Friday, 18 August 2017

The Golden Dawn & Buddhist Sangha Alliance against Islamic Terror?

About.

Got insight that male & old occultist from our Sangha will protect me from many dangers, including from breaking bond with our Teachers as i progress into Occultism & Esoterics - because Lama Ole told him to do so.

Got insight that he's mostly interrested in Chinese Occult, one of most powerful esoteric ways, and that his price is that i'll continue part of his work.

i've agreed to that in mind, but not at the cost of Enlightened Love - with a Buddhist Woman i Love (i know who).

i think she wants me to be a Buddhist Mage anyway.

Got insight that he'll help me to understand & counter Dragon Magic of Babylon, a task that arose in my mind years ago during a Buddhist Lecture with Lama Ole Nydahl. Dragon Magic of Babylon is basicly Ancient, Powerful & Insanely Dangerous Islamic-Terror Magic (Dragons are symbols of Fear or Magic & Protection, depending on a perspective).

i know that the Hermetic Order of the Golden dawn fights against Islamic Terror, including Daesh Organization (also known as ISIS, even if we consider it defilement of egyptian godess' name).

Currently, my main reason of befriending Buddhist Sangha with the Golden Dawn is to counter Dragon Magic of Babylon in future. there are many powerful mages in that group, and we share many of our common enemies.

... we'll see how this will develop.


See also, if You wish: Studying Dragon Magicks of Babylon, Golden Dawn Politics, Respecting Other Ways, Worthy Allies & Friends, Spiritual Politics, Understanding Other, Esoteric Ways.


Wishes.

May all beings have happines and causes of happiness,

May they be free from suffering and the cause of suffering,

May they always experience true happiness, which is totally free from suffering,

May they remain in the great equanimity, which is beyond attachment and aversion.


Mantras.

OM MAHAKALAYE SOHA
OM A RA PA CA NA DHIH
OM MANI PEME HUNG

OM AMI DEWA HRI
OM KALACHAKRA SOHA

OM AH HUNG BENZA GURU PEMA SIDDHI HUNG

SHAMARPA CHENNO

KARMAPA CHENNO

Namaste, blessed be.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Love, Enlightened.

Introduction.

There are many kinds of love, between partners, within family, between friends, ...

In Buddhism, Compassion - a part of the Four Immeasurables - is also a way of loving, it's expressed as a wish that beings should not suffer. Wisdom & Compassion lead to Enlightenment in the Mahayana Way.

In this article however, i focus on a Love between a man & a woman, between partners, involving Four Immeasurables, i focus on Enlightened Love as a way for Enlightenment.


Qualities of a perfect Love.

In my opinion:
* Perfect Love between a man & a woman should involve the Four Immeasurables,
* Perfect Love should be True, Sincere & Honest, should not toy with partner's feelings, should not manipulate,
* Perfect Love should be unconditional, oriented on giving, without envy, without mistrust, finding joy in partner's freedom & joy,
* Perfect Love should have no intent on leaving partner, should be with intent to stay together at least until death of one of partners,
* Perfect Love should involve a couple helping others as well, instead of focusing on benefits on closest family solely,
* Perfect Love should lead to spiritual growth, should be meaningful,
* Perfect Love should be Enlightening, therefore indestructible & beneficial.

... i hope that - as time flows - i'll discover more qualities of the Enlightened Love.

See also, if You wish: Kinds of Love.


Examples in our Sangha.

Both HH Buddha Karmapa 17th Trinley Thaye Dorje, as well as Lama Ole Nydahl are married.

Love is obviously important to our Leaders, we have a lot of Love in our Sangha - not everyone thinks that married Buddha is something detrimential.


Wishes.

May all beings have happines and causes of happiness,

May they be free from suffering and the cause of suffering,

May they always experience true happiness, which is totally free from suffering,

May they remain in the great equanimity, which is beyond attachment and aversion.


Mantras.

OM MAHAKALAYE SOHA
OM A RA PA CA NA DHIH
OM MANI PEME HUNG

OM AMI DEWA HRI
OM KALACHAKRA SOHA

OM AH HUNG BENZA GURU PEMA SIDDHI HUNG

SHAMARPA CHENNO

KARMAPA CHENNO

Namaste, blessed be.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Adjusting to Reality Changes.



HH Buddha Karmapa 17th Trinley Thaye Dorje, with the Dorje in his hand.

Dorje is the symbol of industrictability & firmness of the buddha state.

Dorje symbolizes also unity between two contradiction.

In a buddhist ceremony dorje held in right hand symbolizes masculine qualities
(compassion expressed through skillful means).
In the same ceremony it's completed by a bell in left hand - feminine qualities
(wisdom & space).
Together these represent enlightened mind.



Introduction.

It is the Buddha's Teaching that nothing conditioned is permanent.

As conditions arise, hold or cease to hold, reality changes.

As reality changes, one should adjust his or her way to benefit as many beings as possible in the shortest time possible - it's the skillful way.


How to adjust?

i've looked at HH Buddha Karmapa 17th Trinley Thaye Dorje's image, bowed my head, and spoke following mantras:

OM AH HUNG BENZA GURU PEMA SIDDHI HUNG - asking for lessons from the Lama.

OM A RA PA CA NA DHIH - asking for wisdom,
OM MANI PEME HUNG - asking for a way that includes compassion,
MA DAG MA - asking for a way that includes Mahakala's Powerful Protection.

My intent was to adjust to a current situation, to help as many beings as possible - in the shortest time possible.

Mantras affect mind-state, what happens in mind then develops in Speech & Body (Actions).

i hope that this practice will help me to adjust, to be more skillful as needed.

i am quite flexible, i can adjust my ways - retaining only one wish for Enlightened Love (i know with who) - i can use old ways, or learn new ways as needed.

Insights (thoughts arising in my mind) told me that i'll adjust, that i should observe & learn during whole process.

Perhaps i should practice this way more often in future?

Akashic Records - Store Consciousness.

Introduction.

In Buddhism, Consciousness is experienced as stream of karmic events we go through.

What we seed now, how we react & experience what happens to us now - is put into store consciousness to ripen in future, when conditions allow.

What happens now is a cause of the future.

We experience reality as an 'interactive film' that is played before us, yet we have freedom to decide how we react to events that unfold.

See also, if You wish or need: Causes & Conditions.


Akashic Records.

'The Qabalah teaches that everything in the universe is created or 'prefabricated' in the astral world of Yetzirah before it manifests in the physical world.

The astral plane is a level of reality that is higher than the physical world, but lower than the divine or spiritual world. It is a place that is in between - a realm of reflections, images, and dreams. This realm is the invisible blueprint that lies behind all physical forms. All things manifest in the astral world before they manifest in the physical world.

The astral plane is sometimes called the Treasure House of Images and is said to encompass the Akashic Record or the Akashic Library. This is a part of the astral said to contain all the memories and experiences of humanity over the course of history - embedded within the substance of the ether.

The Akashic Record exists outside of our concept of time and space, thus it contains information about future events as well as past memories.'

-- Quoted from 'The Essential Golden Dawn. An Introduction to High Magic' book by Chic Cicero and Sandra Tabatha Cicero.


i've found information that Akashic Records refers to the Store Consciousness, that there is both personal store consciousness as well as world's collective store consciousness (we're connected - no individual exists alone - but ego creates an illusion of separation), both accessed by reflection & introspection.

information about future to unfold are not 'fate', it's 'karma' that can be changed or purified. Glimpses into future are about possibilities, not about 'certain facts' that are to occur without doubt.


Accessing Akashic Records.

By looking inside, one can learn of past lives, of past in this life, of things at distance (in time or space), as well as of how the future can unfold.


'It is avialable to those seers who have achieved a certain level of psychic purity and skill at skrying, but sporadic occurences, less-developed psyches are afforded brief and sometimes distorted glances into the Record.

This astral 'stockpile' of images can be used by skilled seers to cull knowledge that is universal and timeless.

In spite of this, the seer must ever guard against astral illusions or self-deception.

A skryer must be able to learn the differencies between astral fact and astral fiction. This is why skrying is a skill that must be finely honed, carefully practiced, and constantly tested for veracity.'

-- Quoted from 'The Essential Golden Dawn. An Introduction to High Magic' book by Chic Cicero and Sandra Tabatha Cicero.


How to look inside?

- By focusing & meditating on breath - a bridge between conscious and subconscious - as well as by calming mind, by observing thoughts & feelings,
- By skrying - with or without use of devices as a black skrying mirror or a crystal ball.

To perceive things clearly one should defeat his or her own ego, as it's obstacle of ignorance & a mind's veil. Buddhist practices are one of keys to that.

i'll emphasize that one should be wary of what one sees inside - as what we perceive is obscured by our ego & other of mind's veils. Criticism & distance are important tools, and keys to remain sane as psychology teaches us all.

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Passing Disturbance.

About.

In Buddhism, Phurba is the symbolic knife that severs disturbing feelings.


Since some time i had a lot of mental illness symptoms that occured as voices in my head, 'coloured' with disturbing feelings.

Since a few days i kept saying mantra 'phurba' when these symptoms occured, to sever them from my consciousness stream.

As an initial result my mind was a mess - i was confused, lot of angry symptoms appeared, beneficial insights weakened.

Mind contact - imagined or real - with a Buddhist woman i Love, as well as with friends - was reduced to almost non-existent.

