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Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Kalachakra View Of Emptiness & Practices
Now days we
like to talk about emptiness theoretically, but in Kalachakra; the theory of
emptiness is put into action and proven through the practices of yoga
So, you can
forget about hours of sadhana practices if you cannot detect the essence of the
meaning of Kalachakra Tantra. For any further investment of your time into
mantra recitations will not yield further benefits.
Let me elaborate:
Kalachakra sadhana, there are 3 important items:
as individual mind
as the sun hence light
as the darkness
light and darkness is only the manifestation of our mind.
Our mind is
as if a moon. When sunlight shines onto it we see one side of the moon, while
the other side remains pitch black. We like to think that light being
enlightenment and that the darkness being ignorance; but both of the
enlightenment and ignorant are not the essence of the moon!
the moon is only made of soils, minerals and rocks; it has no characteristics.
the differences between enlightenment and ignorance, happy and sad? It is
precisely our mind. Since our mind changes according to situations, we say that
our mind has no characteristic and hence it is ‘empty’.
Kalachakra, the story doesn’t just end there. We have to ‘proof’ our claims.
And this is through the practice of white yoga, black yoga and the empty yoga.
practice will be the black yoga; which is similar to the practice of shadowman.
First a practitioner stares at the shadow until it comes alive and this will be
his/her representation of ‘dark side’.
practice is the white yoga; this is to stare at the sky near location of the
sun. If one is diligent, soon one will perceive the ‘color of emptiness’ which
is the energy movement in the air; this is similar with the ‘Torga’ practice of
great perfection. This shall be the practitioner’s ‘bright side’.
Now that we
have two extremes, which is neither ‘middle way’ nor emptiness; hence for the
third practice; we will need to practise the ‘empty yoga’ which is the famous ‘six-limb
yoga’ of Kalachakra tradition.
six-limb yoga, the ‘color of emptiness’ is directed onto the shadow. Once the
shadow is filled with ‘color of emptiness’ then whatever product that forms,
shall again be directed to the tummo at the navel chakra and consequently the
practitioner’s body will be filled by color of emptiness. Only when
this stage is accomplished, the person is on the route to proof that the theory
of emptiness is correct in practice, not merely tongue in cheek.
studying theory of emptiness or performing lengthy sadhana practices will not
yield any results. I pity those folks who have spent years and still not yet
find their ways in tantric practices. I really do.