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Divine Detachment and the Heart Sutra

Updated: Sep 20, 2023




In our book, Liber Dei, we spoke of a state we refer to as “Divine Detachment” as well as its link to the Great Continuum. If you have read this work of ours, then this blog post will shed some light into the state of Divine Detachment, further expanding on it. If you have not read this work of ours, then we highly suggest that you do – however, this blog post will still carry relevance to you either way.


It is no secret that the path of Spiritual Ascension or Godhood is the path that we follow – and, whether you actively strive for this same thing or not – every path, paradigm or practice grows your spiritual self, abilities and capabilities nonetheless…whether it is a conscious purpose of yours or not.


Just to quickly clarify something to our new readers – whenever we refer to “god”, “God” etc – we are not referring to some invisible force that controls and directs things as people usually perceive that word to mean – no. When we use these terms, we are referring to you, the self – or at least, the Ascended Self. We are all gods in the making – little infant gods who are not even aware of their true power or capabilities…and unfortunately most people live their entire lives and ultimately die as spiritually infantile as they were when they were born.


Nonetheless, the topic of God and Godhood is a bit of a sensitive one, as, due to either previous religious connotations to the terms or “god” and “godhood”, or due to modern-day charlatans, people either think that becoming (or rather realizing yourself to be) God is complete nonsense, or people think that to be God you need to be in a certain manner or so forth. Or, worse still, most people believe this is unobtainable. Yet, throughout history, all over the world, many individuals…regardless of background or paradigm…seeked the realization of the God Within, and Spiritual Ascension. Hence, the concept of Godhood is not a contemporary one, but rather an ancient one.


Many people ask about what the nature and character of god is or should be, as they believe that god, or someone who is spiritually ascended, is wholly “light” in nature and character and cannot fathom god to be capable of that which is considered as being “dark” etc. This is likely due to religious stereotypes and concepts, however, because these people believe that the nature and character of god is only “good”, “light” or “positive”…then it goes to show how little they know of these stereotypes in the first place…


The Tirthankara from Jainism, the Trimurti of Hinduism (Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva), the Judeo-Christian god, the various Buddhas from Buddhism and Kami from Shintoism…when you take a good look at all of the archetypal gods from different cultures throughout history, you will notice that none of them are wholly “light and good” – they embody both that which is light and that which is dark.


Let us not even mention the fact that “light” and “dark”…”good” and “bad” and so on does not truly exist apart from perception.


No two gods are the same and are complete in and of itself. A saying that we like to refer to is that if something can be divided (in this case, as being good or evil, light or dark) then it is not god. Although all gods are individual – as an example, we as gods will differ from you as a god – in nature and character, there are a few factors which all that is godly have in common…and one of those things is what we refer to as Divine Detachment, which is the only aspect we will speak about in this post.


The state of Divine Detachment is a state of creation and destruction, of magick, of unity and nullification of all that can be divided or separated…it is the state in which Vishnu finds himself, dreaming all of existence into existence, it is the expression on Buddha’s face, it is the calm tone of voice which creates and destroys, it is the primordial state of being…it can be called many things – nirvana, bliss…some even perceive it to be “coldness”, however, it transcends normal descriptions.


Some gain this Divine Detachment through meditation and pathworking, however, regardless of how you initiate this – as you grow yourself spiritually, this state can be summoned as swiftly as a thought and last for as long as you wish it to…and further still, it is possible to live in a constant state of Divine Detachment.


A good way to describe Divine Detachment would be to reference the Heart Sutra. The Heart Sutra, also known as the "Heart of the Perfection of Wisdom Sutra," is a fundamental text in Mahayana Buddhism. It is a short but profound scripture that encapsulates key concepts of Buddhist philosophy, particularly the idea of emptiness (shunyata) and the nature of reality. The sutra is chanted, recited, and studied by Buddhists across various traditions.


The Heart Sutra is a part of the larger Perfection of Wisdom (Prajnaparamita) literature, which comprises a collection of texts exploring the concept of wisdom and the nature of reality. The Heart Sutra, however, is one of the most concise and renowned texts within this collection.


The sutra is often recited or chanted as a practice, and it is considered to have the power to cut through delusions and bring about insight into the true nature of existence. It's usually recited as a part of meditation or as a devotional practice.


