if practiced on a daily basis will fully engage the presence of the Unborn Spirit in your life as well as foster proper bodhiflow throughout the Chakras as well. It’s divided into three stages. The first stage, Kenyoko Ho, is the self-cleansing stage that expands upon the Read more [...]
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Gods in Buddhism?

Interesting article by Neil Schmid on the nature of the Buddhist hierarchy of divinities: Buddhism is often labeled an atheistic philosophy or religion because Buddha is not considered a god by Buddhists and no “creator god” exists. Such a conclusion lays bare Abrahamic assumptions of what a religion and theism should be. In fact, Buddhism is polytheistic. The Buddhist cosmos at its most basic level is divided into two realms—one where beings are subject to karma and rebirth, called Read more [...]
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Technique #9: Mahasunya Ho

Wieslaw Sadurski Vajragoni: Closely allied with Dharmasota Ho is Dhyana Technique #9, Mahasunya Ho, where the Unborn will continue to unfold IT’s dominance over those unruly vexations of the discriminatory mind; hence this technique will assist you in overcoming your anxiety in relinquishing control of your personal will. Question: Doesn’t Mahasunya Ho mean “great nothingness”? Vajragoni: It means the Great Deathless Void of the Unborn Mind. Question: Well, still, the very term Read more [...]
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Technique #8: Dharmasota Ho

Question: Shoden Session # 8 opens with a distinction between one’s “personal will” and the Unborn Will; curious as to why there needs to be any such distinction since we are already united with the Unborn Will as such… Vajragoni: Your statement is incorrect. One is not initially united with Unborn Will just as one is not automatically in union with Buddhahood, contrary to the popular conventional conceit that claims otherwise. Indeed, one’s inclination is towards identification Read more [...]
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Technique #7: Sugata Ho

Question: Along the lines of grasp and grasping…I see that you mention them in Shoden Session # 7, Sugata Ho. Why are they problematic? Vajragoni: They are problematic in the sense of what we’ve been discussing…the very act of “grasping” is activated through cognitive dissonance which in turn sets into motion the perpetual wheel of pain known as dependent origination. Question: The wheel of pain? Vajragoni: In other words, perpetual regenesis Question: I see…and the act Read more [...]
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Is there need for a teacher in Zen?

Oftentimes the question is asked, “Do I need a teacher in Zen?” Without going into some theoretical basis for this question, my own experience will be the foundation for hopefully providing some insight into this timely issue. My earliest exposures to Zen were through works like Thomas Merton’s, Zen and the Birds of Appetite, Zen Catholicism by Dom Aelred Graham, sundry titles from Alan Watts and other contemporary scholars and Zen sages. Then I came under the spell of Osho. I purchased Read more [...]
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