The Pitfalls of Western analysis of "Dharmic Traditions"

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Re: The Pitfalls of Western analysis of "Dharmic Traditions"

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Re: The Pitfalls of Western analysis of "Dharmic Traditions"

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འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔


Free of hope and fear, relax.
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འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔


Free of hope and fear, relax.
Human life spent in
a state of great spaciousness is enjoyable.


— Kunzang Dechen Lingpa

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Re: The Pitfalls of Western analysis of "Dharmic Traditions"

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“In order to completely liberate the mind, cultivate loving kindness.” --

"The bottom always falls out of the quest for the elementary. The irreducibly individual recedes like the horizon, as our analysis advances." -- Genesis, Michel Serres

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PS There is a misconception that the efficacy of mantras depends on hearing it from the guru. In the Vedic culture what gave the mantras and other recitations their force was either 1) their repetition or 2) natural resonance. Actually 1) and 2) are both about resonance. Later, tantra came up with secret mantras, basically, because tantra was a reaction to the varna system and needed a way to be exclusive and needed to hide their antinomian practices. Anyone can pick up any mantra and make it work as long as that mantra has had continuous use since it began or if the mantra naturally resonates with whatever signal. If you want to make use of some new mantra, one and more would need to spend time repeating it vast numbers of times to build up force behind the wave.

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འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔


Free of hope and fear, relax.
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— Kunzang Dechen Lingpa

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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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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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