Fohat also known as Pho-va or Pho-wa or Phowa or Phowat
Oct 28, 2011 06:51 PM
by M. Sufilight
About Fohat --- or Pho ba, or Pho-ha, or Pho-va, or Phowa (transfer of consciousness), Pho-vat (esoteric -transfer of consciousness).
(http://www.nitartha.org/dictionary_search04.html - Tibetan-English Dharma Dictionary)
"Phowa has many different meanings; in Tibetan it means "transferring consciousness." The highest form is known as the phowa of the dharmakaya which is meditation on the great perfection. When you do Dzogchen meditation, there's no need to transfer anything, because there's nothing to transfer, no place to transfer it, nor anyone to do it. That's the highest, and greatest phowa practice."
Key features of Vajrayana
"The distinction between traditions is not always rigid. For example, the tantra sections of the Tibetan Buddhist canon of texts sometimes include material not usually thought of as tantric outside the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, such as the Heart Sutra and even versions of some material found in the Pali Canon.
The distinctive feature of Vajrayana Buddhism is ritual, which is used as a substitute or alternative for the earlier abstract meditations. For Vajrayana Tibetan death rituals, see phowa."
As Blavatsky said Fohat is closely related to Mahat or Logos. See the quotes in the below and the Secret Doctrine.
The doctrine of Php ba or Phowa is wellknown in Mongolia.
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"When the "Divine Son" breaks forth, then Fohat becomes the propelling force, the active Power which causes the ONE to become TWO and THREE - on the Cosmic plane of manifestation."
(Secret Doctrine, Vol. I, p. 109)
REINCARNATIONS IN TIBET
"In Tibetan pho and pha--pronounced with a soft labial breath-like sound--means at the same time "man, father." So pha-yul is native land: pho-nya, angel, messenger of good news: pha-me, ancestors, &c., &c. (footnote 14)
TRANSACTIONS OF THE BLAVATSKY LODGE
" If Sat is the potentiality of Being, Pho is the potency of Being. The meaning, however, entirely depends upon the position of the accent. Again, Fohat is related to Mahat. It is the reflection of the Universal Mind, the synthesis of the "Seven" and the intelligences of the seven creative Builders, or, as we call them, Cosmocratores. Hence, as you will understand, life and electricity are one in our philosophy. They say life is electricity, and if so, then the One Life is the essence and root of all the electric and magnetic phenomena on this manifested plane. " (p. 86)
FOOTNOTE TO "THEOSOPHY AND THE AVESTA"
"In the Hwân, or soul (animus), the Khien predominates, and the Zing in the Pho or animal soul. At death the Hwân (or spiritual soul) wanders away, ascending, and the Pho (the root of the Tibetan word Pho-hat), descends and is changed into a ghostly shade (the shell)."
"Therefore, the Kwei is the physical body; the Shin is the vital principle; the Kwei-Shin the linga-sarira, or the vital soul; Zing the fourth principle or Kama-Rupa, the essence of will; Pho (the animal soul); Khien the spiritual soul; and Hwân the pure spirit- the seven principles of our occult doctrine!"
So Fohat is related to Manas or Mahat as Blavatsky said. And Fohat is the Light of Logos, and the third Logos is Mahat.
The light of Avalokistswara or in Tibetan the Light of Chenrezig or as in Chinese - the light of Guanshiyin Pusa.
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