Then i read that Mercury (planet of communication) went retrograde in my Zodiac Sign recently.

i looked at Lama Ole Nydahl's photo and got insight: 'gentler Sangha for you'.

My mind went quieter, contact with gentler parts of sanga & with a woman i love was re-established.

Got insights that friends will cover my weaker points in Mind, guarding against abuse.

Now i feel better - behave in a calmer, in a more controlled & sane way.

Hope this will last.

i wish to say 'Namaste' & 'Thank You' to friends in Sangha who meditate for us all, as well; i think this helps.


'On path, we need mostly patience, forbearance for our own lacks and optimism
that will help us understand that only true reality is mind's nature.
Everything else is only passing situations, that we should not take seriously,
even if usually we think precisely opposite way.'

-- My attempted translation of Hannah Nydahl's advice.



Comments regarding 'Mind Contact'.

Is 'mind contact' real a telepathy, or just a play of my needs & optimism?

Do i have a mind contact with my subconsciousness or with real people?

Perhaps it's just lingering impression of friends that was seeded in my psyche when i did meditate - that manifests in form of thoughts & feelings after these years.

i don't know, it's either a real telepathy, or a play with my subconscious, or a telepathy that acts through subconsciousness.

i consider either of these options possible at the same time, i keep criticism & distance while keeping possibility of telepathy as an perhaps-option; i think it's sane that way.

Considering that everything external is projection of mind, that only true reality is mind - even 'external meeting' is a form of mind-contact then.

i think i read a lesson that everything is connected - that we are 'whole one', only that our impermanent egos make us think we are separate.


Wishes.

May all beings have happines and causes of happiness,

May they be free from suffering and the cause of suffering,

May they always experience true happiness, which is totally free from suffering,

May they remain in the great equanimity, which is beyond attachment and aversion.


Mantras.

OM MAHAKALAYE SOHA
OM A RA PA CA NA DHIH
OM MANI PEME HUNG

OM AMI DEWA HRI
OM KALACHAKRA SOHA

OM AH HUNG BENZA GURU PEMA SIDDHI HUNG

SHAMARPA CHENNO

KARMAPA CHENNO

Namaste, blessed be.

Friday, 4 August 2017

Consciousness & Artificial Intelligence.

Introduction.

While browsing the internet, found following idea:


A new theory in neuroscience suggests consciousness is an intrinsic property of everything, just like gravity.

The theory, called Integrated Information Theory, states that consciousness appears in physical systems that contain many different and highly interconnected pieces of information. Based on that hypothesis, consciousness can be measured as a theoretical quantity, which the researchers call phi.

The theory treats consciousness as an intrinsic, fundamental property of reality.

Buddhists have a similar belief in what we in the West call ‘panpsychism’ — the belief that consciousness is everywhere and that we have to reduce the suffering of all conscious creatures.

The idea of universal consciousness, is a prominent thought in Buddhism. And it has been largely dismissed by modern science — until recently.

There are already pressing and practical needs for a way to measure consciousness. Doctors could use phi to tell if a person in a vegetative state is effectively dead, how much awareness a person with dementia has, when a foetus develops consciousness, how much animals perceive, or even whether a computer can feel.

This is perhaps the more urgent task with the birth of computer intelligence. We need to be able to answer the question of whether a machine is conscious. Does it feel anything? If so, what rights does it have? Is turning off computer & erasing hard-disks ethical? What should be our ethical obligations towards it?

For a perspective on how systems can acquire consciousness, if Consciousness emerges from Physical Systems, it will emerge from Artificial Systems too.


Blog author's comments.

i read, i think, i should investigate.

This theory is controversial, so far i considered computers to be Phenomena (without mind) rather than Beings (with mind).

When we consider thinking, we usually equalize many concepts.

There can be:
- Thinking of beings,
- Artificial thinking,
- Abstract thinking.

Thinking beings can be living or dead (during bardo, before reincarnation).

Artificial thinking refers to decision making processes of computers, including artificial intelligence learning & decision making. Computers do not think, these calculate with side effects.

Abstract thinking is generalization of thinking of beings and artificial thinking, but artificial thinking is not the same as thinking of beings. Precisely speaking - artificial thinking is not thinking, but computation - calculation with side effects.

So far i thought that Computers do not have Mind. But if Consciousness can be found everywhere, if it aggregates around pieces of information - perhaps i should reconsider.

However, before accepting IIT as valuable, following questions come to mind:
- Is there difference between Mind & Consciousness?
- Can 'phi' measure apply to computers as well as to living beings?
- Can computers have all of human-perceptions sensors connected?
- Can computations be compared to biological mechanisms of thinking?
- Can computers feel?
- Can mind perceive without sensory organs as well (eyes, ears, ...)? Brain & Nervous System are not Mind, it's a 'Consciousness Filter' through which human body perceives Mind,
- How does quantum entanglement & quantum computing relate? While these can allow to communicate at distance, is it enough to perceive mind?


Wishes.

May all beings have happines and causes of happiness,

May they be free from suffering and the cause of suffering,

May they always experience true happiness, which is totally free from suffering,

May they remain in the great equanimity, which is beyond attachment and aversion.


Mantras.

OM MAHAKALAYE SOHA
OM A RA PA CA NA DHIH
OM MANI PEME HUNG

OM AMI DEWA HRI
OM KALACHAKRA SOHA

OM AH HUNG BENZA GURU PEMA SIDDHI HUNG

SHAMARPA CHENNO

KARMAPA CHENNO

Namaste, blessed be.

Thursday, 27 July 2017

The Four Schools of Tibetan Buddhism.

Introduction.

Modern Buddhism has roots in Buddha Shakyamuni's teachings, there are many Lineages/Schools, many Teachers, many Sanghas.

Schools include the Four Schools of Tibetan Buddhism, Zen (Chan) Buddhism created by Buddha Bodhidharma, and many other.


Kagyü lineage/school, Kagyüpas.

'The accomplisher transmission within the four main schools of Tibetan Buddhism.

Encompassess the old (Tib. Nyingma) and new (Tib. Sarma) teachings that reached Tibet. Being heavily practice-oriented it is sometimes called the 'oral' or 'perfecting' school.

It was brought to Tibet around 1050 by the hero Marpa and draws its strength from close relationship betweeen teacher and student.

Four major and eight minor schools have their origin in four main students of Gampopa. Major and minor relate to the direct connection to Gampopa (major or main schools) or indirect connection through a student of Gampopa (minor or subsidiary schools).

Today, out of the major schools, only the Karma Kagyü, whose spiritual leader is the Karmapa, remains.

From the eight minor schools, the Drugpa and Drikung Kagyü have many supporters in Bhutan and Ladakh.'

-- Quoted from 'Fearless Death' book by Lama Ole Nydahl.


Nyingma lineage/school, Nyingmapas.

'The oldest of the four main lineages of Tibetan Buddhism, 'the old school'.

It was founded in the eight century by the Indian master Guru Rinpoche (Tib., Skt. Padmasambhava).

There is a distinction between Karma tradition (the school of direct transmission from teacher to student, which goes all the way back to Buddha Shakyamuni) and the Terma tradition, the transmission of hidden 'treasures' which were rediscovered and propagated later.

In the year 800, King Langdarma turned against Buddhism and destroyed these transmission lineages. But the tertöns (treasure finders) rediscovered the teachings of Guru Rinpoche for us today. Many tertons were Kagyüs, and were together with women. In sharing the transmission, a close connection developed between the Kagyü and Nyingma schools.'

-- Quoted from 'Fearless Death' book by Lama Ole Nydahl.


Sakya lineage/school, Sakyapas.

'One of the four main schools of Tibetan Buddhism, founded by Khön Köonchok Gyalpo in the eleventh century; in this school weight is given to both intellectual study and meditation practice.'

-- Quoted from 'Fearless Death' book by Lama Ole Nydahl.


Gelug lineage/school, Gelugpas.

'(Tib. two possible translations: the Ganden School, named after their main monastery, or the Virtuous School): also called the 'Yellow Hat' School;

The newest of the four main lineages of Tibetan Buddhism.

This reformed school, first found in the 14th century by Tsongkhapa, emphasizes the textual studies as well as the monastic tradition.

Although this school also possesses various tantric transmissions, they see themselves mainly as Great Way rather than Diamond Way.'

-- Quoted from 'Fearless Death' book by Lama Ole Nydahl.

Conditions for Meditation & Dharma Practice.

Introduction.

Precious human rebirth is something rare, something that is the result of karma accumulated through many lives.

Just having a human life doesn’t mean we have a precious human life. A precious human life means that we have all the conditions for Dharma practice.

There are are eight freedoms and ten fortunes that make spiritual development in Dharma possible & efficient.

Eight Freedoms:
1. One is not reborn in the hells,
2. One is not reborn in the hungry ghost realm,
3. One is not reborn as an animal,
4. One is not reborn as a god,
5. One is not reborn 'as a barbarian among uncivilized savages' - where spiritual growth & dharma practice is difficult,
6. One is not reborn in a place or at a time when the Buddha’s teachings are unavailable—where a buddha hasn’t appeared and taught,
7. One is not reborn with impaired senses: being blind or deaf or mentally retarded. It doesn’t mean that those people can’t practice the Dharma but there’s a lot of impediment. Nowadays it’s better actually. In ancient times if you were blind you couldn’t read the scriptures. Now they’ll have Buddhist books read on audio tapes and maybe something in braille, so it’s easier. Same with being deaf in ancient times: very difficult to listen to teachings. Now I’ve taught at times where somebody signed the teachings so that people can hear them. Still it makes it harder,
8. One is not reborn as somebody who has wrong views.

