Interreligious Dialogue with Pope Francis I

The Compassionate Wisdom of Jesus Buddha

By Master Maitreya Buddha

 

The teaching of Zen Mystical Christianity is essentially about compassion and how the presence of Gautama and Jesus illuminate the Path to Salvation. The compassionate wisdom (karuna-prajña) is a revolutionary spiritual presence that shows the unity between the inner world and the outer world, by detaching the apprentice from materialism and egocentrism by means of a transpersonal position.

The Maitriyana is a rigorous practice and a libertarian lifestyle that develops the look of the subject on the Emptiness of all the existence, bringing Serenity and evanescing all illusion (Maya) through the Peak Knowledge (Satori). The method of the revolutionary contemplation (kakumei-zen) is the establishment of a direct relationship with the Infinite Light (Amituofo) in order to generate the Awakening (Bodhi) of the Pure Land or Kingdom of Heavens (Sukkhavati). This method of a utopian vision has an enormous success since it is based on an analytic-existential development of the mind and on the clear perception of the Empty Dynamic Ground. Starting from this substrate is that the spiritual master performs the task of helping the fellow human being, even if the apprentice is physically located far away.

The use of the word to transform the mind is a contemplative technique that is usually used by the Free and Enlightened Beings (Arhats-Bodhisattvas) to produce the Cure (Nirvana). The method of libertarian meditation points directly to the Empty Dynamic Ground which is the perennial core of all the Spiritualities of East and West, by detaching the subject from the external cultural circumstances through the abandonment of the illusions from dogma and from ideology.

Wisdom is the development of a universalism able to help to Wake (Bodhi) to all human beings. This revolutionary method of interaction with the world promotes the spiritual development, in first place by pointing directly at the empty structure of the mind, and secondly heading itself towards the constructive critical analysis of reality. Thus, the practice of tradition of the Zen Mystical Christianity leads to the insight and to the Right Path of the wise and compassionate word. The Maitriyana is the culmination of thousands of years of practice and spiritual development.

The silence and the right word are essential in Zen Mystical Christianity, pointing directly at the heart of the Real by means of the compassionate wisdom (karuna-prajña) and the Empty Dynamic Ground which is found at the base of the mind. It is from this substrate that the relationship between the apprentice and the spiritual master is developed, by surpassing any false dualism between them. The practice of the revolutionary contemplation (kakumei-zen) evanesces every manifestation of narcissism or self-centred habits, being a spontaneous manner of producing the Cure (Nirvana) of mind. The libertarian meditation perceives the Empty Dynamic Ground of all phenomena, reconciling all superficial difference through the compassionate wisdom (karuna-prajña). This clear and profound understanding of the Cosmos produces the transformation of consciousness.

The Maitriyana achieves the postmodern resurrection of the ancient Chan Christianity of the Prophets Aluoben and Jingjing, recreating this ancient tradition in the present. The Zen Mystical Christianity, with its emphasis on the revolutionary contemplation (kakumei-zen), it is a practice related to both the past and the future of mankind. In this regard, Gautama and Jesus shared a same Purpose (Dharma): make a better world and help make the peoples reach the Awakening (Bodhi). Despite the fact that this compassionate task of saving the world is amazing, the Free and Enlightened Being (Arhat-Bodhisattva) never lost his humility. Thus, the state of consciousness of an Awakened and Saviour Being (Buddha-Christ) it never enters into the usual categories, maintaining the moderation in each of his free and enlightened acts.

The paradoxical dialectic logic (koan) of Maitriyana is universal and somehow every spiritual master possesses it beyond the limitations of the particular culture in which it is located. When the subject gains access to the Cure (Nirvana) of his mind, the space-time-existence is synthesized by the experience of the present. Zen Mystical Christianity takes the experience of the here and now as a starting point of the highest level of consciousness, transcending any egoic circumstance in pursuit of the experience of the Empty Dynamic Ground. Self-analysis and peak knowledge (Satori) are crucial attributes to effectively perform the libertarian revolution of the Way (Dao). Self-analysis is related to the Awakening (Bodhi) and the spiritualization of daily life, while the peak knowledge (Satori) provides a Purpose (Dharma) as a sacred space for the event of the True Being. The search for the Salvation of the world then appears as a collective spiritual state in which the force of life is shared by the peoples around a common objective: the evolutionary transformation of human being.

