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The Ratnagotravibhāgaśāstra

The Ratnagotravibhāgaśāstra (Uttaratantra) is the premier śāstra, combined with its [embedded] commentary (the vyākhyā), dealing with the Tathāgatagarbha. It is the earliest systematic portrayal of the Doctrine composed circa the end of the 5th century, and it draws upon a … Continue reading

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Anūnatvāpūrṇatvanirdeśaparivarta

Birth of a Supernova by Laisk Serg The Anūnatvāpūrṇatvanirdeśaparivarta is one of the Tathāgatagarbha Scriptures; a short Mahayana Sūtra that is extant only in a Chinese translation. Its value is worth its weight in dragon pearls as even the great … Continue reading

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The Single-Taste

Chapter Seven: The Tathagatagarbha This chapter tells the story of how the Store-House of the Tathāgatas (Tathagatagarbha) is the Essence of the One True Dharma. All other dharmas partake in this one single-taste. At that time, the Elder Brahmacarya (Chastity) … Continue reading

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VS: Doctrinal Foundations

One will discover in studying the Vajrasamādhi Sūtra that by and large at its core rests the Tathāgatagarbha: The notion of tathāgatagarbha can be reduced to a simple premise: that deluded, ordinary beings possess in their very makeup the capacity to … Continue reading

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The Vajrasamādhi Sutra

Wŏnhyo Our next text for study from our sūtra-series is the Vajrasamādhi Sūtra. Firstly, a thank-you is in order for one of our readers, JB, who recently brought this magnificent text to our attention. We are also indebted to Robert … Continue reading

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To Tell the Truth

For Baby-Boomers the old TV Game-Show, To Tell the Truth, has some fond memories, in particular during its Black & White heydays from the mid-50’s into the mid-60’s. Its inception runs as follows: The show features a panel of four celebrities … Continue reading

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The True Lion’s Roar of Queen Śrīmālā (Intro)

The sutra is also known as the Śrīmālādevī Siṃhanāda Sūtra and in its abbreviated form as Śrī-mālā-sūtra ; the original author is unknown. Scholars concur that it was written in the Andhra region of South India in the third-century A.D. and … Continue reading

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(32) The Dharma Wiz of OZ

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IT cannot move, thus it is utterly dynamic [transformable]. IT ACT’s on your command and hence the Unborn mind mantra, ‘what the mind focuses on determines its reality’, proves itself at each breath or at each image you glance upon … 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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Coming Soon: The Tathāgatagarbhatārā Tantra

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Hello all. Blogging resumes again here at Unborn Mind Zen. Last year at this time work was begun presenting “The Lankavatarian Book of the Dead”, a work that essentially was an exercise in Atiyoga as the vehicle in which the … Continue reading

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