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Theos-World Re: Our imagination

Sep 18, 2006 07:01 PM
by bta1012003

> 2. The Buddha said. "Shramanas who have left the home-life cut off 
> renounce love, and recognize the source of their minds. they 
penetrate the 
> Buddha's profound principles and awaken to unconditioned Dharmas; 
They obtain 
> nothing internal; They seek nothing external; Their minds are not 
bound by the Way, 
> Nor are they tied up in karma. They are without thought and 
without action; 
> they neither cultivate or certify; They do not pass through the 
various stages 
> and yet are respected and revered. This is what is meant by the 

b:  What does "unconditioned Dharmas" mean?  I am not sure I 
understand what it means by  "Their minds are not bound by the Way,"

> Ref. "Sutra in Forty-Two Sections" Ch'an Master Hsuan Hua
> One might also read "The Platform Sutra of the Sixth Patriarch" 
and "The 
> Vimalikirti Nirdesa Sutra."
> Blanking the mind is when one emptiness all activity of the lower 
mind of 
> thoughts, impressions, transient arisings, reactions, attentions 
on the senses of 
> hearing, sight, contact etc. The mind must have zero thoughts 
arise and 
> should be "Blank" of content. The screen of the mind is 
become "the dark void" as a 
> movie theater before the movie starts.

b:  I also read warnings about the dangers of trying to have a blank 

>   A simple Illustrative exorcise;
>     clear the mind until it is empty of all thought or content and 
is the 
> dark screen. Now by your own intentional act create and image of 
a "cat" on the 
> dark empty screen of the prepared mind. When it is there and is 
seen as you 
> create it yourself acknowledge it and know that it was created new 
in a new 
> moment of time by you as the Being as an "Intentioned Thought" 
creation by 
> intentioned "will" and differs from the transient arisings of the 
lower mind which 
> have the characteristic of automaticy and immediate response to 
the stimulus of 
> the senses and origination's of the without. This is an 
intentioned thought 
> because it is created by direct intention of the Being apart from 
the conditioned 
> mind of Patanjali. When you see the image of the cat ask 
yourself  "Who 
> created that image?"

b:  Yes, the difference between the two,  the former could be 
activity of the mind stuff,  or chitta,  while the latter,  with 
intention,  it becomes an act of conscious creation on the mental 
planes.  I think it will be interesting,  as you pointed out,  to 
trace back to the root of some of our thoughts.  So many images and 
thoughts continually float across our mind screen,  although most of 
them are stimuli from the external or from the lower planes, but 
some could be impressions from the Higher Self.    

> Madame Blavatsky also spoke of the "Seed Drop" that her Master 
provided to 
> her that enabled her awakening. And that she was forever grateful 
for this. 
> "Bhija" means "Seed." The Deer brings the Bhija and the Buddha 
awakened fully in 
> the Deer Park.
b:  This is very interesting.  Can you give me references so I can 
look them up.  This demonstrates the power of an idea.  

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