Category Archives: The Tathāgatagarbhatārā Tantra

Ascending the Bhūmis

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  SEVEN: ASCENDING THE BHŪMIS As the garbha-child lay contemplating the awe and beauty of Arya Tārā’s Noble Dharma-Realm, Blessed Vajradhara appeared and produced a Ten-Prong Vajra—one with his face materializing at its hub… The bodhichild began to reach out … Continue reading

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The Generation of the Bodhibindu

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  SIX: THE GENERATION OF THE BODHIBINDU Beloved and Immaculate Arya Tārā is the Sacred Vessel through which the Buddha-potential originates and is nurtured. She is ARYA—the Noble Liberator—and her Blessed Bodhi-Womb—GARBHA—houses the Self-Liberating activity. Like a mother she knows … Continue reading

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The Mandala of the Holy Matrix

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  FIVE: THE MAṆḌALA OF THE HOLY MATRIX From the center of the Heart of Suchness, Mahasiddha Acintapa’s spirit invoked the Holy Mantra that empowered him to transform into the Blessed Vajradhara himself:  – OM SARVA TATHAGATA KAYAVAKCITIA VAJRA SVABHAVA … Continue reading

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Riding the Wave

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  FOUR: RIDING THE WAVE  Enraptured in deep samādhis during the revelatory action of the Lord’s discourse within the resplendent spiritual plane of Sambhogakāya, Acintapa the Mahasiddha was abruptly roused from his reverie when the Blessed Vajradhara extracted him, like … Continue reading

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The Mandala of the Five Dhyanī Buddhas

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THREE: THE MAṆḌALA OF THE FIVE DHYANĪ BUDDHAS  Then the Lord discoursed upon the Five Skandhas.  “Like an infernal Black Sun nailed to the dark fabric of space, *Mara’s Malignant Five hurl- forth their accursed aggregations of the no-self:  The Demons … Continue reading

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The Cardinal Dynamism of the Unborn

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  TWO: THE CARDINAL DYNAMISM OF THE UNBORN        Vajradhara Buddha addressed Vajarpanī:  “Noble Bodhisattva, attend well to this instruction! The Unborn Mind is the All-Creative Sovereign—the cardinal-dynamism of all created spheres and organisms.  “This cardinal-dynamism is the non-conceptual and primordial … Continue reading

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The Descent of Adi-Buddha Samantabhadra

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  The Tathāgatagarbhatārā Tantra Verily, I take refuge in the Buddha, for imageless is the Tathagata—who cannot be seen by mortal eyes…  Verily, I take refuge in the Buddhadharma, for unutterable is its Holy Doctrine—it cannot be heard by mortal … Continue reading

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Refuge and Sacred Empowerment

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It is customary to approach a Sacred Tantra by invoking Spiritual Refuge and Spiritual Empowerment, both tools that help to prepare and protect the adept’s spirit/mind from all harm; procure an inner-cleansing, as well as opening the channels of discernment … Continue reading

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Foundations: The Tathāgatagarbhatārā Tantra

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  The Vajrayana essentially follows the old principle of hermetic magic, ‘as above so below’. By manipulating the mundane consciousness, it effectively induces change on the spiritual level. By reconstructing the mundane environment as a reflection of the Enlightened Mind, … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: The Tathāgatagarbhatārā Tantra

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Hello all. Blogging resumes again here at Unborn Mind Zen. Last year at this time work was begun presenting “The Lankavatarian Book of the Dead”, a work that essentially was an exercise in Atiyoga as the vehicle in which the … Continue reading

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