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Arya Nagarjuna: The 21 states of union which are included in THE TWO TYPES OF UNION,

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21 states that make up the State of a Buddha

From: Paths and Grounds of Guhyasamaja Tantra

by Nagarjuna


Question: What are the Yogas (States of Union) that constitute Buddhahood?

Arya Nagarjuna: The 21 states of union which are included in THE TWO TYPES OF UNION,


-- "Union with a factor of abandonment"

-- and "Union with a factor of insight" are:


-- 1. The state of union of Cyclic Existence (Samsara) and Cessation (Nirvana).

-- 2. The state of union of the afflicted class of phenomena and the liberated class of phenomena.

-- 3. The state of union of perceptions of objects with and without aspects.

-- 4. The state of union of subjective perception and objective phenomena.

-- 5. The state of union devoid of Eternalism and Nihilism.

-- 6. The state of union of Emptiness and Compassion.

-- 7. The state of union of Method and Wisdom.

-- 8. The union of those with and those without remainder.

-- 9. The union of the two Selflessnesses.

-- 10. The union of an Illusory Body and a Clear Light.

-- 11. The union of Thorough and Gradual Dissolutions.

-- 12. The union of the Two Truths.

-- 13. The union of entering and emerging from a Meditative Equipoise (Shamata).

-- 14. The union of sleep and wakefulness.

-- 15. The union of Meditative Equipoise and the post meditational period.

-- 16. The union of mindfullness and forgetfullness.

-- 17. The union of Bliss and Emptiness.

-- 18. The union of Objects and Action.

-- 19. The union of the Generation stage and Completion stage.

-- 20. The union of Purity and Impurity.

-- 21. The union of those with and without forms.



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