Thursday, December 17, 2009

एस धम्मो सनंतनॊ – ओशो की दिव्य दृष्टि से


यह कुछ अजीब सा इत्त्फ़ाक ही है कि बुद्ध तक पहुँचने तक मेरा मार्ग ओशो की दिव्य वाणी और व्याख्या से निकला । करीब १० वर्ष पूर्व जब पहली बार ओशो द्वारा प्रवचित एस धम्मो सनंतनॊ को पढने और समझने का मौका मिला तो मेरे पथ स्वयं ही बुद्ध की ओर मुड गये । सच मे ओशो ने बुद्ध को बहुत गहराई से समझा है । ’ एस धम्मो सनंतनॊ  ’  मे केवल व्याख्या ही नही है , ओशो की दिव्य मनीषा , गहन बोध , और सहजानुभूति का उन्मेष भी है । सावत्थी मे पंचसत भिक्खु को दिये गय उपदेश ही निहित इस प्रशन – ’ को धमपदं  सुदेसितं कुसलॊ पुप्फ़मिव पचेस्सति ’ – का उत्तर ओशो की  ’ एस धम्मो सनंतनॊ  ’ शीर्षक वार्ता माला के रुप मे हमारे सामने उपसिथत हो गया है  ।

स्वामी प्रेम विस्तार जी का आभारी हूँ जिनकी अथक मेहनत से ओशो की ’’एस धम्मो सनंतनॊ ’  पर यह व्याख्या माला आडियो के रुप मे हमारे सामने है । १२ खंडों मे निहित ’एस धम्मो सनंतनॊ ’ पर ओशो की व्याख्या को डाऊनलोड करने के लिये निम्म लिंक पर चटका लगायें ।

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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Shingon Teaching


Shingon is a form of Japanese Esoteric Buddhism, it is also called Shingon Mikkyo. This school was founded in 804 AD by Kukai (Kobo Daishi) in Japan. The teachings of Shingon are based on the Mahavairocana Sutra and the Vajrasekhara Sutra, the fundamental sutras of Shingon. Through the cultivation of three secrets, the actions of body, speech and mind, we are able to attain enlightenment in this very body. When we can sustain this state of mind, we can become one with the life force of the Universe, known as Mahavairocana Buddha. The symbolic activities are present anywhere in the universe. Natural phenomena such as mountains and oceans and even humans express the truth described in the sutras.
The universe itself embodies and can not be separated from the teaching. In the Shingon tradition, the practitioner uses the same techniques that were used over 1,200 years ago by Kukai, and have been transmitted orally generation after generation to the present. As Shingon Buddhists, there are three vows to observe in our lives:
May we realize Buddhahood in this very life.
May we dedicate ourselves to the well-being of people.
May we establish the World of Buddha on this earth.
Becoming a Buddha in This Very Life (Sokushin Jobutsu) The unique feature of this Shingon Teaching is that one does not become a Buddha only in his mind, nor does one become a Buddha after one has died. It means one is able to attain perfection of all of the qualities of a Buddha while one is yet living in his present physical body. An essay on the Bodhicitta (Bodaishin-ron) says: "One speedily attained great Awakening in the very body born of mother and father." According to the Shingon tradition, all things in this universe -- both physical matter, mind and mental states -- are made up of some six primary elements. These six primary elements are: earth (the principle of solidity), water (moisture), fire (energy), wind (movement), space (the state of being unobstructed) and consciousness (the six ways of knowing objects). Buddha as well as ordinary human beings are made up of these six elements, and in this sense both Buddha and human beings are basically and in essence identical. When we realize this truth, then our actions, our words, and our thoughts will undergo and experience of faith which will cause them to be correct and purify their surroundings. This living, physical body will be able to achieve Buddhahood.
Salvation and Enlightenment. Shingon Buddhism grants salvation and enlightenment to human beings who would otherwise be caught in the cycle of birth and death. Once a person is able to enter the gate of this faith, he/she will be able to receive that salvation and guidance of many Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. It is a religion in which that person will be fortunate enough to be able to recite the mantras that are the Buddha's own words. Kobo Daishi explained two points as its special characteristics:
1. Attainment of enlightenment in this very body.
2. The present moment that clearly teaches the content of enlightenment.
He explained these two aspects throughout his writings like, "The Meaning of Becoming a Buddha in This Body," "The Ten Stages in the Development of the Mind," "The Meaning of the Secret Samaya Precepts of the Buddha." It is a blessings of Shingon Buddhism to make it possible to come into direct contact with the practices leading to salvation. Shingon discipline The Shingon Teachings are broad and profound, and require strict discipline to put into practice. If we do not personally practice them in our daily lives of faith, then this treasure will become a useless possession. In actuality, we must manifest the teachings and practice of becoming a Buddha in this body in concrete form. The form of this faith is the developing one's mind into higher stage and engaging in discipline. There are various meditation techniques in Shingon traditions including the practice for gaining secular benefits for others by using mantra chanting and mudra hand signs as well as seeking enlightenment in this very body for oneself.
Shingon Discipline
The followings are some of the major forms practiced by many practitioners: Susokukan (Basic meditation to find one's own breathing pace) Gachirinkan (Moon Disc meditation) Ajikan (A syllable meditation) These practices are gateways into understanding the nature of Reality. Through these gateways we can experience many states of consciousness and as our skill develops we begin to have real insight into the nature of the unproduced state. Through these meditations we can experience the flow of energy from this state into this physical plane of existence. However, this state cannot be experienced without correct understanding of its doctrine and the guide by an authentic teacher.
Seicho Asahi
Northern California Koyasan Temple

