Monthly Archives: October 2014

The Greatest Liberation

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Before concluding this series on Evola the inclusion of one more “technique” of mind development is in order since it synchronistically ties-in with one from our last series, one that is concerned with “Nimitta—a  particularized focal-point, or a ‘brilliant light’ … Continue reading

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The Four Jhāna

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Jhana Bowen As a foundation for the introduction of the Four Jhāna, Evola stressed the twin-disciplines of sīla and Samadhi. The former has to do with “right conduct”, but one that is “more than the limitations of accepted morality.” It … Continue reading

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Slaying the Beast

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There is no greater enemy than one’s own thoughts run amok. The Dhammapada is layered with imagery that depicts this mental predicament, such as ‘what one thinks one becomes.’ Evola utilizes passages whose task is to arrest and erase these … Continue reading

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The Propensity for Buddha-gnosis

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The most important point to grasp in the nature of Awakening is that first and foremost one needs to be human. The first point is that in order to aspire to awakening one must be a human being. The possibility … Continue reading

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The Ariyan Vocation

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The Ariyan Vocation is jump-started with two essential variables—Samatha (unshakable calm) and Vipassanā (clear-headed gnosis). Without them one remains bound to patterns of contingency—forever linked with samsaric strings of irrationality and chaotic consequential behaviors. Beings of a nobler-kind are like … Continue reading

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The delinquent mind

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Evola’s take on “Conditioned Genesis”, or the elements that make up the twelve stages of dependent origination, was that its ongoing perpetuation is by and large “invisible” to sentient beings that remain unawares. At first, Siddhartha was reluctant to reveal … Continue reading

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A Fiery Thirst

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Evola next tackles the issue of Samsaric Consciousness. Self-consumption in samsara consists of the angst and continuum of lived experience; self-consumption is always flavored with momentary bits of consciousness that always return to the dark hole of impermanence. This is … Continue reading

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Seeing Yathābhutam

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The Buddha’s most prominent stance was ehipassiko—come and see. Come and see, on your own, the nature of Reality (Dharmadhatu) AS IT IS, or Yathābhutam. The blog The Undiscovered Country: Bardo 3, Yathabhutam offers a nice exposition of the term. … Continue reading

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The Spiritual Race

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We are now entering territory that serves as the core of Evola’s spiritual principles and if not attuned to properly will cast his take on Buddhism in a negative light—yea, those with limited gnosis will perhaps even label him as … Continue reading

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Ascesis as Liberative Technique

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For Evola ascesis was disassociated from morbid religious connotations, those negative self-afflictions that Nietzsche found so revolting—a sickness of the soul. What is needed is a return to its original impetus: The original meaning of the term ascesis – from … Continue reading

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