Tibetan Buddhism & Bon|
-Bon - native -Tibetan Book of the Dead, Padmasambhava, who Tibetans call Guru Rinpoche Marpa, Milarepa Nyigma Kagyu Tilopa (988-1069), the Indian yogi who experienced the original transmission of the Mahamudra Naropa (1016–1100), the Indian scholar-yogi who perfected the methods of accelerated enlightenment described in his Six Yogas of Naropa Marpa (1012–1097), the first Tibetan in the lineage, known as the great translator for his work translating the Vajrayana and Mahamudra texts into Old Tibetan Milarepa (1052–1135), the poet and greatest yogi of Tibet who overcame Marpa’s reluctance to teach and attained enlightenment in a single lifetime Gampopa (1079–1153), Milarepa’s most important student, who integrated Atisha’s Kadam teachings and Tilopa’s Mahamudra teaching to establish the Kagyu lineage. Sakya - Lamdre Geluk - Tsongkapa Ri-me - Reginald Ray - The Wisdom of Tibetan Buddhism, Touching Enlightenment, Tibetan Buddhism Reader, In the Presence of Masters, Indestructible Truth, Buddhist Saints in India, Secret of the Vajra World
- Aryadeva - 400 Stanzas on the Middle Way
- Longchenpa, Pithy Sayings
- Tsongkapa, Lamrim Chenmo
- Lamdre - Dawn of Enlightenment - by Mahasiddha Virupa, Sakya Schoo
- Tummo, internal winds
- Tertön, Termas
- T Lobsang Rampa - The Third Eye
- Mandalas, Mudras, Mantras, Visualization, Imagination
- Tibetan Yoga
- Egyptian Book of the Dead
- Alan Watts - East Meets West, The Way of Zen, The Spirit of Zen, The Book
- D.T. Suzuki - Zen Buddhism
- Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values, by Robert M. Pirsig
- Chuang Tzu pdf - by Thomas Merton
- I Ching, Cary F. Baynes
- Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching, The Zhuangzi
Hindu, Vedas, Upanishads
- Eknath Easwaran
- Lahiri Mahasaya
- Sri Yukteswar
- Neem Karoli Baba (Hindi: नीम करौली बाबा) or Neeb Karori Baba (Hindi: नीब करौरी बाबा) (c. 1900 – 11 September 1973) - known as Maharaj-ji - Muktananda (16 May 1908 – 2 October 1982) founder of Siddha Yoga. Disciple of Bhagavan Nityananda
- Yogananda - Autobiography of a Yogi
Vivekananda Raja Yoga pdf file - includes the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
- Swami Vivekananda Books - Vedanta
- Ramakrishna, guru of Vivekanada
- Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
- Mishna, Zohar, Kaballah, Midrash
- St Theresa of Avila - Interior Castle, Many Mansions, Way of Perfection
- Swedenborg - Heaven and Hell
- Swedenborg - correspondences
- Edgar Cayce
- Christian Saints
- St John of the Cross
- St Bridget Revelations
- Christian Science, Mary Baker Eddy
- Book of Mormon, Pearl of Great Price
- Course in Miracles
- Essene, Development of Mary
- Thomas à Kempis - Imitation of Christ
- Albert Schweitzer
- Saint Germain
- Rumi, Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Balkhī
- Zoroastrian, Persia
- Sufi Masters
- Native Medicine, herbs
- Mexico, Canada, Africa, Australia, New Zealand
- Shamanism, South America
- Gengis Khan, Kublai Khan
- Gobi Desert, Mongolia
- Carlos Castaneda, Teachings of Don Juan
- Aztec, Maya, Toltec
- Book of the Hopi - Frank Walters
- Michael Talbot - Holographic Universe
- Dr John Gowan - Operations of Increasing Order, The Psychedelic Individual, Trance, Art, Creativity
- Jeffery Mishlove - The Roots Of Consciousness
- Joseph Campbell - The Power of Myth
- Carl Jung - Man and His Symbols, Collective unconscious
- Aldous Huxley, First and Last Freedom
- PD Ouspensky - In Search of The Miraculous, Tertium Organum, Psychology of Man
- Gurdieff - The Fourth Way, Meetings with Remarkable Men, Beelzebub's Tales to His Grandson, Life is Real Only Then, When 'I Am'
- Ram Dass - Richard Alpert
- Timothy Leary - LSD, mescaline
- Dr John Lilly - Isolation Chambers, Center of the Cyclone, Dolphin communication
- Rabindranath Tagore, Gitanjali
- J. Krishnamurti - Think on These Things
- Jane Roberts - Seth Material
- The Seven Laws of Spiritual Success, Deepak Chopra, commercialization towards wealthy clients and speaking engagements.
