Tag Archives: Prajñā

Having Faith in the Tathāgata-garbha

Within this series we have encountered the seven Vajra-points that essentially constitutes the main leitmotiv of the Ratnagotravibhāgaśāstra, which is the core make-up and teachings of the Tathāgata-garbha: Takasaki: § 1. The Superiority of Faith over Other Virtues in Regard … Continue reading

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The Dharmakaya of the Buddhadharma

15. Q: It states in The Vaipulya Sutra that there are five kinds of Dharmakaya: The Dharmakaya of the Absolute; the Dharmakaya of merit; the Dharmakaya of the Dharma-nature; the Dharmakaya of Infinite Transformations; and the Dharmakaya of voidness. Which … Continue reading

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Coming in March 2016: Korean Sŏn

Sŏn is the Korean pronunciation of the Sanskrit, Dhyāna. Sŏn is also comparable with samādhi although it takes on a different connotation from our usual rendering. Tsung-mi expounds that it is a comprehensive equation for both samādhi and prajña. Sŏn’s … Continue reading

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This great mystery called Mind

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When pursuing your Minds true nature, what you review as precious experience born out of decades of trial and error, is all but an illusion. Unborn Mind, primordial Mind, uncreated Mind, your true nature, cannot be bargained with, pleaded with, … Continue reading

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The Generation of the Bodhibindu

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  SIX: THE GENERATION OF THE BODHIBINDU Beloved and Immaculate Arya Tārā is the Sacred Vessel through which the Buddha-potential originates and is nurtured. She is ARYA—the Noble Liberator—and her Blessed Bodhi-Womb—GARBHA—houses the Self-Liberating activity. Like a mother she knows … Continue reading

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Tozen: Dharma from the other shore…3

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  Master, please explain the difference between Enlightenment and practice [of it],…and the difference between Prajna and Prana?” “I am busy doing exactly that! Don´t you have eyes and ears? “What do you mean?” ” The hand cuts, and the … Continue reading

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Foundations: The Tathāgatagarbhatārā Tantra

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  The Vajrayana essentially follows the old principle of hermetic magic, ‘as above so below’. By manipulating the mundane consciousness, it effectively induces change on the spiritual level. By reconstructing the mundane environment as a reflection of the Enlightened Mind, … Continue reading

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Proclamation of the Bodhi-Dharma

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    (Wong Mou-Lam)  Learned Audience, when we use Prajñā for introspection we are illumined within and without, and in a position to know our own mind. To know our mind is to obtain liberation. To obtain liberation is to … Continue reading

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Walk like a Tathāgata

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  (Wong Mou-Lam) “Learned Audience, in this system of mine one Prajñā produces eighty-four thousand ways of wisdom, since there are that number of ‘defilements’ for us to cope with; but when one is free from defilements, wisdom reveals itself, … Continue reading

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Prajñā-pāramitā

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  (Yampolsky)  “What is prajñā?  Prajñā is wisdom (chih-hi). When at all times successive thoughts contain no ignorance, and you always practice wisdom, this is known as the practice of prajñā. If but one instant of thought contains ignorance, then prajñā is cut … Continue reading

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