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The Yogācarā Connection

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(Hakeda) c. The Relationships Between Enlightenment and Nonenlightenment  Two relationships exist between the enlightened and nonenlightened states. They are “identity” and “nonidentity.”  (1) Identity  Just as pieces of various kinds of pottery are of the same nature in that they are made … Continue reading

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Mind as Māyā

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(Hakeda)  B. The Mind in Terms of Phenomena The Storehouse Consciousness  The Mind as phenomena (saṃsāra) is grounded on the Tathāgatagarbha. What is called the Storehouse Consciousness is that in which “neither birth nor death (nirvāṇa)” diffuses harmoniously with “birth and … Continue reading

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Thought Transmutations

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iv. 4-6 Consciousness Expansion 4.4 The “I” Consciousness expands only the Individuated Ego. The process of Individuation is ego-centered (Nirmana chittani—individualized mind-stuff) and ultimately results in bondage to material-thought constructions. Thus, all meditation practices (sadhana) that attempt to cultivate Samadhi … Continue reading

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Self-Completion

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The Yoga Sutras of Patañjali Book IV: Self-Completion In Yoga the world is Real (not illusory, as it is for example in the Vendanta). Nevertheless, although the world exists and endures, it owes this to the “ignorance” of the spirit: … Continue reading

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What a Fool Believes

The Lanka places a great premium on the nature of perceptions—what a fool believes he sees or does not see, i.e., existence or non-existence. It also reinforces again and again that the Tathagatas are free from all these discriminations, even … Continue reading

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