Saturday, 24 September 2016

Worthy Allies & Friends.

Introduction.

This blog's author is interrested not only in Buddhism, but also in the Esoteric Circles.

This blog's author feels it's beneficial to form friendships & alliances.


Recent Thoughts.

Had insights, thoughts appear in Mind.

i am thinking about friendship & alliance i am helping to form ... sides are Buddhism, Witchcraft/Wicca & Rosicrucian Catholic Church for now. (Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn's Imperator, David Griffin, is Rosicrucian afterall).

We are all important, we can achieve more being together.

Thoughts appear that if we trade wisdom & protect each other - we'll be closer.

Most important common enemies for this alliance would be terror & inquisition, as well as sins that attract those enemies.

Lessons from the past similar alliances should be brought to light & remembered again. we should think about Buddhas & Bodhisattvas of Wisdom & Protection, about Wiccan Godesses & Gods, about Catholic Saints.

With wisdom trade our power & skillful means will grow, we'll understand each other better.

With protections built on each side we'll feel more secure & respect each other more.

With respect, security & mutual understanding a friendship can arise with time by itself - i hope.


OM MANI PEME HUNG
KARMAPA CHENNO

Namaste, blessed be.

Friday, 23 September 2016

What is Mandala?

Definition.

'Mandala (Tib. Khyilkhor): (1) The powerfield of a buddha, which emerges out of the countless possibilities of space, or the depiction of the powerfield. In broader sense, the powerfield of a person or a group. (2) A mentally-composed universe filled with the precious things that one offers to the buddhas when doing the Mandala Offerings meditation...'

-- Quoted from 'Buddha & Love' by Lama Ole Nydahl.


A wish.

i wish to learn & understand what is Mandala, for benefit of all beings.


Questions.

Following questions come to Mind:

- Does Mandala surround both beings & phenomena? if yes, than also how? (beings do have Mind, phenomena do not have Mind),
- What is Power of a being or group of beings? is it energy that surrounds beings? is it interrelations between phenomena? is it more or something else?,
- How Mandala relates with Mind?,
- Can Mandala affect material world, including beings & phenomena of material world? How?,
- What is Power of Buddha?,
- ...

... i have clues to answers, but do not understand them fully yet.

... these questions i ask - not only for myself.

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Worldly Ways in Buddhism.

Introduction.

i think that Worldly Ways have a place in Buddhism.

Our work can be a form of Dana, Spiritual Offering, i think.

Even if it's not a traditional Dana form, these can be useful still, i think.

i've offered my work before, both for Buddha Karmapa 17th Trinley Thaye Dorje, for Lama Ole Nydahl, and for a Buddhist Woman i Love, as well.

i do not know if/when this work will be accepted, i don't mind if they trade it at all.


My work offered.

1. Art & Dharma Teachings Project.
2. 'Ola AH' Programming Language.
3. Chea's Journal - Kids' tales.

... more as well.

... all of this work is unfinished still, i'll continue when/if i can.

... i care for others as well.


Other Considerations.

While the Technological Progress can be Dangerous in wrong hands, i think that 'Shooting can defeat Terrorists, but Education can defeat Terror'.

My Scientific Work should consider it both.


OM MANI PEME HUNG
KARMAPA CHENNO

Namaste, as well.

Mahakala.




Mahakala.

Mahakala (Tib. Nagpo Chenpo): translates as 'Great Black One.'

This is a category of protectors. The two-armed form is called Bernagchen.


Black Coat.

Black Coat (Skt. Mahakala / Tib. Bernagchen): the main protector of the Karma Kagyu lineage.

He is bluish-black in color and is depicted as either jumping or riding a mule with his companion Radiant Godess (Tib. Palden Lhamo).

In his right hand, he holds a chopping knife, which severs all obstacles, and in his left hand, he holds a skull bowl with the heart-blood of the ego.


-- Quoted from 'Buddha & Love' by Lama Ole Nydahl.


See also, if you wish or need, ... : Protecting Activity of Mahakala, Mahakala Invocation.

The Four Immeasureables.




The Four Immeasureables.

Four Immeasureables, the (Skt. A pramana / Tib. Tse me shi): often expressed by four wishes:

1. May all beings have happines and causes of happiness (Love),
2. May they be free from suffering and the cause of suffering (Compassion),
3. May they always experience true happiness, which is totally free from suffering (Sympathetic joy),
4. May they remain in the great equanimity, which is beyond attachment and aversion (Equanimity).


Love.

