The Fullness of Human Experience by Dane Rudyhar 1895- 1985
“In the immeasurable cycle of the Movement of Wholeness, a moment of supreme experience comes when, at the ever-present "meeting of the ways," the greatest Lord of Darkness challenges the most radiant Presence of Light. From the deepest regions of obscurity, the python of negative emptiness rises to the light, uncoiling its devastating power. And the combat rages.
There can be no end to the crucial embrace, no limits to the battlefield. For, while in his supreme effort the Lord of Darkness finds his vision confused by his hateful desire to annihilate light, in the sublime love of the radiant Presence, even the deepest darkness is always included.
There is no annihilating victory. Light and Darkness are one in an encounter that has neither beginning nor end. For Darkness can never see, and Light never ceases to love. Meaning forever rises out of the ubiquitous battlefield of Space in the eonic experience that is reality — always.”
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Sunday, March 18, 2012
|MAHASIDDHA PADAMPA SANGYE|
Meanwhile during the same era, the Buddha Dharma Cultural Matrix nurtured and generated countless thousands of Enlightened Masters and a vast Sacred Literature.The Himalayan regions and most of Asia flourished, exalting Humanity.
Fortunate practitioners gathered here in Tingri, listen!
It's no use seeing a doctor once you're terminally ill;
You'll have to go. We humans living on this earth
Are like streams and rivers flowing toward the ocean -
All living beings are heading for that single destination.
I, too, will not be here much longer; soon I must move on.
People of Tingri, a human life in the future will be very hard to find.
People of Tingri, is the best thing that you can do.
People of Tingri, that is the highest goal.
People of Tingri, don't bicker or fight.
People of Tingri, don't let the knot of avarice bind you.
People of Tingri, don't pamper it and spruce it up so.
People of Tingri, in your fondness for them don't tie yourself down.
People of Tingri, don't cling sentimentally to them.
People of Tingri, don't relate to them with your ideas of "I" and "mine".
People of Tingri, remember: there is never any time to spare.
People of Tingri, look at the nature of what it produces.
People of Tingri, after death it will guide you on the path.
People of Tingri, avoid all actions that are negative and evil.
People of Tingri, just put non-action into practice.
People of Tingri, there isn't anything that you need.
People of Tingri, make your preparations for the journey now.
People of Tingri, while you're thinking about it, practice straight away.
People of Tingri - but at the edges forest fires are closing in all round.
Sunday, February 26, 2012
|YAMANTAKA YAB YUM|
THE WHEEL OF SHARP WEAPONS (Originally published on Axis of Logic on 4/11/04)
Sep 1, 2004, 11:59
Editor's Note: We post this reprint of Zdzislaw Zmijewski's The Wheel of Sharp Weapons because of it's penetrating and clarifying relevance to the rapidly developing events we are facing around the world. - Les Blough, Editor
The Wheel of Sharp Weapons.
This is not a polemic against any group or policy. This will not flesh out details of the problems that beset us. It is merely an attempt by one to find out why the cries of children and supplications of the powerless must be so futile.
Why those that have so much must take it all? Why the yawning abyss yearns to kill all life and love?
If perchance we can find out why – just maybe "the wounded gloom complaining against the light" may yet smile.
In the fearsome jungles of Indonesia 1000 years ago, there lived the sage and adept Dharmaraksita. He was one, to whom disciples flocked from the far regions of Asia.
Why? He taught a way of mind training that worked to dispel suffering and confusion. This way of mind training still flourishes today.
His most illustrious student was Atisha from India. Atisha took on the lonely mission late in his life, to revitalize Tibetan spiritual culture, which at that time was seriously disintegrating and corrupted.
His mission was supremely fruitful and a determinative cause for Tibet’s great resurgence until the destruction by China in 1959.
The obscurations getting in the way arise from our own aversions to clear pondering.
When hunger or violent thirst overwhelms us,
This is the wheel of sharp weapons returning
Full circle upon us from wrongs we have done.
