Which consciousnesses exist in the bardo?

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Re: Which consciousnesses exist in the bardo?

Post by Coëmgenu » Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:23 pm

We've gandharvas in the bardo. Are we gandharvas now? Silly questions, I know.
歸命本覺心法身常住妙法心蓮臺本來莊嚴三身徳三十七尊住心
城遠離因果法然具普門塵數諸三昧無邊徳海本圓滿還我頂禮心諸佛

In reverence for the root gnosis of the heart, the dharmakāya,
for the ever present good law of the heart, the lotus terrace,
for the inborn adornment of the trikāya, the thirty-seven sages dwelling in the heart,
for that which is removed from seed and fruit, the upright key to the universal gate,
for all boundless concentrations, the sea of virtue, the root perfection,
I prostrate, bowing to the hearts of all Buddhas.

胎藏金剛菩提心義略問答鈔, Treatise on the teaching of the gnostic heart of the womb and the diamond, T2397.1.470c5-8

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Re: Which consciousnesses exist in the bardo?

Post by Coëmgenu » Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:26 am

Coëmgenu wrote:
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:07 pm
Here is another silly question, if I will be forgiven, is the 'subtle body', and entrance into it or the state of it, or death, what have you, it's own form of 'embodiment' or otherwise rebirth in a subtle body?
So this is actually answered in the kośa section, in-between beings aren't born (yet). But that still gives us the question, IMO, was there always this class of gandharva, or does it comes to be with death?
歸命本覺心法身常住妙法心蓮臺本來莊嚴三身徳三十七尊住心
城遠離因果法然具普門塵數諸三昧無邊徳海本圓滿還我頂禮心諸佛

In reverence for the root gnosis of the heart, the dharmakāya,
for the ever present good law of the heart, the lotus terrace,
for the inborn adornment of the trikāya, the thirty-seven sages dwelling in the heart,
for that which is removed from seed and fruit, the upright key to the universal gate,
for all boundless concentrations, the sea of virtue, the root perfection,
I prostrate, bowing to the hearts of all Buddhas.

胎藏金剛菩提心義略問答鈔, Treatise on the teaching of the gnostic heart of the womb and the diamond, T2397.1.470c5-8

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