The MOON goes to NIRVANA; The Lotus plant conveys its juice through the stalk-NO BARRIER TOWARDS ENLIGHTENMENT

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Beautiful Violet Flowers, Sikkim, Yuksom

“Where the wind of the senses

Has vanished from the mind,

I don’t know where my self has gone…”

-Aryadeva, Bengali Poetry

*Brahmarandhra in the cranium with its multi colored 1000 petals is the so called pedestal of Sahasrara – It the seat of the Guru and the Chaitanya Shakti

  • To progress in the practice of recognizing MIND ESSENCE, it is important to generate FAITH  and DEVOTION  towards ENLIGHTENED BEINGS and COMPASSION towards those who are not enlightened.

A complete presence of the mind   

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Buddha Statue, Near Yang Thang Rinpoche’s Hermitage, Yuksum, Sikkim 

When time’s linear meaning is lost

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Nalateshwari Shakti Peeth Temple, Nalhati Village, Birbhum/1 of the 51 Shakti Peeths

Is the Awareness of the Universe

As Empty Oneness

It becomes still as the eye of the night heron

Waiting for a slight flutter in the lake

The fish underneath swirling unknowingly

At last death conjoins life to another life

To experience the soul’s eternal journey to its source

Myriad beings are caught in this web

They are all eternal in the flame that can never extinguish

Brahman in the stone,

In a mouthful of water gulped down by a dying man

In the streets where children dance,

In the laughter of the skies when thunder and lightning strike

Oceans are surging with waves of compassion

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Inside Banerpukur Adivasi Tribal Village, Shantiniketan, Birbhum

Stars are gliding past eyes

In the flicker of a moment

The crowning sun will embellish all agony and power

When you grow young you are old

When you grow old you are young

Beyond all that you are the ageless spirit:

The eye of the heron or fins of the fish

A supremely transcendental being

I am the Bodhisattva Manjushri

The red stone in Attahash

The Kalpabriksha, the Baobab tree

I am the essence of the Supreme Essence

That comes out of the void and goes back to the void

“Our revels now are ended. These our actors,

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Waterfall West Sikkim

As I foretold you, were all spirits, and
Are melted into air, into thin air;
And like the baseless fabric of this vision,
The cloud-capp’d towers, the gorgeous palaces,
The solemn temples, the great globe itself,
Yea, all which it inherits shall dissolve,
And, like this insubstantial pageant faded,
Leave not a rack behind. We are such stuff
As dreams are made on; and our little life
Is rounded with a sleep”.

(Prospero: Act IV Sc I, Tempest/Shakespeare)

-J

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Understanding Dogen’s ‘Existential-Moment’ ‘UJI’-Living ‘Here and Now’

Hoogly Latitude Sundial

Old Sundial in the Hoogly Imambara

“Tired of lying in the sunshine staying home to watch the rain.
You are young and life is long and there is time to kill today.
And then one day you find ten years have got behind you.
No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun…- Time, The Dark Side of the Moon, Pink Floyd

The duality with regard to Time arises when we perceive it as ‘Durational’ associated with numerical expression of a ‘before’ and ‘after’ which is measurable. This is old Aristotelian concept of time measured linearly.

The final realization of ‘Time’ takes place when we understand Dogen’s ‘UJI’ or ‘Being-Time’ as a fleeting ‘Moment’ of existence. That is Samadhi experience of the timeless leaking through the quantized time of existential moments. Then TIME IS ON YOUR SIDE AND NOT FLYING AWAY…THIS IS THE TRUE MEANING OF THIS SONG. ‘Here and Now’ the past and future are gathered and not separate – this is APPERCEIVING -SEEING BEYOND THE SUBJECT-OBJECT SPLIT.

Rural Bengal

Village Pond During Monsoon, Bengal 

*”Through the mind alone (purified by knowledge) is IT to be realized. There is no differentiation whatsoever in the Brahman. He goes from death to death who sees in IT, as it were, differentiation”. – Brihadaranyaka Upanishad

To see beyond differences is to be realised in the Noumenal

The ‘Duality’ is the manifested phenomenal aspect of our extension in 3Dspace-time

Not a single particle exists separately

It is actually a temporary localised pulse emerging from a larger field

The phrase ‘as it were’ (iva) is the crux of the Upanishadic instruction regarding the universe and our daily life in it. Whenever the Upanishads seem to concede the reality of the world, even in the slightest degree, the phrase ‘as it were’ is to be added; for anything ‘other’ than Brahman is an appearance.

