Posts Tagged ‘Dark Contemplation’

Dark Contemplation

Contemplation in the Great Perfection of the Unborn Mind entails simply resting in the Natural Primordial Order. This has nothing to do with any form of meditation that is induced through any mental activities of the carnal mind. To the contrary, it is the total abeyance of discursive thought movement by being at one with the Unborn thus stilling all former cognitive operations. It needs to be stated unequivocally that this contemplation is as different from meditation as chalk is to cheese. Read more [...]

Black Star Dharmakaya

Laura Iverson Be attuned with the transmission of the essential non-practice, the Black Star Dharmakaya, who is the teacher in eternity. Self-originated and Unborn, the teachings of this Black Star can never be exhausted or diminished since It is not subjected to substantiality. Just remain non-fixated far and removed from any causal matters or conditioned responses to any secondary dharmatas that can never lift a finger before the eternal flame of the Unborn. This is the ultimate in being Self-sufficient, Read more [...]

The Way of Negation

Apophaticism is employed as a Way of Nothingness, not in a morose and nihilistic fashion, but simply as a vehicle that points to what is ineffable. In Christian parlance it bespeaks the unknowable qualities of the Godhead; the best way to come to this understanding is to UN-know all nominal paradigms and thus come to the Absolute under Its own terms—THAT which is devoid and self-empty of all knowable constructs. In Buddhism this Way is engaged as śūnyatā, also one of self-emptying but not Read more [...]

Further Lamentations

Pierced by the Dark Ray of Infused Contemplation, the adept sees no immediate remedy from the awful desolate landscape which presents itself. Recollecting past spiritual gains only intensifies the grief of its loss. Advanced adepts who have entered into the Dark Night of the Spirit and who have accumulated past merit, experience tremendous grief in the sudden and all-encompassing realization of just how far removed they are from such former consolations. They despair of never being able to regain Read more [...]

In the Belly of the Beast

The spiritual-death that the adept incurs in the Dark Night of the Spirit is like joining Old Jonah in the Belly of the Whale. Yet the adept must continue to abide in this dark-confining tomb until the Dark Ray of Infused Contemplation has completed its task and the great day of ascension dawns. What the adept most acutely experiences during this confinement is that even spiritual agencies have abandoned him. On the relative plane even close friends and associations have departed and no longer Read more [...]

Infused Contemplation

The Dark Night of the Spirit is an inflowing of the Unborn Spirit. It purges the Unborn Mind adept of all imperfections, both natural, psychophysical and spiritual. This is known by contemplatives as “Infused Contemplation”. This is also when celestial agencies transmit secret gnosis and perfects the adept in the Unitive Way of the Unborn. The adept does not move an inch nor is required to use the reasoning faculty. All natural faculties are now subdued in order to receive the Dark Contemplation Read more [...]

Preparation for the Ascent

Contemplating Mind (Han-shan Te-Ch’ing (1546-1623) Look upon the body as unreal, An image in a mirror, Or the reflection of the moon in water. Contemplate the mind as formless, Yet bright and pure. Not a single thought arising, Empty, yet perceptive, Still, yet illuminating, Complete like the Great Emptiness, Containing all that is wonderful. Neither going out nor coming in, Without appearances or characteristics, Countless skillful means Arise out of one mind. Read more [...]