Until now, we have kept what we had without sharing;
We have plundered, stolen, and lured people on.
Hereafter let us relieve them from hunger and thirst.
When those who are close turn against us as enemies,
This is the wheel of sharp weapons returning
Full circle upon us from wrongs we have done.
Until now, we have held grudges inside us with anger,
With thoughts of sly methods to cause others pain;
Hereafter let us try to have less affectation,
Not pretend to be kind while we harbor base aims.
When attachment and anger disturb and upset us
No matter how much we may try to suppress them,
This is the wheel of sharp weapons returning
Full circle upon us from wrongs we have done.
Until now, we have held on to the improper outlook:
Stubbornly cherishing only ourselves,
Hereafter let us uproot self-interest completely.
In the Eastern traditions, they know it as karma. Western cultures have appropriated the word/concept of karma in the last century. No need to elaborate. Anyone reading this page knows what karma means.
The master of Galilee has succinctly asserted, "As ye sow, so shall ye reap." He pronounced a simple precept with very extraordinary repercussions!
The Golden Rule exhorted in virtually all the timeless ethical teachings that have sustained viable world cultures, derives its power from the same cognition.
Dharmarakshita is on firm ground. The principle, some would say law, is a cornerstone of the mind training he offers.
We are not interested in that discourse here. However, interdependent origination exerts profoundly resonant meaning for the discussion at hand and the existential foundation that supports The Wheel of Sharp Weapons.
Let us observe the Jones family going to Disney World in Florida. They are entering the gate and papa Jones is paying the tab while their children smile with bated breath.
Let us freeze-frame that for a moment to observe the law of interdependent origination in action. The parents decided to go to Disney World for the day, enthused by the hankerings of their children.
Is this the primal cause and condition of the event – the originating factor? Some would say – it is. They wanted to go and they went.
How did Disney World appear in the first place? That is another primal cause and condition. Walt Disney had many dreams – but it took the labors and talents of tens of thousands of individuals to get it through all the phases of planning and construction, not mention the thousands of employees that keep it running every day.
The land upon which Disney World exists is stable thanks to the infinite equilibrium of the sun, earth, atmosphere and oceans just to mention four of inconceivable zillions of geophysical realities.
We must consider the Boeing 767 that took them from Boston as a major cause and condition for the event to happen. Did the 767 just appear at the gate from the void for their safe passage to Florida?
Is it in the realm of human calculation to find all the causes and conditions that built the tangible materialization of just that one Boeing 767? Not the least of these would be Adolph Hitler. What?!
The Second World War rammed the productions of military technology and specifically airplanes with a ferocity/frenzy that was utterly unthinkable otherwise – thus propelling us into the jet age.
Had Bob Jones not gone to the High School Prom where he met his wife Sally – how could this event originate?
At the prom, Sally’s unconscious olfactory enjoyment of Bob’s pheromones emanating from his excited nervous sweat, over rode her dislike of his red hair and the rest was history.
A seemingly whimsical cause and condition without which their three children could never had incarnated to be present for this so ordinary event.
Upon examining even the most mundane event, we have to arrive at the realization of the incomprehensible interdependency of all phenomena and events in this world.
The slightest event is impossible without a universe of galactic majesty in full support of its occurring!
How we miss the magic of every moment is one of the tragic consequences of viewing things as being really self-existent and independent.
There are other more tragic consequences – not in the purview of our focus here – though addressed in The Wheel of Sharp Weapons and a fitting subject for a separate disquisition.
Everywhere one looks there is sustenance – just in the viewable realms. Can we dismiss the invisible electro-magnetic spectrum as not party to observable relative reality?
Hardly not. Where the dependency is lacking there is the unknowable non-origination and dependent arising.
If just in the origins of events of ordinariness there must be infinite interdependent causes and conditions constantly at work, what are we to think about the historical swells that sweep millions of people and whole countries in their wakes?
