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Neo-Tantric Cosmology

Subject: Neo-Tantric Cosmology

9209.15 e.v.

[excerpts from notes elsewhere]

In Tantra I am taught that Truth consists of weaving apparent opposites
to arrive at a transcendent or fundamental resolution.  This process
directly involves that 'self' of which you and Pat speak, for this
'self' (however you'd like to define or undefine it), joins the two
opposites in a Trinity to produce the Child of the Divine.  Our ability
to firmly join such apparent opposites determines the extent our divinity
is realized.

While I understand that it is possible to associate 'God' with buddha-nature,
I find myself making associations which do not agree with this.  It seems
more appealing to me to forego concrete associations outside specific
schools (and I tend to see Western Scholarship as 'one school') and examine
ALL the possible relationships between terms, Eastern and Western alike.

In this light, I sometimes associate 'buddha-nature' with 'atman', since
both are names for the essentiality of the person.  I also associate
'God' with 'Buddha' and 'Brahman'.  In Western literature, and I presume in
Eastern as well, there are so many different definitions of 'God' or
'Buddha' that it becomes less an activity of making one coherent thought-
system and more one of tasting all the thoughts, consuming those which
please one in one's meditations, and then using them to move beyond
simple, lingual thought-constructs.

In Tantra I am taught that ALL difference is illusory.  This is not a
simple concept for me to grasp.  The primary revelation is that I am
One with All.  The secondary is that difference is illusory.  The
tertiary is that illusion is not different than reality.  The fourth
is that the self is not different than the Self.  The fifth is that
thought and feeling are not separate.  The sixth is that these words
(i.e. these thoughts) are not different than their context.  How
far can one go with this?  I am unsure, but comparision and contrast
seem to yield the Child of the Divine eventually.  :>

Tyagi []
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