By 'Jam-mGon Kong-sPrul
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This e-book indicates how, when we have adjusted to the unitive country, the non secular trip strikes directly to yet one more extra ultimate ending.
In our significant spiritual traditions, the phenomenal milestone within the religious trip is the everlasting, irreversible transcendence of the self middle or ego. the truth that very much has been written concerning the trip so far implies that many of us have come this a ways. yet what, we'd ask, comes subsequent? having a look forward we see no course; even within the literature there seems not anything past an abiding understanding of oneness with God. Had this course been mapped within the literature, then at the very least we'd have identified that one existed; yet the place no such account exists, we imagine there's no direction and that union of self and God is the ultimate objective to be achieved.
The major objective of the trail to No-Self is to right this assumption. It verifies direction past union does certainly exist, that the eventual falling away of the unitive kingdom occurs because the end result of a protracted experiential trip past the nation. the writer exhibits direction exists among the transcendence of the ego (self-center), which starts off the unitive nation, and the later falling away of all self (the actual self), which results the unitive state.
As a primary hand account, the trail to No-Self may be of curiosity to these with related reports, or these trying to find a greater figuring out in their personal religious trip. because the trip is worried with the results of grace on human cognizance, the publication should be of curiosity to these psychologists all in favour of the transformational process.
"Ms. Roberts' experiential strategy clarifies a number of details that experience remained vague within the writings of Christian mystics of the earlier. basic between those is her robust confirmation that the kingdom of remodeling Union is a practise for an extra degree of divine transformation which, for loss of any classical Christian expression, she calls the event of no self.
"Ms. Roberts' unique reward as non secular author is her means to articulate the ineffable. The readability and sharpness of her perception and expression, her honesty approximately herself and her event, the stability and groundedness of her mental perceptiveness, and her definite contact in distinguishing accidentals from essentials--the immediately and slender course from dead-ends--make her account specific one of the works of non secular writers. " -- Father Thomas Keating
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Take up the three parts of the principal cause. e. food, clothing, and so forth. If these three have come together for you, take joy in that and pray that they be complete for others too. If these are not complete, meditate with compassion for others; take and heap upon yourself any lack of the principal cause in all sentient beings and pray for all others and yourself to have these three. Meditate on the three things not to be destroyed. Learn the three things not to be destroyed. Faith and respect for your guru should not be destroyed, since all the fine qualities of the Mahayana Dharma depend on him.
By awakening the karmic energy of previous training, And by virtue of my intense interest, I ignored misery and bad reputation And sought instruction to control ego-clinging. Now, even when I die, 111 have no regret. The great spiritual teacher, 'Chad-Ka-Wa, had aroused the karmic energy of his previous existences; his only interest was this Dharma. With great difficulty he sought and received the root of all Dharma, the key instructions for controlling ego-clinging, from the 58 great Father-Son transmtsston.
The precepts of the three ordinations should nor be destroyed. Make the three inseparable from virtue. You should always abandon unskillful action and never be separated from the roots of virtue in three ways, physically, verbally, and mentally. · Train impartiaUy in every area; it's important To have trained deeply and pervasively in everything. It is important to have perfected training deeply, not with mere words or mouthings, and also pervasively, with mind training infusing impartially and completely everything, good or bad, that arises as an object to the mind, whether sentient beings or the four elements and other inanimate objects or inhuman beings and so on.