Author Topic: Quantum Buddhism Mahajrya Bodhana Sutra / Teachings on Awakening to the Great Fi  (Read 5203 times)

Prasanam

I found this book on the net and I found interresting how he explained his point of view of the Trinity and the freedom of the mind.
I give you a sample of the book . enjoy!


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The Transmutation Technique

Begin the Transmutation Technique by selecting some recent event that you feel guilty about or perhaps some event that left you feeling rejected. You may choose any memory, whether in your recent or remote past, as long as it is not an experience you associate with overwhelming painful emotions of any kind (not for the first attempts). Begin with this problematic but bearable emotion, so you can do the emotional work and still be able to follow along with these three simple steps. Remember that you only need to understand and practice these steps in order to master them.

First step (inner contact): Refresh your memory of the emotion and the situation linked to it. Take a deep breath and feel this emotion without limitation. It is in your belly, within you, and you can feel it more and more. Do not amplify it from your normal stance as the victim of this emotion. Instead, listen to it, feel whatever it brings up for you, taste its flavor, accept its shape and form and how it defines itself (even if that is different than how you were defining it), contemplate it, and hold it within you. Be at peace and relive the emotion for a few breaths, up to one full minute. Be at peace. Later in your training you may perform this with some more powerful emotions. For now, just enjoy
peacefully contemplating the positive change you just made.

Rarely, you may feel the need to express an emotion outwardly, in order to release some pressure that seems to be building up. On those rare occasions, (and this is not to be done frequently), simply release what you need to let go of, but never lose control over this experiment. When you are just learning these techniques, it is too easy to revert to victim stance, and to begin amplifying how terrible the situation is. Remember that you are practicing just becoming aware of the emotion. When you are unable to bear the intensity of an emotion, you may release some of the pressure; then just continue on with the process. It is obviously not the goal to keep this emotion trapped inside of
you, or buried; rather it is the goal of this exercise to release the hold you have on it. Thus it is perfectly fine to perform the process while expressing some normal human emotion. Simply keep track of the experiment without losing your grip on the process. Breathe into your abdomen throughout the entire process. Do not breathe from your upper torso. Hold the
situation that caused the emotion in your mind while you feel the emotion.

Second step (integration): Get inside the emotion and follow wherever it leads you. Breathe deeply and comfortably. As the air flows into your abdomen, your task, as consciousness, is to penetrate the emotion and let it absorb you. Be aware of all thefeelings that entering this emotion evokes for you, whether you
feel pain or emptiness, coldness or heat, anger or sadness. Get inside of it and become it. The process of Integration requires a conscious fusion of you and the emotion. You are going to allow yourself to be enveloped within the emotion; to be integrated into it. For a few minutes, breathe and accept, breathe and become, breath and feel. Follow the path this emotion leads you on, and you will notice that most of the time, the emotion will be covering another emotion that is buried beneath it. Every emotion arises into our consciousness because it is linked with some human experience. Use your mind to follow these experiences from the past so that you can remember what happened. You might run thru a few events (while following your emotions), until you come to the first time in your life that you felt that emotion. Stay focused. Do not jump from one thread to another; trace one experience to its root cause, following one thread at a time. As you allow the emotions to exist, without avoiding them or rejecting them, the emotion is freed up, and the energy associated with it ceases to be trapped; the emotion is alive again, emancipated. When you stop blocking it and permit it to BE, your consciousness can understand the profound essence of that emotion.
During the exercise of becoming the emotion, this previously problematic feeling will be re-set to a peaceful, natural state and you will get an abstract but clear understanding of your human experience. You are what you experience, as consciousness, as spirit, as life. Do not rush through your experience of this step. Allow the penetrating fusion to continue for a while, until there is no pain associated with the emotion, only the experience of it. Conscious breathing will also naturally relax your hold on the emotion until it is released. Understand that the emotion will not leave you, it will simply be free to remain inside of you without any of the previous negative associations. Always consciously go beyond your fear of pain; never push away the emotion. With your mind, consolidate the entire experience, which is comprised of all of the life events that made it; breathe and be conscious
within that entirety.The human ego has strong natural defense systems. Many times, the emotion is not blocked all by itself. Instead, the human ego keeps control over it, out of arrogance, vanity, jealousy, and envy, the ego refuses to allow the emotion the right to be resolved, all because of pride. You have to be in charge of this experiment and release the mental hold you keep on your emotion. You simply have to let go.

