RE: Theos-World RE: : Evolution and Emptiness TIME, MIND, ILLUSION, REALITY,...
Jul 27, 2004 11:30 AM
by Dallas TenBroeck
July 27 04
Nirvana 4 stages ?
I reviewed and am unfamiliar with some as you could see from my answer.
I place some references and notes below.
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Subject: Re: Theos-World RE: : Evolution and Emptiness TIME, MIND, ILLUSION,
Here are a few links pointing in a general way to why I asked about the
"Four Stages of Nirvana." In part I think that incidents of the Buddha
foretelling of the future Buddhahood of his certain Disciples is at least
based on his knowledge of the disciple condition of context vis:
These four wisdom's lead the practitioners to four Nirvana:
1 Nirvana with residue: realizes the nature of Nirvana but not yet
the five aggregates (form, feeling, discernment, compositional factors and
2 Nirvana without residue: the aggregates have been eliminated.
3 Svabhava Nirvana: realizes the Primeval Nirvana is always existing.
4 Nonabiding Nirvana: abides in neither Samsara nor ulitmate
quiescence. The Nirvana of the highest Bodhisattvas.
The forth Nirvana transform the normal body of practitioner into three
ultimate Buddha bodies. They are:
Dharma-kaya: the true body.
Sambhoga- kaya: the enjoyment body.
Nirmana- kaya: emanation body.
(above link: http://www.manjusri.com/TEACH/cFahsiang.htm)
DTB see The VOICE OF THE SILENCE pp 77-9 end of fragment III where
these are given and explained.
Also in the SECRET DOCTRINE SOME PAGES
Nirvana (Skt) II 204. See also Devachan, Paranirvana
akasa &, objectively eternal I 635
aspired to by kumaras II 243
devachan & I 173
dreamless sleep & I 266
five becomes seven in II 580 ; I 38-9
four paths to I 206
individual pralaya I 371
laya a synonym for I 140, 289 &n
man loses self in I 570
maruts renounce II 615
men can reach II 246
merging w Alaya is not I 48
monads not reaching, fate of II 57 &n
nirmanakayas, elect, renounce II 281-2, 615
passage of spirit to Be-ness I 193
post-manvantaric I 373; II 491
promised land or I 568 &n
qualifications to enter I xix; II 81
reached by Buddha II 532
reached by suffering II 81
thread of radiance dissolves in II 80
turiya samadhi or I 570
vanishing point of matter I 177
various names of I 38 &n
highest, start manvantara II 232
returning II 79-80, 232
spirits of men becoming I 240
and in THEOSOPHICAL GLOSSARY see
TRIKAYA PP. 338-9;
TRISHARANA P. 342-3
TRIYANA P. 344
Some where in my Favorites I have online links that iterate the Four
corresponding Stages of the Arhat and Bodhisattva as correlates, when I find
will post to you Dallas.
Also a website I think has content generally corelate is:
The Diamond Perfection of Wisdom Sutra
( this site text is very hard to read due to the text color, i recommend you
use the mouse to highlight the entire ext to make it readable)
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