Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Sharing: The Song of Songs

Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Song_of_Songs

The Song of Songs, also known as the Song of Solomon or Canticles (Hebrew: שִׁיר הַשִּׁירִים Šîr HašŠîrîm ; Greek:ᾎσμα ᾈσμάτων asma asmaton, both meaning "song of songs"), is one of the megillot (scrolls) of the Ketuvim (the "Writings", the last section of the Tanakh or Hebrew Bible), and the fifth of the "wisdom" books of the Christian Old Testament.

Scripturally, the Song of Songs is unique in that it makes no reference to "Law", "Covenant" or to Yahweh, the God of Israel, nor does it teach or explore "wisdom" in the manner of Proverbs or Ecclesiastes (although it does have some affinities to Wisdom literature, as the ascription to Solomon suggests). 

Instead, it celebrates sexual love. 
It gives "the voices of two lovers, praising each other, yearning for each other, proffering invitations to enjoy". 
The two are in harmony, each desiring the other and rejoicing in sexual intimacy; the women (or "daughters") of Jerusalem form a chorus to the lovers, functioning as an audience whose participation in the lovers' erotic encounters facilitates the participation of the reader.

In modern Judaism, the Song is read on the Sabbath during the Passover, which marks the beginning of the grain harvest as well as commemorating the Exodus from Egypt. 
Jewish tradition reads it as an allegory of the relationship between God and Israel. 
Christian tradition, in addition to appreciating the literal meaning of a romantic song between man and woman, has read the poem as an allegory of Christ (the bridegroom) and his Church (the bride).

The following must therefore be taken as indicative rather than determinative:
Introduction (1:1–6)
Dialogue between the lovers (1:7–2:7)
The woman recalls a visit from her lover (2:8–17)
The woman addresses the daughters of Zion (3:1–5)
Sighting a royal wedding procession (3:6–11)
The man describes his lover's beauty (4:1–5:1)
The woman addresses the daughters of Jerusalem (5:2–6:4)
The man describes his lover, who visits him (6:5–12)
Observers describe the woman's beauty (6:13–8:4)
Appendix (8:5–14)

Shared by a fellow student:-

Sharing from the Song of Songs from the writing of King Solomon http://www.meditationexpert.com/comparative-religion/c_Song_of_Songs.html


The Song of Songs (the Song of Solomon or the Canticle of Canticles) has long been recognized as a special book in the Bible. 
Readers recognize that its themes seem to have nothing to do with the typical religious content of the Old Testament, and yet here it is in the Bible classed among the sacred works called "The Writings." There must be a reason.

The reason is due to the fact that it’s a cultivation text, but because it is a cultivation text non-cultivators cannot decipher it. 
Yes, even the Bible contains accounts of higher and lower stages of cultivation, though mostly of the lower sort. You don’t always have to turn to the East to find the accounts of successful spiritual cultivation.}}

This is quite lengthy but really the same as GM and you explained too. And Diamond Sutra is also the key of all.

This article is really a summary of higher stage of cultivation which is rare to chance upon. I believe GM must have written this kind of thing but in chinese language.

You will understand more than me because this kind of thing has to be experienced, not to be imagined about.


... Now here’s the main thrust of the work. This poem is talking about the opening of the heart chakra in the body as one penetrates through the conception skandha. 
The chi starts to penetrate the heart chakra and the chakra starts to pulsate, which is the throbbing in Songs 5.4. 
The chi appears white in color, like a dove. 
Over and over again I’ve told you that in practicing the skeleton meditation you want the chi to be visualized as dazzling white, as that’s what you’ll see when you reach this stage. 
 So you'll find a lot of references to the color white (milk, doves, etc.) and also to a ruddy complexion full of energy, for as the kundalini fire opens up the chi channels it restores color to the cheeks, which is a byproduct of the heat. Naturally as it ascends into the head it spreads through the head chakra channels so that the hair (crown chakra’s chi channels or petals) is “drenched with dew.”

> the same as your depiction of the milk coloured lotus petal in the high king avalokiteshvara visualisation.

... When everything disappears and there is a pause, through your thought born body you can see the Buddhas (other enlightened teachers watching over you) indicating that you just have to wait and should rest and do forget about it and do something else for awhile. 
All the meditation work in the world cannot make the new body form faster, so just let go and forget it. 
One Buddha might indicate this by letting you see that he’s crossing his legs and leaning against the wall while whistling (as if waiting for something), 
one might act like they’re reading a book and ignoring the rest of the world, another might show himself tapping his fingers on a table as if waiting … or some other image that communicates to you that you just have to wait as your chi becomes full again. 

Remember that the thought born body can only see, and cannot hear, so the Buddhas have to teach you with symbolic gestures like this and you always have to figure out their meaning. 
In short, your chi disappears, the illusory body leaves, and you just have to wait while a new body forms of higher grade chi, which is exactly the meaning of Songs 5.6.

> this also proves that GM also doesn't talk much. You're right again. People can't lie by saying that the deities talk for a long time.

GM Lu said that Jesus Christ disappeared for many years after disagreement with his father. There were evidences that he has learnt some form of Tantric cultivation and Buddha Dharma, from his teachings.

The above is recorded in the Bible! :)

Go read it and see whether it sounds like Anu Yoga or not. 

Remember, both participants of Anu Yoga needs to have Basic qualifying factors!
Refer to those qualifying factors that A Dakini should possess. 

Cheers all

Om Guru Lian Sheng Siddhi Hom
Lama Lotuschef

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