Three Vajras

18. Janavasabha Sutta

The attainment of the higher worlds by the deceased The Buddha repeatedly explained to the local people of those places where He preached, in what worlds the followers of His Dhamma, who left the body, are being reborn. Depending on the degree of purification of the mind, they rise higher and higher, into the worlds, increasingly free from unwholesome qualities of existence. Listening to these explanations, Ananda thinks thus: “It has been for a long time, that the Buddha did not preach in Magadha, where He attained Awakening. Therefore, nothing…read more

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Mulapariyaya Sutta – The Root of All Things, Majjhima Nikaya 1

The Buddha’s Sermon In aconversation with his disciples, the Buddha states that an untrained person, an advanced disciple, an Arhat and a Tathagata, perceive phenomena in different ways. They perceive the elements of form (earth, water, fire and air), bodily beings, gods, Prajapati, Brahma, the gods of Radiance, the Beautiful gods, the gods of the Perfect Fruit, the ruling gods, infinite space, infinite consciousness, emptiness, nonduality, activity of senses and mind, unity and division, the totality of all phenomena and nibbana – differently. Worlds listed by the Buddha First, the…read more

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17. Mahasudassana Sutta

Introduction The Mahasudassana Sutta returns the reader to that place and moment of the Mahaparinibbana Sutta (Digha Nikaya 16) where the Buddha, preparing to leave the body, lay down in a lion pose between the twin sal trees in Kusinara. Ananda asks the Buddha not to leave the body in such a remote, lost in a jungle village, but the Buddha stops the disciple. “Do not say that, Ananda. After all, there were times, when this place was the capital of a kingdom of a great king, the world-bearer.” King…read more

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16. Mahaparinibbana Sutta

Introduction The Mahaparinibbana Sutta tells us about the last period of the Buddha’s life, about how He gave the last instructions, left his body, and how His disciples behaved, being left without the Teacher. The content of the sutta is imbued with Ananda’s confusion (based on his impressions, the basis of the sutta is recorded). In general, it can be said that this sutta is written not so much about the Buddha as about the Sangha. Advice for Brahman Vassakara Already known from Samaññaphala sutta (Digha Nikaya 2), King Ajatasattu…read more

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15. Mahanidana Sutta

Buddha and Ananda talk about the Interdependent Origin of Suffering One day, Ananda said to the Buddha that although the doctrine of the Nidanas (the links in the chain of the interdependent origin of suffering) is deep and difficult, but he, Ananda, understands it as clearly as possible. In response, the Buddha warns Ananda: you should not say that, because misunderstanding of this doctrine makes the minds of people entangled and restless (one should not become flattered by the understanding he has reached, he must strive to penetrate the thought…read more

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14. Mahapadana Sutta

The Buddhas of the Past The disciples of the Buddha are talking about past lives. Hearing about their conversation, Buddha narrates about the Buddhas of the past. Buddha lists the six Buddhas who were born before him. The first of these Buddhas, Vipassi (“attentive”) lived in an age when a lifespan reached 80,000 years, the next Buddha – in an era with a lifetime of 70,000, then – 60,000, 40,000, 30,000, 20,000, until in the Shakyamuni era, life became brief, rarely reaching 100 years. With all the Buddhas described by…read more

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Lesson 12 – The stomach

The stomach in our body occupies a central position and is not accidental, because a nutritious essence is formed in it.  He takes food, splits it with juices of the pancreas and, further, in the duodenum, with the help of bile.  (Therefore, in the broad sense, the duodenum is called the lower stomach). The stomach is the brain of our torso, giving commands to all other organs for the timely supply of a substance. So  many different foods gets to the stomach & each must exactly pick the right substance…read more

Lesson 11 – The thin intestines and irregular yantra (An Irregular yantra is yantra too)

The thin intestines is located around the navel in the abdomen.   Absorption to the blood the nutrients from gastric digestion occurs in the thin intestines. This is the longest organ of all existing (6-7 m.). There is no exact location in the cavity of the abdomen for its parts, and for each creature it fits in its own way like a coiled serpent.  The walls of the intestinal hose are covered with a multitude of tube-sticks, through which the absorption of nutrients takes place. Therefore, its cross sectionis the main form of the intestine, which has the structure of the blobs. …read more

Lesson 10 – The Gallbladder

From the previous lessons, we have acquired that figures in yantras are not formed incidentally.  The circle characterizes mobility, the square characterizes fixidity and stability, and the triangle characterizes the process ofdirection. But, sometimes, the structure of the object of concentration does not fit into the right figures with a single center of symmetry in all directions, and then modifications appear.  In this lesson we consider the gallbladder in  yantra* language, as an example of changing the proper forms. The gallbladder is a follicle in which bile is temporarily stored….read more

Lesson 9 – Kidneys – keepers of vitality

What are the kidneys? Let’s take advantage of verbal association.  Where else do we meet the word «kidney»?  Oh, these are the very buds that are born on the branches of trees and something germinates from them in spring or at another favorable time. Something  germinates, blossoms,develops. The structure of the kidney is similar to a seed, which contains the entire future arsenal of viability of escape.  Thus  we also consider human kidneys, which first begin the progress in a human germ. All begins with one kidney, which is rooted in a…read more