62. The Cosmic Glue - Part 2
Note: it is very likely that Tibetan Buddhism also contains this piece of the puzzle because it uses several methods similar to Kashmir Shaivism. But Tibetan Buddhism is a blend of Hinduistic Tantra and Buddhism with the emphasis on the Tantra part and Shaivism is one of the basic schools of Tantra and predates Tibetan Buddhism by many centuries.
There are no texts from Tibetan Buddhism about the subject at hand known to the author of this article. As mentioned already, the author is grateful for leads to texts that address the subject at hand.
In a nutshell, Tantra as taught in the school of Kashmir Shaivinism, aims to break up the 'direct attachment' by evoking a vibration that is called the 'cosmic pulse of consciousness' or short 'spanda' (Sanskrit for 'vibration').
This vibration precedes any creation of an emotion, such as intense excitation, love, and any form of admiration. On the flip-side, it also precedes fear and anger.
In this 'Little Purple Notebook...', this phase has been called the 'pre-cycle void' because in 'normal' life this vibration' is usually felt as a 'void' and goes completely unnoticed (cp. Chapter 720. The Interweavings of Beginnings, Changings, and Endings).
The 'spanda' vibration during the 'pre-cycle' void can be amplified, once recognized, by means of sound.
Amplification can happen through specific speech patterns (mantras) in a language that contains appropriate sounds (like Sanskrit), provided that the speaker knows the correspondence of sounds with the energy centers of the body (chakras) and produces the vowels and consonants of the mantra accordingly.
It can also be amplified by producing overtone sounds (sometimes called polyphonic chanting). This method is primarily known to the Western world through Tibetan monks, and, as of recently and thanks to Richard Feynman's efforts, through Tuvan, Siberian, and Mongolian polyphonic chanting traditions.
The 'spanda' technique is rather hard to learn, even when a qualified teacher is available. Besides the necessity of maintaining awareness throughout the process, it also requires the applicable knowingness that human emotions are entirely created by the Being itself. This means, that the Being must be able invoke emotions at will and discard instantaneously any possible (unwanted) emotion that may arise during the process.
Now, having looked at the existing approaches aiming to handle the 'direct attachment', an alternate process will be proposed.
It should always be carried in mind that the process of dissolving ONLY 'direct attachments' by itself is dangerous and not viable. It *has to be* balanced by the process of _creating_ direct attachments as well. If a Being would just dissolve direct attachments, it would literally 'hang in between worlds' - it would not a viable approach at all.
The Being, in order to be truly free, must be able to create whatever it wants. 'Cutting off the roots', as Gotamo proposed, can make only sense if the Being is already fully aware of its powers and if it can also exercise them under any possible circumstance.
Now, a lot of people say that to dwell in this Universe or not would "only be a consideration". In other words, if one just changes one's considerations, reality changes as well.
While this is a basic truth, it is not viable for practicable purposes and generally in succeeding in _doing_ things. The very same people usually find themselves unable to do the most basic things in life, such as procuring the necessary money for a decent and comfortable living.
They may say now that they are not "yet" able to change their considerations or that 'they're working on it'. They often pretend to "want" exactly what they can't change. In either case, they can't do it. Thus they walk around deluding themselves and others and are bound to fail unless they change their approach.
the process proposed in the following and to be able to adjust it as necessary
for one's own references, here is a basic working model on how attachments
seem to actually come about:
This position is determined by the progression within a circular arrangement (or 'wheel') of identity sequences that can be charted with a line plot (to produce a 'line plot' see, for example, The Pilot materials linked to in the URL section).
The formation of the 'wheel' itself is governed by the basic desires to be fulfilled. The Being decided upon these desires when it entered the game itself and as such they are not subject to change as long as the Being remains within this Universe.
C. Walter coined the name 'codes' for this set of basic desires (which
he call 'wants'). The existence of 'codes' is putting a considerable (sic!)
dent into the assumption that 'everything is a consideration'(and thus
could be changed).
This, it appears, is the way a Being descends into this Universe. It can only occupy a player's position by binding pre-existing particles to itself. This explains, why the Being MUST trap itself, at least temporarily and 'for the time being'.
Note: the assumption that a Being can create any particle as it wants (and has done so extensively in the past), doesn't change this methodology in the least. The pieces 'we' are playing with now are so 'old' that they cannot be measured in trillions of years. They are from a sequence of earlier (failed!!!) Universes (compare, for example, Bill Robertson's GUM (Game-Universe-Model) theory).
of the above, the following process will get a stalled progress on the
way to freedom going again:
The "We and Us" Rundown
I. Disintegration of fixed identifications
1a. Enter a state free of _any_ thoughtform
1b. Enter a state with a single thoughtform (any and all muscles in the body should spontaneously relax upon entering this state of mind)
2. Descend to
the density of the physical body (if the reader can do 1a or 1b, s/he will
know what this
3. Emanate the vibration of 'WE'.
4a.During the first round, the response may be overwhelming and the 'puncture process' may be necessary: for every 'we', mentally drill a 'hole' into the evoked Universe, effectively paralyzing (or 'freezing') the emanation.
As soon as there are no new responses, RAISE the entire (and by now probably quite complex) structure to the NEXT higher level of awareness. It will dissolve when raised.
4b. If there
is a single response to the "We" concept, raise it to the NEXT
higher level of density and it will resolve. (Don't raise it too high,
as it wouldn't resolve then).
II. Integration of new identifications
5. Select an
existing, rigid construct in this
Universe (an easy way is to look at a statue,
6. For each detail
(posture, expression, clothing,
gadgets) originate the "We" emanation (this part
will also blow off remaining "We" dentifications
on the current (human) body - so it may take a
Repeat the process using "Us" instead of "We"
(this is the inflow vector).
Go through I through III using as many
different languages you can think of (for
whatever reason, this does make a difference).
If necessary, invent ('mock-up') new
The end phenomenon of this sequence of processes (or 'rundown')could be called 'a clarity on how to create identities'.
clarity - whichever way it may have been attained - any opinions about
'nirvana' or 'freedom of man' are nothing but idle words, barked into the
chilling wind of time: vain and forgotten the very moment they have been