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The Yoga of Amitabha

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1.0 Amitabha is the Matrix of the Blessed Lotus The Padma (Lotus) Family houses the Sacred Jewel (Bodhi-Pearl) of Transcendent Wisdom. 1.1 Its mantra is OM MANI PADME HUM Praise to the Mani-Pearl in the Lotus. The closing “HUM” is … Continue reading

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Transcending Karma

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4.16 Even the greatest of spiritual sojourners’ become erratic when distinguishing between action and inaction. Yet, I will reveal to you what true-action is that will empower you to transcend all evil. Even those who have encountered the spiritual heights … Continue reading

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Arjuna’s Despondent Dilemma

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Arjuna see’s before him a forest of familiar faces: uncles, cousins, grandfathers, teachers and counselors, and familiar friends—all arrayed before him who certainly will be slain at his command. So, he grows very despondent as he cries-out to Krishna: 1.28-29 … Continue reading

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Some Limitations

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Completion of Book III iii. 50-55 Avoidance of Spiritual Downfalls 3.50 Dispassion towards the Siddhic Powers must be assured lest the yogin succumb to the pride of a grandiose spirit. Our series on The Śūrańgama Sūtra forewarned what would befall … Continue reading

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Diamond-hard Compactness

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iii. 46-49 Spirit-Body Ascending 3.46 The Diamond Body has an adamantine hue that harnesses strength. As the yogin steadily advances in practice, each cell of the body is refined in the fire of spiritual-perfection. The yogin’s body is now a … Continue reading

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Ascending the Physical

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iii. 38-45 Ascending the Rūpakaya 3.38 Liberation from bondage to the Rūpakaya, the yogin is freed to merge with another mind-essence. Freed from exclusive samsaric incarceration, the citta has the ability to link with the subtle nerve-channels (nadis) of another … Continue reading

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Powers of Spirit

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Blue Medicine Buddha by Sally Gradle iii. 35-37 Spiritual Gnosis 3.35 A bifurcation exists between puruṣa (spirit) and the phenomenal worlds. Objective formalities exist only for utilization by the spiritually advanced yogin. Even for the advanced yogin/yogini corporeal bondage will … Continue reading

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Powers of Transformation

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iii. 21-34 Transformational Capacities 3.21 Through sustained sanyama on the Rūpakaya, the Yogi is rendered indiscernible by the carnally refracted-eye of the perceiver. Perception of phenomena requires light that is filtered and refracted by the observer’s eye. The ancient Yogins … Continue reading

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Powers of Gnosis

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We have now come to the siddhis-proper, or those mystical powers assimilated from the yogic foundation provided from the perfect sanyamaic-discipline, or the techniques of applying Dhāranā, Dhyāna and Samadhi to any given phenomenal energy-field. As can be weighed from … Continue reading

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Fusion

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iii. 3. First-range Samadhi 3.3 Total Mind Absorption Swami Venkatesananda translates this sutra as: When the field of observation and the observing intelligence merges as if their own form is abolished and the total intelligence shines as the sole substance … Continue reading

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