At such times, there must be crucial causes and conditions that effect so many - so widely and wildy - into maelstroms that overwhelm millions of individual karmas' into collective epochal events.
AMERICA APRIL 2004 SUNDRY VIEWS:
No clear-minded and intelligent person can truly say that the United States of America today is a nation in which the supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives.
...is the Executive Head of the Republic - an Office that serves the people and embodies the deepest yearnings and aspirations of all past generations since 1776 and all the future generations.
In the Oval Office of the White House, sits a man (G. W. Bush) who besmirches the Presidency at every moment.
Criminal Elites installed this man.
Now - they can freely go about to destroy the frail remnants of the Republic, rape the Treasury and build Empire in satiating their lust for Power of World Conquest.
To abuse in every way the Power of the Presidency of the Republic is treason of the most blatant and serious kind. Are the people offended and ready to throw out this scum to restore true dignity and purpose to their Office?
Instead, we see flag waving and obsequious rallies embracing their depraver.
How could it get this far?
This is the wheel of sharp weapons returning full circle upon us from wrongs we have done.
Friday, February 24, 2012
The root of all of cyclic existence, nirvana, confusion, and liberation is the mind.
...it is called “stillness.”
If you analyze this naming of resting mind as “stillness,” it is empty without any identifiable essence whatsoever.
From within the sphere or the emptiness of the very equipoise of undistractedly sustaining this state, due to the conditions of seeing or hearing outer objects, such as forms and sounds, erratic good and bad thoughts arise all of a sudden.
This is called “movement.”
Not recognizing their own face, but letting them run wild, one thought leads to many kinds of other thoughts. If you fall into letting this continue, you wander around in confusion.
Through directly looking at the face of whatever thought that comes up at the very start [of a potential train of thought], without being able to stand its own ground, just like a rainbow fading away in space, this thought vanishes into emptiness !
Since you arrive at such within the previous experience of stillness, if you become familiar with it, the stream of confusion is severed through thoughts coming to rest on their own and vanishing on their own.
Hence, if you know how to sustain this, even if you regard movement as a flaw and try to stop it, you need neither stop it nor apply any other remedy for the movement of thoughts.
Rather, by sustaining the state of realizing their own essence, you realize the essential point that all the various appearances of happiness and suffering emerge from the mind and dissolve back into the mind.
Through this, you realize the essential point that all of cyclic existence and nirvana is produced by the mind, the mind resting naturally settled without being affected by thoughts about the three times.
By looking undistractedly at the own face of the arisen experience of the essence of uncontrived emptiness-luminosity and thus familiarizing with it, though [mind] is still, it does not fall into ordinary dullness and sluggishness.
Through the essential point of not being carried away by the distractions of confused thoughts even when [mind] moves, you see the actuality that both stillness and moving are emptiness in which there are no distinctions as to them being something good or bad, or to be stopped or accomplished.
This [seeing] is “awareness.”
If you seize your own ground by sustaining this state of ordinary mind just as it actually is throughout meditative equipoise and subsequent attainment, the experience of one-pointed meditation has arisen.
Initially, in order to easily recognize the nature of the mind, it is given the three names of “stillness,” “movement,” and “awareness.”
However, ultimately, there is nothing to be realized other than just this single Mind.
Therefore, if you count the six syllables of the consummate speech of the supreme noble being, the Great Compassionate One, within the state of not losing the innate ground of stillness and movement not being two, that is, naked emptiness-luminosity just as it is, you meet the Avalokitesvara [Chenrezig] of the definitive meaning.
This is what the lord of Dharma Patrul Rinpoché said.
As the aids to this practice, renunciation toward cyclic existence, properly adopting and rejecting cause and result, being urged on by impermanence, taking refuge, generating the mind of enlightenment [Bodhicitta], hundreds of thousands of the hundred-syllable [Mantra of Vajrasattva], malas, and prostrations, and especially compassion and the devotion of the guru yoga are crucial.