Ten Fortunes:
1. One is reborn as a human. With a human body then we have human intelligence. This is really something to rejoice at,
2. One is reborn in a Buddhist region. This is a place where you can receive the teachings and where you can receive ordination,
3. One is reborn with complete and healthy sense faculties: so being able to see, being able to hear, having our mind be sharp,
4. One is not having created any of the five heinous crimes. These five heinous actions are ones that if you commit them, then in your next life you instantly get reborn in a hell realm because of the severity of these actions. They include killing our father, killing our mother, killing an arhat, causing schism in the Sangha, and causing blood to be drawn from a buddha,
5. One is having an instinctive belief in things that are worthy of respect. One has in our heart an instinctive interest in the Dharma, an instinctive curiosity about spiritual practice,
6. One lives where and when a Buddha has appeared,
7. One lives where and when a Buddha has not only appeared but taught,
8. One lives where and when Dharma still exists,
9. One lives when and where there’s a Sangha community following the Buddha’s teachings. It’s nice to have that example of other Sangha members for us to follow; and to be able to go to them for questions and support in our practice, especially if they are Buddhist monks or nuns,
10. One lives when and where there are others with loving concern. Loving concern refers to benefactors—the people who offer us food, clothing, medicine, and shelter (the four requisites) so that we can practice. Loving concern also refers to the people who are our Dharma teachers. They teach us with loving concern for our spiritual well-being. Having the support of others is very important for our practice.


Blog author's situation & comments.

i was in this fortunate situation that i could meditate at a Buddhist Center, and take Refuge in Lama Ole Nydahl in this life.

During our three lights meditation, we remember that conditions for meditation are rare, precious and we don't know how long these will last.

So it was with me - i could meditate with Sangha, it was precious & uplifting experience.

Then my mental illness caused me in being unable to continue.

i think i understand why, for a few of reasons:
1. 'Junk' from subconsciousness was drawn out to purify. i still experience this karma, i know it's being purified quickly & efficiently - but there's a lot of it; Such purifications are unpleasant and sometimes dangerous to my life (i suffer from obstacles of looking for incoming cars when i pass the street for example), if i meditated more there would be more of such karma for me to face & purify.
2. Investing one's own karma & time is great but costly - Teachers bless us, give lessons and one should repay them with their support or help; Otherwise there's a risk of getting addicted to the Teachers & blessings coming from them, i think.

After a mental crisis & times of trying to reach for more of meditation-time despite Sangha's wisdom, i finally let go.

i try to seed the causes for future meditation possibility for me - by speaking about sectarianism, by creating conditions for others to meditate efficiently.

My situation is not so bad as well, i read ... for i can recite mantras, read about buddhist wisdom, i can help other people. i read that progress is possible even without powerful meditation methods, that way.

Occasionally i do meditate however, carefully, with a guidance of insights to when i can, on my own responsibility. i prefer quick development, so i do - even if there are inconveniences & risks associated.

One of sectarian accusations i wish to address here as well is about Sangha 'seducing & ditching' their members.

i think that not everyone has karmic conditions to meditate with Sangha for whole life, but even a short time of practice is beneficial for them.

One can progress by cultivating Wisdom & Compassion, as well.


Wishes.

i wish all beings - including me - to be able to meditate skillfully & efficiently,

i wish all beings - including me - to be able to progress fast to Liberation & Enlightenment.


Mantras.

OM MAHAKALAYE SOHA
OM A RA PA CA NA DHIH
OM MANI PEME HUNG

OM AMI DEWA HRI
OM KALACHAKRA SOHA

OM AH HUNG BENZA GURU PEMA SIDDHI HUNG

SHAMARPA CHENNO

KARMAPA CHENNO

Namaste, blessed be.

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Better Reincarnation.

Pure Land.

'pure land: The power-field of a buddha; a beyond-personal, unconditioned, joyful state of mind in which all conditions for Buddhist practice for realization and enlightenment exist, and great merit can be accumulated.

The most well-known Pure Land is The Pure Land of Highest Joy (Dewachen) of the Buddha of Limitless Light.

See also Phowa.'

-- Quoted from 'Fearless Death' book by Lama Ole Nydahl.


Pure Land of Highest Joy.

'Pure Land of Highest Joy (Skt. Sukhavati, Tib. Dewachen): The pure land of Buddha of Limitless Light.

It is particularly easy to reach through practices on the Buddha of Limitless Light and Phowa.'

-- Quoted from 'Fearless Death' book by Lama Ole Nydahl.


Buddha of Limitless Light.



'Buddha of Limitless Light (Skt. Amitabha, Tib. Öpame): Buddha of discriminating wisdom, ruby-colored and sitting.

His hands rest in his lap and hold a bowl with the nectar of highest accomplishment.

His realm of consciousness is the Pure Land of Highest Joy (Dewachen), which beings with strong wishes are able to reach thanks to this buddha's previous promises.'

-- Quoted from 'Fearless Death' book by Lama Ole Nydahl.


Blog author's comments.

Long time ago i made a wish to reincarnate in a Buddhist family.

i wish to keep this wish, enhancing it with a wish to reincarnate in a Buddhist family in Buddha Amitabha's Pure Land of Highest Joy.

In Buddha Amitabha's Pure Land of Highest Joy beings may develop & accumulate merit still, way to Enlightenment is open for them.

It's better reincarnation than in Heavenly Realms, because as God being's karma only worsens. No heaven is permanent, reincarnating there is the waste of time from a Buddhist perspective.

Do i wish to reincarnate in Heavens then? Yes, but not for long (i think for about a 4 weeks - to help there & to fulfill beneficial wishes of those who are important to me, both Sangha & friends/allies outside Sangha). My involvement with the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn implies that i seek union with God, it's their goal. i wish to attain that goal, to better understand them & their needs - so my goal of allying Sangha with them is not empty & meaningless. But being a Buddhist, i do not wish to remain in Godly mind-states for too long, i seek reincarnation in Buddha Amitabha's Pure Land of Highest Joy instead. i don't mind visiting Heavens, Hells, Wiccan Summerland, or other Worlds after my death, to help beings there, as long as it's not for too long. i prefer to not waste time - during this life, and after.

i ask all of those who can, to do Phowa for me after i die. i am not sure if i'll be able to complete Phowa Course in this life, so i need this kind of help.

i wish to repay those who help me that way, with my services - before my death or after reincarnation - but don't know how, yet.

See also: Reincarnation.


Wishes.

May all beings - including myself - reincarnate better in Buddha Amitabha's Pure Land, if they wish.

i wish to prepare & learn Phowa practice in this life, if possible. If not possible in this life, then as soon as i can. For myself & for others.


Mantras.

OM MAHAKALAYE SOHA
OM A RA PA CA NA DHIH
OM MANI PEME HUNG

OM AMI DEWA HRI
OM KALACHAKRA SOHA

OM AH HUNG BENZA GURU PEMA SIDDHI HUNG

SHAMARPA CHENNO

KARMAPA CHENNO

Namaste, blessed be.

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Planting the seed of Bodhicitta.

A Quote.

'Karmapa: we must plant the seed of Bodhicitta.

We have fertile conditions to plant the seed of this wonderful organic plant, metaphorically speaking, that is Bodhicitta – the ‘tree of enlightenment’, one could say. Therefore, we must make use of this time and not waste it. As it is said in a prayer: if the Bodhicitta has not been generated, we must find a way to generate it. Once it is generated, we must find a way to ensure that it does not decrease, but constantly make efforts to increase it. And not only increase it to an average level, but to increase and develop it to its fullest limit, which is of course limitless. So we must make the best use of this opportunity and make the most of it.'




Blog author's comments.

There are better and worse moments in our lives. Crises & conflicts are part of lives.

If things are going well, it's best to enjoy while these conditions last, without getting attached, remembering of impermanence, of empty nature of all that depends upon conditions. When good conditions leave, it's best to let go gently of things that are leaving us - thinking 'it was good', without reaching for more.

But still - we can plant seeds that will make good karma reappear in future.

When things are going bad, it's best to accept them as a lesson, as an opportunity to grow & learn, to practice with patience, compassion, wisdom & observation.

When we experience bad karma in our lives, we can plant the seeds of bodhicitta, practice six liberating actions, realize inseparability of emptiness & compassion. We can understand that conflicts are not going to last, that it's wise to plant seeds for future peace whenever conflict starts, and cultivate these all the time - even during such conflict. We should understand that people cause troubles because of ignorance, because they feel troubled themselves. When we feel attacked we should protect ourselves & those who are important to us - but without going too far, understanding that peace has to prevail in the end.

And let's consider - we do not wish to create desperates. These turn out to be our worst foes, that's how terrorists are created as well, i think.

Peace for all,
_()_ Namo Buddhaya.

Friday, 21 July 2017

Aging & Impermanence.