Love (Skt. Maitri / Tib. Jampa): the first of the Four Immeasurables. The wish that all are happy and have causes of happiness.


Compassion.

Compassion (Skt. Karuna / Tib. Nyingje): the second of the Four Immeasurables, the wish that all living beings may be free from suffering and the causes of suffering.


Sympatethic Joy.

Sympathetic Joy (Skt. Mudita / Tib. Ga wa): the thrid of the Four Immeasurables, rejoicing in the useful actions of others and the wish that others may experience lasting happiness.


Equanimity.

Equanimity (Skt. Upeksha / Tib. Tang nyom): the fourth of the Four Immeasurables. It means to remain free from attachment and aversion in a balanced and benevolvent state of mind.


-- Quoted from 'Buddha & Love' by Lama Ole Nydahl.

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Samadhi & Jhana.

Samadhi

Samadhi refers to a state of still mind, it's in an essence a state of deep concentration unaffected by external stimuli. Samadhi is not about isolation from the world, but on such unification with it - that is free from clinging to phenomenas.


Jhana

Jhana is a meditative state of profound stillness and concentration in which the mind becomes fully immersed and absorbed in the chosen object of attention. It is the cornerstone in the development of Right Concentration.


Blog author's experiences & insights -- written on 28.06.2017.

A while ago i got insight that i got Samadhi (2 basic steps of practice) from my Zen Meditation - both in Martial Arts Lessons, as well as in a Zen meditation at a Zen Buddhism Center, 'ZBZ Bodhidharma'.

This did mature after years, when i talked via internet with Zen Buddhists - i felt much of calmness in my ill mind after that.

Recently i got insight that 3rd Samadhi level is initiated in me, and once i master it i'll move to Jhanas.

i got insight that Lama Ole Nydahl & other Teachers of Tibetan Buddhism don't mind that - it should enhance my practice instead of disrupting it.

i got insight that once i master both Samadhi & Jhana i'll be able to focus on learning, or on doing something, or on any of objects (as in Jhana) - while retaining general awareness & mindfulness of what's in & around me (as in Samadhi). i'm eager to experience this, because for now i have troubles focusing on learning, my focus isn't perfect yet - despite my meditation experience. Focus & Learning are important in any way of life, including Sciences & Arts.

i got insight that this won't hinder my Guru Yoga, nor Enlightened Love, nor other important Tibetan Buddhism Practices.

There was more as well.

i am very grateful for that all.

Friday, 16 September 2016

Dharma Realization Level & Happiness.

Introduction.

... this has occured to me, i think it's true.

... i think i read, experienced & understood enough - to share without introducing too much of the confusion to the reader.


Realization.

'Realization' is an act of making something 'Real', transforming an idea occuring in mind into something real, tangible - for example by painting an image that expresses something, constructing an electronic device, or writing an article on a blog.


Realization Level.

'Realization Level' is a measure of how much, how well, how deeply something was Realized.


Dharma Realization Level.

'Dharma Realization Level' is a wording, a phrase that points to the amount of time & effort someone put to Realize Dharma, Buddha's Unsupparsable Teachings, in his or her life.

It's a way of saying that someone accomplished something significiant, not only understood but also worked with the understood ideas, transformed his or her life, as well as other lives ... developed both wisdom & compassion in a certain way.

There are different lessons, different Dharmas, different aspects of the Buddha's Way.

i think that every Dharma - when understood & applied correctly - leads to the better Karma, closes someone to the Enlightenment as well.

i think that a certain Dharma Lessons are best applied together, are more synergic than other Dharma Lesson combinations, but i am not sure of that.

i think that Lesser Dharmas combined together amount to the Higher Dharmas, Greater Ways, but i am not sure of that still - even if my experiences seem to confirm.


Happiness Level.

i think that it's a Buddhist Lesson that 'Happiness Level' is determined by:
- someone's Karma - including one's Mind state, as well as the 'External Situation',
- someone's Dharma Realization Level.

i think it's true at least up to Liberation - i didn't attain the Liberation yet.

i think i read that after Liberation the rules change, Liberated beings are happier as well.


Experiences, Feelings & Security.

Had insights that what we call 'Experience Level' (PL.: 'Poziom Przeżywania') is about Feelings & Security.

A highly-realized being on a Dharma Way, with a high 'Experience Level' feels great, has energy, emanates happiness as the Sun - everywhere he or she goes.

It's said that on a 'High Experience Level', 'Every Sound is a Mantra, Every Thought is a Wisdom'.

