Posts Tagged ‘Nirmanakaya’

Namen

The constructing of appearances (nimitta) created by delusion is the characteristic mark of Paratantra (dependence) knowledge; the giving of names to those appearances [regarding them as real individual existences] is characteristic of the imagination. When the constructing of appearances and names, which come from the union of conditions and realities, no more takes place, we have the characteristic mark of perfected knowledge (parinishpanna). This is in reference to the five-dharmas: Read more [...]

The Realm of Suchness

(Hakeda) THE ESSENCE ITSELF AND THE ATTRIUBUTES OF SUCHNESS, OR THE MEANING OF MAHĀ A.The Greatness of the Essence of Suchness  [The essence of Suchness] knows no increase or decrease in ordinary men, the Hīnayānists, the bodhisattvas, or the buddhas. It was not brought into existence in the beginning nor will it cease to be at the end of time; it is eternal through and through.  Mind is Perfect-Suchness in an endless bravura of actuosity. In IT is no beginning or end. It Read more [...]

This Little Light of Mine

"It is said that when the Little Buddha is imprinted on the void and on the fragrance, one will receive unlimited merit. What does this mean?"  Bassui: "The student of the Way arouses a wise thought from his empty mind. This is the activity of the Buddha transformation body, the nirmanakaya, within his inherent nature. It is called the Little Buddha. When you turn the light inward, reflecting upon yourself, your analytical mind will return to the void. This is called imprinting the mark of Read more [...]

The Cardinal Dynamism of the Unborn

TWO: THE CARDINAL DYNAMISM OF THE UNBORN        Vajradhara Buddha addressed Vajarpanī:  “Noble Bodhisattva, attend well to this instruction! The Unborn Mind is the All-Creative Sovereign—the cardinal-dynamism of all created spheres and organisms.  “This cardinal-dynamism is the non-conceptual and primordial void-focus that presently manifests as teacher, teaching, timeless-place, marvelous retinue—all these have emerged from me as the Perfect-Void-Setting. Whatever Read more [...]

The Three Bodies of the Tathagata

(Yampolsky)  "Good friends, you must all with your own bodies receive the precepts of formlessness and recite in unison what I am about to say. It will make you see the threefold body of the Buddha in your own selves. 'I take refuge in the pure Dharmakaya Buddha in my own physical body. I take refuge in the ten thousand hundred billion Nirmanakaya Buddhas in my own physical body. I take refuge in the future perfect Sambhogakaya Buddha in my own physical body.' (Recite the above three times). Read more [...]
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