The Free and Enlightened Beings (Arhats-Bodhisattvas) show a detachment of the culture along with an internationalist perspective which transcends the ethical and social constraints.[1] Ultimately, the presence in the world of spiritual masters such as Gautama and Jesus transcends the past, present and future, being the very incarnation of the Dynamic Ground of the Empty Mind. For the Maitriyana the subject who practices libertarian meditation can be reconciled with the Nothing which underlies the psychological and phenomenal reality, being unified with the Totality to becoming a spiritual guide of the world. In this manner is how an Awakened and Saviour Being (Buddha-Christ) works for contemplatively reconstruct a Pure Land or a Kingdom of Heavens (Sukkhavati).

Before a structurally imperfect, impermanent and insubstantial world, the Free and Enlightened Being (Arhat-Bodhisattva) maintains a revolutionary practice as a living incarnation of the Way (Dao), considering every place on Earth (Gaia) as his own home. The spiritual master has a special responsibility to the protection of all living beings, at the same time he expresses the need for a global reform based on the libertarian meditation. Meaning this seeking the Cure (Nirvana) of the ills of the world, by evanescing the authoritarian governments, the capitalist mega-corporations and the military industry. In Zen Mystical Christianity there is no kind of social status, but a sense of equality and harmony within the Empty Dynamic Ground, as it is an essential structure of the mind and of the Cosmos. Starting from this divine Unity is that Gautama and Jesus taught a revolutionary ethics to purify and save the humanity and the Earth (Gaia), by showing the peoples the Way (Dao) towards the spiritual evolutionary stage of the Liberation from all repetitive, masochistic and materialistic pattern.

The revolutionary contemplation (kakumei-zen) can transform all the calamities through the Empty Dynamic Ground, achieving the Sublimation (Nirodh) of all greed, hatred and ignorance both in the apprentice as in the entire world. The right type of Spirituality for the coming generations it must be comprehensive and reconciliatory, transcendently inheriting the compassionate wisdom (karuna-prajña) of all lineages and mystical schools, such as Gautama and Jesus did it. For someone who has reached the Awakening (Bodhi), life can be nothing more than an example of an extraordinary nobility to the others. But the function of a Free and Enlightened Being (Arhat-Bodhisattva) is not only helping to produce the Cure (Nirvana) of suffering in the minds of people, but also it is being a source of hope and unconditional love in the world. The words of the spiritual master show to the subject a full existence of ethics, contemplation and compassionate wisdom (karuna-prajña) in order to evanesce the attachment, the aversion and the unconsciousness.

The Maitriyana Spirituality forms a direct linkage to the mental structure of the Awakened and Saviour Being (Buddha-Christ), establishing a mystical connection to the spiritual masters of the past, present and future. This spiritual lineage is driven by the compassionate wisdom (karuna-prajña) and by its objective of saving all beings, which form a transcendent unity. The presence of Zen Mystical Christianity in the world is not only a spiritual social organization but it also acts as a physical lineage which directly dates back to the same Gautama and Jesus along with other great Free and Enlightened Beings (Arhats-Bodhisattvas). This form of spiritual lineage entails an unbreakable relationship in order to maintain and transmit the true founding principles.

Regarding the practice of Maitriyana, the spiritual master uses both the clear vision (vipassana), the sitting contemplation (zazen) as well as the paradoxical dialectics (koan). Starting from these practices is that the apprentice can achieve the Awakening (Bodhi), discover the sense of Purpose (Dharma) of life and start building a libertarian Commune (Sangha) serving as a lighthouse for the whole society. In the Zen Mystical Christianity the practice of the libertarian meditation involves a direct encounter with the Empty Dynamic Ground without the cultural formality associated with the religious traditionalism, so it is the abandonment of all ritualism towards the experience of the empty force of what is ineffable. This can be shown to the subject by means of a simple word or a dialectical paradoxical action, revealing instantly and directly the perception of the Empty Dynamic Ground. This method of revolutionary contemplation (kakumei-zen) is the basis of the transformative process of reality, by liberating the peoples for moving themselves to the spiritual evolution. Only thus the society can be guided by the four ethical precepts of pacifism, social justice, knowledge and ecology. The libertarian meditation then is associated with a significant metapolitical development of the world. In the tradition of Maitriyana it is considered that the Free and Enlightened Being (Arhat-Bodhisattva) can and must reveal to humanity how to evolve until reaching the collective Great Awakening (Bodhi), by completely expressing the nature of the compassionate wisdom (karuna-prajna) of Gautama and Jesus. Zen Mystical Christianity is a Way towards the radical change of the human being by means of the promotion of a democratic and libertarian socialism.

