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A Clarification of the Fundamental-Essence

5. A Clarification of the Fundamental-Essence After that the [Supreme Source], mind of perfect purity, instructed [Vajrasattva] in the concise meaning of the teachings about Her own being: “Oh great bodhisattva, listen! My own being is like this: Its intrinsic … Continue reading

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The Central Vigor

4. The Central Vigor Then the [Supreme Source], mind of perfect purity, gave the following talk about the Reality of the names [given] to Her own being. “Oh great bodhisattva, listen! From the primordial I am the self-originated pristine awareness. … Continue reading

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Kulayarāja Tantra—The Motherly Buddha

Firstly, I’d like to commend Jonathan for forwarding me the link to the E. K. Neumaier-Dargyay’s translation (The Sovereign All-Creating Mind-The Motherly Buddha:A Translation of the Kun byed rgyal po’i mdo) of this majestic-work. Am most familiar with her erudite … Continue reading

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The World of Appearance

Though multitudinousness of things has no [real] existence as such, they appear to the intoxicated as like fire-flies because of their constitutional disturbance; like-wise is the world essentially [appearance]. Our apparent world is based on intoxication. Enamored with the colorful … Continue reading

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The Fab-Four

Chapter Eight: The Four Dependables (Mark L. Blum translation): The Buddha said: Good man, within this Subtle Sutra of the Great Nirvana there are four kinds of people who capably protect the true-dharma, promote the true-dharma, and keep the true-dharma … Continue reading

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Bodhi: The Essence of Realization

We have completed the first four Vajra-points. Now is time to describe in Chapter Two the fifth Vajra-point, Bodhi: 提/ 覺). In Sanskrit and Pāli, “awakening,” “enlightenment”; the consummate knowledge that catalyzes the experience of liberation (VIMOKṢA) from the cycle … Continue reading

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Technique #3: Chakra Stimulation

Question: You just referred to the Sugata-garbha; you also mention in Dhyana Technique #3, or the Chakra Stimulation Technique, that the Sugata-garbha Chakra is the “seat of knowledge from which the subtle energy flow of Unborn Light Reiki empowers one … Continue reading

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Faith and enlightenment in Zen

All born things are subject to entropy. Nothing created can ever escape the critical point of its own decay and final dissolution.  This axiom is not only valid for all things around you and within your body,but also your ideas, … Continue reading

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The Search for Enlightenment

13.“Bhikkhus, before my enlightenment, while I was still only an unenlightened Bodhisatta, I too, being myself subject to birth, sought what was also subject to birth; being myself subject to ageing, sickness, death, sorrow, and defilement, I sought what was … Continue reading

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A Propitious Prophecy

The Sutra continues with a long litany by Bodhisattva Akṣhobhya’s resolve to obey all of the monastic precepts that need to be honored before his attainment of Anuttara Samyak Sambodhi (Supreme Enlightenment). One of these precepts begs to be further … Continue reading

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