MAHAKALA DHARMA DEFENDER

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Mahakala Dharma Defender Artflip Talisman

At Space Hoodoo HQ, we have created a small talisman which serves the Dharma through its Transmutative Tendency. This is the Mahakala DD Artflip.

In previous blogs, we’ve discussed how coins acquire a build up of energy over years of contact with numerous environments and situations. The more intense the energy field, the more of an imprint is left within the coin. Such fields of experience may include the joyful and ecstatic but more often than not, they are vivified by intense fear and anger.

Of all objects, most coins would befuddle any attempt at psychometric investigation. There is simply too much information as most loose change tends to be “on the move,” changing hands and changing lanes.

Coins route all of this incoming energy into chambers corresponding to energy level and type. The dominant “coloration” of each coin gives it a unique energetic signature-and THIS is what may be psychometrically divined. For this purpose, Astrological language and symbol is highly practical. Thus, we may regard a particular coin as being predominantly Mercurial, Venusian, Martial and so forth.

Most coins we will encounter are of the Martial variety.

To make practical use of this fact, we chose the image of Mahakala to serve as a Transmutative Agent whereby the coin’s energy signature may function as a type of battery for the empowerment of Dharma Defense within the consciousness of its carrier.

Mahakala is an impressive Deity venerated in many Eastern Schools. As consort of Kali, he is most absolutely a Fierce God, a Destroyer. He is, from this standpoint, the epitome of the Martial. This power, however, typifies the vanquishing effects of TIME. In this regard, we may find a strong Saturnian energy present. On an even deeper level, the Mahakala is just that: Maha (BEYOND) Kala (TIME). The tearing down of that which is subject to time tends toward the Gnosis which is Beyond Time.

This artflip is intended for display on an active altar or within a shrine. It may carried upon one’s person to maintain contact with the Trans-Plutonic Consciousness which is to say, the Dharma. As a radionic device, it is meant to attract, absorb and transmute the five Kleshas into the five Wisdoms.

This object is hand crafted to order. Each coin is selected from our collection and placed in an artflip painted specifically for you.

The Mahakala DD Artflip is being offered at $25. To carry it with awareness is to take the Middle Way (Mahayana) between Form and Void, to be “In the World but not OF IT.” As we are busy with numerous projects and each Artflip is made by hand, we cannot guarantee that this item will be offered indefinitely. Please contact us as to availability.

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Form or Void? It Depends…

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When the historic Buddha died, he left behind two bodies, the Form Body and the Dharma Body. The former was his physical vehicle and, by extension, included those material objects closely connected to it, such as his robe or begging bowl. For his surviving followers, these items were regarded as a vital link to the Enlightened One and became objects of veneration.

The Dharma Body, on the other hand, was far less material. This Body was comprised of the teachings of the Buddha. However, the idea that the Dharma Body was merely a collection of Sutras misses the point. The Sutras are an expression of the Enlightenment of the Buddha and, therefore, the Dharma Body is that very Enlightenment Itself.

Because this is the case, veneration of objects or the so-called “Form Body” may seem a bit absurd. After all, the Enlightenment of the Buddha has declared that Form is Void.

However, that same Enlightenment also declared that Void is Form. Yet if this true, we may ask if some Forms are more Void than others. And then we might as well just sit down and take the brass knuckles of the Buddha’s Fist square in the jaw. It’s ALL Void, from the scrap of loincloth supposedly worn beneath the Bodhi Tree to the Chicken Nuggets handed out through a drive-through window in a bag made from 90% recycled paper.

I find it quite ironic that Zen Patriarch Hui Neng communicated all of this so clearly and yet his followers mummified his body to worship!

If you cannot understand your own flesh and blood as the Form Body of the Buddha, you will never touch the Form Body…which is also the Void Body….which is No Body, at all.

The Lifespan Chapter of the Lotus Sutra lays out the situation. The historic Buddha (Shakyamuni, Guatama, Siddartha etc), was not THE Buddha but simply a Spacetime Manifestation of the Thus Come One who has endured from countless ages past. When the Thus Come One reveals his Lifespan in the Lotus Sutra, we understand “Buddha” to mean something much more than a historical personage. “The Buddha” is the True Entity of Life Itself which must be present in All Life. As the T’ien T’ai school teaches the Oneness of Life and its Environment (and Environment also encompasses the subjectivity of perception), we seek in vain for a Realization of the Buddha outside ourselves.

This simplicity, however, seems to be too much for most people and, as a result, we find humans venerating other humans as somehow superior to themselves. True Teachers attempt to guide the hungering souls around them into this Wisdom but it’s all but impossible. I cannot tell you how many times I’ve heard human parrots talking about how “Swami X wants us to think for ourselves.”

Of course, Swami X would be put out of business and have to resort to the begging bowl if his followers ever did just this. You can’t have an Ashram full of Gurus.

Hence, the Invisibles, the “Trashman Grand Master” ala Hesse’s Journey to the East, The Rosicrucians (who aren’t wont to advertise themselves). You can’t find them out and they won’t be replying to your Facebook comments.

There is only one way to make contact and that is by becoming one of them. Yet almost all “Aspirants” seem to think that contacting them is essential to becoming them. I knew a fellow who drove all over the West Coast looking for a Guru. Apparently, it was the place to find one. Decades passed and the guy is still as lost as ever. Of course, Swami X will just rephrase Tolkien’s “Not all who wander are lost,” pass the collection plate and keep the game going.

Guruyoga is a very subtle art. Once skill is therein achieved, an outside observer wouldn’t be able to identify Guru or Chela.

I know of one young man who entered fully into this field. There was no speaking to him of his Teacher, his Guru. There was only speaking-and speaking from the heart. If this sounds like a warm and fuzzy interchange, you’d be sadly mistaken. The Fire of Spirit Illumines the Way, it is true. It also burns down all that is not Itself.

The Dharma Body is what gives the Form Body its FORM.

Without this Knowing, the loincloth of the Buddha is just another pair of dirty Depends.

Angels in the Wings

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Angels are, traditionally, Messengers of God, vehicles belonging to a vast Network of Communication within the Omnipresent Body of the Divine. As such, “Messaging” extends far beyond the mere delivery of information for intellectual assimilation.

The Angels who ministered to Jesus, for example, did not arrive to “tell” him anything. Rather, they served the Restorative and Healing Functions of the Divine Body (see Matthew 4:11). Thus, there is also an Angel of Death. However, this function, like all others, operates, of necessity, along principles of Karma (which is simply to say Cause and Effect as operating on all Planes of Being). Beyond-yet Within-this field of perpetual change and transformation, there is the All-pervading Consciousness sometimes called God. The Gnosis of this Consciousness opens the Gates to a cooperative work with what we have termed the Angelic Forces.

As Emmanuel Swedenborg wrote (no doubt influencing William Blake):

“Man was so created by the Lord as to be able while living in the body to speak with spirits and angels, as in fact was done in the most ancient times; for, being a spirit clothed with a body, he is one with them.”

We continue work at spacebuddhaa.com on the 80 small paintings for the Angelic Contact Tarot, a series of images designed to facilitate practical Angelic Contact in context of the Path we not only walk, but BECOME.