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Technique #4: Yathabhutam Ho

Question: The Dhyana Technique in Shoden Session # 4 has a most unusual name…Yathabhutam Ho…what does this term mean? Vajragoni: It essentially means “seeing” the nature of Reality AS IT IS (suchness, or tathata), devoid of phenomenal outflows. Question: Why … Continue reading

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Absence of Malice

The Anūnatvāpūrṇatvanirdeśaparivarta The Scripture on the Absence of Increase and the Absence of Decrease [in the Realm of Beings]. Thus I heard: At one time the Bhagavat was dwelling in Rājagr̥ha on Mount Gr̥dhrakūṭa, together with a large assembly of one … Continue reading

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Saturday Vespers

Saturday Vespers Blessed One, come to my assistance O’ Lord, make haste to help me Glory be to the Blessed Buddha and to the Divine Dharma and to the Hallowed Sangha, both now and forever and ever. Swaha. Come, Bless … Continue reading

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Ascending the Noble Mountain of Primordial Perfection

For some time now this blog has been presenting the Way of the Unborn through different modalities: Within Yogic parameters the The Yogasūtras of Patañjali and The Bhagavad Gita portray the ascetical discipline necessary in which to put to rest … Continue reading

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The Undiscovered Country: Bardo 3, Yathabhutam

One of my favorite short stories is HG Wells’ “The Country of the Blind”, first published circa 1904. In a nutshell, an explorer discovers a hidden “mystical” valley wherein all the inhabitants lack the faculty of sight. Sensing that in … Continue reading

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The Ten Stages of Mind-development

Bodhisattvahood, part 4 In Tathagata-garbha, Unborn Mind Zen, there are Ten-Stages (Bhumis) of development: 1. Awareness: seeing into the Nature of Buddhi As It Is: Yathabhutam 2. Hearing through Ears That See the Dharmadhatu: Dhammasota 3. Being perfumed with the … Continue reading

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The infusion of the Dark Light can be excruciating since all former modes of the perceptional apparatus are abandoned and one is left staring into the great abyss of their own abject poverty (sunyata), compared to the translucent majesty of … Continue reading

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