Memoirs of a Lankavatarian

The Unborn Mind adept maintains exceptionally high standards, wherein the concepts of ‘success’ and ‘failure’ hold entirely novel connotations. Conventional ‘success’, such as that achieved by a film star, businessman, or best-selling author, appears particularly detrimental to him, as it merely entails succumbing to the world’s foolishness and forfeiting the potential for true insight–or the breeding ground for pure intuition.

The primary objective of an adept is to demonstrate the fallacy of the notion that man is inherently free. In reality, man is born into a state of bondage that is considerably more debasing and demoralizing than the deprivation of social freedom. These chains are those of monotony and futility. In the absence of a structured regimen to provide direction and rescue him from his own lack of direction, man is rendered insignificant.

A religion like Christianity, according to the true adept, posits that each of its teachings possesses dual interpretations. Concepts such as Christ the Redeemer, Heaven and Hell, and Original Sin can be comprehended in a literal, tangible manner – the interpretation commonly embraced by the majority of Christians. However, they can also be understood in a more abstract, spiritual sense, which proves to be perplexing for the average individual, akin to grasping the essence of an invisible entity. While the adept perceives the literal interpretation as nothing more than a concoction of mythical stories, the spiritual interpretation retains its inherent validity.

This positions him firmly within the ranks of the adherents of the Lankavatara Sutra, whose teachings are primarily intended for the Maha-Bodhisattvas, rather than the puthujjanas, or the less capable (Worldlings), who are unwilling to relinquish the illusions of their own comfort zone and will never be aligned with Buddha-gnosis. Also, the Buddha’s original teachings were not intended for the general populace, but solely for the ariya (noble), or those who are attuned to the very spirit that leads to Noble Self-realization. This was the Doctrine of the Buddha – the Noble Path of Buddha gnosis, the very foundation of the Four Noble Truths themselves. Regrettably, this “Noble” truth has been diluted to such an extent that the Buddha and his teachings have been reduced to a mere focus on the psychophysical needs of puthajjanas who wallow in their misery, seeking only to indulge in their emotions and remaining wholly inattentive to the true essence of the Buddhadharma. They are not even being presented with a diluted version, but rather a Non-version of what the Buddha taught for Noble Self-realization.

Buddhism is characterized by a clear and crystalline path, devoid of dogmatic theories or rigid religious regulatory thought-patterns that hinder one’s ability to perceive the truth. This truth, which transcends all calcified belief systems, can only be comprehended by the Mind adept through devoted observation, without the assistance of external agencies that obscure the Real with weak and superfluous patterns of moralized injunctions. The term “compassion” is a prime example of a contemporary concept that has been distorted from its original meaning in the context of the Dharma. Its current usage has diluted its significance, rendering it a weakened and sickly version of its true essence. This is particularly problematic when it is used to describe bodhicitta, the awakened Buddha-mind. In its authentic form, bodhicitta is the Dharmakayic Element within man, a powerful force that is far from weak or sentimental. Maha-bodhicitta is the great and Enlightened Mind-Stream of the Tathagatas, and the realization of this essence is what makes one a True-Stream-Enterer.

The Deathless Unborn Mind is impervious to the born, the created, and the conceived, and it offers the promise of deathlessness. However, beware of the road towards ‘pantheistic promiscuity’ that mars the quest for the Unborn. Don’t be fooled by those who cling to ‘pseudo-mysticisms’ and confuse momentary-experiential sensations with true Buddha-gnosis. Only through hard-core Buddha-gnosis can you achieve clarity of Mind and avoid the flimsy short-lived naturalistic episodes of the clouded-mind. Don’t mistake astral-impressions for the Imageless surety of the Unborn. Today’s New-Age philosophies are mere puff-balls that lack any Substantial Essence of the One and Absolute. To realize the Unborn, one must follow the path of ‘Strict Ascesis’ and embrace the hard-won awakening of the Noble Ones.

Christ, Nietzsche, and Buddha all espoused the same fundamental teaching: to become one’s own master and strive for perfection.

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