Posts Tagged ‘Dark Night of the Senses’

Ascending the Noble Mountain of Primordial Perfection

For some time now this blog has been presenting the Way of the Unborn through different modalities: Within Yogic parameters the The Yogasūtras of Patañjali and The Bhagavad Gita portray the ascetical discipline necessary in which to put to rest the appetite for carnal things within which the Unborn can be approached freely and unobstructed. The Lankavatarian Book of the Dead, The Tathāgatagarbhatārā Tantra, and Notes from the Iron Stupa comprises a Tantric Trilogy which encompasses Atiyoga, Read more [...]

The Living Midnight

VII. The Living Midnight It is said that Great beings are born at the midnight hour. In ancient China there was talk of the “Living Midnight” that promoted the dark principle which instantly could dispel the false light of any day or night, symbolizing that it is in the minds perfect silence that your spirit is ready to meet its own true self-- Tozen In gradually perfecting the technique of turning-around-the-light, one’s ordinary-life responsibilities need not be neglected. When Read more [...]

The Muni

2.54 Arjuna addressed the Blessed One, “O’ Lord, what is the transcendent sign that we may recognize someone who is always in deep-samādhis? What would be the signs in his speech, his silent gaze, and in his movements that would attest to this Noble recognition?  2.55 Arjuna, when all sensate desires have shriveled-up; when the yogin is wholly content in the Unborn-Self alone; rest assured that he/she has reached the summit of Noble Self-Perfection.  Resting serenely in the stillness Read more [...]

Stages of Samādhi

Stages of Samādhi i.17-18 There are varying degrees of samādhic attention 1.17 (Samprajnata Samadhi) distinguishing objective-meditative stimuli via four cognitive tools: through form (gross level); through discriminative participation on more subtle levels; through inspirational means leading to a state of bliss; through direct sublimational identification, I-AM-NESS. The beginning of this series established Yoga as Samādhi; now we have arrived at a junction wherein the stages of samādhi Read more [...]
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