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Saturday, May 21, 2011

The Surangama Sutra warnings to the grasshoppers from heaven:)

Lead me from dreaming to waking. Lead me from opacity to clarity. Lead me from the complicated to the simple. Lead me from the obscure to the obvious. Lead me from intention to attention. Lead me from what I'm told I am to what I see I am. Lead me from confrontation to wide openness. Lead me to the place I never left, Where there is peace, and peace - The Upanishads
*note*..quote"The Śūraṅgama Sūtra (Sanskrit) is a Mahāyāna Buddhist sūtra, and has been especially influential in the Chán school of Chinese Buddhism...Some of the main themes of the Śūraṅgama Sūtra are the worthlessness of the Dharma when unaccompanied by samādhi power, and the importance of moral precepts as a foundation for the Buddhist practice. Also stressed is the theme of how one effectively combats delusions that may arise during meditation. Ron Epstein and David Rounds have suggested that the major themes of the Śūraṅgama Sūtra reflect the strains upon Indian Buddhism during its era.They cite the resurgence of tribal influences, and the crumbling social supports for monastic Buddhist institutions. This era also saw the emergence of Hindu tantrism and the beginnings of Esoteric Buddhism and the siddha traditions. They propose that moral challenges and general confusion about Buddhism are said to have then given rise to the themes of the Śūraṅgama Sūtra, such as clear understanding of principles, moral discipline, essential Buddhist cosmology, development of samādhi, and how to avoid falling into various delusions in meditation."
Other nice translations you can find on Bill's site at
But the mahayogi says you can't fall in delusion unless you:
1.take your consciousness as the SELF

2.Take the other people (or the other 4 elements inside your body ..or outside your body,as SELF..that's the stage of infinite consciousness,by the feel the pain of others,and then you have 2 choices ..1..get angry like these guys scream on this clip..really funny video..observe the aghh..Ahaaa,I got you,sucker..then more of Aghhhh kung fu..I love this was voted the worst kung fu battle of all times..and I agree..but I love how they scream.....aghhh..ahaaaaaaaaaaaa..auch..auhhmmm..ahaaaaaaaaaa!!..gotta see this video I laughed so hard every time I see it,is a jewel indeed:) that's because I've studied many martial arts for over 20 years,and maybe I can observe the falsity..scream with them ,grasshoppers ..AHGGGGG..AUCHHHHHHHHHH.....AGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
AUCH..not the eyeball! a fight nobody screams..only in stupid movies like this they do.)
3.There is a bridge between your consciousness(the one you feel in your private meditation,whatever that means,since usually people just play with their thoughts/emotions and call it ,,meditation,, simply because they closed their eyes) and the other world(when you go outside to meet people,I mean..,and forget the same illusion is active,because you thought the outside as,,negative,,.(and not inside of you,as it should).so when someone like me,the mighty kripto,loved in the 3 realms,worshiped in 10..celebrated in the 18th also..pops up in your the midnight lonely coyote from the Arizona deserts...and shoves a mighty kripto wisdom muscle telling you..hey..why are you angry?..usually grasshoppers from heaven whom lack sainthood automatically project their right way(their ways)..and therefore they FORGET the TAO in ACTION..they forget that the REAL LIFE is also meditation..the only difference between your sleep time ,when you dream..and the real that this particular dream follows on,due to the collective dreaming..but of course,unless you are awake,everything I say will go thru your left ear,then exit thru your asshole usually happens with these stubborn grasshoppers from heaven..why is that?..that is because they do not know anything else besides their robot patterns,and unless they practice and see it for themselves...they are lost in the robotic patterns..remember the enlightenment factor is dependent on something you DO????..not something you believe into it,like an KNOW IT by yourself,as experience ..that is the meaning of ,,self-realization,,..nothing else..because YOU are that already,but you have to know it..otherwise the same ONE will force you to know it,in real life...and that is the reason for suffering,by the way.. )..when you are NOT that advanced..but in reality there is none.
Thus spokenth the mahayogi..and the grasshoppers from heaven bowed down and kiss his left toe,as proving they understood nothing about their OWN KRIPTO ESSENCE inside them.
And the mahayogi enjoyed the toe sucking and asked,,may I have another one?
Then he went into the forests,and forgot them all,while he was screaming,,FIND OTHER GOD TO SUCK IT"S TOES..PUNKS..AND COME BACK TO ME WHEN YOU KNOW that there is no god other then your true essence within..and then he kissed them from a distance....and also let them suck his toes from a distance..such is the mercy of a mahayogi,indeed..
-added by danny-

