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Non-Abidance

3. Q: Where does the Unborn Mind dwell? A: Dwelling in imageless non-abiding is Its True Abode. Q: What is this imageless non-abiding? A: Imagelessness means abiding in no-thing, whether good or evil, being or non-being, neither within nor without, … Continue reading

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The Yogin’s Seat

6.7 The valiant-sage, absorbed in the Supreme-Self (Atman), is impervious to the elements of hot and cold; whether experiencing pleasure or pain, in honor or dishonor.  When one’s mind is immovable in the Self-Supreme, there is no other recourse other … Continue reading

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Tathāgatadhyāna

Chapter Five: Accessing the Edge of Reality, con’t Mahabala Bodhisattva asked, “What are the six practices? Please kindly explain.” The Buddha replied, “First is the practice of the ten faiths. Second is the practice of the ten abidings. Third is … Continue reading

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The Golden Coin

Chapter Four: The Benediction of Self-Enlightenment, con’t Apratisthia Bodhisattva said, “The Tathagata has explained that the sacred power of the One-Enlightenment [where] the four wisdoms (mentioned in the last paragraph) [are perfected] are in fact the self-enlightened nature of all … Continue reading

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Lying On the Couch of Unitary Thusness

Today’s Blog-Title comes from Wŏnhyo’s opening comment to his exegesis on the Fourth Chapter. “When bodhisattvas cultivate contemplation and gain nonproduction, they thoroughly penetrate to the fact that sentient beings are originally calm and quiescent, which is their original enlightenment. … Continue reading

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Contemplating the Buddha

Mañjuśrī addressed the Buddha, saying, “Bhagavān, I will now speak further about the meaning of Prajñāpāramitā.” The Buddha said, “As you wish.” “Bhagavān, when cultivating Prajñāpāramitā, there is no seeing dharmas in which one should dwell or not dwell, nor … Continue reading

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Vairocana—the Matrix of the Buddha Sun

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Having failed in his attempt with the tulpa-doppelganger, the Black Ngagspa made astral contact with his evil Lord of Agarthi. Standing before him wearing a dark green robe and his hands clothed with luminous-green-gloves, the evil Lord had been watching … Continue reading

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Mañjuśhrī’s Chair

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  Hui Hai (720-814)  Q: How is the fundamental Dharma to be practiced?  A: Only through meditation and dhyana contemplation in samadhi. The Dhyanaparamita Sutra says: “To seek the wisdom of Buddha, you need both dhyana and contemplation. Without dhyana and contemplation … Continue reading

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The Demons of Form

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  “Ananda, you should know that as a cultivator sits in the Bodhimanda, he is doing away with all thoughts. When his thoughts come to an end, there will be nothing on his mind. This state of pure clarity will … Continue reading

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Bodhimanda

4. The Reluctance of the Bodhisattvas, cont’d After a whole host of disciples and the greatest super-hero of the Bodhisattvas, Maitreya, were reluctant to go and visit Vimalakriti, the Buddha—perhaps wondering just who is left—turns to the young Licchavi Prabhavyuha, … Continue reading

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