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The Elixir of Life: Bardo 1, Part 5

The equation, Spirit-Mind-Body, is in actuality an ancient alchemical formula. Together they forge the alignment that accounts for the proper and holistic flow for the elixir of Primordial Bodhi. In a very real sense they are a reflection of the Trikayic Bodies of the Buddha: Dharmakaya, Sambhogakaya, and Nirmanakaya. The ancient Tibetans were fully aware of this formulation and were able to incorporate it into The Tibetan Book of the Dead. One can see the inherent wisdom in this as these elemental quotients correlate the Supreme Principle that is never static or frozen in any one state, but a constant and vibrant flow of bodhipower: the fluidity of Spirit that is manifested on the Visionary plane and concretized into a unit of transformational elasticity, or Vehicle (Body) enroute to its Pure Mind Self-realization; a true cosmic play of the elementals curving back and forth across the deathless dimension of the unborn. The Daoist factor comes into play when the cognizance dawns that the inner-channel of communication, or working relationship between these elementals is the Primordial Qi—that essential life-force energy that keeps the interaction in motion. If the Qi is hindered or blocked in any way, as relayed through my own experience in the previous post, then breakdown occurs that inhibits proper bodhi-flow and general well-being. Primordial Qigong is one modality that can keep the play of the primordial elements in check. read more

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