 Third step (liberation): When you feel completely saturated with the emotion you are working on, when your consciousness has transmuted it into a living experience, that emotion (and all the energy that was trapped with it) is freed up. It is not released outside of you, it is available to you again, and all the power and potency of the emotion is alive for you once more. The heavy, dense or contracted energy that was troubling you is released in that it is converted into its essence, and dissolved in your higher consciousness. A good feeling will naturally bubble up from within you. You may feel deeply satisfied, or you may experience a profound state of peace, or you may feel the emancipating joy of freedom. Breathe and allow this new feeling of joy to fill you up, release this positive emotion if you wish to. After this transmutation, the most important thing for you to do is to contemplate the wholeness of the experience as joyful life and happiness. Even if your physical human experience did not seem to change at all, your inner experience of it became one with the inner Self. Do not let your human ego steal this moment from you. It is crucial for you to rejoice within yourself, for you have tasted life at its fullest.

from the book; Quantum Buddhism
Mahajrya Bodhana Sutra / Teachings on Awakening to the Great Field
by Maha Vajra

rideforever

thanks this is an interesting read and will take it onboard ... it is similar to what I am doing at present

Morning Dew

Is this a useful technique for a begginer meditator?
It would be nice to write a note; for those who already achieved calm. Not adviceable to those just getting into meditation those who are to practice calm abiding.
This technique can only lead to more frustration if one aproaches it without an established calm.
Etc....

Something like this wouldbe responsible.

I did get the book Beyond Mindfulness in Plain English but after a few pages i come to realise that i am not even close to Jhanas and that my ego self might only be cought up into new fancy ideas. I left the book and it is sitting in the shelf waiting for the time to come. If ever.

Rideforever mate, zazen might be something for you to look into. Just for a few month find a Zen teacher and get down on your knees :)
It might help you put things into perspective.
I was never thought zazen but i was in the army in bosnian war and zazen seems to be as sitting in your bunker watching towards the front line observing all which makes even a tinyest move, and while doing it knowing that your life is hanging on a thread being a half living (or half dead) human.

Happy reading to ya! ;)

Prasanam

Thank you for your comment Morning dew. It's better to practice this kind of practice with someone who has exeprience, and to have a good way to retourn in a state of happiness by ourselves after that.

Quardamon

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    • Teachers were: P.K.K. Mettavihari, Frits Koster, Nel Kliphuis. (In the line of Mahasi Sayadaw)
This transmutation technique that is quoted is like what I go through often times during the last months or year, doing vipassana technique.
I see two important differences:
1. Doing vipassana, it is not my conscious self that picks an event or emotion.
2. I do not cherish the good feeling in the end of the transformation.
The first difference makes, that when it gets tough, I know that this is what life has to offer me at this moment. There is no room for a boubt, that my conscious self made a wrong decision at the start.
The explicitly welcoming of the experience as joyful life reinforces at a subtle level the devision between what is wanted and what is not wanted. Of course it is proper to enjoy, but as you grow in embracing life, you will meet with the parts that you did not want and that belong to the parts that you did want. Or at least, I think so. It is a picture that I like.

Sorry, this was not about the book, in fact. I got a bit carried away.

Prasanam

But it's really interestin by the way. I did a lot of this technic, I call it emotional integration. I could do one or 2 hours of this by day at the beginning, because I took everything that happened in my life ( the biggest event I mean) and I took the time to free myself of all this duffering. I understand why I lived that and now I am grateful  for every event and situation in my life. What I noticed is after a fews weeks of that, I had some though issue with my ego, I found everything empty ( not sad, but not happy) and I didn't want to integrate my emotion anymore. Then, my master explained to me that if I don't take care of my ego and just try to disolve it, I will stop spirituality in a few months. He explained me how to come back in a state of happiness after each practice and now I  never had this issue again.

Matthew

  • The Irreverent Buddhist
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  • Meditation: It's a D.I.Y. project.
    • KISS: Keep it simple stupid.
    • Getting nowhere slowly and enjoying every moment.
Is this a useful technique for a begginer meditator?
It would be nice to write a note; for those who already achieved calm. Not adviceable to those just getting into meditation those who are to practice calm abiding.
This technique can only lead to more frustration if one aproaches it without an established calm.
Etc....

....

Well said.

This transmutation technique that is quoted is like what I go through often times during the last months or year, doing vipassana technique.
I see two important differences:
1. Doing vipassana, it is not my conscious self that picks an event or emotion.
2. I do not cherish the good feeling in the end of the transformation.
.......

This actually is a form of Vipassana work. It is strongly fabricated but can have benefits for those dealing with lots of difficult stuff, as long as Morning Dew's proviso is followed. I would also suggest not fabricating/cherishing the joy but making that the object of further enquiry.

Matthew
~oOo~     Tat Tvam Asi     ~oOo~    How will you make the world a better place today?     ~oOo~    Fabricate Nothing     ~oOo~

 

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