The 'Experience Level' amounts in this case to the 'Intensity of Happiness' & 'Energy Available'.

Had insights that this a 'Happines Feeling' & 'Energy' guides everyone somewhere, as a 'Light Source' - either to the 'Enlightenment' or to something false.

Other insights explained that occasionally, when danger appears - other feelings arise - from a pain to shivers, their intensity & effectiveness depending on the Karma, Danger, & Dharmas Realized, and Dharma Realization Level.

... that being said, i can't confirm this paragraph nor deny it completely,

... curious ones should check on their own, i think.

Monday, 12 September 2016

Liberation & Abolishing Thrones.

i had insights, i read about this as well.

Buddhism is not a Slavery, it Leads to Liberation & Enlightenment, even if on the Way one often Serves & Learns.

It's said that any of debts - including the Karmic Debts for Lessons - take away the Freedoms.

Acts of Compassion do help - to pay the debts however - even more when done Wisely at that.

i think it's a Noble Way to Share & Give, to pay the Karmic Debts on time, without delaying too much.

It's said that every work ennobles.

Nothing is permanent, no heaven, no rule.

Had insights that every Buddhist Student learns how to abolish the Thrones, how to abolish even the Gods, as we help we gain the Wisdom, Advantages, Power & Strength.

It's also a part of the Way to use that Wisdom & Power, for the benefit of all.

i think it's only sane that way, otherwise it would be Tyranny & Sect, it would be building one's happiness & success on the other beings' unhappiness & work.

i think it's also my Way, to reach Liberation & Enlightenment as well.


OM MANI PEME HUNG
KARMAPA CHENNO

Namaste, as well.

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Understanding Fear of Sects.

Introduction.

i feared for long time, feared to speak as well.

now i think my understanding grew past fear & regrets, now i think that my wisdom & compassion lets me share my experiences in a sane form, without slanders, for benefit of all.

... it is a Buddhist Lesson that disturbing feelings - as fear or regret for example - dissipate after one recognizes their true nature, afterall.


Fear & Warnings.

when i had mental & life crisis, i went to a Stupa House Buddhist Center to meditate & learn, to meet new Friends as well.

i was both seduced & afraid, as company was great, yet the Catholic Church warned about Sects in Media as hell.

i think people fear of unknown & danger, especially when it's seductive & fascinating as well.

Church warned mostly about most dangerous sectarian weapon 'Freezing & Heating', but also of other ways.


Meditation.

with Meditation my mind opened, i understood & confronted my ego as well - i struggle with my ego still.

after a first few months meditators displayed me 'Heating & Freezing' method, it was a very strong experience.

at first, i thought it was sectarian weapon used against me, for my errors & sins, or a display of power at least - i wasn't sure which in fact.

i landed in a Mental Hospital afterwards, had about 5 years of bad-karma break.

then i came to meditate again, risked boldly as i felt that my life has no meaning without Enlightened Love; i was prepared to die, i was prepared to suffer with a Sect as in hell for a time - for a Love.

i met a young Buddhist woman during one of Buddhist Lectures, we meditated together, i fell in Love with her.

after a little practice i thought that 'Heating & Freezing' was a purifying experience, not a sectarian weapon - just a 'karmic backslash' instead.

now, after years, i think it's both a warning, a purifying experience, a mystical weapon use, as well as inspiration, transmissions of methods as well.


Denial.

i am denied Meditation at a Buddhist Center, now i think i understand why - even if at first i felt i was uncaringly 'ditched away to die alone'.

... Buddhist Lessons are Precious, they cost, mostly our time of a support & help; if i stayed too long the price would be too great - this would make me die.

also i understand that differing lessons are for different beings, too many of abstract lessons lead to confusion & time waste, as well as to stupidity at that.

also i know that Meditation is a Powerful Method that 'digs' bad karma from subconsciousness, one has to purify it as well.

if i faced too much of bad karma at once, it would be too much ... too many purifying experiences, too many of pains.

purifying experiences are not always painful however.


Understanding Fear.

before warning of 'Heating & Freezing' i felt i committed karmic errors & sins.

i was afraid that i transgressed too much, that i knew too much of their 'Evil Secrets', that a Sect will not let me go because of the danger i pose, as well as because of my sins.

in fact i never was a threat, and my knowledge was very shallow as well.

now i share, hoping it will Protect, both Buddhism, as well as their so-called 'Victims', sparing them both lost time.

it's not a slander, i hope, it's a Honest Truth form that explains in simple words, it's aim is to bring together people as well.


