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Coming Soon: The Doctrine of Awakening

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Our next series will be an exegesis of Julius Evola’s masterful work on Early Buddhism: The Doctrine of Awakening. Of special interest for Lankavatarians is his treatment of the Ariyan Spirit, one that is reinforced through a proper understanding of … Continue reading

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One who knows does not speak, one who speaks does not know

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WHEN KNOWLEDGE WENT NORTH Knowledge wandered north Looking for Tao, over the Dark Sea, And up the Invisible Mountain. There on the mountain he met Non-Doing, the Speechless One. He inquired: “Please inform me, Sir, By what system of thought … Continue reading

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Four: The Yoga of Gnosis

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Tozen was right on the mark when he recently described Krishna as an avatar of Vishnu: Now when we look at Vishnus spiritual incarnation known as Krishna in the world and Krishna consciousness in the sambhokaya continuum, the black skin … Continue reading

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Three: The Yoga of Action

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Karma Yoga 3.1 Blessed One, if you think discernment is superior to decisive action, why do you insist that I carry out this destructive act, inquired Arjuna. 3.2 Your speech is ambiguous and clouds my reason—please tell me the best … Continue reading

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Powers of Transformation

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iii. 21-34 Transformational Capacities 3.21 Through sustained sanyama on the Rūpakaya, the Yogi is rendered indiscernible by the carnally refracted-eye of the perceiver. Perception of phenomena requires light that is filtered and refracted by the observer’s eye. The ancient Yogins … Continue reading

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Powers of Gnosis

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We have now come to the siddhis-proper, or those mystical powers assimilated from the yogic foundation provided from the perfect sanyamaic-discipline, or the techniques of applying Dhāranā, Dhyāna and Samadhi to any given phenomenal energy-field. As can be weighed from … Continue reading

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In Transit

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iii. 4-10 The Sanyama of the Moment 3.4 The Three-in-One is called Sanyama Sanyama is the synthesis between Dhāranā, Dhyāna and Samadhi. When the Illuminative Energy is released the Siddhis are born. In this fashion true gnosis on the object … Continue reading

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The Discernment Factor

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ii.26-27 Positive discrimination breaks the spell of samsara 2.26 Right Discernment is the means (upaya) of escaping the pain of samsara. Positive discrimination does not bespeak the ravenous discriminatory mind that the Lankavatara Sutra so eloquently addresses—that is negative-discrimination. Rather, … Continue reading

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Divorced from the Cross of Matter

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Vomitus Maximus Triumph of the Spirit i.24-28 The Lord of Yoga transcends the trap of temporal manifestations 1.24 The Lord of Yoga is the Self-Supreme, unaffected by any temporal hindrances and any deposits of karmic residues. Like a bird flying … 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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