About.

i've been interrested in computer sciences since my youth, then went to Warsaw University to study this field, learned & elegantly structured within myself a lot of basics with good & very good grades mostly.

then severe depression episode, fear of leaving home occured - i stopped attending to Uni & was removed from students list after exams.

i didn't give up, found professional work & worked there for over 4 years.

after this time i was spent, without energy, with stress accumulated - i was fired as any burnt-out employee.

i've started therapy, working on my own computer-science-related projects, learning from books when i could.

now i read article that since this September, programming education for kids will start in basic schools - that is, 7-years-young kids will have such lessons.

while this is good news for my nation (Poland), for western world as well - this makes me worried about my own future.

will younger generation replace those who had no such intense opportunities at youth?

i am a professional computer programmer with aspirations for other sciences, but so far my mental illness is major obstacle when it comes to learning mathematics & other sciences.

then i looked at HH Buddha Karmapa's portrait and had insights.

i understood it's impermanence & impermanence of conditions -related fear, that it happens in all ways of life, even in computer programming.

i had insight i should observe & learn, i should take this obstacle as a lesson & opportunity to grow, that my ambitions & plans should reach far in the future.

thankfully i've already started something as that (details: Dragonfly Algorithm), but my mental illness makes progress difficult.

i hope i'll realize my dream of becoming a great multi-disciplinary scientist that uses computing tools excellently.


Wishes.

May all beings have happines and causes of happiness,

May they be free from suffering and the cause of suffering,

May they always experience true happiness, which is totally free from suffering,

May they remain in the great equanimity, which is beyond attachment and aversion.


Mantras.

OM MAHAKALAYE SOHA
OM A RA PA CA NA DHIH
OM MANI PEME HUNG

OM AMI DEWA HRI
OM KALACHAKRA SOHA

OM AH HUNG BENZA GURU PEMA SIDDHI HUNG

SHAMARPA CHENNO

KARMAPA CHENNO

Namaste, blessed be.

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Kinds of Love.

Two Kinds of Love.

'Conditioned Love expects, hopes, fears, and wants to 'get' rather than give. Thus disturbing emotions arise and one gets increasingly poorer on the inner level.

Giving/unconditional love realizes how much beings struggle with their inner and outer worlds - that they do, say, and think things which make them unable to find lasting happiness. Consequentially, one beings to give, without thinking of one's own advantage.'

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


Agape & Eros.

'Eros is a needs-based and desire-based, egocentric and acquisitive love: in other words, we can love other humans and God with a love of eros in which we love them out of self-interest in order to acquire and possess them. It is drawn from Greek Platonic thought.

Agape, by contrast, is spontaneous, unconditional, theocentric, self-giving, self-sacrificial: in other words, we can love others and God with a love of agape in which we reject all self-gain and interest and surrender ourselves to other and love them purely for themselves.'

Source: Wikipedia.

See also, if You wish: Love, Enlightened.


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).


Blog author's comments.

Should Buddhists love God?

In Buddhism, True Compassion should encompass every being - including one's own happiness.

Without loving oneself, one's Compassion is not complete.

In Buddhism, gods - as well as denizens of hells - are beings too, even when Buddhas are considered greater than them.

Every being should be addressed with the Four Immeasurables approach, as well.




True Compassion can be developed using Loving Eyes practice, by repeating
OM MANI PEME HUNG mantras - then it develops in Mind, Speech & Body activities as a consequence.

This blog's author prefers Unconditional Love over Conditioned Love, Agape over Eros, Love over Sex. i like sex, but it has 'lower priority' than love.

This blog's author thinks that True Love should make people grow spiritually, that Enlightened Love is a way leading for Enlightenment.

This blog's author thinks that Couples should help others as well, being beneficial & strengthening their Love that way.


Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Broken Papers.

i had these insights since a while ago.

a while ago i heard in radio church's warnings about 'Freezing & Heating' sectarian weapon.

i have experienced it personally as well, i think it's a way for sects & other - more beneficial groups - to protect themselves.


then i read in the internet about sects that make their members sign under sect's dogma, as a psychological trick to brainwash & ensure loyalty, among other means.

i had insights that this trick might be called 'broken papers' - as members experience conditioned pain in mind & body if they try to break dogma/laws under they signed themselves.

i think it's also a self-protection way, an entry-certificate to higher lessons, and very dangerous way if it's abused.

i had insight that sangha wishes me to sign 'broken papers', if i agree.

i did agree in mind, i do not plan nor wish to betray afterall.

The Great Seal.

About.

'Great Seal, The (Tibetan: Chagchen and Chagya chenpo, Sanskrit: Mahamudra): The Great Seal of realization. Buddha promised that this is the ultimate teaching. It is mainly taught in the Kagyu school and leads to a direct experience of the nature of mind.

The Great Seal encompasses the basis, way and goal.

With trust in one's buddha nature, one tries to rest in the inseparability of the experiencer, that which is being experienced, and the experience itself.

As a result, mind recognizes itself and seals its enlightenment.'

-- Quoted from 'The Way Things Are' book by Lama Ole Nydahl.


Blog author's comments.

Mahamudra is not a practice for beginners.

One has to take Refuge first, then go through Ngöndro, then participate in a Mahamudra course. Only then this practice can commence.

Monday, 26 June 2017

My Aspirations & Ambitions, my Priorities.

About.

1. Most important Aspiration for me - for as many lives as possible - is Enlightened Love with a Buddhist woman i met & meditated with at a Buddhist Centre. i know which.

As the way for the full Enlightenment.

i wish to be Lama as soon as possible, as well.

Everything else is optional, just ideas to consider.


2. My second aspiration is 'Art & Dharma Teachings' Project - an union of Sciences (mostly of Secure Computer Sciences) & Arts (mostly of Virtual Reality films & interactions).

i wish to secure Lama Ole Nydahl's Transmission that way - by keeping it safely in datastores, by serving it securely to those ready & willing to learn.


3. My thrid ambition is Sciences - Computer Sciences & IT Security, Mathematics, Physics, Electronics, Chemistry, Biology, Nanotechnology & Psychology.

This leads to Artificial Intelligence Guided Nanite Swarms, to Matter - Energy Form, that can manifest Space's Free Play & Buddha Statues pseudomaterialization in Space, surrounded by Lights.

i do not wish to create 'artificial life', with Mind or not.

i think this technology is potentially dangerous, but in Lama Ole Nydahl's or Buddha Karmapa's hands it's secure. It's not first time that war-tools rest in Buddha's hands - Kalachakra teachings also have lessons of constructing weapons, Shaolin teaches combat methods as well. At least we'll be well-aware of possible dangers & ready to counter them better than without this knowledge.

'Ola AH' Programming Language creation is a part of this Project.


4. My fourth ambition is Arts - including Enlightening Martial Arts, including 'Art of Magick & Light', including other ways of Expression.

This has uses in 'Art & Dharma Teachings' Project.


5. My fifth ambition is Psychology & Psychotherapy.

i've enlisted on a course to be a psychotherapist.

i think it's great karma increase by helping others who are mentally ill.

i think it's a little step of transforming my own weakness into a strength, into a way of helping others who are ill as i am. i know very much about mental illness, i experience it every day, and with a proper course i'll enhance this wisdom into a tool for benefit of all.


Wishes.

May all beings have happines and causes of happiness,

May they be free from suffering and the cause of suffering,

May they always experience true happiness, which is totally free from suffering,

May they remain in the great equanimity, which is beyond attachment and aversion.


Mantras.

OM MAHAKALAYE SOHA
OM A RA PA CA NA DHIH
OM MANI PEME HUNG

OM AMI DEWA HRI
OM KALACHAKRA SOHA

OM AH HUNG BENZA GURU PEMA SIDDHI HUNG

SHAMARPA CHENNO

KARMAPA CHENNO

Namaste, blessed be.

Monday, 19 June 2017

Is Lama Ole's Diamond Way a Sectarian Way?

About.

i think it doesn't have to be.


i've met following accusations:


Accusation 1: That we tell that our Way is differing from Buddhism.

Answer 1: i do not think that's true, never heard nor met anything that would confirm this accusation.


Accusation 2: We tell that Lama Ole's Diamond Way is Superior to other schools.

Answer 2: i do not think in terms of superior & inferior schools. i know there are differencies in methods, that there's Modest Way - leading to Liberation, Great Way - Leading to Enlightenment and Diamond Way - super fast Way leading to Enlightenment, a part of Great Way. People with bad karma are not denied the Way. i could meditate, i think progress is hard but then those who purify worse karma Shine as Great Diamonds, are Heroes. It's not about barrier for 'Inferior Development', it's more about 'Lack of Motivation' barrier of those who do not wish to involve themselves so much. Diamond Way is super fast thanks to Guru Rinpoche's lessons, the Guru Yoga. Diamond Way is present in other Schools than Lama Ole's Diamond Way as well. Fast development has it's price - trust & identification with Lama. Not everyone is willing to accept that way, i respect other schools. Wisdom & Compassion are very important for me, these are methods of Great Way & Diamond Way - but please do not deny us praising merits of Diamond Way, even if You choose to not follow it.


Accusation 3: Lama Ole's Diamond Way is a Sect who berates & insults other schools as worse.

Answer 3: As above, i only tell benefits & price of really fast development, while respecting other schools. Shamar Rinpoche's lessons are of non-sectarian nature as well. Shamar Rinpoche is the most important student of Buddha Karmapa, the very important part of Lama Ole's Diamond Way. Sect is a division, separation & a movement of religious protest. i read Hannah Nydahl's lesson that we can avoid sectarian accusations by taking refuge in Lesson, instead of Teacher.