From the position of Maitriyana is taught that any human being can reach the Cure (Nirvana), participating within the material life but with a mind which self-realises the Empty Dynamic Ground by integrating it into the daily life. Consistent with Vimalakirti, the understanding of the spiritual master considers that the contemplative practices are incomplete without a social perspective. A spiritual lifestyle should include a revolutionary function in the world, by helping others through the compassionate wisdom (karuna-prajna). Although Jesus does not appear in Buddhist lineages, however, the Zen Mystical Christianity considers that he reached the same state as Gautama; Maitriyana Spirituality does not perform any kind of discrimination and including others Free and Enlightened Beings (Arhats-Bodhisattvas) such as Laozi and Confucius within its tradition. As Maitriyana is beyond all duality, it does not only include Jesus within a lineage of Awakened and Saviour Beings (Buddhas-Christs) but also it perceived him as an example of dialectical synthesis between a monk and a layman. A spiritual master of such magnitude receives the mind-to-mind transmission directly from the Empty Dynamic Ground, from which he is its living incarnation in the world.

The wise and compassionate function of the Free and Enlightened Being (Arhat-Bodhisattva) is expressed in each of his words and actions, always maintaining the important task of the transmission of the Truth and the mental development. In his organic signalling the spiritual master passes through the superficial mind of the apprentice and he fully reveals the Empty Dynamic Ground, guiding the subject through his word or his example of life. Eventually, the apprentice must letting go any attachment to the analytical existential contemplation, because after the Awakening (Bodhi) of the Empty Dynamic Ground he should integrate his self-realisation within the social life, practicing libertarian meditation as a form of searching for the Cure (Nirvana) of the dualistic suffering of all humanity. In fact, the formal contemplative method is usually only a preparation for the event of the direct signalling of the Free and Enlightened Being (Arhat-Bodhisattva), which helps to spontaneously unconcealing the True Being in the daily life. In this sense, compassionate wisdom (karuna-prajña) of the spiritual master, for being detached from any cultural background or religious patronage, it transmits a Way to reconcile form and emptiness within the world. This means that his teaching does not aim solely the Awakening (Bodhi) of the subject but also establishing Freedom and self-determination of all peoples.

For Zen Mystical Christianity this can be achieved in the experience of the here and now, so that the technique of the libertarian meditation reveals how the Truth can save the world and help it to achieve the Cure (Nirvana) from the ills of materialism. This implies an Awakening (Bodhi) of the internal potentialities that are inside the ordinary consciousness, which makes contact with the Emptiness to become wider and superior. Thus, the true teachings overcome all difficulty with righteousness, humility, honour and compassionate wisdom (karuna-prajña), by performing an enlightening and liberating function when transmit a perennial Truth that is relevant for all humanity. Maitriyana is a practice that evanesces selfish greed, the materialistic hatred and the metaphysical ignorance, by directing the revolutionary teachings of the Free and Enlightened Beings (Arhats-Bodhisattvas) within the everyday life. The Zen Mystical Christianity is the successor of five major spiritualities -Theravada, Mahayana, Daoism, Confucianism and Christianity- by transmitting the teachings of the great spiritual masters of the history, so it impulses the apprentice to transcend his own culture and to practice the perennial wisdom in the present without any institutional ritualism.

The origins of the practice of Maitriyana are not only based on the articulation of the sitting meditation (zazen) and the paradoxical dialectics (koan), but also in the important insights of the founders of the Chan Christian tradition: Aluoben and Jingjing. This reconciling movement perceives the teachings of the Free and Enlightened Beings (Arhats-Bodhisattvas) as a Whole, detaching itself from the stereotypes to open itself to the indivisible condition of the event of Grace, which is the inherent nature of the human being but which needs to be rediscovered or re-acquired by the subject. This has been very well understood by spiritual masters such as Lin Chi, Tung Shan and Harada Roshi.