ORDINARY MIND is the TAO when it is free from INTENTIONAL ACTION – MINDFULNESS OF BODY

UJI- is the ALL INCLUSIVE DIMENSION

-J

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PRESS RELEASE:

00.01 BST (London time) on TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2016 / 04.30 IST (Indian Standard Time) on TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2016

£8 million monsoon project launches in India

A project involving scientists from the UK and India to predict monsoon rainfall by studying ocean processes in the Bay of Bengal launches today.

Scientists from the University of East Anglia (UEA) will release underwater robots to monitor how ocean conditions influence monsoon rainfall.  Meanwhile collaborators from a partner project led by the University of Reading with collaborators across the UK and India will use a state-of-the-art aircraft to take atmospheric measurements at the same time.

It is hoped that the combined results of this large-scale scientific campaign will help forecast the arrival of the Indian monsoon more accurately than ever before.

As well as improving rainfall prediction, the research could revolutionise subsistence farming, improve the livelihoods of millions of people, and help mitigate the damage caused by monsoons when they hit land.

Summer monsoons provide 80 per cent of annual rainfall to around a billion people in India.

Forecasting the precise timing and location of the rains is vital to the region’s economy, which is dominated by farming, and for managing its increasingly pressured water resources.

Accurate predictions of intense downpours and breaks in the monsoon are essential to help farmers plan their crop planting and communities prepare for floods and droughts.

Last year, the monsoon spread rapidly over northern India, causing devastating damage, whereas prolonged breaks in 2009 led to a severe shortage of rainfall and poor harvests.

Lead researcher Prof Adrian Matthews, from UEA’s School of Environmental Sciences, said: “The Indian monsoon is notoriously hard to predict. It is a very complicated weather system and the processes are not understood or recorded in science.

“We will be combining oceanic and atmospheric measurements to monitor weather systems as they are generated. Nobody has ever made observations on this scale during the monsoon season itself so this is a truly ground-breaking project.

“We are aiming for a better understanding of the actual physical processes. What we have now are imperfect models for predicting monsoon rainfall when it hits land, so this will create better forecasts.

“Ultimately, the goal is to improve the prediction of monsoon rainfall over India. This will be enormously beneficial for India’s subsistence farmers, who need to know when and how much rain will fall. This would then enable them to change the timing of how they plant their crops.

“We hope that it will also help to mitigate international disasters caused by extreme rainfall and flooding.

“We also hope to better understand how the southern Asian monsoon affects the whole world’s climate,” he added.

The Bay of Bengal Boundary Layer Experiment (BoBBLE) is led by UEA scientists in collaboration with the University of Reading and the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) in Southampton.

Collaborators in India include the Centre for Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (CAOS), the Indian National Centre for Climate Information Services (INCOIS), the National Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting (NCMRWF) and the National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT).

The UEA team will arrive in India today and are due to set sail on June 24 from Chennai into the Bay of Bengal on the Indian research ship the Sindhu Sadhana.

Dr M Rajeevan, secretary for the Indian Ministry of Earth Sciences, will visit the ship and meet the research team on the afternoon of its departure.

Once out in the ocean, they will then release seven underwater gliders to measure ocean properties such as temperature, salinity and current.

The team will spend a month at sea – with data from the 250-mile stretch of international water beamed back to the UK using mobile phone signals daily.

Back in the UK, researchers at UEA, the University of Reading and NOC, will use this data to create computer models of the ocean to determine how it affects weather systems and rainfall over India.

“Our collaborators will be flying out from Bangalore to make simultaneous observations in the atmosphere above us. It will be really rather spectacular,” added Prof Matthews.

Previous missions undertaken by UEA’s fleet of gliders have helped researchers make a variety of discoveries including why the Antarctic ice caps are melting.

The project is funded by the Natural Environment Research Council, the Newton Fund, the Indian Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) and the UK’s Met Office.