What is a Sect?

i think a sect is a group of religious protest, a group that separates.

for more, see if You wish: About Sects, Sects.


OM MANI PEME HUNG
KARMAPA CHENNO

Namaste, as well.

Monday, 5 September 2016

Mahakala Invocation.




Introduction.

i am skipping introductory commentary, because i feel it would be too much of transgression on my part.

... first parts of Invocation are written in Tibetan or in Sanskrit, i am not sure which ... perhaps with a Polish spelling as well.

... second parts of Invocation i am translating from Polish to English, not fully understanding, for a more Complete Lesson, please contact a Buddhist Center.


Mahakala Invocation.

OM MA DAK
NY CZI TONG PAR DZIANG

Om. All, that impure in the world
and in all beings
becomes purified into emptiness.


TONG PEJ NANG LE JE SZIE CZI

From space emerges highest wisdom


LUNG ME TY DZIE TENG NJI DU

as wind & fire. On top of a bonfire
from (three) skulls stands


TY PAR SZA NGA DY TSI NGA

a bowl made from the skull filled with five kinds
of meat and five body fluids.


LUNG ME KYL WEJ DAM TSIK PEJ

Wind kindles fire,
which makes imagined


DYTSI RAB BAR Y NJE DE

content (of bowl) to boiling. Radiant light


JESZIE DY TSI CZIEN DRANG NE

invites wisdom nectar,


JER ME OM DANG AH HUNG GI

which melts with (boiling) content in bowl.
Through OM AH HUNG blessing,


DZIN LAB DRI RO TSUNG ME DZIUR

nectar's taste & smell become unsurpassed.


TSA DZIU LAMA JIDAM LA TSOG DANG

We are summoning all core (not sure if 'core' is a proper word ...) lamas
and lineage lamas, yidams,


PAŁO KANDRO CZIE
CZIONG TSOG CZIEN DRANG

daks & dakinis (not sure if these are correct translations) and dharma guardians.


DYN DZI NAM KAR TRIN
SZIN TIB PAR DZIUR

Gathering are they before us
as clouds on the sky.


JIDAM KYN DY TSA ŁEI LAMA CZI

Give we are this gift to core (not sure if 'core' is a proper word ...) lama,
which brings together in himself all yidams.


KYN CZIOK KYN DY TSA
ŁEI LAMA CZI

Giving we are this gift to core (not sure if 'core' is a proper word ...) lama,
which brings together in himself triple gems.


CZIE CZIONG KYN DY
TSAŁEJ LAMA CZI

Giving we are this gift to core (not sure if 'core' is a proper word ...) lama,
which brings together in himself all
dharma guardians.


CZIE PAR CZIE CZIONG
BER DZI NA ZA CZIEN

Especially giving we are this gift
dharma guardian with name Black Coat.


PALDEN LAMO RANG
DZIUNG DZIEL MO NI

and Radiant Godess
- Selfemerging Queen


CZIE CZIAM KOR DANG
CZIE PA CZIO PAR DZI

with their attendants; (not sure if a word 'entourge' isn't a better translation)


DZIAL PO NAM MANG TY SE
NGAK CZI DAK

King of Northern Direction, Master
of Mantras, Tantric Master


DORDŻE LEGPA, SIN GIN,
SZING CZONG DANG

Good Diamond,
Guardian Against Harmful Forces,
Guardian of Pure Lands


KAR NAK DORDŻE DIAL
PO LA SOG PAI

Diamond King
of Black Castle and other.


KARMAPA JI TEN PA
CZIONG NAM LA

You, who protect Karmapa's teachings
accept please


ZAG ME SZA NGA DY TSI
NGA CZIOK DZI

these five fully pure
kinds of meat and five kinds of nectar,


TORMA TSA DZIE
PEN TSA AMRITA

this perfect, ritual gift (torma),
eight medicinal roots, five nectars,


DZA GE RAKTAI
JYN CZIAB CZIO PAR SZI

and innerly pure drink of blood (rakta).


DY JIN NGA DANG
SANG WEJ CZIO PA DANG

Giving we are also
all pleasures of five senses,
arcane gifts,


DE KO NA JI
KYN ZANG CZIO PAI CZI

and final gift (of empty)
nature of all.


CZIE CZI CZIN DANK
JIN TEN DZOG PA DEI

Understanding, that you are free
from stains and full of perfect qualities,


NE TSUL DZI SZIN
TOG PAI GO SUM DZI

with body, speech and mind


TY PA MA LY PA JI TY PAR DZI

we praise you in all and every possible ways.


