Posts Tagged ‘demons’

The Dynamis of Evil

In Ephesians 6:12, Paul writes: …we are not contending against flesh and blood, but against the principalities (archas), against the powers (exousias), against the world rulers (kosmokratoras), of this present darkness, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in heavenly places. In line with this verse, Satan is known as the ‘prince and power of the air’, ‘ruler of demons’, the ‘ruler of the world’, and the ‘god of this age.’ The prince and power of the air suggests that Satan’s Read more [...]

Dark Buddha

"It is said that one who practices the Way will remove obstructing demons. If one simply practices zazen and doesn't chant sacred words from sutras, by what grace will he remove these obstructions?"  Bassui: "A robber does not break into the home of a poor child. The cave of demons and heretics, on the other hand, is rich with human egos and analytical thoughts. Clearly seeing into one's nature is called practice, and the seat that puts an end to analytical thoughts is called zazen. When Read more [...]

Amitabha’s Lotus and Skull-Cup Empowerment

He couldn’t believe it was happening! Not again! But sure enough, after being protected and comforted with the arrival of Pandaravasini, Schäfer found himself in a similar predicament when his body was being decapitated by the demons; but this time it involved a Wrathful-Form of Pandaravasini, as she transformed from a beautiful and enticing woman into a grotesque and terrifying shape of an angry-red Dakini who wasted no time in performing what she set-out to do. Yet, this time it was somehow Read more [...]

(30) The Cosmic Battle

A great battle takes place within you, sometimes you become painfully aware of this war and sometimes it seems so far away that you hardly notice it. Yet, it is an ongoing war that takes place in a dry wasteland of no true light. On one side you find that Mara continuously seeks to keep dividing your spirit, as to gain the creating power from your mind and live on, as presumed gods and demons of good and evil. On the other side, you find the dharma protectors who seek to unify Read more [...]

Position-less

When the Terrible-Twos are no more, Where’s the Demon Head of the One to be found? In the Unborn Mind, There is no need for standardization in any form. Equanimity is the point of arriving where you have never left. The harried-heads of the demons are forever gone. Mind-vacillation stops Its vicarious twists and turns. Right-faith is sharing-in the very vivifying-Mind of the Tathagatas. When the Two are slain the Head of the One likewise rests on the silver plate of Victory. Read more [...]

(19) Like an Eagle

Relaxed… But focused… Like an eagle in the sky… With its clear and observant eye… The light-trainee walks the earth and does not allow her mind to depend on anything which is subject to birth and death… Very few, if any, situations affect her… Her keen, sharp dharma-eye can detect the tiniest of demons crossing her way… Revealing their foul nature by observing their petty actions… With a calm, detached and unshakable mind, she continues her life… Calmly and joyfully Read more [...]

Powers of Gnosis

We have now come to the siddhis-proper, or those mystical powers assimilated from the yogic foundation provided from the perfect sanyamaic-discipline, or the techniques of applying Dhāranā, Dhyāna and Samadhi to any given phenomenal energy-field. As can be weighed from all the preceding material, Siddhic-Mastership entails engaging in an extraordinary amount of untold hours developing these salient techniques before the yogin dare engage in utilizing and even bending the laws of psychic-phenomena. Read more [...]

The Hard Won Path

  The Yogasūtras of Patañjali Book II: The Hard Won Path Whereas Book I was the heart of Patañjali’s Yoga sutras—the Hardcore Teachings of eradicating all thought-obstructions in order to “Yoke” with the Unborn—Book II is a practicum—a “how to guide” of developing the yogic discipline needed in order to successfully navigate through the turbulent samsaric seas before experiencing the Re-Union (Yoked-ness) with the Nirvanic Shore of Suchness. This is the Yoga of Action. Here Read more [...]

The Demons of Form

  "Ananda, you should know that as a cultivator sits in the Bodhimanda, he is doing away with all thoughts. When his thoughts come to an end, there will be nothing on his mind. This state of pure clarity will stay the same whether in movement or stillness, in remembrance or forgetfulness. "When he dwells in this place and enters samadhi, he is like a person with clear vision who finds himself in total darkness. Although his nature is wonderfully pure, his mind is not yet illuminated. This Read more [...]

They’re Here….

  At that time, the Tathagata was preparing to leave the Dharma seat. From the lion throne, he extended his hand and placed it on a small table wrought of the seven precious things. But then he turned his body, which was the color of purple golden mountains, and leaned back, saying to everyone in the assembly and to Ananda: "Those of you with More to Learn, those Enlightened by Conditions, and those who are Hearers have now turned your minds to pursue the attainment of supreme Bodhi the Read more [...]
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