... after participating in these arguments, i've contacted a Bhutanese Monk from Ogyen Trinley Dorje's School, with words:

'hello, how i can be of less sectarian divisions between our schools? how can i help & learn? Thanks for Your time & effort.'

later i added:

'i can take Refuge in Lessons but not in Teachers'.


it was this Monk's merit however, for reaching for me first - he clearly wishes to abolish such obstacles as well.

i think that even rivalring Buddhist Schools can try to come to terms, to learn & benefit each others.

... how this will evolve, we shall see.


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, Understanding Fear of Sects.


Wishes.

May all beings have happines and causes of happiness,

May they be free from suffering and the cause of suffering,

May they always experience true happiness, which is totally free from suffering,

May they remain in the great equanimity, which is beyond attachment and aversion.


Mantras.

OM MAHAKALAYE SOHA
OM A RA PA CA NA DHIH
OM MANI PEME HUNG

OM AMI DEWA HRI
OM KALACHAKRA SOHA
OM AH HUNG BENZA GURU PEMA SIDDHI HUNG

SHAMARPA CHENNO

KARMAPA CHENNO

Namaste, blessed be.

Helping Parents.

About.

i read it's a Buddhist attitude to be grateful to parents for giving us life & caring for.

most of parents care as much as they are able to, with rare exceptions.

i think in rare cases it's very difficult to help parents while retaining mental health, otherwise one should be helping them.

i think it's a sign of a great person who cares for his or her parents.


My situation.

in Poland, or at least in circles i was in, caring for parents was seen as a disgrace among youth.

we were taught to grow independent, to quickly find professional job.

when i had severe depression & wasn't able to work, my friend Nerialka told me that it's nice of me that i help my mother.

... this was inspiring, i wish to share that attitude with others, to respect those who care for their parents even if they are not working for money on their own.

i am in difficult situation in this regard, my mother was caring for me too much, and had too strong opinions - and since about a year - is no longer alive. Had insights she reincarnated as an Catholic Angel.

my father is mentally ill, i have bad memories about him from my youth - now helping him too much has bad effect on my sanity. i can't help myself & him very much after a while, being in a miserable situation myself. i have no psychological surplus when i am with him.

i've enlisted myself for a course and should be working as a psychotherapist assistant since january 2018, instead; this might sound strange, but i was able to help others where i failed my parents - for i have no bad memories, no attachment, no aversion for most of people.

... but caring for parents is also a work ... and in my opinion - people who do that, certainly deserve my deepest respect.


Wishes.

May all beings have happines and causes of happiness,

May they be free from suffering and the cause of suffering,

May they always experience true happiness, which is totally free from suffering,

May they remain in the great equanimity, which is beyond attachment and aversion.


Mantras.

OM MAHAKALAYE SOHA
OM A RA PA CA NA DHIH
OM MANI PEME HUNG

OM AMI DEWA HRI
OM KALACHAKRA SOHA

OM AH HUNG BENZA GURU PEMA SIDDHI HUNG

KARMAPA CHENNO

Namaste, blessed be.

Helping Hungry Ghosts.

A rite.

... recently performed a Magickal-Dharmic Rite of initiating contact with a hungry ghost to help him, with a wish to help as many hungry ghosts as possible in shortest time as possible - but not at all cost.


A dream.

Tonight had a dream about jealous hungry ghosts.

They are so jealous that it's comical;

Had insight that's because i was protected by Shamar Rinpoche's compassion who protected me so it was that way - comical, not tragic.

My mind was calm during a dream, i didn't laugh at them.

At least i can help hungry ghosts, as my mind interacts with them - it's very good news for me, it seems my rite worked.


Understanding & Gratitude.

Finally understood Lama Ole's Wisdom words that it's not to be angry, but compassionate - because they spend all the time with themselves, while i spend with them only a fraction of that time.

i think helping Hungry Ghosts is the great karmic potential increase, as it's defeating jealousy that way. i already felt many of my mental obstacles falling away that way, as well.

Namaste and Thank You to Shamar Rinpoche & Lama Ole Nydahl for their Wisdom & Compassion.


Wishes.

May all beings have happines and causes of happiness,

May they be free from suffering and the cause of suffering,

May they always experience true happiness, which is totally free from suffering,

May they remain in the great equanimity, which is beyond attachment and aversion.


May all of hungry ghosts be free from their suffering & reach Buddha Amithaba Realm, as soon as possible.

May all of denizens of hell be free from their suffering & reach Buddha Amithaba Realm, as soon as possible.

May all of animals be free from their suffering & reach Buddha Amithaba Realm, as soon as possible.


Mantras.

OM MAHAKALAYE SOHA
OM A RA PA CA NA DHIH
ME
OM MANI PEME HUNG

OM AMI DEWA HRI
OM KALACHAKRA SOHA

OM AH HUNG BENZA GURU PEMA SIDDHI HUNG

SHAMARPA CHENNO

KARMAPA CHENNO

Namaste, blessed be.

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Lama's Blessings, Protection & Methods Transmission.

Introduction.

In Buddhism Lama (Teacher) joins Blessing, Methods & Protection.

Lama is very important on the Diamond Way, without Lama there's no progress on Diamond Way.

Diamond Way (Vajrayana) is very fast Way, it's part of Great Way (Mahayana).

Vajrayana builds on wisdom & compassion, central ideas of Great Way.

i heard that Diamond Way allows one to reach Enlightenment in only one lifetime.


Insights.

i got insights, perhaps they are true, perhaps not.


i got insights that Lama Protects us on the inner & secret levels, by interacting with our stream of consciousness, so bad karma we experience is not too much at once - so it won't harm us too much, including by detracting us from a Buddhist Way. Bad karma we experience is purified as soon as we experience it. I heard in a Buddhist Lecture that it's optimal to briefly experience bad karma, then as soon as possible to let it go, allow it to dissipate & pass. There's no point in dwelling in bad impressions, nothing good comes from it.

i got insight that Lama Blesses us by showing us Right View (it's pure view, optimistic view), so we experience world in a more beautiful & meaningful way, perhaps there's more than only Right View.

i got insight that Lama Transmits Methods in form of Insights of Wisdom of how to interpret one's own way's lessons, perhaps there's more than that. i read that Buddhism has many lessons & ways, different lessons & ways for different people - everyone can choose his or her own. i think self-arising wisdom & insights are well-suited to everyone's own way.


Wishes.

May all beings have happines and causes of happiness,

May they be free from suffering and the cause of suffering,

May they always experience true happiness, which is totally free from suffering,

May they remain in the great equanimity, which is beyond attachment and aversion.


i wish all interrested beings, including me, are able to understand Buddhist literature's deepest meanings.

i wish all interrested beings, including me, are able to translate Buddha's words between languages correctly, clearly, beautifully, in an inspiring way.

i wish all beings develop speech - spoken & written, as well as alternative forms as art's images or other forms - so it's clear, correct, easy to understand, inspiring & beautiful.


Mantras.

OM MAHAKALAYE SOHA
OM A RA PA CA NA DHIH
OM MANI PEME HUNG

OM AMI DEWA HRI
OM KALACHAKRA SOHA

OM AH HUNG BENZA GURU PEMA SIDDHI HUNG

KARMAPA CHENNO

Namaste, blessed be.

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Siddhi.

Siddhi.

Siddhi - accomplishments, or literally 'real accomplishments'.

The temporary and ultimate results that are attained through spiritual practice.


They are divided into:

Ordinary or Common Siddhis and the Supreme or Uncommon Siddhi, which is Enlightenment itself.

Supreme accomplishment is the attainment of buddhahood.

Common or ordinary accomplishments are the miraculous powers acquired in the course of spiritual training. The attainment of these powers, which are similar in kind to those acquired by the practitioners of some non-Buddhist traditions, are not regarded as ends in themselves. When they arise, however, they are taken as signs of progress on the path and are employed for the benefit of the teachings and disciples.


Eight ordinary accomplishments.

The eight ordinary accomplishments or siddhis are,


The siddhi of celestial realm is the ability to dwell in celestial realms while still alive.

The siddhi of the sword is the ability to overcome any hostile army.

The siddhi of the pill is the ability to become invisible by blessing pills and holding them in your hand;

With the siddhi of fleet-footedness, by wearing boots you have blessed, you can walk around a lake in an instant;

With the vase siddhi you can create a vessel that makes anything you put inside it, food or money for example, inexhaustible.

The siddhi of yaksha is the power to make yakshas your servants. They then follow your orders and accomplish the work of a million people in a single night.

The siddhi of the elixir gives you a lifespan as long as the sun and the moon, the strength of an elephant, the beauty of a lotus, and makes you feel as light as cotton wool whenever you get up from your seat.

With the siddhi of the balm of magic sight - you can see things beneath the earth, such as treasures and so on when you apply balm to your eyes.


Ten powers.

Ten powers - part of the twenty-one sets of immaculate qualities.


Power over life means that they can choose to relinquish their life, or, if they choose to remain, live for as long as they wish, even for an infinite number of aeons. This is mainly the result of having been generous.

Power over mind means that they have mastery over states of meditation and so on at will. This is the result of meditative concentration.

Power over material things means they can materialize the riches of the gods, human beings or bodhisattvas, just as they wish. This is the result of perfecting generosity.

Power over action means they have the power to do whatever must be done or whatever they wish.

