Tag Archives: Mara

Dark Night of the Spirit

II. Dark Night of the Spirit Congratulations! If you have come this far in this series and have been in spiritual earnest, then you have completed the first leg of the Noble Ascent of Primordial Perfection. You have journeyed through … Continue reading

Posted in Ascending the Noble Mountain of Primordial Perfection | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The mind of 84,000 hooks.

This is the sole gospel of Mara, the Evil One, so pay careful attention; Within each seed granted your self, there is a promise of a beautiful flower. One of completeness and bliss or even vengeance and destruction. In the … Continue reading

Posted in Spirituality, Tozen Teaching, Zen | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Towards a Psychology of the Māras, Part I

             The Sacred India Tarot At the outset here one needs to be aware that the context in which Māra(s) is spoken is mythic in scope. Far more than any cognitively-based amalgams of collective-experiences shared … Continue reading

Posted in Māra and Satan | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Etymology of the Evil Ones

Evil is wide and prevalent in our Saha-World. Unlike the Truth, it assumes an endless array of faces and embeds itself unmercifully in all the assorted-affairs of sentient beings. The dominant Western and Eastern terms for these faces of evil … Continue reading

Posted in Māra and Satan | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Coming Soon: Māra and Satan

On Ash Wednesday, February 18th, roughly 1.2 Billion across the globe will be ushering-in the season of Lent. One of the passages from scripture that always begins this solemn season, is the one in which Jesus is tempted by Satan … Continue reading

Posted in Māra and Satan | Tagged , , , , , , | 5 Comments

(36) A Timeless Lesson

timeless lesson

A perfect teaching cannot ever be spoken, yet the great Buddha, once awakened fully [to the principle], while holding a firm position within the luminous root of bodhi, moved his mouth and smiled, offering us direct entrance into this marvelous … Continue reading

Posted in The Dragon Mind of Zen Tarot | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

(30) The Cosmic Battle

CosmicBattle2

A great battle takes place within you, sometimes you become painfully aware of this war and sometimes it seems so far away that you hardly notice it. Yet, it is an ongoing war that takes place in a dry wasteland … Continue reading

Posted in The Dragon Mind of Zen Tarot | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

(13) Mara

mara

In Buddhism and many other religions, Mara symbolizes that collective and obstructive dark force generated by dark desires and ignorance of all sentient beings. It is often a matter of speech to denote Mara as a “he”, but Mara can … Continue reading

Posted in The Dragon Mind of Zen Tarot | Tagged , , , , , | 15 Comments

The Spiritual Phasmid

DSC_1328

Mara is the greatest predator of all. This beast, as I described it in the Dharmakaya Sutra, literally lives and grows on the power of a divided and misdirected Spirit; the latter being one most beautiful jewel. One that against … Continue reading

Posted in Tozen Teaching | Tagged , , , , , | 11 Comments

Christmas joke and a Happy New Year

Buddhism-Devil

How do you know when Mara got you in one of his 50 false enlightenments? As your body dies, he pops up before you and goes; Hey, congratulations you are free – NOT! (Laughs) Merry Christmas and Happy New Year … Continue reading

Posted in Tozen Teaching, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 10 Comments