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The Fifth Tower: The Silkworm

By now one can realize that Teresa’s Interior Castle is a treatise on profound Unitive Mysticism. What she has been revealing are the later stages of the interior spiritual life. The final stages correspond to the fifth, sixth and seventh … Continue reading

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Creepy Crawlies

Before reaching the First Tower, or Teresa’s First Mansion, some more preliminary observations are in order. Towers 1-3 manifests the Active phase of Recollection, while Towers 4-7 constitute the Passive Phase of Recollection. Also 1-3 establishes what is known as … Continue reading

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Luminosity

30. Luminosity Amitabha’s Luminous Hue Amitabha’s Luminous Hue signifies that the Noble One’s persistence lights the Flame of Eternal Truth that radiates a billion-fold Dharma-field encompassing all dharmata. Clinging to Right Observance illuminates all thus highlighting inexhaustible spiritual principles enlightening … Continue reading

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Abundance

10. Abundance Amitabha Rising The Light of Spiritual Brilliance overflows in abundance. This is Amitabha rising and his Padma-field reflects infinite Bodhi-emissions emanating from the Mind of all Tathagatas. This is the time to allow your Noble-Virtue to shine throughout … Continue reading

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(25) The Prisoner

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The best sign of knowing that you really have entered the true spiritual principle of the Buddhadharma is that in the beginning all hell breaks loose. Your ordinary life and mind seems at times turned upside down. Why you might … Continue reading

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(4) IT

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Like the moon above your heads. Such is the Buddha Mind or your true nature. Reflecting itself in the waters of your desires and dependent origination. By its power and your deluded desires you have formed a false body. Thus, … Continue reading

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Fusion

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iii. 3. First-range Samadhi 3.3 Total Mind Absorption Swami Venkatesananda translates this sutra as: When the field of observation and the observing intelligence merges as if their own form is abolished and the total intelligence shines as the sole substance … Continue reading

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