Power over birth means they have the power to manifest a variety of births according to their wishes, in whichever place, or in whichever form, or however they choose. These last two powers are mainly the result of discipline.

Power over aspirations means they have the power to fulfil their disciples' aspirations. This is the result of patiently acting in accordance with disciples' wishes on the path of training.

Power over prayer means they can perfectly fulfil whatever prayers are made. This is the result of diligence.

Power over miracles means they have the unimpeded power to display whatever miracles they choose. This is the result of meditative concentration.

Power over wisdom means they possess the great wisdom which knows, without attachment or hindrance, all that can be known throughout the past, present and future.

Power over Dharma means they have the unimpeded power to teach, according to the wishes of disciples, all the forms of the Dharma of transmission included within the twelve branches of the excellent teaching. These last two powers are the result of wisdom.


Six supercognitions.

The six supercognitions or the six 'superknowledges', which are included among the twenty-one sets of immaculate qualities, are:


The supercognition of the divine eye, which is a perception of all forms—subtle and gross, near or far—and an ability to see the births and deaths of beings; it arises due to the power of samadhi meditation on the support of a subtle eye faculty belonging to the realms of form;

The supercognition of the divine ear, which is the ability to hear all sounds and languages spoken, whether nearby or at a great distance; it too is based on the ear faculty of someone in the higher realms;

The supercognition of knowing the minds of others, which is an ability to know the minds of other beings that comes about through samadhi;

The supercognition of one’s own and others’ past lives, which is the knowledge of where births occurred in the past, and whatever pleasant or unpleasant experiences were undergone;

The supercognition that is the ability to perform miracles, which allows the display of various miracles, such as turning many things into one, or multiplying one thing so that it becomes many, radiating light, or blazing with fire and spouting jets of water;

The supercognition of the exhaustion of the defilements.


Source: Rigpa Wikipedia.


Wishes.

May all beings have happines and causes of happiness,

May they be free from suffering and the cause of suffering,

May they always experience true happiness, which is totally free from suffering,

May they remain in the great equanimity, which is beyond attachment and aversion.


Mantras.

OM MAHAKALAYE SOHA
OM A RA PA CA NA DHIH
OM MANI PEME HUNG

OM AMI DEWA HRI
OM KALACHAKRA SOHA

OM AH HUNG BENZA GURU PEMA SIDDHI HUNG

KARMAPA CHENNO

Namaste, blessed be.

Skeptics taking Refuge?




Introduction.

After meditating for a while, i've gained access to insights - thoughts appearing in mind.

Thanks to insights i learned a lot - not only about Buddhism (self-arising wisdom?), but also about Computer Sciences, Arts & other life's aspects.

Often however, the insights are mixed with mental illness symptoms - false, confusing & misleading thoughts & feelings.

Sometimes it's hard to discern what is true, what's insight from what's false, what's a symptom.


Skeptics taking Refuge?

Just before now i got insight that a known to me skeptic spoke in mind:
'i take Refuge in Lama Ole Nydahl, if i can'.

Then got insights that Lama Ole Nydahl gave her refuge on the inner & secret levels, extended blessings, methods & protection.

Apparently she craved for the Secret Buddhist Lessons, for Tantric Powers of Siddhi - for which, the connection with the Teacher is the key. Probably idea of having access to Practices of Tantrix Love & Tantric Sex was enticing as well.

She spoke Guru Rinpoche Mantra (OM AH HUNG BENZA GURU PEMA SIDDHI HUNG) then took Refuge in Lama Ole Nydahl.

Soon after that she converted to Catholic Christianity again, praying to St. Anthony (patron of lost souls & patron lost things as well) to protect her from going too far into Buddhism, for she wants to go into heaven - in her opinion heaven is eternal.

Is it?

After death we will know.

Apparently in her opinion God created Buddha (Buddhist lessons deny this), and Buddhism is for the people, especially that it's a good way, full of good deeds & altruism.

She wanted to learn 'supernatural powers' from good people.


Is it all the truth or just my ego's play?

Perhaps it is, i don't know.

Even if it didn't happen in reality, i share this route so others of Catholic Church & other Religions/World Views might consider following it.

But returning to a 'skeptic activity in my mind' - either way i'll consider her a friend, a part of Sangha on the inner level.

She's Catholic & a Buddhist since that moment, as is possible by Buddha Karmapa's words.

i think taking Refuge by Catholics is an act of open-mindedness, of tolerance & of acceptance.

i won't reveal her name for her protection.


Then a while after got insight that another Catholic friend took Refuge in Lama Ole Nydahl & spoke Guru Rinpoche Mantra in mind as well.

Then she prayed to St. Anthony & converted to Catholic Christianity again as well.

Everything the same applies to her as well.


Wishes.

May all beings have happines and causes of happiness,

May they be free from suffering and the cause of suffering,

May they always experience true happiness, which is totally free from suffering,

May they remain in the great equanimity, which is beyond attachment and aversion.


Mantras.

OM MAHAKALAYE SOHA
OM A RA PA CA NA DHIH
OM MANI PEME HUNG

OM AMI DEWA HRI
OM KALACHAKRA SOHA

OM AH HUNG BENZA GURU PEMA SIDDHI HUNG

KARMAPA CHENNO

Namaste, blessed be.

Saturday, 10 June 2017

Guru Rinpoche.



Guru Rinpoche.



Introduction & Word Meanings.

i read that there's no Diamond Way without Teacher (Tibetan: Lama; Sanskrit: Guru).

Aside from 'Teacher', word 'Lama' means 'Highest Wisdom', i heard.

Aside from 'Teacher', word 'Guru' means 'Heavy with Precious Qualities', i heard.

'Rinpoche' means 'Precious One'; The word is used as a way of showing respect when addressing those recognized as reincarnated, older, respected, notable, learned and/or an accomplished Lamas or teachers of the Dharma, Buddha's Unsurpassable Teachings.


Importance of Guru Rinpoche in Vajrayana Buddhism.

''Padmasambhava' means 'Lotus-born', which refers to Guru Rinpoche's birth from a lotus in the land of Oddiyana.

Guru Rinpoche, the 'Precious Master', is the founder of Tibetan Buddhism and the Buddha of our time.

Whereas Buddha is known primarily for having taught the teachings of the sutra vehicle, Padmasambhava came into this world, and to Tibet in particular, in order to teach the tantras.

While Buddha Shakyamuni exemplifies the buddha principle, the most important element in the sutrayana path, Padmasambhava personifies the guru principle, the heart of Vajrayana Buddhism, and he is therefore known as the 'second Buddha'.'


Source: Wikipedia.


Wishes.

May all beings have happines and causes of happiness,

May they be free from suffering and the cause of suffering,

May they always experience true happiness, which is totally free from suffering,

May they remain in the great equanimity, which is beyond attachment and aversion.


Mantras.

OM MAHAKALAYE SOHA
OM A RA PA CA NA DHIH
OM MANI PEME HUNG

OM AMI DEWA HRI
OM KALACHAKRA SOHA

OM AH HUNG BENZA GURU PEMA SIDDHI HUNG

KARMAPA CHENNO

Namaste, blessed be.

Friday, 9 June 2017

Building Power.

Introduction.

i heard in a Buddhist Center i meditated in, that they are increasing their Power via meditation, as well as seeking Liberation & Enlightenment on the Diamond Way.

i have only one wish, that is - Enlightened Love as a Way for Enlightenment - every other wish, including increasing my own power is optional, just ideas to consider.

Still, i think other wishes might be useful on that Way.


Wishes.

i wish to help Buddha, Lama, Sangha, Friends & Allies - by building their Power.

i wish that Buddha, Lama & Sangha, Friends & Allies also build my Power, if possible, but not at the cost of Enlightened Love.

i wish to share power with Buddha, Lama & Sangha - if possible & beneficial, again not at all cost.

i wish to lose gained Power if Buddha Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje, Lama Ole Nydahl or a Buddhist woman i Love decides so - for any amount of time they decide - i trust their Wisdom & Compassion that Way.


Mantras.

OM MAHAKALAYE SOHA
OM TARE TUTARE TURE SO HA TREY PEY
OM A RA PA CA NA DHIH
OM MANI PEME HUNG

OM AMI DEWA HRI
OM KALACHAKRA SOHA

KARMAPA CHENNO

Namaste, blessed be.

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Calming Activity & Energy.




Introduction.

Since years i am in contact with troubled, scared & anxious people - not only from psychiatric hospitals.


Wishes.

i wish to help people achieve inner peace, for benefit of all.

i wish to develop calming activity & protecting activity, to develop a quality of radiating such energies - for benefit of all. i think it's what we need most at this moment.

i wish to learn hypnosis to give people inner peace when they are troubled, angry, anxious or scared.

i also wish to 'awaken' people from 'dreams of delusions' - using hypnosis that breaks such 'dreams', to 'use form to break free from a delusionary form' - when we are ready for that.

Later i wish to 'catch up' with increasing activity, with fascinating activity, increasing proper energies associated as well.

Finally, i wish to develop a quality that will let me choose & send different energies to different people, as they need - simultaneously.


Mantras.

OM MAHAKALAYE SOHA
OM TARE TUTTARE TURE SOHA
OM A RA PA CA NA DHIH
OM MANI PEME HUNG

OM AMI DEWA HRI
OM KALACHAKRA SOHA

KARMAPA CHENNO

Namaste, blessed be.

