The Shining Ones

Chapter: 1, Sub-Chapter: 4

  1. Now, Praise and Salutations to The Shining Ones. Theirs is the dominion of the Spiritual Life. Through their magnanimous efforts hidden Buddha-gnosis is revealed to those who are worthy to receive it.
  2. Maintaining spiritual union with them incurs many auspicious rewards. The Pinnacle of THATNESS is hard to reach and near impossible to grasp; yet in their august company IT becomes Self-realized.
  3. The Dharmadhatu is everywhere present although it is unattainable through meditative practices and by enduring excessive austerities.
  4. In searching for IT many purported spiritual practitioners—experts in their field—become easily deceived and lost in their vanity. For those who claim to have exalted visions and mystical revelations, they too are easily blinded. Indeed, the very action of searching misses the mark of THATNESS which is the closest thing to one’s heart of hearts.
  5. The early morning sunlight reflects the delicate threads of a spider’s web—yea, even minute particles of atomic-matter, but it can never detect the Dharmadhatu.
  6. It is only when all discriminatory thought is dispelled, along with exhaustive logical arguments, when THAT which is already one’s own becomes revealed.
  7. Yea, even the wondrous serpent-king Shesha—the one who is said to uphold the very world itself while displaying its one-thousand mouths—is rendered totally exhausted in its vain attempt to designate the nature of THATNESS.
  8. The Vedas with its incomparable knowledge on the nature of everything, falls-flat when attempting to classify the Dharmadhatu.
  9. The Dharmadhatu is Self-realized through one’s own experience in the company of the Shining Ones. Yea, the significance of their supernal company is ultimately ineffable.
  10. Maya’s breath spawns limitless weird forms and manner of expressions, but it is powerless to describe anything about the True Nature of Dharmadhatu. Only the Shining Ones, in singular-fashion, can point to the imageless-way of realizing THAT which transcends all illusions.
  11. The Dharmadhatu can never be conveyed through words and the Shining Ones themselves are of the same imageless constituents as Dharmadhatu. Hence, keeping company with them is a great wordless endeavor.
  12. The Shining Ones bespeak the tranquility of liberation; thus, contentment with one’s True Self is the root of the matter. They expand upon the fruitfulness of devotion. Such ARE the Shining Ones.
  13. The Shining Ones are the essence of True Religion itself—hence one’s Self-religion. They breed eternal contentment—the sacred reservoir of pureness and peace.
  14. That which cannot be observed in the three times and planes (material, astral, spiritual) and is incapable of being made known in the Vedas and Upanishads is THAT of Absolute Reality—The Parabrahman or Unborn. This is only Self-realized through the revelations of the Shining Ones. Such is their glory and magnitude.
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