Surangama Sutra
Buddha Dharma Education Association Inc. Translated by Upasaka Lu K'uan Yu. (Charles Luk).
As the gathering drew to a close, the Buddha grasped the
tea cup and made a move to rise from His lion seat when suddenly
he changed his mind, leant back and said to ânanda
and the assembly: You ÷ràvakas and pratyeka-buddhas need
to study more in your quest of Supreme Bodhi: I have taught
you the method of correct cultivation but you still do not know
the subtle states of Màra which appear when you practise
÷amatha-vipa÷yanà. When they manifest, if you fail to distinguish
them and if your minds are not in a right state, you will
fall into the evil ways of either the demons or your five aggregates,
of the heavenly Màras, of ghosts and spirits, or of mischievous
sprites. If you are not. clear about them, you will
mistake thieves for your own sons. Further, you may regard
some little progress as complete achievement, like the untutored
Bhikùu who when he reached the fourth dhyàna
heaven presumed that he had become a saint; after he had enjoyed
his reward in heaven, all indications of his approaching
fall appeared.. As he vilified the arhats, he created the karma of
future incarnation and then fell into the avãci hell. You should
listen carefully to what I now tell you in detail.
ânanda rose from his seat and, with all those requiring
further study, prostrated himself at the Buddhas feet and
awaited His compassionate instruction.
The Buddha said: You should all know that the clear
substance of the profound and bright basic Bodhi of all living
beings of the twelve types of birth in saüsàra is that of all
Buddhas in the ten directions. It is because you think wrongly
that you are not clear about the noumenon and so become
stupid and full of desires which lead to your complete delusion.
Hence the (relative) voidness, and as you are always deluded,
the world is falsely created. All countries countless as
dust are in saüsàra because of your obstinate wrong thinking.
But you should know that (relative) voidness is created in
your minds, like a small cloud that is but a speck in the great
emptiness; how much more so is the world which is within this
(relative) voidness? If you realize the real to return to the
source, the void in the ten directions will vanish. Why, then,
will not all the countries in that voidness shake and crack?
When you practise dhyàna to preserve the state of
samàdhi, all Bodhisattvas, and all great arhats whose essence
of mind is already penetrative, are unmoved, but the kings of
the demons, ghosts, spirits and lower heavens are shocked
to see their palaces break open without cause and the great
earth shake and crack; all those on earth and in the air take
fright whereas worldly men who are deluded do not feel anything,
because these demons, though they have acquired
five supernatural powers, still fail to realize transcendental
insight into the ending of the stream of transmigration for
they have not broken their links with saüsàra; how can they
let you destroy their dwellings? This is why they come to
trouble and annoy you when you enter the state of samàdhi.
However, in spite of their rage, these demons are there
in your profound state of bodhi and are like people trying in
vain to blow out sunlight and to cut water with a sword, while
you are like boiling water that melts solid ice. Though they
rely on their super natural powers, they are but externals and
will only succeed in destroying you if you, who own the five
aggregates in your minds, are deluded and let them do so.
For these demons cannot harm you in your state of dhyàna
if you are awakened and are not deluded. If you wipe out the
(five) aggregates, you will enter the state of brightness wherein
all demons are but dark vapours. Since light destroys darkness,
they will perish as soon as they approach you; how
then dare they disturb the state of samàdhi?
To nourish the vital energy, keep watch in silence;

In order to subdue the mind, act with non-action.

Of movement and stillness, be aware of their origin;

There is no work to do, much less someone to seek.

The true and constant must respond to phenomena;

Responding to phenomena, you must be unconfused.

When unconfused, the nature will stabilize by itself;

When the nature stabilizes, energy returns by itself.

When energy returns, the elixir crystallizes by itself;

Within the pot, the trigrams of heaven and earth are joined.

Yīn and yáng arise, alternating over and over again;

Every transformation comes like a clap of thunder.

White clouds form and come to assemble at the peak;

The sweet nectar sprinkles down Mount Sumeru.

Swallow for yourself this wine of immortality;

You wander so freely—who is able to know you?

Sit and listen to the tune played without strings;

Clearly understand the mechanism of creation.

It comes entirely from these twenty lines;

A true ladder going straight to Heaven.-Daoist text -

To us all towns are one, all men our kin. Life's good comes not from others' gift, nor ill. Man's pains and pains' relief are from within. Thus have we seen in visions of the wise !." - Tamil Poem-