Saturday, 3 June 2017

Awakening Deva & Manifesting Buddha Qualities.

Introduction.

Years ago, i took seriously Mahakala Practice, trying to be a Protector that way.

i think Mahakala is Deva, in which Buddha Qualities manifested.

i read that HH Buddha Karmapa told that Lama Ole Nydahl realized all of Mahakala Qualities in this life already.


Thoughts & Concerns.

i didn't plan for this, but recently my understanding grew, thoughts & concerns appeared.

Insights appeared telling me that it's my way to awaken Mahakala Deva Qualities within me, including Manifesting Buddha Qualities in this Ascended Form - to skillfully help countless beings.

It's not practicing Buddhism to become a God, for Buddha taught that it's building happiness on 'shaky ground' - no god lasts forever, and there's no greater pain than pain of dying god.

Only Enlightenment is lasting.

What i was thinking was about practicing Buddhism & Deity Yoga in future - while exploring various mind-states to understand how mind works better, including Deva & Asura (Asura who challenges Devas) mind states. While in these heavenly states trying to help as best as possible, and accepting the loss of these states when time comes for it.

i do not know where this leads, however.

Following concerns appeared:
- Is it proper? Is it worthwhile aspiration?
- Is it deluded ambition & mostly waste of precious time?
- Can Devas or Asuras be Wise & Compassionate, can they reach Enlightenment before they fall from heavenly realms?

i do not know answers, but i heard that humans have best opportunity for development of all possible births.

i could use honest, sincere feedback & comments regarding that way.


Wishes.

May all beings have happines and causes of happiness,

May they be free from suffering and the cause of suffering,

May they always experience true happiness, which is totally free from suffering,

May they remain in the great equanimity, which is beyond attachment and aversion.


Mantras.

OM MAHAKALAYE SOHA
OM A RA PA CA NA DHIH
OM MANI PEME HUNG

OM KALACHAKRA SOHA
OM AMI DEWA HRI

KARMAPA CHENNO

Namaste, blessed be.

Saturday, 27 May 2017

Qualifications of a Kalachakra Master.




Introduction.

Is this blog's author qualified to be Kalachakra Master?

Certainly not.

i am not ready to even receive the Kalachakra Empowerment, my current interrest in Kalachakra is merely for forming a Karmic Connection with Kalachakra for future, for when i am ready to receive the Kalachakra Initiation.

So far i am reading about Kalachakra to broaden my understanding, i am interrested in Kalachakra-related morality (Sila) & probably in taking at least a few of vows as well.

i wish to correct my mistakes in future, when i am ready, however.


Qualifications of a Kalachakra Master.

'It is extremely important to examine a tantric master with critical scrutiny before committing ourselves to be a disciple. Success in achieving the goal of enlightenment and the full ability to benefit others depends on purity and honesty of our relation with our teacher. Only after establishing a close bond and gaining total confidence is it appropriate to request from a master Kalachakra empowerment.

As most people do not have the fortune or opportunity to establish a close personal relationship with the great masters who currently confer Kalachakra initiation, the only alternative is to check such teachers from whatever contact is possible or to consider trustworthy firsthand accounts. Even if we cannot personally meet the master before the empowerment, it is far better to come for initiation on the stable foundation of confidence and trust gained through reason, rather than the shaky grounds of blind faith based on the person's name and fame. Since in most cases it is not possible to request empowerment beforehand in a private meeting, the request is made formally as part of the initial steps of the ceremony.

According to the third chapter of the Kalachakra Tantra, authentic tantric masters of this system have unbroken close bonds with their own teachers, the practices, the vows and the true nature of reality. Specificially, they keep the Kalachakra tantric vows purely and have meditated succesfully on the Kalachakra generation and complete stages. They are free from attachment to anything, including their families, friends and even their bodies. Likewise they are unstained by greed, anger, foolish and stubborn ignorance, pride, jealousy or miserliness. With great patience, they work for the sake of their disciples with sincere interrest in their welfare, and with no concern for personally gaining service, love, respect, fame or wealth. They are solely motivated by bodhichitta, the wish to become a Buddha to benefit others. Having achieved pathway minds that lead to enlightenment, they are able to guide others in also gaining these minds and thus free them from fears. Having attained unchanging blissful awareness focused on voidness, they remain completely chaste, never losing their blissful state of mind through orgasm's release.

Furthermore, Kalachakra tantric masters are stable, emotionally tamed, full of common-sense intelligence, patient, honest, unpretentions, brimming with loving concern for other, well versed in scripture and commentary, skilled in applying the tantric techniques, and totally familiar with all tantric procedures. They have all the qualities and skills neccessary to crush the four maras, or demonic interferences. According to the Kalachakra system, the four maras are our physical, verbal and mental obstacles or blocks, and the obstacles caused by belief in incorrect views of reality. The textual example of the latter is believing it is unneccessary to do anything constructive in life because all happiness comes as a gift of the gods.

If there are three qualified tantric masters available - a full monk, a novice and a householder - and, all else being equal, we need to choose from among them, the text says to rely on a fully ordained master. Devotion to a lay teacher in preference to a prefectly qualified monk undermines Buddha's teachings. This is because people seeing such a monk being bypassed gain their impression that the monastic community, representing the Sangha Jewel of Refuge - one of the Three Precious Gems that provide safe direction in life - is unneccessary. This is important to bear in mind in light of the tendency in the West to minimize the role and importance of monks and nuns in Buddhism and place the emphasis on laypersons.'

-- Quoted from 'Introduction to the Kalachakra Initiation' by Alexander Berzin.


Improper Teachers.

'Such teachers are proud, filled with prejudice and hatred, have broken their close bonds with their teachers, vows and the practices, show disrespect for holy objects, and have studied little of the vast Kalachakra practices. They are only interrested in deceiving their disciples, their minds have fallen from unchanging blissful awareness - if they had ever achieved it - and they teach without proper empowerment or meditational experience. They are attached to desirable objects of the senses, are not conscientious, use harsh language, and desire only the ephemeral bliss of sexual orgasm.

The Kalachakra Tantra warns to avoid such teachers like a burning hell.

Even if we request and go through the ritual procedures of tantric initiation with such so-called 'gurus', we do not actually receive empowerment. This is because their shortcomings disqualify them from being capable of conferring it.

If we have already committed ourselves to such improper teachers, who lack compasion, are filled with anger, attached to sensory pleasures, arrogant and always praise themselves, the text advises to dissociate from them. Kaydrub Norzang-gyatso, the fifteenth-century tutor of the Second Dalai Lama, was careful to explain that this does not mean to disparage athem and be disrespectful. Rather, we have nothing further to do with them.

Since it is difficult to find a teacher with full qualifications, the only alternative is to rely on someone who at least has a majority of good qualities, most importantly someone who keeps the vows purely.'

-- Quoted from 'Introduction to the Kalachakra Initiation' by Alexander Berzin.


Wishes.

May all beings have happines and causes of happiness,

May they be free from suffering and the cause of suffering,

May they always experience true happiness, which is totally free from suffering,

May they remain in the great equanimity, which is beyond attachment and aversion.


Mantras.

OM MAHAKALAYE SOHA
OM A RA PA CA NA DHIH
OM MANI PEME HUNG

OM KALACHAKRA SOHA
OM AMI DEWA HRI

KARMAPA CHENNO

Namaste, blessed be.

Friday, 26 May 2017

Step-by-Step.

About.

i thought i'll share, to let others know, perhaps to inspire beginners as well.

i think it's true, but please check Yourself if You wish to be sure & certain.

This settled in my mind that way.

Simplest meditation is about observing breath, i think.

Breathing can be a conscious or subconscious effort.

We observe breath - the bridge between conscious & subconscious - as well as our thoughts and feelings, letting them be, letting them appear & dissipate, letting them play effortlessly in the mind-space.

Then counting, visualizing lights, visualizing forms & speaking mantras is added - some or all, as needed - all synchronized with a breath.

There are so many meditations & practices, each serving different purpose on a way to Liberation & Enlightenment.

The energy channels open, we become aware of chakras - energy centers; we can control energy flows - both physical & spiritual - to harmonize our body & mind, to give us more peace, energy, self-control & power.

i read that practices with energies are dangerous, best done with a qualified teacher - for example during a retreat in a Buddhist Retreat Center.

Then 'miracles' can happen, such as the self-control of the body heat - as in the Inner Heat Yoga Practice.

Then we become Enlightened.


Wishes.

May all beings have happines and causes of happiness,

May they be free from suffering and the cause of suffering,

May they always experience true happiness, which is totally free from suffering,

May they remain in the great equanimity, which is beyond attachment and aversion.


Mantras.

OM MAHAKALAYE SOHA
OM A RA PA CA NA DHIH
OM MANI PEME HUNG

OM KALACHAKRA SOHA
OM AMI DEWA HRI

KARMAPA CHENNO

Namaste, blessed be.

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Shaolin Qi Gong.

Introduction.

The Legendary Shaolin Temple, the cradle of all Martial Arts is still part of the World.

It's a Buddhist Monastery located in the Henan Province, China - but there are also Shaolin Temples located in other parts of the World, including Europe.

This blog's author wishes to create his own Martial Arts style, that will include meditation exercises, body stretching, movements & breathing, as well as other lessons that can open way for others to Buddhism & Enlightenment.

It's Mahakala's Way to pave the way for Buddhism - i read.


