Now resting in the Amala-megha (Primal Consciousness) the will is no longer one’s own but Self-Will—yoked with the Great Unborn Tathatic Spirit-Mind, and as such, with the Element of Truth-Realm: Yogadhatu. The Ariyan Mind is now within the Direct-Sphere of Consecration (abhișekāvasthā). It’s like being cloaked in an Omniscient Sphere of Translucent Unborn Light. What is forthcoming is very grand indeed…the entrance and consecration into the ultimate stage, or Dharmamegha (dharma cloud). The Lankavatara Sutra describes this most marvelous mystical transformation:
“As they work their way through the easy and difficult aspects of the various stages, they finally reach the dharma cloud stage, where they dwell inside a magnificent lotus flower palace seated upon a jeweled lotus flower throne surrounded by a retinue of their fellow bodhisattvas adorned with necklaces of jewels that shine like the sun or the moon or golden champaka flowers. The great victors of the ten directions then appear before their thrones in this lotus flower palace and anoint their foreheads…” (Red Pine, pg131).
The above revelation is most profound since it portrays the incredible anointing that initiates and consecrates the Ariyan Spirit-Mind into the Tathata family. It now rests in the Deathless Center of Suchness. All is now AS SUCH in the Recollective Eye of Self-Same Essence. All That now unfolds is initiated by the Unborn Will and Tathatic-Spirit Mind. Suzuki’s translation of the Lanka describes this in the following fashion:
“And going up in succession through the stages of Bodhisattvahood one finally reaches the stage of the Dharma-Cloud (dharmamegha). After being at the stage of Dharma-Cloud, one reaches as far as the stage of Tathagatahood where the flowers of the Samadhis, powers, self-control, and psychic faculties are in bloom. After reaching here, in order to bring all beings to maturity, one shines like the moon in water, with varieties of rays of transformation. Perfectly fulfilling the ten inexhaustible vows, one preaches the Dharma to all beings according to their various understandings. As the Bodhisattva-Mahasattvas, Mahamati, have entered into suchness, they attain the body which is free from the will and thought-constructions.”
Indeed, this newfound “Immaculate Body” is the very resilient Diamond-Mind-Body as foretold in this present series; it is completely Sambhogakayic in essence, arrayed with fantastic supernatural powers (like dhāranīs , advanced siddhis and samadhis) as a magnificent Mahamanomayakaya; yet it’s very Superessential Stature is now at one with Dharmakayic ecstasy. It is the Supreme Realization of Vajropamasamādhi (The Great Samādhis of Diamond-like Wisdom). It also needs to be stressed, however, that final and unequivocal Anuttara Samyak Sambodhi will not be won until every last vestige of the Mortal Coil is sprung; meaning that successful passage through Bardo Realm Four (the Bardo of first tasting death) is complete with full translucent assurance.
The following video (final segment) of the Dharmakaya Sutra relays the Dharmakayic Rapture that ensues from the above anointment.
*This now effectively “seals” our Lankavatarian interpretation of the Bardo Realm (3) of Meditation and Deep Samadhis.