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(13) Mara

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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

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Refuge

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This is another excerpt from the 1909 work, The Path of Light. By today’s standards the language is archaic, yet unlike today’s standards it has not been intellectualized and neutered and watered-down from its full import; yes, there was a … Continue reading

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The Descent of Adi-Buddha Samantabhadra

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  The Tathāgatagarbhatārā Tantra Verily, I take refuge in the Buddha, for imageless is the Tathagata—who cannot be seen by mortal eyes…  Verily, I take refuge in the Buddhadharma, for unutterable is its Holy Doctrine—it cannot be heard by mortal … Continue reading

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Refuge and Sacred Empowerment

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It is customary to approach a Sacred Tantra by invoking Spiritual Refuge and Spiritual Empowerment, both tools that help to prepare and protect the adept’s spirit/mind from all harm; procure an inner-cleansing, as well as opening the channels of discernment … Continue reading

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Taking Refuge

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  Receiving the signless precepts through the recitation of the three refuges (Yampolsky) “Having finished repentance, I shall give you the formless precepts of the three refuges.” The Master said: “Good friends, ‘take refuge in enlightenment [the Buddha], the most honored … Continue reading

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