The Zen Mystical Christianity does not only protect the spiritual fruits that Gautama and Jesus left as an inheritance, but also it positions itself as a metapolitical force capable of making the world aware about the ills of war, poverty, ignorance and pollution. Thus, under the libertarian tradition of an Awakened and Saviour Being (Buddha-Christ) it opens a possibility to build a Pure Land or a Kingdom of Heavens (Sukkhavati), by feeling gratitude (gassho) towards all living beings and by maintaining simultaneously a critical look upon materialistic processes which leads to planetary crises.

Maitriyana is the creative apprenticeship of the spiritual tradition as a whole, overcoming the false dualism between subject and object -and between each spiritual discipline- in order to produce reconciliation between all beings. This movement is a critical step for the Salvation of the world, which is nothing less than a state of spiritual evolution of humanity. From the analytical existential basis that provides the sitting contemplation (za-zen) and the paradoxical dialectics (koan) the apprentice can practice libertarian meditation and make more dramatic discoveries about the future of the world, understanding how it is possible to go beyond the materialism and religiosity.

Zen Mystical Christianity then is an instruction full of practical revolutionary teachings. As the Free and Enlightened Beings (Arhats-Bodhisattvas) teach, it must not be forced any change in society because this causes tension and overheats the harmony among the groups, but neither should it let that the flow of transformation stagnates. The Middle Way of Maitriyana is revolutionary but it disbelieves that changes may come from the high governmental spheres, for in reality every transformation must come from a new state of consciousness of the popular base. The change is the natural flow of existence; therefore nothing should be forced but one should not have to just sit and stand still.

The right action appears as the natural product of compassionate wisdom (karuna-prajña) that is strongly extended in the world. That is how the spiritual master teaches to the subject to not be tight or slack on the Way (Dao). The revolutionary contemplation (kakumei-zen) is an invaluable tool to carefully understand how to reach the Cure (Nirvana) of humanity in its appropriate sequence.

The Zen Mystical Christianity asserts that only when the Empty Dynamic Ground is perceived as what is inconceivable is that the apprentice can self-realise himself and then truly helping others, by overcoming the illusion of Ego to reach a higher and amplified state of consciousness (H-ASC) which embraces the Emptiness of the phenomenal. Through the practice of the libertarian meditation the subject may have a clear idea about how the world works and how to uprightly transform it in a wonderful and scented form where all things do not come or go.[2] When perceiving directly to what is Real, the apprentice transcends both the emerging as the fall of the phenomenal, so he vanishes the illusion of accepting or reject something. Thus, in the Maitriyana the emptying is interrelated with the Totality, considering every phenomenon of life not as something good or bad but rather like passing clouds in a clear and empty sky. If the subject practices revolutionary contemplation (kakumei-zen) he can be converted into an immutable peace before every problem or place. By looking beyond the appearances, Zen Mystical Christianity can really help humanity to express its true nature. Therefore, within the Maitriyana the only precept which is taken is an Engagement to maintain a direct and daily contact with the Grace of the Empty Dynamic Ground. Thus is how an apprentice becomes an Awakened and Saviour Being (Buddha-Christ), by performing a self-ordination in the Way of Libertarian Spirituality and its Purpose (Dharma) to build a Pure Land or a Kingdom of Heavens (Sukkhavati). However, this Project does not involves being attached to a unity which annul the difference, but abandoning the domain of the Ego and the intellectual consciousness, waking up the fundamental face of what is Non-born both in the silence and in the word itself. This state is a Commitment with the Detachment and the profound understanding of the Truth, which can be found in activities as simple as cutting wood and carrying water. The Path of the Awakening (Bodhi) of the subject redirects him to what it has always been in front of him.

The secret of the libertarian meditation is that sublimates frustration, attachment, aversion and ignorance which the social life produces; by clarifying the mind of the apprentice in order to he may act rightly in front of the past, present and future. When he return to the source of life and death, the subject becomes one with nature and he becomes a Force of Compassionate Wisdom (karuna-prajña) in the world, maintaining an eternal communication through his quiet and patient acts.

Zen Mystical Christianity dispenses with any ostracizing and any apolitical attitude, positioning itself as a defender of human rights movement which confronts the status quo by considering it as a part of the fantasy (Maya). The Maitriyana is then the result of 2600 years of compassionate wisdom (karuna-prajña) that help humanity to drop their self-destructive form of civilization, so it is a metatherapeutic work both at a personal level and at a social level, unconcealing the Empty Dynamic Ground in order to be fully self-realised in the here and now.