This was written by Mangala,
meditation master who served as the abbot of the monasteries of Baljor and Palpung,
1188 the latter being the main seat of the Tai Situpas. As a disciple of Jamgön Kongtrul Lodrö
Tayé (1813-1899), Jamyang Kyentsé Wangbo (1820-1892), and Dza Patrul Rinpoché (1808-1887),
he was greatly involved in the nonsectarian Rimé movement in eastern Tibet.
Dashi Öser is also credited with bringing back the second Jamgön Kongtrul, Kyentsé Öser (1904-1953),
who had reincarnated as the son of the Fifteenth Karmapa, Kakyab Dorje (1871-1922),
from the latter’s seat in Tsurpu to his monastery of Palpung. After Dashi Öser had finished
the reading transmission of the entire Kangyur (the Tibetan canon of the Buddha’s words)
upon the invitation of the Fif- teenth Karmapa at Tsurpu in 1907, the Karmapa said that
he would fulfill any wish of his, so he asked for the permission to take the Karmapa’s son
back to Palpung, which Kakyab Dorje granted.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
lineage Lamas, Divine assembly of Yidams
and assemblies of Buddhas,Bodhisattvas,
yogins, yoginis and Dakinis dwelling in the
concern for this life not arise for even a moment !
Loving-kindness, Compassion, and Bodhicitta;
in this very life !
By the virtues collected in the three times
By myself and all sentient beings in Samsara and Nirvana
And by the innate root of virtue,
May I and all sentient beings quickly attain
Unsurpassed, Perfect, Complete, Precious Enlightenment.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Fooling yourself with all this will only result in various hindrances for Dharma practice.
So it is essential not to listen to their words !
People nowadays may outwardly pretend to try and please everyone but that only proves they are possessed inwardly by Mara.
Tuesday, May 30, 2006
|GEORGE W BUSH|
By Zdzislaw Zmijewski
Sep 20, 2005, 22:23
"As democracy in Iraq takes root, the enemies of freedom, the terrorists, will become more desperate, more despicable, and more vicious ...
"We can expect such atrocities to increase in the coming months because the enemy knows that its greatest defeat lies in the expression of free people in freely enacted laws and at the ballot box."- G.W. Bush Aug 28, 2005
Let us search for the enemy that he grandiloquently mongers before our unconscious and acquiescently negligent minds.
There must now be an earnest attempt at clarity and understanding by most human beings, because we all stand at the edge of the collapsing precipice overlooking a pit that is without bottom, terrible and terminal.
Only when we answer these questions can we wisely and accurately discriminate about the true distinguishable nature of "who is the enemy?"
Enemy (pl. ies) are persons, forces, groups, nations or things that deliver harm and destruction to someone or something by acts of commission or (we must not forget) omission.
Next, in the context of current world events, it must be precisely understood what forces and groups are the main antagonists - against what do they fight and what motivates this vicious, vibrant and seemingly infinite lust for death and destruction.
Only then, with an awakened, compassionate and adamantine consciousness, can we begin to disarm and eradicate the long entrenched, habitual lunacy ruling over nations and Western Civilization.
This discernment - with actions - must happen now~!
The true enemies are emboldened and empowered - even daily - by our numb unconsciousness, unbearable stupidity and silence.
The nexus of the present ultimate crisis - unavoidable and overwhelmingly stark - demands no less than choosing either - Death by valorous sacrifice - or - Death by craven surrender.
Tragically, at every turn in the road, the United States as a nation is going the wrong way. It's too late for reforms now, it is past the point of rectifications.
The avalanche has long ago begun its terrible descent and we must endure the irrevocable retributions for the spilled blood and agonies of countless innocents and justice betrayed.
9/11, Endless Wars and Katrina are just the foretastes for what is impending.
Is this why Bush I and Bush II have incarnated to hold the reins: to ensure that the terrors so long dished out, return to us for the wrongs we have done?
When rare leaders appear - JFK, Martin Luther King and valiant independents like Paul Wellstone - the Shadow strikes!
