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The Puppeteer

“Wise Protector, a wooden puppet strung up somewhere can give a variety of performances, such as walking, prancing, jumping, throwing, playing, and dancing. What do you think? By whose power can the wooden puppet do so?” read more

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The Shining Ones

Chapter: 1, Sub-Chapter: 4

  • Now, Praise and Salutations to The Shining Ones. Theirs is the dominion of the Spiritual Life. Through their magnanimous efforts hidden Buddha-gnosis is revealed to those who are worthy to receive it.
  • Maintaining spiritual union with them incurs many auspicious rewards. The Pinnacle of THATNESS is hard to reach and near impossible to grasp; yet in their august company IT becomes Self-realized.
  • The Dharmadhatu is everywhere present although it is unattainable through meditative practices and by enduring excessive austerities.
  • In searching for IT many purported spiritual practitioners—experts in their field—become easily deceived and lost in their vanity. For those who claim to have exalted visions and mystical revelations, they too are easily blinded. Indeed, the very action of searching misses the mark of THATNESS which is the closest thing to one’s heart of hearts.
  • The early morning sunlight reflects the delicate threads of a spider’s web—yea, even minute particles of atomic-matter, but it can never detect the Dharmadhatu.
  • It is only when all discriminatory thought is dispelled, along with exhaustive logical arguments, when THAT which is already one’s own becomes revealed.
  • Yea, even the wondrous serpent-king Shesha—the one who is said to uphold the very world itself while displaying its one-thousand mouths—is rendered totally exhausted in its vain attempt to designate the nature of THATNESS.
  • The Vedas with its incomparable knowledge on the nature of everything, falls-flat when attempting to classify the Dharmadhatu.
  • The Dharmadhatu is Self-realized through one’s own experience in the company of the Shining Ones. Yea, the significance of their supernal company is ultimately ineffable.
  • Maya’s breath spawns limitless weird forms and manner of expressions, but it is powerless to describe anything about the True Nature of Dharmadhatu. Only the Shining Ones, in singular-fashion, can point to the imageless-way of realizing THAT which transcends all illusions.
  • The Dharmadhatu can never be conveyed through words and the Shining Ones themselves are of the same imageless constituents as Dharmadhatu. Hence, keeping company with them is a great wordless endeavor.
  • The Shining Ones bespeak the tranquility of liberation; thus, contentment with one’s True Self is the root of the matter. They expand upon the fruitfulness of devotion. Such ARE the Shining Ones.
  • The Shining Ones are the essence of True Religion itself—hence one’s Self-religion. They breed eternal contentment—the sacred reservoir of pureness and peace.
  • That which cannot be observed in the three times and planes (material, astral, spiritual) and is incapable of being made known in the Vedas and Upanishads is THAT of Absolute Reality—The Parabrahman or Unborn. This is only Self-realized through the revelations of the Shining Ones. Such is their glory and magnitude.
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    Stuck in Karmadhatu

    In reference to the Bodhichild last time we met, what will happen to me once it’s activated?

    One may perhaps ask what’s supposed to happen to “my personality”, once the Bodhichild takes precedence over former attachments and desires. In actuality nothing is supposed to happen. There is no sudden Big Mind transformation that supersedes and eliminates one’s former way of addressing the world, i.e. through one’s “little mind”. Big versus little is merely another discriminatory attempt to justify the actions of mind’s outflows which imaginatively attempt to create something superior over something inferior, but in essence there is nothing to overcome.  The only action that is necessary is acceptance. Acceptance of the hard core realization that your present imagined journey here has been self-inflicted and no imagined one or no imagined anything else is to blame for it. read more

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    Pleasurable Prajñāpāramitā

    Pleasurable Prajñāpāramitā ushers-in a boundless Buddha-realm that is devoid of all contingent sentimentalities such as sentient beings who bake pies infused with discriminatory ingredients that never satisfies the oversaturated diet of superfluous notions like samsara or nirvana. Thus nothing is neither gained nor lost. The herald of such a no-nonsense realm is the Cittadhatu ennobled with the Element of Truth thus ending all habitual vicissitudes of a once diseased consciousness that labored endlessly in rotten fields of no-good merit. This herald’s Queen is the Element of Perfected Transfiguration who gives birth to the Clear-Light Child whose tabernacle is the Supreme Buddhadharma—home of the exalted Prince of the Tathagatas. read more

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    The Central Vigor

    4. The Central Vigor

    Then the [Supreme Source], mind of perfect purity, gave the following talk about the Reality of the names [given] to Her own being. read more

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    Bodhisattva of Universal Vision

    Then the Bodhisattva of Universal Vision arose from his seat in the sacred assembly, bowed and then prostrated himself at the feet of the Tathagata and then circumambulated about him three times to the right. He then knelt down and with hands clasped in a manner depicting sublime devotion, invoked the Blessed One. read more

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    Children of Light and Darkness

    Our present age can be likened to one of the final chapters of the Kali Yuga, or an age when the spirit of darkness reigns free and unhindered. The children of this dark realm are born into what is described in the Lankavatarian Book of the Dead as inhabitants of the Karmadhatu: read more

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    Synonyms of the Absolute

    Friedmann’s translation:

    A synonym makes clear that there are different names for the same-thing.
    Because it defines the meaning of [the word of which it is] a synonym, it is called synonym…
    Summarily the synonyms of the Absolute are:
    Tathatā: The Absolute Essence; Suchness.
    Bhūtakoṭi: The Limit of Reality; The Absolute Point of Existence.
    Animitta: Deprived of Characteristics; The Formless.
    Paramārthā: the Absolute, the Ultimate Reality.
    Dharmadhātu: The Unique Absolute; the Ultimate cause of
    the elements; Realm of Ideas. read more

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    Chinul’s last “great awakening” occurred at Sangmuju am, near the top of the Mount Chiri—here, [suddenly] he was taken by reading Ta-hui Tsung-kao’s rendering of the hua-t’ou (K. hwadu) method: read more

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    Closing Teachings on Prajñāpāramitā

    Painting by Peter Adams

    At that time, Mañjuśrī addressed the Buddha, saying, “Bhagavān, in the cities and villages of Jambudvīpa, what should be the station of one who expounds the extremely profound Prajñāpāramitā?” The Buddha said to Mañjuśrī, “Now in this assembly, if there are people who hear Prajñāpāramitā, and all vow saying, ‘In a future life, I should always attain this manifestation of Prajñāpāramitā,’ then from this belief, in a future life, they will be able to hear this sūtra. It should be known that it is not from few good roots that such a person is able to accept and hear it with bliss. Mañjuśrī, if there is again someone who has heard this Prajñāpāramitā from you, then you should say, ‘In this Prajñāpāramitā, there is no Śrāvaka or Pratyekabuddha Dharma, or a Buddha Dharma, and also no dharmas of birth and death, of ordinary beings, and so on.’” Mañjuśrī addressed the Buddha, saying, “Bhagavān, suppose bhikus, bhikuīs, upāsakas, or upāsikās come and ask of me, ‘How does the Buddha expound Prajñāpāramitā?’ I would reply saying, ‘All dharmas are without conflicting characteristics, so how should the Tathāgata expound Prajñāpāramitā?’ Why? There is no perception of the existence of dharmas with which dharmas may conflict, and also no minds and consciousnesses of sentient beings which are able to know. read more

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