its a silly question in some sense, but i am looking to unravel the teachings conserning this transformation be it nagarjuna or any other master you can quote or talk about, or your own experience but i wish this to be an extensevi contemplation thread where we can contemplate all the factors concerning how to transform samsara into nirvana. i am fine with all traditions and schools view but im especially interested in vajrayana, mahayana and zen buddhism view and processes of this transformational process. the more quotes from scriptures in this thread i think makes it more beneficial, then we have some good content to and also ones own understanding makes this thread for me and hopefully other people very beneficial.
what are the factors and different teachings in this process that make a coherent picture and understanding of this transformational process. and no im not interested that much in metaphors because to me they dont reveal anything workable, theyre just imagination allthough beneficial in some cases. i need raw material that i can put inside my mind as a content to discover more knowledge and wisdom and point of view's.
im interested in alchemical point of view what ever you decide that it means, philosophical , analytical , and pure wisdom point of views. and of course your point of view
and the different schools and pathways view of this process.
what is essential to this process? ( not in view of conduct but by inquisition and knowledge and teachings that are essential in this process )
what is needed to be understood in a nutshell ? ( can include quotes to make a point )
and everything else you come up with concerning this topic. anything that is workable.
thankyou very much
If the thought of demons
Never rises in your mind,
You need not fear the demon hosts around you.
It is most important to tame your mind within....
In so far as the Ultimate, or the true nature of being is concerned,
there are neither buddhas or demons.
He who frees himself from fear and hope, evil and virtue,
will realize the insubstantial and groundless nature of confusion.
Samsara will then appear as the mahamudra itself….