Author Archives: Vajragoni

The Passage to Spiritual-Sovereignty

In self-realisation itself there are no time [-limits]; it goes beyond all the realms belonging to the various stages; transcending the measure of thought, it establishes itself as the result [of discipline in the realm] of no-appearance. Self-realization: another dominant … Continue reading

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The Astounding Eighth Stage

Mind (citta*) is the Alayavijnana, Manas is that which has reflection as its characteristic nature, it apprehends the various sense-fields, for which reason it is called a Vijnana. Citta: citta principally means Mind. However, Suzuki breaks this down even more … Continue reading

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Wall Paintings

The Gandharva’s air-castle, Maya, a hair-circle, and a fata morgana, they’re non-entities yet they appear as if they were entities; the nature of an objective existence is thus to be regarded. Yet another reinforcement of the Lanka’s favorite metaphors of … Continue reading

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Mind Conventions

[Cleary]: Illusion is not nonexistent; its existence is spoken of because it is of the same nature of things; unreal, like a flash of lightning, they are therefore noted as analogous to illusion. You have to realize that for a … Continue reading

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Seeds

Things known as defiled or as pure are like hair-nets [that is, wrongly perceived by the dim-eyed]; they [really] have nothing to do with such notions as birth, abiding, and disappearance, or as eternity and non-eternity. Hair-nets (keśoṇḍukam): a sling … Continue reading

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A Matter of the Philosophers

As long as those philosophers who get confused in their reasonings and who are unable to go beyond the realm of words, distinguish the discriminating from the discriminated – so long they do not see [the truth] of suchness. A … Continue reading

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Homelessness

65 & 66 [Cleary]: By proofs, paradigms of logic, and by proposition and reason, in terms of a dream, a castle in the air, a mirage, the moon and sun, I use such examples to say an origin is not … Continue reading

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Ghosts in the Machine

So the flood of the Alayavijnana is always stirred by the winds of objectivity (vishaya), and goes on dancing with the various Vijnana-waves. Familiar phraseology of the dancing waves of the Vijnanas, stirred into motion through both objective (vishaya) and … Continue reading

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False Imagination

Andrew Gable What is known as multiplicity-seeds multiply in the mind (citta); in what is revealed, the ignorant imagine birth and are delighted with dualism. Thought is derived from a multiplicity of seeds in the mind tinged with associative functions … Continue reading

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As the Revulsion Turns

The world is no more than thought-construction and there rages an ocean of views as regards ego and things (dharma); when the world is clearly perceived as such and there takes place a revulsion [in the mind] this [one] is … Continue reading

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