Author Archives: Vajragoni

Mind at Large

Aldous Huxley’s (1894-1963) best known works are Brave New World, written in 1931, a favorite time-frame of mine since it was the same year that Bela Lugosi’s Dracula and Boris Karloff’s Frankenstein were released; The Perennial Philosophy in 1945, and … Continue reading

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LSD and Psychedelic Buddhism

GREEN BUDDHA Ed Paschke, 2000 The motivation behind presenting this series first occurred while doing research on Lama Anagarika Govinda and Dr.Timothy Francis Leary, contrasting their views on the potential of psychedelic drugs and whether or not they are beneficial … Continue reading

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Primordial Darkness Retreat

Since ancient times darkness has been utilized as a vehicle bringing healing and wholeness and strength in spirit. Labyrinthine structures of many diverse cultures were constructed for purposes of leading adepts into a dark interior-journey, meandering at first, but eventually … Continue reading

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I It Am

I it am The greatness and goodness of the Father I it am The wisdom and kindness of the Mother I it am The light and grace that is all blessed love I it am I it am, the Trinity … Continue reading

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A Darkness Visible

Milton’s striking metaphor in Paradise Lost, the oxymoron Darkness Visible, is unparalleled in referring light (lumen) itself to something like a hellish tomb of veritable blackness. Robert J. Edgeworth in his essay entitled, Milton’s ‘Darkness Visible’ and ‘Aeneid’ 7, writes: … Continue reading

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A Compendium of the Mahayana: Asanga’s Mahayanasamgraha and Its Indian and Tibetan Commentaries

For those so inclined, this massive volume is well worth considering: Details: The Mahāyānasamgraha, published here with its Indian and Tibetan commentaries in three volumes, presents virtually everything anybody might want to know about the Yogācāra School of mahāyāna Buddhism. … Continue reading

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Spiritual Friendships

Truly let us praise the joy of companionship! Better or equal ones should be chosen as friends. If these are not found, living blamelessly, one should live alone, like the horn of a rhinoceros. While emphasizing the element of solitude, … Continue reading

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Time is Short

There is sporting & love in the midst of companions, & abundant fondness for offspring. Feeling disgust at the prospect of parting from those who’d be dear, wander alone like a rhinoceros. Perhaps there’s no greater emotion experienced of having … Continue reading

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Intrusions!

When amidst companions one is approached with requests in the house, and where one stands, walks or wanders. Seeking independence which is undesired by others, one should live alone, like the horn of a rhinoceros. Interruptions are the assassins of … Continue reading

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A Deer Tale

As an unbound deer in the forest seeks a feeding-place when it wills, wise, seeking independence, one should live alone, like the horn of a rhinoceros. We have a lot of wandering deer foraging for food in my area, particularly … Continue reading

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