Qi Gong.

Qi Gong should be the central lesson of my style, it's a set of meditation, body stretching, breathing & movement exercises for the health of Body & Mind.

From Qi Gong martial arts evolved, and in turn affected how Qi Gong is practiced now as well.


Roots.

'Possibly the most popular Qi Gong exercise in the world, the Eight Treasures (or Ba Duan Jin as is known in China) has ancient tradition which stretches back to the founder of Zen Buddhism; Bodhidharma. Seeing that his monks were tired from extensive meditation, Bodhidharma composed a set of exercises to give them energy and strengthen their bodies.'

-- Quoted from 'Shaolin Warrior; The Way of Qi Gong' DVD's description.


Practice.

i bought 'Shaolin Warrior; The Way of Qi Gong Volume 1' DVD by Shifu Yan Lei, now i can practice martial arts not only with mind (thinking is also part of Martial Arts), but also with mind & body in union (by practicing Qi Gong).

i am very grateful for that opportunity.




See also, if You wish: Qigong.


Wishes.

May all beings have happines and causes of happiness,

May they be free from suffering and the cause of suffering,

May they always experience true happiness, which is totally free from suffering,

May they remain in the great equanimity, which is beyond attachment and aversion.


Mantras.

OM MAHAKALAYE SOHA
OM A RA PA CA NA DHIH
OM MANI PEME HUNG

OM KALACHAKRA SOHA
OM AMI DEWA HRI

KARMAPA CHENNO

Namaste, blessed be.

Kalachakra, Deity Yoga, Imagination & Visualization.




Deity Yoga.

'Sometimes people are puzzled by the tantric practice of relying on deities, which some languages translate as 'gods'. These deities, however, are not omnipotent creators or beings in limited states of rebirth filled with heavenly delights. Rather, they are extraordinary forms, both male and female, in which Buddhas manifest in order to help people with varying inclinations overcome their shortcomings and realize their potentials.

Each of these Buddha-figures represent both the fully enlightened state and one of its specific features, such as compassion or wisdom.

Avalokiteshvara, for instance, is manifestation of compassion, and Manjushri is an embodiment of wisdom. Kalachakra represents the ability to handle all situations at any time.

Meditative practice structured around one of these figures and the feature it represents provides a clear focus and framework enabling more rapid progress toward enlightenment than meditation without them.

To alleviate the suffering of others as quickly as possible requires the most efficient method for gaining the enlightened faculties of a Buddha's body, speech and mind. The basis for achieving them is a strong determination to be free of limitations, non-fickle love and compassion, ethical self-discipline, strict concentration, firm understanding of reality and skill in various means to help others. Once we achieve a working level of these, we need to combine and perfect them so that they bear their results. Tantra provides such a technique, namely deity yoga. Like performing the dress rehearsal for a drama, we imagine we already possess the entire array of these enlightening faculties as a Buddha-figure, all together at the same time. Doing so acts as an effective cause for integrating these qualities and achieving such a form more quickly.

This is an advanced technique. We cannot possibly imagine having all the assets of a Buddha simultaneously unless we have first practiced each individually. We need to learn and rehearse each scene before we can run through whole play. Therefore, it is both inappropriate and unwise to attempt tantric practice without considerable meditative experience beforehand.'

-- Quoted from 'Introduction to the Kalachakra Initiation' by Alexander Berzin.


Training the Imagination.

'Tantric practice harnesses the imagination - a powerful tool we all possess. Thus, to repeatedly imagine achieving a goal is a compelling method for accomplishing it sooner.

Suppose, for example, we are unemployed. If, each day, we imagine finding a job, we succeed more quickly than if we dwell, with depression and self-pity, on being out of work. This is because we maitain a positive attitude about our situation. With a negative attitude, we lack self-confidence even to look at job. Success or failure in life hinges on our self-image and, in tantra, we work on improving ours by means of Buddha-figures.

Imagining we are already a Buddha provides an extremely potent self-image to counteract negative habits and feelings of inadequacy.

The tantric technique does not involve simply the power of positive thinking. When using imagination, it is essential to be practical and maitain a clear distinction between fantasy and reality. Otherwise, serious psychological trouble may arise. Thus every teacher and text emphasizes that an indispensable prerequisite for tantric practice is stome stable level of understanding of voidness - the absence of fantasized and impossible ways of existing - and dependent arising - the coming about of everything by depending on causes and circumstances. Everyone is capable of gaining employment because noone exists as totally incompetent 'loser', and finding a job depends on personal effort and the economic situation.

Some people dismiss tantric deity yoga as a form of self-hypnosis. Imagining we are already a Buddha, however, is not a form of self-deception. We each have the factors allowing us to achieve that goal - we all have 'Buddha-nature'. In other words, because each of us has a mind, a heart, communicative ability and physical energy, we possess all the raw materials needed to create the enlightening faculties of a Buddha. So long as we realize we are not yet actually at that stage, and do not inflate ourselves with illusions of grandeur, we can work with these Buddha-figures without psychological danger.

In tantra, then, we imagine we already possess the form, surroundings, abilities and enjoyments of a Buddha. The physical body of a Buddha is made of transparent clear light, capable of helping others tirelessly, and is never deficient in any way. Imagining ourselves as a Buddha-figure with boundless energy like this, however, does not render us a 'workaholic' or martyr incapable of saying no. Tantric practicioneers of course take a rest when tired. Nevertheless, maitaining this type of self-image helps stretch our self-imposed limits. Everyone has an almost endless store of energy available to tap in emergencies. No one is too exhausted to rush to his or her child who has fallen and is hurt.

In addition, while practicing tantra, we feel that environment around us is completely pure and conductive for everyone's progress. Imagining this does not mean ignoring ecological or social issues. However, to help others and ourselves overcome depression and feelings of despair, we stop dwelling on negative aspects. Sufficiently strong motivation and effective methods to transform our attitudes bring spiritual progress regardless of location. Rather than incessantly complaining and being a prophet of doom, we try to bring hope to ourselves and the world.

We also imagine we benefit others by acting as a Buddha does.

We feel that by our very way of being, we effortlessly exert a positive enlightening influence on everyone around us. We can understand what this means if we have ever been in the presence of a great spiritual being, such as His Holiness the Dalai Lama or Mother Teresa. Most people, even if only slightly receptive, feel inspired and are moved to act in a more noble way. We imagine we have a similar effect on others. Our mere presence, or even mention of our names, calms others down, brings them peace of mind and joy, and stimulates them to achieve new heights.

Finally, we imagine we are able to enjoy things in the pure way a Buddha does. Our usual mode of enjoyment is mixed with confusion, often translated as 'contaminated pleasure'. We are always critical, never satisfied. We listen to music and cannot fully enjoy it because we keep thinking that the sound reproduction is not as good as it would be on our neighbor's equipment. A Buddha, however, delights in everything without even a trace of confusion. We imagine doing likewise, for example, when enjoying the offerings of light, incense, food and so on in the various rituals.'

-- Quoted from 'Introduction to the Kalachakra Initiation' by Alexander Berzin.


Using Visualization to expand our capacities.

'Many Buddha-figures have multiple physical features in an assortment of colors.

Kalachakra, for example, has a rainbow of four faces and twenty-four arms. This might seem strange at first, but there are profound reasons for this. All the forms imagined in tantra have several purposes, and each of their parts and colors has many levels of symbolism. Their complexity reflects the nature of the goal of becoming a Buddha. Buddhas need to keep the full array of their realizations and qualities actively in mind, simultaneously, so as to use them effectively in helping others. Moreover, Buddhas need to be mindful of the myriad personal details of those they are helping so as always to do what is appropriate.

This is not an unreachable goal.

We already keep many things in mind simultaneously.

If we drive a car, for example, we are aware of our speed, the distance we need to stop or pass another vehicle, the speed and position of the cars around us, the rules of driving, the purpose and goal of our journey, the road signs and so on. At the same time, we coordinate our eyes, hands and feet, are alert to strange noises from engine, and can even listen to music and hold a conversation. Tantric visualizations help to expand this ability.

Without some method, it is very difficult to train ourselves to keep in mind simultaneously twenty-four insights and qualities such as impermanence, patience and so forth. A verbal mnemonic device, such as a phrase made up of the initial letters of each item in the list, is helpful for remembering them in sequence. However, representing each insight and quality in a graphic form, such as the twenty-four arms of a Buddha-figure, makes it much easier to remain mindful of all of them at once.

Consider the case of a teacher of a class of twenty-four children. For most people, it is quite difficult to keep the personalities and specal needs of each child in mind when planning a lesson at home. Retrieving a list of their names may be somewhat helpful, but actually being in front of the class and seeing the pupils immediately and vividly brings to mind all the factors needed to modify the day's lesson.

A mandala, literally a symbolic universe, is a further aid in this process of expanding our mindfulness and seeing everything in a pure way. In this context, a mandala refers to the palace and its surrounding grounds in which a Buddha-figure lives.

Like the parts of our body, each architectural feature corresponds to a realization or positive quality we need to keep in mind. As a palace, a mandala is actually a three-dimensional structure. A mandala made of colored powders or drawn on cloth is like an architect's blueprint of that building.

During empowerments and subsequent meditational practice, no one visualizes the two-dimensional drawing, only the structure it represents.'

-- Quoted from 'Introduction to the Kalachakra Initiation' by Alexander Berzin.