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The Four Wisdoms

28. Q: It’s stated that the eight consciousnesses are turned into the Four Wisdoms, and then the Four Wisdoms bind together forming the trikaya; which, then, of these eight states will pool together to form one Buddha-wisdom and then, which … Continue reading

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The Yoga of Ratnasambhava

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1.0 Ratnasambhava is the Matrix of the Jewel The Ratna-family houses the Jewel of the Tri-Ratna, wherein the Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha are the Sacred Refuge whose three-fold character Awakens, Enlightens, and Sustains the Dharma-element in sentient beings. 2.0 The … Continue reading

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Ratnasambhava’s Vase Empowerment

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In the past, we were mind-created spiritual beings, nourished by joy. We soared through space, self-luminous and in imperishable beauty. We thus remained for long periods of time…( Aggañña-Sutta) Entranced, Ernst Schäfer fell into a subterranean mind-stupor and found himself … Continue reading

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Ratnasambhava—the Magician of the Foundation

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The two Nazis attempted to decipher the ancient text’s opening mantra:  *A YAM RAM MAM KHAM DRUM DU  {*Mantra of the Five-Elemental-Buddhas}  As they mumbled through the mantra phonetically, the Bonpos immediately recognized its significance and began to openly chant … Continue reading

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Ratnasambhava Rising

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Today’s accompanying image reveals Ratnasambhava at the center of the action so to speak, where Vairocana or Akṣhobhya are usually depicted. They are still present here, yet in the background, as Ratnasambhava is now dominant and holding the ritual bell … Continue reading

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The Mandala of the Five Dhyanī Buddhas

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THREE: THE MAṆḌALA OF THE FIVE DHYANĪ BUDDHAS  Then the Lord discoursed upon the Five Skandhas.  “Like an infernal Black Sun nailed to the dark fabric of space, *Mara’s Malignant Five hurl- forth their accursed aggregations of the no-self:  The Demons … Continue reading

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Eremitical Dhyani Meditations

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Over the course of living the Lankavatarian eremitical lifestyle, I have been discerning the value of developing a type of monastic-rhythm to the day. A good rule of thumb is to pay homage to the Five Dhyani Buddhas. Their transforming … Continue reading

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High Noon: Bardo 3, Ratnasambhava

It’s been said that “High Noon”, or mid-day, highlights the Mark of Equanimity. There are no shadows. Everything is emblazoned with the same homogeneous-light. As the good book says, “His Sun shineth on both good and bad alike.” Such is … Continue reading

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