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Buddhist Essential Principles & Practices in a Whole System

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Non-Yana Chan paves no way, leaves no traces, it is said: a Chanist goes the way of a bird. It is also said by the Chinese ancients that they did not like to hear the word Buddha or Buddhism.
2-Doctrines Exoteric Doctrine Esoteric Doctrine
2-Yanas Yanas in the Position of Cause Yanas in the Position of Consequence
3-Yanas Hinayana Mahayana Vajrayana
6-Yanas
(Eastern Tantra)
Sravakayana Pratyekayana Bodhisattva yana Kriya Yoga Carya Yoga Yogic Yoga Anuttara Yoga
9-Yanas
(Western Tantra)
Sravakayana Pratyekayana Bodhisattva yana Kriya Yoga Carya Yoga Yogic Yoga Mahayoga Anu-Yoga Adhiyoga
12-Yanas
(Nyingmapa Tantra)
Sravakayana Pratyekayana Bodhisattva yana Kriya Yoga Carya Yoga Yogic Yoga Mahayoga Anu-Yoga Adhiyoga Simdhi Numdhi Mangadhi
15-Yanas
(Nyingmapa Tantra)
Sravakayana Pratyekayana Bodhisattva yana Kriya Yoga Carya Yoga Yogic Yoga Mahayoga Anu-Yoga Adhiyoga Simdhi Numdhi Mangadhi Anuttara
adhi yoga
Jeadhiyoga Nyandhiyoga
4-Sunyatas That of personality
in mentality of
human beings
That of both
personality and
dharma in mentality
of visualized
Buddha-body
That of both personality and dharma in mentality
of visualized Buddha-body
That of both personality and dharma in both mentality and materiality in the visualized or accomplished Buddha-body
5-Right Views That of non-egoism
of personality
That of: 1. Only idealism (not ultimate) 2. The middle samapatti (ultimate) That of
sahaja prajna
of Dharmakaya
That of great perfection
or of natural purity
4-Universal Causations That of Karma That of:
1. Alaya
(not ultimate)
2. Tathata
(ultimate)
That of Dharmadhatu including both mental elements and material elements
5-Bodhicittas 1.That of good will
2.That of conduct
3.That of victorious significance
4. That of Samadhi 5. That of Kunda (wisdom drops - white and red)
4-Great Initiations Some ordinations but not Tantric initiations Common Tantric Initiations but not the great ones The 1st
great one
The 2nd &
3rd great ones
The 4th great one Some special simplified highest beyond the four great ones
Essential
Practices
1. Silas

A Pancasilas
B Darmabhadra,
Karmamarga
C Silas of
Bhikshu,
Bhikshuni,
Siksramana,
Sramanerika,
Upasaka &
Upasika

2. Dhyana &
Prajna

A 4 noble paths
B 37 Bodhi
C 9 Meditations
on Death
D 5 Meditations
to settle
the disturbed
mind &
be rid of
5 poisons
E Non-egoism of
personality

B.T.L.M.

(Besides The
Left Mentioned)
There are 12
causations to
be meditated
on both ways,
direct &
reverse

B.T.L.M.

1. Silas

A of Bodhicitta
B of those won by
evils.
C 5 mulapattis of
the King.
D 5 mulapattis of
the officials
or officers.
E 8 mulapattis of
the entering
into the Mahayana
F 46 Apatis
G Ethics leading to
working for the
benefit of others.

2. Dhyana and
Prajna

A Meditate on 18
Voidness
B 10 or 6 Paramitas
C Many good deeds
for others
D Meditate on 10
Mystic Gates
E 5 paths &
10 Bhumis
or stages
F Learn Pancavidya;
they are sabda,
Cikitsa,
Hetu Adhyatma
and
Silpakarmasthana.

B.T.L.M.

1. Silas

A 3 Samaya
B Vajra Silas

2. Dhyana &
Prajna

A 18 ways to
serve Buddhas
B 6 holiness &
4 outer
branches of
repetition
C Life wind
practice
D Non-egoism
of
personality &
dharma in
visualized
Buddha-body &
his pure land
(more stress
on A & B
above)

B.T.L.M.

1. Silas same
as left.

2. Dhyana &
Prajna

A 6 holiness &
4 inner
branches of
repetition.
B Life Wind
practice
C Non-egoism
of
personality &
dharma in
visualized
Buddha-body
and his
pure land
(more stress
on B & C
above)

B.T.L.M.

1. Silas same
as to the left

2. Dhyana &
Prajna

A Garbhadhatu
repetition;
among them
the
visualization
of
Five Elements
Pagoda
is the
important one.
B Vajradhatu
repetitions;
among them
the
visualization
of
Five Forms of
Buddha-body
is the most
important one.
C Homas

B.T.L.M.