The Free and Enlightened Being (Arhat-Bodhisattva) analyses the life through the revolutionary contemplation (kakumei-zen), where the old and new coexist. His state of consciousness expresses a correct understanding and an intuitive knowledge of how the things work and how the world can be transformed into a Pure Land or a Kingdom of Heavens (Sukkhavati). With respect to the Purpose (Dharma) of the Cure (Nirvana) and the Salvation of humanity, the Zen Mystical Christianity is easy to be understood because it utilizes multiple images to clearly convey the ecumenical sense of divinity without losing the insight of Gautama and Jesus in the process. In fact, the teachings of Maitriyana acclaim to be the essential teachings of the Awakened and Saviour Being (Buddha-Christ), trying to describe how the state of the Awakening (Bodhi) can be reached by all the humanity, so that it reflects a luminous Way for the spiritual Evolution of the peoples. Sitting contemplation (za-zen) and the paradoxical dialectics (koan) help to understand the practice of the libertarian meditation of the spiritual master as a Way (Dao) towards the next evolutionary stage of humanity, which will be guided by the highest and the most complete Spirituality that can be found in thousands of years of human history.

Without the practice of Zen Mystical Christianity it will be very difficult for the world being able to access the superior mental functioning that entails perceiving the Universe in a grain of sand or the Eternity in a second. The apprentice who is linked to the energy of the Implicate Order can become pure compassionate wisdom (karuna-prajña) thus feeling an immense gratitude towards the Free and Enlightened Beings (Arhats-Bodhisattvas). If the society opens to the detached guide of the spiritual masters miraculous things can happen, since the peoples around the world can feel like they are fingers from the same hand: together despite all differences. The Unity can only avoid the catastrophe towards which the capitalist civilization is directed. Thus, the Free and Enlightened Beings (Arhats-Bodhisattvas) feel the pulse of the Earth (Gaia), transmitting an understanding which is truly transcultural, just as Aluoben and Jingjing did. The Maitriyana teaches a very different vision of Jesus from that of the stereotypes of Catholicism and evangelism, confirming that the spiritual power of his illuminative teachings allows the reconciliatory synthesis between Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The Zen Mystical Christianity uses a Gnostic language that reveals the fact that an Awakened and Saviour Being (Buddha-Christ) appears when he is required,[3] so historically there were others besides Gautama and Jesus.

In considering the religious imagery as a distraction, Maitriyana prefers to keep close the teachings of the spiritual masters, since the compassionate wisdom (karuna-prajña) reminds the subject what are the deeper aspects of the existence. The revolutionary contemplation (kakumei-zen) then provides a mystical presence in the world, creating a Way to truly honouring the greatest ancestors: the Free and Enlightened Beings (Arhats-Bodhisattvas). Zen Mystical Christianity, in this sense, is uncomfortable with not transmit the Gautama-Jesus articulation, by solitarily producing a change within the traditions or religious institutions. The Integral Spirituality of Maitriyana reinstates the interconnectivity among the practical teachings of the great spiritual masters, which were characterized by a transcendental pacifism (ahimsa). Zen Mystical Christianity considers the world peace, social equality, education and ecology as primary objectives, being these metapolitical values that start with a transformation of the mind. If the change is not found in the interior of the people, then the revolution will fail because Freedom cannot be imposed by governments or religions. Only upon reaching the Great Death from the dominion of the Ego, the apprentice can return to the life again, transmitting to others a type of change or transformation that is not found in the religious literature.

The Maitriyana is full of a deep sense of unitary perception, which is the product of the flexibility and openness of the paradoxical dialectic logic (koan), transcending the false dualism between good and evil or between right and wrong. Therefore, the libertarian Meditation is a practice of Contemplative Spiritual Love (Metta Bhavana) towards all living beings, being enormously relevant for the whole society, so that the Zen Mystical Christianity transcends the devotional aspect of Catholicism and evangelism to learn and transmit the teachings of the Awakened and Saviour Beings (Buddhas-Christs) of Spiritualities such as Buddhism, Daoism and Confucianism. Only the world peace may be achieved through the Commitment with the Integral or Perennial Spirituality, living with compassion towards the others, with a care towards the Earth (Gaia) and with a mystery towards the Kosmos. The Self-sacrifice to discover that every day is a good day was the Way of Gautama and Jesus. This is exactly what Free and Enlightened Beings (Arhats-Bodhisattvas) like Master Eckhart have discovered.[4]

