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Long after man has
forgotten such words as Zen 'and Buddha, satori
and kuan, still the search will go on until Zen
is seen in the heart of man and in the flowers
and grass-blades before the sun.
is the Centre, The Point of Balance,
The Being, The Seeing
dancers, athletes, balance. Just as centering or
balance augments various skills, so it may
awareness. As an experiment, try standing equally
on both feet; then imagine you are shifting your
balance slightly from foot to foot just as
balance centres, do you.
If we are
conscious in part, this implies more inclusive
consciousness. Have you a hand? Yes. That you
know without doubt. But until asked the question
were you cognizant of the hand apart?
Surely men as
inspirators, known and unknown to the world, have
shared a common uncommon discovery. The Tao of
Lao-tse, Nirvana of Buddha, Jehovah of Moses, the
Father of Jesus, the Allah of Mohammed - all
point to the experience.
spirit - once touched, the whole life clears.
ancient teachings presented here are from the
Vigyan Bhairava and Sochanda Tantra, both written
about four thousand years ago, and from The
Malini Vijaya Tantra, which is probably another
thousand years older yet. These ancient
teachings, copied and recopied countless times,
Translated into English by the Venerable Swami
Lakshmanjoo in his hermitage on the hills above
Srinagar Kashmir, and it written here as it has
been completed by Paul Reps.
of the ways may appear redundant, yet each
differs from any other. Some may seem simple, yet
any one requires constant dedication even to test
first chanted these verses to his consort Devi in
a language of love we have yet to learn. It is
about the immanent experience. It presents 112
ways to open the invisible door of consciousness.
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