- H.P. Blavatsky 'Isis Unveiled' and 'The Secret Doctrine
- C.W. Leadbeater, Astral Plane
- Manly P Hall - Secret Teachings of All Ages
- J. Krishnamurti - Think on These Things
- Alice A. Bailey, written in cooperation with a Tibetan teacher
Language Programming, Etymology
- Milton Erickson - Natural Language Processing, Brief Therapy
- Neuro-linguistic Programming - NLP
- Bandler and Grinder - The Structure of Magic, I and II, and Frogs in Princes
- Tips are in the etymology, and commonalities in language usage
- Etymology, roots of words, inter-relationships
- Cullen Smith, decalcify Pineal, Hypothalamus
States of Consciousness
- Dr Charles Tart - The End of Materialism: How Evidence of the Paranormal is Bringing Science and Spirit Together, Mind at Large: Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers Symposia on the Nature of Extrasensory Perception (1979, with Harold E. Puthoff and Russell Targ), Waking Up: Overcoming the Obstacles to Human Potential (1986)
- Dr Harold Puthoff - ESP at Stanford
- Dr Russel Targ - ESP at Stanford
- Stanislav Grof - transpersonal psychology, altered states of consciousness
- Near Death Experience
- OOB, Out of Body Experience
- Dream Yoga
- Wisdom of Sirac
- Alexander Gurwitsch
- Epic of Gilgamesh
- Shakers, Quakers
- Egyptian Mysteries
- Osho - when the shoe fits, Rajneesh Movement
- Pak Subha, the assimilation and interaction is largely through breathing and eating other life-forms.
- Spiritist society in Brazil, and Northern Luzon, Philippines
- Arigo - Surgeon of the Rusty Knife, Brazil
- Rupert Sheldrake
By a review of major teachers and thinkers aligned to a purpose, and then by applying the principles to our own practice, we may take actual steps along the path. Don't select too much simultaneously, but rather study one piece at a time and apply them daily, repeating difficult lessons until mastered. . The way of the intiate has long been stepwise, an experiential process alternating between understanding and practice, leading to further steps, as perception begins to open. Don't make far-reaching plans, for you may not be here tomorrow.
buy books, and a place to keep them, read them, study them
Best important books can be purchased in UK, India, publishers, USA, Canada, ordered used via Amazon
outline main schools of Tibet, Mongolia, India, and the teachings, as much as is available in English
Given that the material body, and material world, is not as it appears, it behooves us to act accordingly. Focus on: pyramids, cones, shapes, materials, elements, gold, silver, crystals, understanding of air, gases, food, water. Some lines of reasoning will lead to the true center faster than others, so engineering is a fine entry point. Especially the nature of water and an investigation of the human body as a vehicle, what food it actually consumes, not the gross food that passes for sustenance in the material plane.
Direct Tantra instructions, crossing the border between physical and energetic, sexual energy transmuted. shows why singing may be a portal through which we may step. similarly, all focused (transmuted) physical actions may be a portal if used correctly. divine is present at all moments, we just continually miss the opportunity given due to an incorrect focus on the mundane aspect
As St John of the cross wrote, people of the world, having unopened eyes, easily mistake truth for falsity, goodness for evil, and are joyful at things they should be sorry for, and reject things it would be wise to accept, walk on false paths and use up their energy and time doing so, pursuing false goals, misunderstanding the teachings, bending truth to their own desires, simplifying and reducing magic and connection to fit within their own limitation of understanding and reasoning.