"The label full spectrum dominance implies that US forces are able to conduct prompt, sustained, and synchronised operations with combinations of forces tailored to specific situations, and with access to and freedom to operate in all domains - space, sea, land, air and information.
Additionally, given the global nature of our interests and obligations, the United States must maintain its overseas presence forces and the ability to rapidly project power worldwide in order to achieve full spectrum dominance."
The statistics are mind-boggling. The same story occurred before the Two World Wars. What happened then as the natural consequence of that will definitely happen again very soon…there is no hope for disarmament now.
War is obsolete…but only after the final lesson - the survivors will know. Tragically, Mankind must tread the way of Via Negativa.
The PNAC: Project for the New American Century is the primary intellectual foundation and inspiration for the Empire of "Lily Pads".
The authors (who now run things) openly pined for another Pearl Harbor, which then serendipitously happened on 9.11.
Within a few hours/days of the attacks, an orgy of pre-prepared plans, Patriot Acts, Carte Blanche resolutions and military mobilizations were executed.
The orchestration was breathtakingly vehement. The 9/11 production, being the greatest spectacle beyond even Cecile B. DeMille's wildest visions, stunned Americans into stupefaction.
What Satanic zeal, genius and ruthlessness displayed itself to the world! Frankenstein's coming-out party for all to see.
Where dwells the enemy?
Exquisite as well as utterly buffoonish ironies abound every time Bush spouts forth: "we", "terror", "evil", "homeland", "they", "safe", "freedom" "democracy", "enemy" and a host of hackneyed cants.
Watching the propaganda machine promulgating his speeches to groveling elites and nescient, distracted Americans, is a sickening and disorienting experience for persons who are half-conscious of what is really happening.
The Bush/Rove speechwriters display a hubris-drenched pomposity and condescending, hate-spiked simplicity that along with Goebbels' bilious genius will long fascinate future historians.
Since 9/11, the terms "Ground Zero" and "Homeland Security" have been slipped into the American lexicon and taken on sinister connotations.
Amy Kaplan, Homeland Insecurities: Reflections on Language and Space Radical History Review 85, pg. 82-93.
"Freedom" as belched forth from the maws of the Bush puppets is true slavery, the dingy gouache smeared across the Big Lie blinds.
Their liberty is libertinism. Their freedom: the unbridled Capitalism perniciously plundering the planet and its people.
"I call that mind free which protects itself against the usurpations of society, which does not cower to human opinion, which feels itself accountable to a higher tribunal than man's, which respects itself too much to be the slave of the many or the few."
"Evil", the shadowy reality that forever haunts the Human condition has always existed and always will.
It cannot be defeated anymore than the night can be extinguished in its never-ending cycle with daylight.
Only the acceptance and vigilant awareness of our own evil and shadow will dispel the destructive projections and merciless murders against "they and "other".
The vigil light of compassionate awareness dissolves the eruptive violence of the suppressed and long denied Shadow.
Carl Jung said many times that if we can emit a bit of light on our own darkness, it would remove some of the larger darkness from the world.
Contrast the two quotations below from speeches given before the UN just days ago:
Condoleezza Rice said. "This is unacceptable by any moral standard." This said, while Americans bombs have done nothing other than kill millions of civilians and non-combatants for the last 60+ years, even to this hour in Iraq and Afghanistan.
"It is unpractical and unethical to sacrifice the human race by appealing in an insane manner the validity of a socioeconomic model that has a galloping destructive capacity. It would be suicidal to spread it and impose it as an infallible remedy for the evils which are caused precisely by them" President Hugo Chavez said.
"Now is the time to not allow our hands to be idle or our souls to rest until we save humanity."
This said, while Bush America has done nothing but try to kill and destroy Chavez and his revolutionary reforms.
"…hypocrisy is the vice of vices in that integrity can indeed exist under the cover of all other vices except this one. Only crime and the criminal, it is true, confront us with the perplexity of radical evil; but only the hypocrite is really rotten to the core."