If the subject considers the world through the eye of the Cure (Nirvana) he can correctly understand the totality of life, by positioning a firm compassionate wisdom (karuna-prajña) as an alternative to the capitalist political oppression. In every act and word of a spiritual master it is attempting to reproduce the significance of the Pure Freedom in the most accurate way as possible, emanating an aura of Spirituality, humour, friendship and piety in every look. Therefore, a centre for studies dedicated to Maitriyana is a magical place where the inverse logic of Truth prevails. Here, the experience of the Awakening (Bodhi) is available to all, both for monks and lay people, as there is no spiritual difference between them. The supreme transcendence of the Ego is a process of breaking through the psychic veils, being a pure internal and external cognition that develops an analytic, existential and libertarian gaze.

Through the doing nothing the Free and Enlightened Being (Arhat-Bodhisattva) shows that his body and mind form a Unity together with the Cosmos, and so his higher and amplified state of consciousness (H-ASC) is beyond any dualism. The experience of the libertarian meditation also reconciles the apprentice with the social world, so that this method introduces a paradigm which transcends the false separation between subject and object. This is because the inner world of thoughts is interlinked with the external world of matter. In this manner, the Zen Mystical Christianity overcomes materialism and metaphysics by posing that the peak knowledge (Satori) is the understanding of how the interconnectivity of the psychic reality and physical reality works, so it is characterized by the development of a paradoxical dialectic logic (koan). The evanescence of the illusion (Maya) of dualism between an inner and an outer world is the basis of the Cure (Nirvana) from the dissatisfaction (dukkha) understood as lack-of-knowledge of how the mind, body and the universe form an interrelated Unity. Precisely, this contemplative work can reconcile the different groups of humanity, by producing the Awakening (Bodhi) of the peoples.

Given that the subject-object dualism is an illusion, the impulse of the inner revolution which promotes the Maitriyana has a remarkable effect on the world, allowing traverse any materialistic notion. From the perspective of the spiritual master there is not a world outside of the consciousness, there is only an Empty Dynamic Ground which operates as Totality. The Free and Enlightened Being (Arhat-Bodhisattva), being detached from the dualistic illusion, teaches that the outside world does not exist independently of the mind that perceives it, and vice versa. Therefore, for Zen Mystical Christianity the search for the inner transformation is indissociable from the call to the Liberation of the outside world. The libertarian meditation is nothing but a reminder of this connectivity. The apprentice who starts a Way to the Wholeness practices a method capable of reunifies him with both his True Being and with the Cosmic Divinity. This process involves the Cure (Nirvana) from the dissatisfaction (dukkha) caused by the attachment to dualistic illusions. The Ethics of the Detachment is then firmly grounded in the rediscovery of the experience of the inter-existence of what is Real.

The search for Unity through world peace, social redistribution, education and ecology it certainly becomes a fantasy (Maya) without the presence of the compassionate wisdom (karuna-prajña) that characterizes the subject who practices revolutionary contemplation (kakumei-zen). When the apprentice observes to the Real he cannot only attain his own Awakening (Bodhi), but he can also ethically confront the chaotic situations from the mundane existence. The Maitriyana is a revolutionary movement of the inner world, transforming the mind by means of the overcoming of the dualism of Ego, to finish its journey in the change of the outside world. The spiritual master acts both on himself and on the world around him through Mindfulness, being the intrinsic dynamics of the paradoxical dialectical process (koan) which questions the illusion of the interior-exterior separation. The sitting contemplation (za-zen) is the basis of this process, establishing the necessary foundations for then fully developing the libertarian meditation, since it positions the mind in the transitional quietude between the internal and external activity. The ability to understand psychological, philosophical and political illusions requires patience, engagement and the development of silence.

Through the application of the sitting contemplation (za-zen) the mind becomes peaceful and calm, then overcoming the false dichotomy between subject and object -or internal and external world- through the paradoxical dialectics (koan), which allows understanding all the manifestations of the social and embracing multiple ways and teachings for its revolutionary transformation. This is what the libertarian meditation does.