The core theme of the Heart Sutra is the concept of emptiness (shunyata). Emptiness, in this context, does not mean literal nothingness but rather the idea that all things lack inherent, fixed, independent existence. This challenges our conventional way of perceiving the world as consisting of discrete, solid entities.


The Heart Sutra is presented in a dialogue between Shariputra, one of the foremost disciples of the Buddha, and Avalokiteshvara (known as Guanyin in East Asian Buddhism), a bodhisattva associated with compassion. In the dialogue, Avalokiteshvara expounds on the nature of reality, the nature of the mind, and the path to enlightenment.


The famous mantra associated with the Heart Sutra, "gate gate paragate parasamgate bodhi svaha," is often recited and translates to something like "gone, gone, gone beyond, gone utterly beyond, enlightenment, hail!"


In summary, the Heart Sutra is a concise yet profound Buddhist scripture that delves into the concept of emptiness and challenges our ordinary way of perceiving reality. It's a key text for many Buddhists as it encapsulates essential teachings about the nature of existence, the path to enlightenment, and the cultivation of wisdom and compassion. Yet, although it is most common in Buddhism…its meaning and what it presents transcends any paradigm and speaks to the god within as well as the nature and mind of god: Divine Detachment.


We will now present the translated version of the Heart Sutra – clear your mind and read it…


Avalokiteshvara
while practicing deeply with
the Insight that Brings Us to the Other Shore,
suddenly discovered that
all of the five Skandhas are equally empty,
and with this realisation
he overcame all Ill-being.

Listen Sariputra,
this Body itself is Emptiness
and Emptiness itself is this Body.
This Body is not other than Emptiness
and Emptiness is not other than this Body.
The same is true of Feelings,
Perceptions, Mental Formations,
and Consciousness.

Listen Sariputra,
all phenomena bear the mark of Emptiness;
their true nature is the nature of
no Birth no Death,
no Being no Non-being,
no Defilement no Purity,
no Increasing no Decreasing.

That is why in Emptiness,
Body, Feelings, Perceptions,
Mental Formations and Consciousness
are not separate self entities.

The Eighteen Realms of Phenomena
which are the six Sense Organs,
the six Sense Objects,
and the six Consciousnesses
are also not separate self entities.

The Twelve Links of Interdependent Arising
and their Extinction
are also not separate self entities.
Ill-being, the Causes of Ill-being,
the End of Ill-being, the Path,
insight and attainment,
are also not separate self entities.

Whoever can see this
no longer needs anything to attain.

Bodhisattvas who practice
the Insight that Brings Us to the Other Shore
see no more obstacles in their mind,
and because there
are no more obstacles in their mind,
they can overcome all fear,
destroy all wrong perceptions
and realize Perfect Nirvana.

All Buddhas in the past, present and future
by practicing
the Insight that Brings Us to the Other Shore
are all capable of attaining
Authentic and Perfect Enlightenment.

Therefore Sariputra,
it should be known that
the Insight that Brings Us to the Other Shore
is a Great Mantra,
the most illuminating mantra,
the highest mantra,
a mantra beyond compare,
the True Wisdom that has the power
to put an end to all kinds of suffering.
Therefore let us proclaim
a mantra to praise
the Insight that Brings Us to the Other Shore.

Gate, Gate, Paragate, Parasamgate, Bodhi Svaha!
Gate, Gate, Paragate, Parasamgate, Bodhi Svaha!
Gate, Gate, Paragate, Parasamgate, Bodhi Svaha!

How did this make you feel? Did it make you feel at peace, as if in a trance? Did it make you feel empty? Did it make you feel angry? Well…let us tell you something interesting – if you felt anger, fear or any negative emotions while reading and contemplating this sutra, that is not the true-you, the Godself that feels angry or fearful – but your Negative Ego, a product of self-induced, self-serving pain and negativity…that which suppresses the Godself.


The sutra above and what it describes is in fact true…and also an excellent example of Divine Detachment. If you would like to perform a little test – read this sutra daily for a while, contemplating it and its meaning, and see the changes that occur in your perception and mentality. We can assure you that it will only be beneficial to you regardless of what your personal path or practices may be.


For more practical information and details on the subject of Godhood and Spiritual Ascension, we welcome you to have a look at our Hexagrammaton series of works – especially Liber Dei and The Hexagrammaton.


 

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Sep 01, 2023

Misery, attachment and anger have no soul.


Thank you (again) for the reminder.


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