Questions on The Flowering Light Tantra

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Questions on The Flowering Light Tantra

Postby Lotus_Bitch » Thu Feb 16, 2012 10:57 pm

Hi:

I don't know if this should be in the Bon thread or not, but thought I'd post it here because it's relation to Dzogchen...

I have a few questions regarding this tantra http://bon-encyclopedia.wikispaces.com/file/view/TheFloweringLightTantra.pdf:

In the tantra there is mention of "heart;" in this tantra what is the context of this "heart?"

In the second part of the tantra there is mention of the "great nine rythms." What is this referring to?

Also in part five there is mention the "nine levels." What is this referring to? There is also mention (in part five of the tantra) of "the eight processes of mind." Is this referring to the eight consciousnesses?

Just out of curiosity: What does the Nyingma sect think of this tantra?
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Re: Questions on The Flowering Light Tantra

Postby Lotus_Bitch » Thu Feb 16, 2012 11:43 pm

Maybe someone could give an explanation of how it fits with the rest of the qouted section?

The qouted section from the second part is this:

"For every movement of the ocean and every movement of the world, for every spinning of the planet, there spins your heart. Every cell within your heart is an expression of the great rhythms that move through and understand and create the very nature of the world in which we live, the nine great rhythms the twenty one hours, the clock that ticks our bodies through life. Understanding the great cycles of movement and change within our hearts, we begin to live in harmony with the way in which the world moves. The cycles of man and the cycles of of the planet are different. We need to learn to bring them together and find ways to understand their unison."

From the fifth part is this:

"There is one mind and three bodies, the phyiscal body, the body of thought, and the body of mind, and these three are interconnected. by understanding these three, you will understand the way in which the great archetypal energies move together to make the material forms. The energies of Wind and Bile and Phlegm, that which moves through all things, that which uprises and motivates, that which adheres and slows, all these are working together as the result of thoughts and karma, all manufacturing a process we call reality. The understanding of this is simple if you remove the obstacles of your heart.

First, place your hands upon the bones of the body; there you will understand the the structure of the mind. then place your hands upon the heart and you will understand the structure of the organs. Then place your hands upon the skin and feel the nine levels; there you will understand the nature of connection. Look at the tongue and the eyes and the lobes of the ears; there you eill understand the process of cause and effect. look at the urine and you will will discover the digestive nature of consciousness. Listen to the expressions of the heart in the wrists and neck, the thighs and ankles, and you will discover the rhythms of the heart as expressed through the eight processes of the mind. Listen to the occupation of space and how the moves in it and you will understand the nautre of how we build our lives
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Re: Questions on The Flowering Light Tantra

Postby Pero » Fri Feb 17, 2012 6:23 pm

Seemed incredibly odd, googled it and found it was fake. Hence, dealing with it would be a waste of time.
Although many individuals in this age appear to be merely indulging their worldly desires, one does not have the capacity to judge them, so it is best to train in pure vision.
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