ENDS

1/ For more information, or to arrange an interview, please contact Lisa Horton in the UEA press office on 01603 592764 or email l.horton@uea.ac.uk.

2/ The University of East Anglia (UEA) is among the top 1% of universities globally (Times Higher Education World Rankings 2014-15) and placed 10th in the UK for the quality of its research output (Research Excellence Framework 2014). Also known for its outstanding student experience, it has achieved a Top 10 rating in the National Student Survey every year since the survey began. UEA is a leading member of the Norwich Research Park – one of Europe’s largest concentrations of researchers in the fields of environment, health and plant science. www.uea.ac.uk.

3/ The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) is the UK’s main agency for funding and managing world-class research, training and knowledge exchange in the environmental sciences. It coordinates some of the world’s most exciting research projects, tackling major issues such as climate change, environmental influences on human health, the genetic make-up of life on earth, and much more. NERC receives around £320 million a year from the government’s science budget, which it uses to fund independent research and training in universities and its own research centres. www.nerc.ac.uk

 

 

Revelation of the Floating Multiverse and the Sutra of Emptiness from the Absolute: Bliss as the Soul Cause of Existence

Eight Daoist Immortals ArtistTani Buncho

Eight Daoist Immortals ArtistTani Buncho

 

“Look Within!

The Secret is Inside You” – Hui-Neng – One of the Six Patriarchs

Reality in a Trance Like State: When the peach blossoms, the sun falls; the moon’s lotus leaves touch the air. The great daoist way is to not attain anything or something or everything or a part of the thing which is ‘that’ or ‘it’ or the I as me the Self. This process of continuity is based on quintessence. It’s a dynamic movement like music where each state identifies itself with other states their difference is the unity, their law, the non-law, their assonance is their dissonance. Pure material essence or everything else is a self-expression of the Dao. When the flower speaks and the sound clatters and the mind oxidised into rust then that way is the Dao…the Fall, the Rise, the Circumvention all are Dao.

The wooden chair was once the tree will become ash one day – each state carries the essence in concealed form called the ‘ananda; the ash too will mix will soil and become the fertile ground for the growth of another tree of the same or different kind – there is a circularity in the process and this kind of information inflow is always reversible and quantum in nature.

Dao is an effortless practical way of waking up and going to sleep and by repeating this it transcends the practicality of existential life and, therefore, frees itself from everything there is or will be.

There is a smoothness in the creation – that is Dao

Nagarjuna

Nagarjuna

There is a roughness in the creation – that too is Dao

Imperfection-perfection all are Dao

What is inevitable is the Dao – it’s the course to that Inevitability
innumerable buddhas fuse into One

Nothing is done

And everything made and become possible

Little bird hops

Leaves are singing

A tiny drop wakes when falls

That is the true state – the state of boundless self-awakening…

Everything happen that way or this way – it’s the Dao

The force that nurtures contains in it the pure essence of existence

Bliss is the primal cause for Sat to create the Chit to weave a condition to self-create things

Mountains on my hand

Becomes rivers and seas

All are washed away

And dried

Under the sun and the moon               Sri Krishna Revealing the Universe in His Mouth

The great stars fade and dim

Return like the biker around that arc

The wind pedals gracefully

And in my mouth

The universe

Vibrate like strings

Each substance from its cause

Sprung from me

To that yields the joy of the whole creation

Besides, All are empty!

– J

 

 

Camera and the Romantic Eye of a Seer-Voyeur in the Creation: Henri Cartier-Bresson and the Photographic Pilgrimage

Photograph by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Srinagar, India, 1948

Consciousness-Analogue

So, you reap

And so, you must pray

To repay the debts you all owe to the almighty

In the shrouded silence of the clouds

In between the heavy Himalayan rocks,

In between you and me and the camera

that has passed eternity on celluloid film

And time morphed in its own way

Curving the slender back of a divine sun

In the rain on the ocean, in the shrouded mystery behind the veils

Woman as light in the octagonal prism-eye of occult manifestation

Saw pure hymns flowing down the mountain valley

Collect them on crystal mind of ether

And sing them a song in the morning glory.

– Joy Roy Choudhury