Author Archives: Vajragoni

Bodhisattva Maitreya

The Benevolent Bodhisattva Maitreya arose from his seat in the sacred assembly, bowed and then prostrated himself at the feet of the Tathagata and then circumambulated about him three times to the right. He then knelt down and with hands … Continue reading

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Bodhisattva Vajragarbha

Jaroslav Poncar The Adamantine Bodhisattva Vajragarbha arose from his seat in the sacred assembly, bowed and then prostrated himself at the feet of the Tathagata and then circumambulated about him three times to the right. He then knelt down and … Continue reading

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Bodhisattva of Universal Vision

Then the Bodhisattva of Universal Vision arose from his seat in the sacred assembly, bowed and then prostrated himself at the feet of the Tathagata and then circumambulated about him three times to the right. He then knelt down and … Continue reading

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Bodhisattva Samantabhadra

The Universal Worthy-One Bodhisattva Samantabhadra arose from his seat in the sacred assembly, bowed and then prostrated himself at the feet of the Tathagata and then circumambulated about him three times to the right. He then knelt down and with … Continue reading

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Bodhisattva Mañjuśrī

The Most Noble Bodhisattva Mañjuśrī forthwith arose from his seat in the sacred assembly, bowed and then prostrated himself at the feet of the Tathagata and then circumambulated about him three times to the right. He then knelt down and … Continue reading

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The Luminous Convocation

Thus have I heard as it was revealed. At onetime the Dharma-Lord entered the Deep-Samadhis of the Supreme Illumination of Undivided Spiritual Perfection. It is the One-Samadhi wherein all Tathagatas sublimely abide in splendid Luminosity. It is the Mind-ground of … Continue reading

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The Sutra of Primordial Enlightenment

After years of gathering dust on a table full of books, awaiting its birth as a series here one day, The Sutra of Perfect Enlightenment was dusted-off and examined for possible entry this February. It was pleasantly satisfying to find … Continue reading

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Karmic Liberation: The Great Synthesis

Tibetan, or more specifically, Vajrayana Buddhism, offers the great synthesis of all that has transpired in this series: Ritual prayer to lighten the burden of the Bardo; Dhyana-techniques to bring the effects of karma to their completion; Divine Union with … Continue reading

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Karma’s Repository

The advent of Mahāyāna Buddhism that coincided with the beginning of the Christian-era gave birth to the most sublime innovations in Buddhist-thought that have not been surpassed even to this day. Colorful, dynamic and transcendent in scope, resplendent with rich … Continue reading

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Karmāśaya

In conjunction with earlier blogs in this series, Patañjali’s work does not beat around the bush—there needs to be a daily purification of the sattva, of one’s being. If not undertaken, future karmic seeds will continue to run amok. Mircea … Continue reading

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