The Zen Mystical Christianity is focused on the Empty Dynamic Ground in order to produce the Salvation of all humanity which is the Cure (Nirvana) of greed, hatred, laziness, anxiety and hesitation.[5] Maitriyana transcends the Ego, vanishes the narcissism and strengthens the direct thinking, analysis, rapture, satisfaction and Unity, responding to the ills of the world. The method of the revolutionary contemplation (kakumei-zen) goes beyond the personal transformation, by concentrating its insight in order to fade away greed, hatred and ignorance of the world, thus allowing that the Empty Dynamic Ground can be firmly established and carried out in the mind of all the peoples of the Earth (Gaia). Thus, the social behaviour of the Free and Enlightened Beings (Arhats-Bodhisattvas) aims to recreate an aperture (sunyata) on the apprentice, by acting as a gateway to the spiritual act. This obviously does not imply the use of a religious function, so the Zen Mystical Christianity is rather a humanistic practice that works for the Salvation of society, reconciling all humanity under the same sacred Purpose (Dharma). The Gautama-Jesus articulation functions as an altar for the future generations, sublimating the chaos of the inner and outer world through the libertarian meditation.

The spiritual master teaches that the attachment to any mode of behaviour or opinion it becomes a blockage of energy (qi) which nurtures the self-realisation of the True Being. Therefore, the Free and Enlightened Beings (Arhats-Bodhisattvas) have preserved the core of the Maitriyana as a legacy for the future, protecting the Spirituality from the corruptions of what is mundane through the five directions: Ethics of Detachment, Mindfulness, Compassionate Wisdom (karuna-prajña), Transcendence of dualism and Peak Knowledge (Satori).

The Way of the revolutionary contemplation (kakumei-zen) is the self-realisation of the Empty Dynamic Ground in all living beings, by developing methods which enable that all the humanity can achieve the broadest and highest state of consciousness (H-ASC). The Zen Mystical Christianity is based on the Way (Dao) towards the Unity with the Divine, considering the sin as an illusion, since the truly repentance is to be detached from the Ego and to be reconciled with the empty nature of all the phenomenal. Thus, the mind becomes imperturbable at all the mundane circumstances by means of the Awakening (Bodhi). In this sense, Gautama and Jesus always taught the importance of the ethics of Detachment, the libertarian meditation and the compassionate wisdom (karuna-prajña) as attributes of the Empty Dynamic Ground. Precisely, the Detachment allows the subject to abandon the illusion that the world is dualistic, by reordering the interior-exterior relation in order to be able to start the Way of Salvation.

The fact that the space-time does not exist without the existence of the mind is something that can only be fully understood by the constant refinement of the revolutionary contemplation (kakumei-zen). The Maitriyana then reveals that the experience of libertarian meditation should be understood as an eternal process towards greater degrees of Cure (Nirvana), starting from the interior to then carry this revolutionary state to the exterior. Even only one spiritual master can help to save the world, considering to the sitting contemplation (za-zen) as an operations base for the development of the paradoxical dialectics (koan) in the word or in the relevant action for the mind of the apprentice. Zen Mystical Christianity clearly shows that the spiritual transmission also occurs in daily activities involving the social life. Thus, the libertarian meditation is the ability to clearly perceive the mind of all human beings and help them to transform their consciousness through the compassionate wisdom (karuna-prajña). This Awakening (Bodhi) is a permanent change and is the substrate of the method of the revolutionary contemplation (kakumei-zen) that the Free and Enlightened Being (Arhat- Bodhisattva) practices in order to save the world. While the sitting contemplation (za-zen) and the paradoxical dialectics (koan) produce the Cure (Nirvana) of the subject changing his language and vision of the reality, the libertarian meditation certainly has the power to transmit to all societies the powerful spiritual energy coming from the Empty Dynamic Ground. In this way, this revolutionary technique may inspire the peoples by teaching them a form of interaction capable of refounding a Pure Land or a Kingdom of Heavens (Sukkhavati), which is nothing more than the development of the socialist potential of humanity. This technique traverses the mental, social and ideological illusion (Maya) in order to unconcealing the True Self, which is nothing less than Pure Freedom.

The sitting contemplation (za-zen), the paradoxical dialectics (koan) and the libertarian meditation are three methods of analytical, existential and libertarian development within the Maitriyana Spirituality. In many ways Zen Mystical Christianity is a Path of Self-Awakening that does not require an external support, although the presence of the spiritual master allows that its development occurs more rapidly. Even in the absence of the physical guidance of a Free and Enlightened Being (Arhat-Bodhisattva), the Sutras of Maitriyana can be utilised to confirm the Awakening (Bodhi) of the apprentice and his honest and virtuous behaviour. From the analytical-existential work of the Mindfulness the subject transcends the Ego and contemplates the Self as a Pure Emptiness, which allows realising a Detachment from materialistic stimuli. Search for the Salvation of the world obviously exposes the mind to an eternal journey that it is sometimes very frustrating and hard, so the apprentice must train his consciousness as a prerequisite to addressing this revolutionary task, by deconstructing all forms of previous thought that impeded his Purpose (Dharma).

