Monthly Archives: August 2013

Tozen: The path of a good zen-buddhist

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  The path of a good zen-buddhist demands an equal measure of grit, talent and luck. Without the hard introductory work and basics of making the monkey mind go quiescent, we will not be able to notice the essence of … Continue reading

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The Descent of Adi-Buddha Samantabhadra

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  The Tathāgatagarbhatārā Tantra Verily, I take refuge in the Buddha, for imageless is the Tathagata—who cannot be seen by mortal eyes…  Verily, I take refuge in the Buddhadharma, for unutterable is its Holy Doctrine—it cannot be heard by mortal … Continue reading

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Refuge and Sacred Empowerment

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It is customary to approach a Sacred Tantra by invoking Spiritual Refuge and Spiritual Empowerment, both tools that help to prepare and protect the adept’s spirit/mind from all harm; procure an inner-cleansing, as well as opening the channels of discernment … 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, it … 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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