Sunday, February 3, 2013


The innermost self is “Anandamaya kosa” (bliss) which is the gateway of knowledge, joy and energy. The South Indian monk Bodhisharma in the 5th Century transmitted “Dyhana” from Sanskrit to China, from where it migrated to Japan and was called Zen. Mahayana’s teachings of Paramita are fundamentally a distillation of Vedanta which bestowed equality to women and weaker sections.The purpose was to sub vert the consensual reality and induce intuitive insight or revelation into consciousness itself. This ecstatic truth is called Satori by the Japanese. In order to preserve reality we must drop mind and body, the annihilation of all mental constructs called “Namanrupa” in Sanskrit. When absolute is added or taken away, the Absolute becomes manifest Einstein came to the same conclusion with his E =mc2, energy or matter cannot be created or destroyed at best only its form can be changed. Bhagavad Gita echoes the same sentiment; nothing exists that is not Brahman – which is limitless and infinite. Buddhist sotierology is derived from the older Santana Dharma. The human condition is an all encompassing aspect of Zen practice and you cannot separate daily life and work from it.The mind is a receptacle for the sublime, the mundane and the ungodly, treating them all with equal diffidence. To transcend the duality of pain and pleasure, one has to grasp the inherent duality of pain and pleasure; one has to grasp the inherent emptiness of form, sensation, mental formations, perceptions and emptiness of form, sensation, mental formations, perceptions and consciousness. In Zen energy every act is ritualized even if one decides to commit hara-kiri, in Vedanta it does not matter how one kills oneself, the end justices the means

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