Posts Tagged ‘Prana’

Mamaki Rising

Jeroen van Valkenburg Mamaki raised Schäfer from his bed of sand and, taking his hand, led him into the deep recesses of Akshobhya’s domain. They arrived at a precipice over which Schäfer viewed a large waterfall that spiraled downwards into an icy blue-mist. As if lifted upon the wings of the air his body came to rest directly beneath the cascading water as its tremendous torrents rushed down and over his startled frame. Naked, his body soon became one with the powerful and incessant flow Read more [...]

(24) Vibration

The basis for the sanskrit language is that sound, made up by vibrations, equals energy. Once a practitioner connects with the energy-field regulating breath (prāṇa), a heightened awareness power arises which then makes it possible to expand with the "body" of this field (riding the wave of spirit) hence sensing the constitution of the room, surrounding people, plants and even spirits. This then leads towards realization that it (samsara) is all of One Energy, one vibration, originating from Read more [...]

Tozen: Dharma from the other shore…3

  Master, please explain the difference between Enlightenment and practice [of it],...and the difference between Prajna and Prana?" "I am busy doing exactly that! Don´t you have eyes and ears? "What do you mean?" " The hand cuts, and the tree bows back in gratitude of its release! [shouts happily] Oh wondrous dharma!" "How can cutting that bonsai tree, explain all of these four fundamental pillars of the Dharma? I simply do not understand." Slaps the student hard over Read more [...]
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