Applying your merit, begin to correct past mistakes, reworking events in your mind, as if you had made better choices, both in actions, as well as words spoken. Again, working backwards from today, repair your energetic body, and having made peace with your demons, let them go. Utilize the teachings in your everyday experiences, improving your state.Listening with eyes closed, I may benefit immensely by listening to available lectures published online, resting the eyes, absorbing the material, need a list of lectures
Start simply, with self-awareness and self-discipline, before eagerness to tell another soul. For the same reasons, when the Buddha rose from his enlightenment experience, he refrained from talking about the full measure of his realization. Instead, he taught more accessible doctrines, such as the four noble truths, as most immediately accessible and appropriate for the people of his day. Moreover, he separated the path into levels of complexity, delivering simple lessons to less well-prepared minds, and more complex or more difficult to understand lessons to those who had sufficient self-preparation or ability.
You can find the center through reading great authors, and they then reference other great authors, doing a lot of the finding and discrimination for us.
In dreaming, the goal is to 'wake up' as in Lucid Dreaming, becoming aware of the dream as a state of consciousness while yet dreaming, taking control of the events taking place as you do in the apparent waking state. By noticing some unusual event or action that is normally impossible, such as flying in the air, or passing through walls or the ground, you may become aware that you are in a dream state, enabling the conscious mind to participate. You can increase control of the dream by voluntarily creating phenomena or travelling within the dream world. I would notice my hands, or that it was really slow to walk, or easier to walk backwards, or that I went through a wall, or noticed I was flying, then I would realize I was in a dream. From that moment on, I could control the action.
If this control is achieved, ask the angels to study with them, taking you to the Hall of Learning, as they are helpful in all ways, and will grant sincere requests readily. If lucky enough to be receiving instruction, then be wise enough to follow it in the waking state. It is a special time if you are persistent enough to wake up while dreaming, so take advantage of the moment. Those who obtain perfect mastery of the dream can enlarge it to the waking world. Recognizing that the waking state is not fundamentally different from the dream state gives them the capacity to create miracles.
Similarly, in the apparent waking state, [which is more a product of your imagination and limitation of awareness due to reliance on sensation, rather than any meaningful wakeful state in fact], the goal is to participate in ever-deepening mediative states that will seem similar to dreaming, although in this case the task is entered into in the reverse direction. Learn to remember dreams, and write down each day upon waking, before moving, even before going to the bathroom.
Eventually passing seamlessly from one state to the other, without loss of conscious identity and awareness, seeming to the external observer like a constant state of deep meditation without sleep. As you fall asleep, maintain conscious awareness and control.
Taking into context both dream yoga, and the realization that all is mind, and imagined, then it is likely that the mental work of meditation, quietude, and visualization is primary and vital (and very real).
Waking life is Literally a dream being processed in the brain via sensory input being turned into intelligible brain impulses. Can start to manipulate the dream by learning to wake up in the sleeping dream and continuing consciousness into the waking state.
Chakras, multi-functional awareness, emotional, psychological, physical, kundalini, centers, blockages, relationships to nerve ganglia, stimulation, balancing, relationship to emotional centers, and development via Maslow's heirarchy of needs.
Chakra work has a physical, spinal and organ-based component, amenable to both acupressure manipulation as well as dietary and herbal detoxification and then stimulation. When working with sacral (sacred) area, not only correcting the red color, safety issues, but actually massaging the feet, legs, hips, groin, etc, and supporting the body’s support system physically. certainly, anger work and base emotions need correcting at this elemental level as well, and spiritual ‘safety’ and foundational work also needs to be done, such as existence and ego-identity. moreover, sound and music, physical balance and physical power, boundaries, and self-protection, martial arts. indeed, watch dissonance in songs, as pain is expressed in many ways, and bad-energy songs are not harmonious.Chakra Balancing
In the majority of enlightenment teachings, it is repeated that there is an intial, second body that this body must be changed into, and it is the goal of a human incarnation to achieve this transformation within a single lifetime. In fact, it is suggested that there is a series of increasingly 'fine' [not 'gross'] bodies that are achievable, but the latter rests upon the former, and everything in its place, and all good things in their appointed time. Since the material that the body encounters through the gates [interfaces between the body and seemingly external environment] is assimilated, guard the gates, for that is the interface, the exchange point, the meeting place.