CZIE LA DY DYN SYL ŁA TAB PA NI

Asking we are, fulfull our beneficial wishes


DAK SOG KYN LA CZIOG
DANG TYN MONG GI

and give me and all beings
perfect and ordinary


NGY DRUB TEN TOK DI LA TSYL ŁA DANG

accomplishment in this immediate moment.


CZIE PAR TSE RING
NE ME PEL DZIOR DZIE

Especially gift us with long
life free from sickness, full with
richness and freedom.


JI LA SAM TSE KE CZIG
TSAM NJI LA

Let all of our wishes fulfill themselves
in moment of their phrasing


DRUB NE KARMAPA JI SZIE PA KYN

let us be able to fulfill
all Karmapa's wishes,


DAK GI MA LY NJUR DU
DRUB PA DANG

quickly and without exceptions.


KARMAPA JI TEN LA NY DZIE NAM

Let all that's harmful to Karmapa's Teachings


DAK GI TAL ŁA SZIN DU LOK PA JI

became by us destroyed


NYPA DA TA NJI DU TSAL DU SYL

immediately.


DE TAR CZIE TY DE PE GA ŁA DE

Let all, that's positive, became
as result of these gifts
and praises full of trust


MA DZIUR DRO ŁA SEM CZIEN
TAM CZIE KYN

lead all beings, my
former parents,


DZOG PE SANG DZIE
GO PANG TOB CZIR NGO.

to perfect buddhas state.


Because this is invocation and summoning there we are our guardians, it's good to lay a gift on altar, when we do this practice. We may lay a cup of tea and cookie, which should be thrown away later.


--
See also, if You wish or need, ... : Mahakala Invocation on another blog.

Sects, Antisects, Mystical Weapons.

My way.

i strive for Truth that brings together instead of separating, i try to be Antisectarian Buddhist.

Sect is separation & lies, Antisect is also a sect that counters Sects, Antisect that i will create will have aspirations to Religion as a Way, then to Science related with the Law of Cause & Effect ...

Religion is from a latin word 'Religare' or 'Reunion'.


Experiences with Mystical Weapons of the Sects.

One day in a Buddhist Center i was told that meditators will show me something.

They spoke Mantras that sounded like common words about heat & cold, i panicked.

As i tried to struggle & escape, paralysis overcame me, i felt heat & cold in turns as well; both paralysis, cold & heat lessened as i ceased then reappeared as i resumed fleeing; this happened few or more times in turns.

...


Purpose.

While i am antisectarian, i know that Sects Protect me as well.

Without Sects i would not survive.

i think Sectarian weapons are important part of self-defense in the Buddhist Way.

i think best way to neutralize sect is to serve so they do not need to use Sectarian Mystical or other Weapons; Killing them is not a very good idea, they would Reincarnate anyway.


Development.

i agreed to help in 'Heating & Freezing' Sectarian Mystical Weapon development, using Art of Magick & Light, perhaps for more as well.

About meaningful speech & about slander.

Speaking Meaningfully.

'Not speaking foolishly or coarsely

Gossip may be entertaining, but it leaks one's power and creates negative feedback in the mind. This also includes rumors, in which no protective or preventative information is communicated and listeners discern a hint of pleasure at someone else's expense from the speaker.

If one engages in gossip, then eventually one will hear mixed stories about oneself that will shake other people's confidence, and the whole affair can become very unpleasant and time-consuming. Not only is one's partner's or friends' time, which could have been used for something meaningful, wasted, in the long run they will no longer take one seriously. In addition, uncertainty and increasing distance can develop because others may easily assume that they will also be talked about behind their backs.

"Intelligence is the ultimate aphrodisiac," said the LSD psychologist Timothey Leary. Every partner will be inspired by beyond-personal, wise views or meaningful exchange. Warmhearted, thoughtful conversations also create the framework for later succesful discussions, because making suggestions and expressing wishes is more productive than making accusations. Interesting and honest echanges create closeness and are a main basis for long-lasting relationships.'

-- 'Buddha & Love' by Lama Ole Nydahl.


About Slander, one of the Harmful Acts on the Speech Level.

'Slander should especially be avoided, because its cause is anger. To talk negatively about others behind their backs, unless they are public persons or one speaks to make others aware of dangerous example to their own lives, means taking part in others' negativity. It also destroys friendships and splits people up. Such behavior is self-defeating. Nothing turns against oneself faster than harmful words.'

-- 'The Way Things Are' by Lama Ole Nydahl.