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Heart of the Buddhist Prajna-Paramita Sutra-प्रज्ञापारमिताहृदय मन्त्र (Prajna Paramita Mantra)

“गते गते पारगते पारसंगाते बोधि स्वाहा”

gate gate pāragate pārasaṃgate bodhi svāhā

जागृत  हो , वह चला गया है , हमेशा के लिये परे चला गया है !!

gone gone, gone beyond, gone altogether beyond, O what an awakening, all hail!

Heart of the Buddhist Prajna-Paramita Sutra which is also known as Heart Sutra, is the shortest and most popular sutra in Buddhism. Heart Sutra is taken as the essence of Gautam Buddha Teachings.
In the English Translation the word 'Emptiness' is very often used. 'Emptiness' is the usual translation for the Buddhist term Sunyata which means Nothingness.
English Translation of heart Sutra is follows:

Body is nothing more than emptiness,
emptiness is nothing more than body.
The body is exactly empty,
and emptiness is exactly body.

The other four aspects of human existence --
feeling, thought, will, and consciousness --
are likewise nothing more than emptiness,
and emptiness nothing more than they.

All things are empty:
Nothing is born, nothing dies,
nothing is pure, nothing is stained,
nothing increases and nothing decreases.

So, in emptiness, there is no body,
no feeling, no thought,
no will, no consciousness.
There are no eyes, no ears,
no nose, no tongue,
no body, no mind.
There is no seeing, no hearing,
no smelling, no tasting,
no touching, no imagining.
There is nothing seen, nor heard,
nor smelled, nor tasted,
nor touched, nor imagined.

There is no ignorance,
and no end to ignorance.
There is no old age and death,
and no end to old age and death.
There is no suffering, no cause of suffering,
no end to suffering, no path to follow.
There is no attainment of wisdom,
and no wisdom to attain.

The Bodhisattvas rely on the Perfection of Wisdom,
and so with no delusions,
they feel no fear,
and have Nirvana here and now.

All the Buddhas,
past, present, and future,
rely on the Perfection of Wisdom,
and live in full enlightenment.

The Perfection of Wisdom is the greatest mantra.
It is the clearest mantra,
the highest mantra,
the mantra that removes all suffering.

This is truth that cannot be doubted.
Say it so:



         Which means...

        gone over,
        gone fully over.
        So be it!

जागृत  हो , वह चला गया है , हमेशा के लिये परे चला गया है !!

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Monday, December 7, 2009

Promise me

Promise me,
promise me this day,
promise me now,
while the sun is overhead
exactly at the zenith,
promise me:
Even as they strike you down
with a mountain of hatred and violence;
even as they step on you and crush you
like a worm,
even as they dismember and disembowel you,
remember, brother, remember:
man is not your enemy.
The only thing worthy of you is
compassion --invincible, limitless, unconditional.
Hatred will never let you face the
beast in man.
One day, when you face this beast alone,
with your courage intact, your eyes kind, untroubled(even as no one sees them),
out of your smile will bloom a flower.
And those who love you will behold you
across ten thousands worlds of birth
and dying.
Alone again,
I will go on with bent head,
knowing that love has become eternal.
On the long, rough road,
the sun and the moon
will continue to shine.
~Thich Nhat Hanh