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Journey to the Four Directions
East, West, South, North In sacred space I ask you forth Bring your power and your grace Live within this sacred space -author unknown To the East, where the Sun rises, where inspiration and originality are born, please join us so that we may get to know and...
Mystic Sciences >> Magick
Enochian Temples: The Lower Temple
The previous sections dealt with the Temple primarily in its relation to the macrocosmic world. The Servient squares were considered only in their formation as the floor, and were largely ignored otherwise. But they can also be grouped to form altars of the...
Magick >> Enochian
Working with the elements
Four is the number of the physical universe. Both the square and the cross are symbols of material life in the three-dimensional world. The horizontal line of the cross symbolizes time, and the vertical one depicts space. The corners of the square and the...
Magick >> The Elements
The Aeonic Perspective of the Enochian Temples
The initiatory system of the Enochian Temples divides the path of initiation into four major stages, distinguished primarily by the types and sources of the influences they are sensitive to. Briefly, these stages are: 1. Lunar-planetary, focused in Yesod and...
Magick >> Enochian
What day are you born on?
The day of the month on which the you were born - regardless of which month or year it is - is a key numerological indicator, providing an excellent "thumbnail sketch" of standout traits. It strongly influences your Life Path and is helpful in...
Symbology >> Numerology
Enochian Temples
Constructing Enochian Temples During the six months beginning November, 1985, I was involved in an extended exploration of the Enochian Tablet of Earth. There was no purpose to the work other than tourism - I merely wanted to see what was there and record it...
Magick >> Enochian
The Living Tradition of Thelema
Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. What Crowley began, others must continue and develop or Thelema will become but a memory in the history of the Western Mystery Tradition. Yes, he was a Prophet and the Ipsissimus that one could say invented...
Mystic Sciences >> Magick

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The Four Great Vows (Zen)z 1. Sentient Beings are numberless. We
The Four Great Vows (Zen)z. 1. Sentient Beings are numberless.
1 You Are YOU Joan Halifax Roshi* One of my students has studied
metaphor for the beauty of their vow to save all beings from suffering. Bodhisattvas take four great vows. The first vow is “Creations are numberless.
Four VowsVZ-ZCLA
5/23/2010 VZ- ZCLA Four Vows Class Page 1. THE FOUR GREAT VOWS. (SHI- KU SEI-GAN MON).
Soring 2011
is taking up the Four Great Vows as koan. Taking up anything as koan is just to look with wonder and without conclusion.
Kwan Yin Chan Lin Zen Beginners' Handbook
strength to fulfill the great Buddhist vows. 4. Contents of KYCL Zen Meditation Class.

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Seoul searching in South Korea
Before my morning siesta, I checked the four great vows of Buddhism. The first one stated: "Sentient beings are numberless; we vow to save them all.

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Bodhisattva vows - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Shi gu sei gan, The Four Great Vows, Sì hóng shì yuàn, 四弘誓願.
Four Great Vows of a Bodhisattva
Through the third Great Vow the Buddha cultivated skill in countless approaches to the Path.
The Four Bodhisattva Vows
THE FOUR GREAT VOWS (Shi gu sei gan). Shu jo muhen sei gan do. Bo no mujin sei gan dan.
The Four Great Vows | Kwan Um School of Zen
The Four Great Vows. by Kwan Um School of Zen on Feb 16, 2011.

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