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Ascending the Bhūmis

SEVEN: ASCENDING THE BHŪMIS As the garbha-child lay contemplating the awe and beauty of Arya Tārā’s Noble Dharma-Realm, Blessed Vajradhara appeared and produced a Ten-Prong Vajra—one with his face materializing at its hub… The bodhichild began to reach out towards this shining ideation as Vajradhara’s face smiled approvingly; as he did so the Vajra began to vibrate at an incalculable speed as it displayed a wide-array of colors… As if on cue, Mahasiddha Acintapa Read more [...]

The Generation of the Bodhibindu

SIX: THE GENERATION OF THE BODHIBINDU Beloved and Immaculate Arya Tārā is the Sacred Vessel through which the Buddha-potential originates and is nurtured. She is ARYA—the Noble Liberator—and her Blessed Bodhi-Womb—GARBHA—houses the Self-Liberating activity. Like a mother she knows her children’s potential as Buddha-nature, and her activity as the Holy Matrix houses the Primordial Wisdom (Prajñā) that removes the veil of ignorance from all future children destined for Tathagatahood. Read more [...]

The Mandala of the Holy Matrix

FIVE: THE MAṆḌALA OF THE HOLY MATRIX From the center of the Heart of Suchness, Mahasiddha Acintapa’s spirit invoked the Holy Mantra that empowered him to transform into the Blessed Vajradhara himself:  - OM SARVA TATHAGATA KAYAVAKCITIA VAJRA SVABHAVA ATMAKO AHAM-  Light beheld Unborn Light as the three Vajra bodies, united in Spirit’s Suchness, celebrated the Divine and Undivided Aveum point:  Like a drop of Essence on the tip of the Lord’s finger, the enraptured voice Read more [...]

Riding the Wave

FOUR: RIDING THE WAVE  Enraptured in deep samādhis during the revelatory action of the Lord’s discourse within the resplendent spiritual plane of Sambhogakāya, Acintapa the Mahasiddha was abruptly roused from his reverie when the Blessed Vajradhara extracted him, like a tiny insect, from the pore of his luminous skin. Mahasiddha Acintapa’s manomakaya-body then expanded to the same relative-size of the Five Dhyanī Buddha’s Maṇḍala and gradually came to rest above and parallel Read more [...]

The Mandala of the Five Dhyanī Buddhas

THREE: THE MAṆḌALA OF THE FIVE DHYANĪ BUDDHAS  Then the Lord discoursed upon the Five Skandhas.  “Like an infernal Black Sun nailed to the dark fabric of space, *Mara’s Malignant Five hurl- forth their accursed aggregations of the no-self:  The Demons of Form, (Rupa) crawling along like concretized-crabs leaving their sensorial impressions where’re they creep…  The Demons of Sensation (Vendana), fumbling about upon weak-perceptional limbs, judging what’re they Read more [...]

The Cardinal Dynamism of the Unborn

TWO: THE CARDINAL DYNAMISM OF THE UNBORN        Vajradhara Buddha addressed Vajarpanī:  “Noble Bodhisattva, attend well to this instruction! The Unborn Mind is the All-Creative Sovereign—the cardinal-dynamism of all created spheres and organisms.  “This cardinal-dynamism is the non-conceptual and primordial void-focus that presently manifests as teacher, teaching, timeless-place, marvelous retinue—all these have emerged from me as the Perfect-Void-Setting. Whatever Read more [...]

The Descent of Adi-Buddha Samantabhadra

  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 ears…  Verily, I take refuge in the Sacred Sangha, for its Holy Community bears an immutable character—unstained by skandhic body or mind. Part One: Generation One: The Descent of Adi-Buddha Samantabhadra Thus have I heard Read more [...]

Refuge and Sacred Empowerment

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 for Divine Union. I take Refuge in Blessed Arya Tārā in the Spirit of the Buddha as the stainless illumination of the Unborn Mind I take refuge in Blessed Arya Tārā in the Spirit of the Dharma as the Sacred Teachings of the Sugatas I Read more [...]

Foundations: The Tathāgatagarbhatārā Tantra

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 imbues ordinary mind with a sacred quality. Although this reconstruction of the normal channels of consciousness is by no means an easy affair. One can easily get burned in the practice of Tantra. Unless one’s karma is somehow Read more [...]

Coming Soon: The Tathāgatagarbhatārā Tantra

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 “Bardo” experience was examined through the singular lens of the Ten Advanced Stages of Mind Development. The present developing work is primarily an exercise in Mahāyoga, a little spin into Tantric-Space wherein the aspiring Mind-adept witnesses the Consecration Read more [...]
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