Lately I've been fascinated by the Earth Wisdom (Native American) Medicine Wheel. I'm digging in to find connections between it and Heruka's mandala (Chakrasamvara), and this sketch represents my thoughts in progress. I feel countless layers interlacing about that Center Point, worlds beyond the ones we know... The colors of the Medicine Wheel moons, paths, … Continue reading Wheels and Worlds
Category: g. the illusory world
commentaries on works by others, on the illusory nature of this world
Saturday, 15 March 2014 Inspired by Dreamwalker’s post on of Sogyal Rinpoche’s meditation advice (see Spirit Train Chronicles here), I did a 3-part meditation that I found quite fascinating. I’ll continue to use this technique for a while and see what kind of results I get. If you try it too, I’d love to hear … Continue reading THREE-PART MEDITATION
MAHAMUDRA AND THE CLEAR LIGHT
FROM SUBURBIA TO ENLIGHTENMENT (from Teo'Na) Spending time in American suburbia might lead one to believe that the Train to Enlightenment left the station some time ago. When you feel surrounded by dried-up tumbleweeds and buildings that look twice as big as they need to be, you might feel tempted to sit on the porch … Continue reading MAHAMUDRA AND THE CLEAR LIGHT
GALACTIC RANT: JUST PRACTICE.
I'd like to expound upon the message at this link: http://galacticchannelings.com/english/please-help-us.html I'll preface this by explaining that for the past several months, my previously Buddhist-Renegade-"Self" has stumbled into the world of a faith that expands the concepts of "Buddha" and "Enlightened Being" to boundaries far beyond my home, or even Tibet, for that matter... Yes, … Continue reading GALACTIC RANT: JUST PRACTICE.
DREAM: HOW IT ALL TIES TOGETHER
Dream with Explanation by Heruka I appear in the dream as if in an Middle-Eastern-looking city that's familiar to me. A bossy old woman and a young multi-racial girl accompany me, and it seems as if it's a sort of home-coming. First I visit a tiny apartment in a dusty, hot, sand-colored worker district. I … Continue reading DREAM: HOW IT ALL TIES TOGETHER
the ways we create bodies and worlds
(from Heruka, Lhamo Dorje, Manjushri) Bodies act as filters. The brain filters the information received by the body. It also integrates input from the mind with the physical input. The pure and absolute mind existing in this world inhabits an etherous state, maintaining an awareness appropriate for this world, specifically. In a refined condition, the … Continue reading the ways we create bodies and worlds
BOOK TWO: chapter two: why are there two of us?
(parts of this chapter were posted previously, here, here, and here) All About Emptiness… (from Heruka Chakrasamvara) A Buddhist Example We can find many examples we can use to contemplate Emptiness... a book, our laundry… This example comes from traditional Tibetan Buddhist iconography. Some Vajrayana Buddhist lineages include the prayer practice of the deity Heruka … Continue reading BOOK TWO: chapter two: why are there two of us?
BOOK TWO: chapter three: reducing grasping
[From Buddhas Heruka and Vajravarahi] What is grasping? Grasping is not letting go. It’s that simple. It’s holding on tightly to how you think things are, and/or how you want them to be. It can show itself in things as wide-ranging as racial profiling, conspiracy theories, and seasonal depression. It can cause marriages, and it can … Continue reading BOOK TWO: chapter three: reducing grasping
BOOK TWO: chapter nine: the nature and meaning of dreams and visions (part 2)
PART TWO: Biding Your Time <<previous [from Buddhas Heruka, Manjushri, and Naropa]As you meditate your way to Enlightenment, you'll attain a state of mental concentration called Samadhi, ‘Tranquil Abiding’, or simply ‘Abiding’. . Many consider this a level of high attainment; the fact is, you really need to get there before you can go anywhere else. Abiding is … Continue reading BOOK TWO: chapter nine: the nature and meaning of dreams and visions (part 2)
BOOK TWO: chapter nine: the nature and meaning of dreams and visions (part 6)
PART SIX: Fantasy And Reality <<previous [From Buddhas Heruka and Naropa] You can also use your dreams to create your waking life. This differs from literally turning your fantasy world into your ‘real’ world, because the dreams and wishes of the other actors powerfully affect the ‘real’ world. You can, however, use your wishes to … Continue reading BOOK TWO: chapter nine: the nature and meaning of dreams and visions (part 6)
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