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777WFN6_2SpiritE In this part of the thesis, I will endeavor to show how when the consciousness of Humanity had evolved enough, the Ancient Wisdom, which was encoded Archetypally in both The Tarot and the Kabbalistic Tree of Life would be united. The key to this is hidden in the Tree of Life. Jesus said to the Pharisees that although they held the keys, they had neither entered nor permitted others to enter. The keys Jesus were referring to were the keys to the mysteries. I can remember when I first started investigating The Mysteries; the question that arose was why the secrecy, surely God wants us to know how to spiritually evolve. Learning that on one level the Sephirotic Tree of Life represented the Gnostic Ogdoad, plus the Christ, Holy Spirit, Sophia and “What has been Willed” completely flummoxed me. The mention of the Qliphoth sparked my interest, because it reminded me of my investigation into human origin. Descent of Power Tree of Life with the reverse paths Path of the Arrow
Bible History Online Images and Resources for Biblical History Buddhism Vaults : Dalai Lama's Heart Sutra Talk, May 2001, SF Bay Area, California, Day 1 of 3. by Dave Evans Day 2Day 3 Introduction Today I was fortunate enough to sneak out of work for a few hours to hear His Holiness the Dalai Lama began a lecture on the Heart Sutra. This is a three day class and I'm going to sneak out of some work tomorrow and Attend Saturday during the day as well. I thought I'd share some of what he said (as interpreted through my notes) with everyone. Please forgive my spelling, my crutch... er, spell checker is not working currently. Tickets for the three day class were $150. His Holiness started this morning talking about the diversity of religions and then even the diversity of views within buddhism. I want to point out that these are just my notes of H.H.' I missed some of the afternoon session, couldn't sneak out of work for the whole thing, but I'll summarize as much detail as I have. The shoreline stage was decorated with a large backdrop picture of the palace in Lhasa, with a small decorated throne like chair in front for the fourteenth Dalai Lama to sit on.
Cave Temples In 386 the Northern Wei dynasty was declared by the Tuoba, a nomadic people from the north. As it consolidated power in north China during the fifth century, this non-Han dynasty found it beneficial to associate themselves with the burgeoning popularity of Buddhism. Despite this, the Northern Wei emperor Taiwu (r. 424-452) was persuaded by Daoist and Confucian officials at court to curb the Buddhist church. This persecution of Buddhism, begun in 446, lasted until his death in 452. Taiwu's grandson, Wencheng (r. 452-465) succeeded him and reinstated Buddhism to its previous, eminent position. One of the ways in which he made up for his grandfather's actions was by commissioning the excavation of some of the enormous caves at Yungang. Today, over 50,000 statues from the 52 caves survive. The front walls of many of the caves have eroded away, so that some of the larger statues can now be viewed from a distance, as seen below.
Die Götter von Eden Der Gedanke, daß die Menschen ein Sklavengeschlecht sind, das einer außerirdischen Zivilisation gehört, ist nicht neu. Er wurde bereits vor Jahrtausenden in den ältesten überlieferten Kulturen der Menscheit geäußert. Die erste dieser Kulturen waren die Sumerer, eine außerordentlich fortgeschrittene Gesellschaft, die zwischen 5000 und 4000 v. Um diese "High-Tech-Götter" besser verständlich machen zu können, ist es notwendig, einen neuen Begriff einzuführen. Der Begriff "Außerirdische" ist zu allgemein. Was für Geschöpfe sind nun diese "Herrgötter"? In geschichtlichen Überlieferungen und modernen Zeugenaussagen werden sie als körperlich wie ein Mensch, rassisch verschieden und, was sehr wichtig ist, in ihrem Verhalten dem Menschen sehr ähnlich beschrieben. Als die Götter, die wie Menschen aussahen, Die Arbeit auf sich nahmen und die Bürde ertrugen- Die Mühsal der Götter war groß, Die Arbeit war schwer und es gab viel Elend- 1. 2. 3. Auf einer assyrischen Tafel heißt es außerdem:
Om Mani Padme Hum: The Meaning of the Mantra in Tibetan Buddhism Glimpsing a Few More Facets of the Mantra There are many ways to understand the meaning of the mantra. Here are a few of them: The Transformation of Speech [An excerpt from The Dharma, by Kalu Rinpoche, from a chapter on The Four Dharmas of Gampopa. ] "The second aspect of transformation [of confusion into wisdom] concerns our speech. Mere words, which have no ultimate reality, can determine our happiness and suffering. In the Vajrayana context, we recite and meditate on mantra, which is enlightened sound, the speech of the [Bhodisattva of Compassion], the union of Sound and Emptiness. At first, the Union of Sound and Emptiness is simply an intellectual concept of what our meditation should be. One of the disciples was very diligent, though his realization was perhaps not so profound. When the two disciples went to their lama to indicate they had finished the practice, he said, 'Oh, you've both done excellently. The Powers of the Six Syllables "Behold! H.H. top of page