Tag Archives: Lankavatarian

Summer of the Nagas

The catalyst for this series occurred on June 1, 2017, when an old nemesis came back to haunt me. Earlier in 2010 I was on a catheter for three months due to ramifications of surgery on my spine. Thankfully, there … Continue reading

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Seeing Yathābhutam

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The Buddha’s most prominent stance was ehipassiko—come and see. Come and see, on your own, the nature of Reality (Dharmadhatu) AS IT IS, or Yathābhutam. The blog The Undiscovered Country: Bardo 3, Yathabhutam offers a nice exposition of the term. … Continue reading

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Wet and Dry

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Stefano Baldini Evola was a prolific writer and the depth of his spiritual gnosis is pretty much inexhaustible. His spiritual autobiography (The Path of Cinnabar) is just that, the growth of a mind imbued with the yearning for the undivided … Continue reading

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And Butterflies are Free to Fly…

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I Dreamed I Was A Butterfly by Alice McMahon White Chuang Tzu’s Taoism is perhaps the most profound in the Taoist Treasury; although he would be the first to state that his positionless-teaching was no form of “ism”, but rather … Continue reading

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The Hidden Elixir That Heals All Woes

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Chapters 13-21 addresses the spiritual careers of bodhisattvas accompanied with prescriptions for right conduct and proper ways in which to reverence the Lotus Sutra. Chapter 16 is unique on its own since it focuses on the vast spiritual career of … Continue reading

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The Choicest Wine: Bardo 3, The Ariyan Mind

Before undertaking a breakdown of the Ten Stages of Mind Development it is best to posit their impact in Light of the Unborn. Above all, of course, the Lankavatarian Book of the Dead is a Lankavatarian interpretation; all references to … Continue reading

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Preliminary remarks: The Lankavatarian Book of the Dead

Perhaps the greatest words that were bestowed upon me during this go-round of the diurnal spin of samsara came from my maternal grandfather: “I seldom weep at funerals, but I always find myself shedding a tear when a baby is … Continue reading

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