By John Blofeld
A hugely useful kind of mysticism, Mahayana Buddhism deals certain ideas for achieving knowledge via negating the ego and getting into the bliss of divinity. This ebook provides the history, strategies, objective, and underlying thought of the Tantric sorts of meditation, that have frequently been profitable in the event you have did not make development with extra frequent tools.
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Buddhism, which chooses not to be accepted on the authority of its founder, does, like other forms of mysticism, offer satisfying evidence of its validity to those prepared to master the long and difficult task of controlling the mind and opening it to the unimpeded flow of intuitive wisdom. Early intimations of the truth will presently 34 The Mahāyāna Setting be replaced by dazzling certainty, but that certainty will be communicable only to those who are well advanced in the same direction. This situation prevails in most branches of knowledge.
These accounts generally include such perceptions as colorless radiance, unutterable bliss (sometimes preceded by agony of spirit), and, above all, a perception of all-pervading unity in which the duality of subject and object, of worshipper and worshipped, is swallowed up. The long-term results of repeated mystical experience are difficult to assess, because genuine attainment leads to a preference for seclusion and to disinclination to talk about it unless from a compassionate desire to inspire others to follow the same path.
Once the accretions have been dissolved, the being’s “separate” identity ceases. The aptness of this analogy is dependent on two reservations: (1) since the vials have only an illusory existence, the water inside and outside has never been really separate; (2) the “ocean” is in reality Mind, a non-substance free of space or time dimensions, from which it follows that the smallest part comprehends the whole; hence the water in each vial is not part of the ocean — it is the ocean. With these two reservations, it can be said that Nirvāza is the state reached by the water in the vials at the moment of their dissolution.
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