Posts Tagged ‘Yathabhutam’

Technique #4: Yathabhutam Ho

Question: The Dhyana Technique in Shoden Session # 4 has a most unusual name…Yathabhutam Ho…what does this term mean? Vajragoni: It essentially means “seeing” the nature of Reality AS IT IS (suchness, or tathata), devoid of phenomenal outflows. Question: Why is the emphasis here on “seeing”…one would think that the methodology of UBLR would be the opposite…that of “not seeing, or not knowing” in order to link up with the True Nature of the Unborn…I believe the proper Read more [...]

Absence of Malice

The Anūnatvāpūrṇatvanirdeśaparivarta The Scripture on the Absence of Increase and the Absence of Decrease [in the Realm of Beings]. Thus I heard: At one time the Bhagavat was dwelling in Rājagr̥ha on Mount Gr̥dhrakūṭa, together with a large assembly of one thousand two hundred and fifty bhikṣus, and with an immeasurable, infinite and innumerable number of bodhisattva-mahāsattvas.  At that time, the venerable Śāriputra got up from his seat in the great assembly and Read more [...]

Saturday Vespers

Saturday Vespers Blessed One, come to my assistance O’ Lord, make haste to help me Glory be to the Blessed Buddha and to the Divine Dharma and to the Hallowed Sangha, both now and forever and ever. Swaha. Come, Bless the Lord, all you supplicants of Holy Gnosis. You who reside in the house of the Noble One, in the sanctum sanctorum of the Unborn Mind. Blessed One, be merciful to me, a transgressor of your ways. Oh Lord, create in me a mind and heart that is worthy of your Divine Read more [...]

Ascending the Noble Mountain of Primordial Perfection

For some time now this blog has been presenting the Way of the Unborn through different modalities: Within Yogic parameters the The Yogasūtras of Patañjali and The Bhagavad Gita portray the ascetical discipline necessary in which to put to rest the appetite for carnal things within which the Unborn can be approached freely and unobstructed. The Lankavatarian Book of the Dead, The Tathāgatagarbhatārā Tantra, and Notes from the Iron Stupa comprises a Tantric Trilogy which encompasses Atiyoga, Read more [...]

The Undiscovered Country: Bardo 3, Yathabhutam

One of my favorite short stories is HG Wells’ “The Country of the Blind”, first published circa 1904. In a nutshell, an explorer discovers a hidden “mystical” valley wherein all the inhabitants lack the faculty of sight. Sensing that in the land of the blind the “one-eyed man is king”, he tries to convert them into the ways of cognitive “seeing”; they just scoff at him although later he falls in love with a lovely blind young woman, yet when he also tries to encourage her to Read more [...]

The Ten Stages of Mind-development

Bodhisattvahood, part 4 In Tathagata-garbha, Unborn Mind Zen, there are Ten-Stages (Bhumis) of development: 1. Awareness: seeing into the Nature of Buddhi As It Is: Yathabhutam 2. Hearing through Ears That See the Dharmadhatu: Dhammasota 3. Being perfumed with the very Essence of the Tathagata: Mahabodhicitta 4. The Bodhichild is now able to taste and digest this Buddhi: Bodhi-dhatu 5. Being now fully embodied with the Essence of Bodhi: Bodhikaya 6. Attunement with the Supraconsciousness Read more [...]

Purgation

The infusion of the Dark Light can be excruciating since all former modes of the perceptional apparatus are abandoned and one is left staring into the great abyss of their own abject poverty (sunyata), compared to the translucent majesty of the Unborn. One now stares into the black hole of emptiness itself, resulting in an aridity of spirit and a feeling of total abandonment –lying hopelessly on this dry plane of darkness. One cries out in the lament of old, “My soul is deprived of peace…I Read more [...]
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