Author Archives: Vajragoni

The Wonderment of the Self-Actualizing Mind

6. The Wonderment of the Self-Actualizing Mind Then the [Supreme Source], mind of perfect purity, gave this sermon [in which She declared] that the perfection of all things rests in Her (Samantabhadrī) own being: “Oh great bodhisattva, listen to these … Continue reading

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A Clarification of the Fundamental-Essence

5. A Clarification of the Fundamental-Essence After that the [Supreme Source], mind of perfect purity, instructed [Vajrasattva] in the concise meaning of the teachings about Her own being: “Oh great bodhisattva, listen! My own being is like this: Its intrinsic … Continue reading

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The Central Vigor

4. The Central Vigor Then the [Supreme Source], mind of perfect purity, gave the following talk about the Reality of the names [given] to Her own being. “Oh great bodhisattva, listen! From the primordial I am the self-originated pristine awareness. … Continue reading

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The Guru of the Inner-Ear

3. The Guru of the Inner-Ear Then the [Supreme Source], mind of perfect purity, spoke about “How I have become in the past the maker of all things:” Much prefer the translation for this from the text, The Supreme Source: … Continue reading

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By Me You Are

2. By Me You Are After that the [Supreme Source], the mind of complete purity, dwelt in what is called a contemplation (samadhi) of ‘all things emerge from Her.’ Mind Itself in Deep Contemplative-Samadhi recognizes that all things emerge from … Continue reading

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The Place where the Primordial Speaks

Art by Mara Berendt Friedman 1. The Place where the Primordial Speaks Homage to the [Supreme Source], the mind of complete purity, the victorious one! At a time this sermon was taught in the realm No-Below (Akanishtha) [where] Reality is … Continue reading

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Kulayarāja Tantra—The Motherly Buddha

Firstly, I’d like to commend Jonathan for forwarding me the link to the E. K. Neumaier-Dargyay’s translation (The Sovereign All-Creating Mind-The Motherly Buddha:A Translation of the Kun byed rgyal po’i mdo) of this majestic-work. Am most familiar with her erudite … Continue reading

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A further look at the Vijñānas

The Sagathakam posits numerous statements concerning the Vijñānas, as does the Lanka as a whole. Doing a search here at Unborn Mind Zen you will discover a rich source of connotations concerning the vijnanic system. This blog offers a further … Continue reading

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Prajñā

Image by Lori Gardi As long as there is something attained, there is so much error rising; when the Mind itself is thoroughly understood, error neither rises nor ceases. The perennial problem often with zen-adepts is that some form of … Continue reading

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Why Birth, Why Death?

Having now covered a healthy dose of this series on the Sagathakam, you may have observed that many of these gathas (verses) are repetitious in nature. It’s as if the Sagathakam is one long spiritual exercise for students of the … Continue reading

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