We have increasingly fine energy bodies superimposed upon one another. Since we are interference patterns of energy, external energy inputs interact with us in complex, unknown ways. For example, just sitting in sunlight exposes us to radiation beyond human understanding, and the effects go far beyond physical and chemical health, or emotional wellbeing. Similarly, music and sound, color, mandala, mantra, affect our very composition, what we are made out of.
Gross - physical, material, larger granulation in terms of filtration materials, relative unknowing and lack of 'eyes to see' in a spirutual sense, heavier and slower to understand, slower movement, insensitive, eating meat and starch, and processed foods making up the largest part of the supermarket.
Fine - Faster, stronger, lighter, more aware, more sensitive, emotional, intellectual.
Finest - Made out of energy and love, the stuff of Angels, treading lightly between human understanding and divine inspiration.
When you take in air, or water, or food, or even the energies of association from being in close contact or touching more so, these material and supra-material forces are combined with the present body in many ways. Therefore, it is to your advantage to selectively guard that which comes into contact with your system, often overhwelming the intial progress that you have made, by the introduction of stronger energies than you can manage at present. For example, it is easy to change your ideas and even your words spoken.
The physical material is relatively stable within your system, so it is vital that when making gross choices such as the air and water that you take in, and the food [such as what passes for 'food' in your present state of understanding], that you see food is the builder, the method by which you substantiate and continue your association with what you know as physical reality, limited by both your sense-perception as well as the limit in thought and understanding.
By consuming gross food, you cloud your perception and weigh down your reasoning powers, thereby closing yourself to higher reaches of information that you need to process finer food. Thus, caught in a prison of materiality, you cannot escape, no matter what exercises nor understandings you apply to the attempt to transform to the intial second body. The finer bodies have different sensual apparatus of their own, and without 'seeing' with these better tools, people are left with the words of others, and forced back upon unknowingness and 'faith' for lack of a better word, drawing upon the ideas and assertions of other people.
Despite it being of greatest importance, the loss of grace is not even noticed by most people. By free will, we are allowed to go our own way, but we do so at the price of missing the help given, and the largess of the bosom of the Lord.
The golden cord is the connection between the human and the all-that-is. In the words of Alan Watts, the outline of the human being being is at the same time the inline of what we consider to be the external universe, as we are not separate, distinct, differentiated from the universe, but rather are an included piece, confused by our unwarranted reliance on human perceptual awareness and human cognition.
Only one truth exists, and having become aware of it, no argument is possible, only obedience. My understanding outstrips both my goodness and my self-discipline. Aligning with truth, and taking steps to reduce error in the lines of communication and receivership, greater understanding and power results.
What is the law? It is not important that you understand the whole of the law, and in fact wasting time trying to know all, but rather that you can use your present, imperfect understanding to improve your state of obediance. You ask for more knowledge, more freedom, and greater abilities. Please stop asking for more food until you've finished the food already on your plate.
There were two roads, a small one leading around a rock upwards toward heaven, and a larger road leading downwards towards self, and ultimately, separation from heavenly inflow. "Choose your path wisely," said an angel with flaming eyes sitting near the rock, placidly sharpening her mighty sword. "For you cannot serve two masters, and where your heart leads you, your soul will follow. Will you choose the things of this life, unseeing and limited by human frailty, or will you choose the greater life, serving all who have come before and all who will come after? For the time of choice is at hand, and the penalty for sin is death." Saying unto you again, "Choose, for the choice is yours."