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Entering the Garbha-Self

Number Twelve is the flagship chapter for the Mahāparinirvāṇasūtra; it further details the True Nature of the Self and then highlights its salvific context as, “After hearing this sutra one thereupon understands that all living beings possess Buddha-nature, and this … Continue reading

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Something Rare

Chapter Three: Lamentations (Charles Patton translation): For a moment not long after Cunda had gone, the ground then shook and quaked in six ways. And on up to the Brahma realms. It was also again so. There were two earthquakes. … Continue reading

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Free and Marvelous

Chapter Two: On Cunda At that time there was present among the congregation an upasaka who was the son of an artisan of this fortress town of Kusinagara. Cunda was his name. He was there with his comrades, fifteen in … Continue reading

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The Pure Zen of the Tathagatas

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A layman asked: “Though Zen is said to be transmitted outside the scriptures and not through words, there are many more incidents of monks questioning teachers and inquiring of the Way than in the teaching sects. How can Zen be … Continue reading

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A Hard Day’s Night

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Deep looks upon Deep as the Singular-Whole, And all External Associations are rendered Mute. The ten-thousand things coalesce with Essential-Sameness, You and the Dharmakaya are strangers no more. When opposites contract into undivided singularity, The long days of comparison are … Continue reading

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(2) No Birth, No Death

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If your true self is Un-born it will not experience death. Thus… There is no true birth, there is no true death. Only imagined and experienced as very real through the awesome force of the Unborn Mind that is caught … Continue reading

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Egoless Action

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3.27 The clouded-mind wearing the false-face of egotism thinks that it is the doer; in actuality the discharge of the three gunas initiates all natural-activities. The three gunas (calmness, restlessness, inertia) is the natural instigator of activity. The egotist believes … Continue reading

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Oblations

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Yajna 3.9 Wordly bondage occurs when actions are initiated for personal-material gain. Therefore, Arjuna, in your labors remain unattached and offer spiritual yajna as an inner-oblation utterly free from any attachment. Paramahansa Yogananda sheds great light on the meaning of … Continue reading

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Two: The Yoga of Discernment

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The Unborn is Indestructible Arjuna remains crumpled-up in defeated fashion with a long, forlorn frown on his face; Krishna, the Divine Avatar of Immortal Consciousness, addresses him thus: 2.2 Why do you act cowardly, especially in this time of your … Continue reading

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Recurring Impressions; Dharmamegha Samādhi

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iv. 27-30 Recurring Impressions/Dharmamegha Samādhi 4.27 The subliminal impressions stored in the Alaya-receptacle can rise again due to lapses in the Recollective Resolve. When the yogin neglects to maintain the Recollective Resolve, habitual triggers will set into motion again the … Continue reading

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