1. Silas

A 14 Tantric
mulapattis
B 8 Tantric
sins are
forbidden.
C 5 silas
of Buddhas
D 5 silas
of Dakinis

2. Dhyana &
Prajna

A The
evolutional
yoga
(utpatti
karma of
Buddha's
personality)
3
conditions:
a. Holy
pride,
b. Clarity,
c. Duration
B Buddha's wind
practice

B.T.L.M.

1. Silas same
as to
the left

2. Dhyana &
Prajna

A Perfect
Yoga
(Utpanna
karma)
wisdom energy
, wisdom nerve,
wisdom drops
B Vajra love
visualization
(2nd
initiation) &
with Dakini
(3rd initiation)
C Six Secret
Yoga
in general
(psychic heat,
maya body,
dream,
light,
bardo
and Phowa;
or five
methods in
particular of
Guhyasamaja's
Vajrajapa,
Cittavisudhi,
Svadhisthana
Sukkabhisambodhi &
Yuganadha;
or six
methods in
particular of
Kalacakra
as Pratyahara,
Dhyana,
Pranayama,
Dharana,
Anusmrtri
and Samadhi

B.T.L.M.

1. Silas same
as to
the left

2. Dhyana &
Prajna

A Mahamudra
identifies
with the
four bliss.
B Mahamudra
identifies
with the
maya body.
C Mahamudra
in the
final stage
of Yuganaddha

B.T.L.M.

1. Silas of
Dharmata as
non-substance,
great,
aloneness,
& naturalness.

2. Dhyana &
Prajna

A Checho
B Torga
(with
stress
more on
Checho)

B.T.L.M.

Stress
more on
Torga

B.T.L.M.

Checho &
Torga
identify with
the Guru's
special
instruction

B.T.L.M.

All are
based
upon
the secret
and
essential
oral
instructions
of the
accomplished
Guru.

B.T.L.M.

18
essential
volumes
of the
entire
control of
enlightenment

B.T.L.M.

A The entire
control of
all
controls of
the highest
perfect
enlightenment
B The highest
oral
instructino
of full
enlightenment
in a
rainbow
-light body
without
death
achieved in
only one
week

Breathings 1. Human breathing practiced thru its number,
color with Samatha
2. Meditative breathing practiced in samapatti
of non-egoism of personality and dharma
In Tantric
repetition
In Tantric
visualization
In 5 Forms
of
Buddha-body
In evolutional
yoga
In wisdom
nerve &
wisdom energy
Identify with
Mahamudra
Identify with
Checho
Identify with
Torga
with
secret oral
instruction
with
holy light
in samadhi
body
in the
wisdom body
in a
rainbow-light
body
Buddhakayas No (Arhat) No (not real Buddha) 1. Nirmanakaya
2. Sambhogakaya
3. Dharmakaya
1,2,3 & 4. Sahajakaya or Svabhavikakaya
(the inborn body or the entity body)
1,2,3,4, & 5. Mahasukhakaya Beyond the five at left there is a rainbow-like holy-light kaya without death
as that of Padmasambhava.
Period to
achieve in
1,2,3 lives 100 Kalpas Three great
Asamkhyeya-kalpas
16 lives Within One Lifetime
Available Translations The Golden Discipline,

The Kalama Sutra,
The Dhammapada,
The Buddhabhasita
Darmabhadra,
Karmamarga Sutra.

Hinayana Tripitaka has been
translated completely by
Pali Text Society of London
and some translations
by Ceylon Mahabodhi
Society also.

Some important Mahayana sutras have been translated but most are incomplete. Avatamsaka, Surangama, Lankavatara, the great and the small Sukhavati sutras, the Bhaisajya Guru Vaidurya-Prabhasa sutra, Maha Prajna Paramita Hridaya, the great volume of Mahaprajna Paramita sutra, Vajra Prajna Paramita sutra, Saddharma Pundarika, Sraddatpada sastra, Mahayana Silas; about 4% of Mahayana texts have been translated. The higher the Yana and its texts, the lesser are its translations. The four Tibetan books translated by Kazi Dawa-Samdup; among them the Six Secret Doctrines of Tibetan Yoga and the Book of the Dead are the important ones. Readers should study these texts but pass by the editor's introduction and explanations as there is some confusion and some mistakes. Mystic tales of Lama Taranatha, the Ten Thousand Songs of Milarepa, the Messages of Milarepa, Nispannayogavali, the introduction to Kalachakra Sekoddesa; the Hevajra Tantra, the Tara Meditation (See Chen Booklet New No. 79), the Yoga of Daily Life (See Chen Booklet New No. 71), the Four Foundations of Tibetan Tantra (See Chen Booklet New No. 70).


Source

By Yogi C. M. Chen
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