Although this practice is very difficult to achieve, all human beings can self-realise the Empty Dynamic Ground which underlies all phenomena. In Zen Mystical Christianity, the spiritual master teaches that the analytical listening of the repressed Truth is the best method to start the revolutionary Way of Freedom, which both calms and pacifies the inner world and the outer world. Then, the existential method allows an overcoming approach to the chaos of life. Thus, the sitting contemplation (za-zen) and the paradoxical dialectics (koan) lay the necessary foundations for that the libertarian meditation transmits the experience of Grace to all humanity.

The Maitriyana is then positioned on the highest stage of the Spiritual Path, building a Pure Land or a Kingdom of Heavens (Sukkhavati) as a Cure (Nirvana) of the ills of war, social injustice, ignorance and pollution. This Awakening (Bodhi) fully accepts the traumatic features of life, such as dissatisfaction, impermanence and insubstantiality, initiating a revolutionary contemplation (kakumei-zen) as an evolutionary stage which starts from the Nothingness.

Even though the attachment to materialism or to metaphysics is a powerful force, the subject must vigorously overcome it in order to enter into a state of unity with the environment, transcending all false dualism between form and emptiness. This involves the training of a direct contact with the Empty Dynamic Ground of the mind and of the Cosmos, so that it clarifies and calms the consciousness and simultaneously creates the necessary conditions for the Salvation of the world. This is due to that the one who perceives and that which is perceived are an undifferentiated entity or Non-Two. The experience of this life force brings an immense sense of happiness to the apprentice who now can completely follow the essential directions of the Free and Enlightened Beings (Arhats-Bodhisattvas) in their Path beyond culture.

The Zen Mystical Christianity, through the vigour of the libertarian meditation and the compassionate wisdom (karuna-prajña) of the Awakened and Saviour Being (Buddha-Christ), is the reincarnation of the ancient revolutionary Chan Christian movement of China that Aluoben and Jingjing led under the name of Religion of the Enlightenment.

Maitriyana benefits from the transculturalism, incorporating spiritual wisdoms of multiple geopolitical areas, so that the Perennial Spirituality creates true citizens of the world with transpersonal experiences of life, keeping themselves detached from cultural stereotypes and visions -whether positive or negative, to develop the very dynamics of the revolutionary contemplation (kakumei-zen).

Through the libertarian meditation the Zen Mystical Christianity transmits a Practical Spirituality that emphasizes the importance of doubting (gayi) of the religious or governmental Power, being a correct approach which is derived from the sitting contemplation (za-zen) and from the paradoxical dialectics (koan), producing a mind that has synthesized and transcended the capacities of the feeling and reasoning. All the meditative methods of Maitriyana are articulated in a way that they share the same Purpose (Dharma) of working for the common good of the Cure (Nirvana) of mind, transcending the dualism in order that all humanity can reach a perception of integration with the Empty Dynamic Ground, by expanding and evolving the consciousness until embracing all the social and natural environment.

The perennial essence of the Zen Mystical Christianity is not tied to any place or time, but rather it belongs to all times and places. The Chinese model of Aluoben and Jingjing such as the Kashmiri model of Yuzu Asaph is a reconciliatory vehicle that recalls that Gautama and Jesus reached the very potential of humanity. The contemplative work of an Awakened and Saviour Being (Buddha-Christ) helps to illuminate the mind and release the acts of humanity, proceeding according to the compassionate wisdom (karuna-prajña) which is contained within the great spiritual masters. Although the ignorance predominates in the peoples of the world and it attempt to destroy the Spirituality, any subject can achieve the reappearance of the peak knowledge (satori). The libertarian meditation confronts the ills of materialism and metaphysics, transcending the Ego and the ideology in order to the apprentice reaches the understandings inherent to the higher and amplified state of consciousness (H-ASC). The Free and Enlightened Being (Arhat-Bodhisattva) teaches that all the humanity needs to evolve and to Awake (Bodhi) is to practice the lifestyle of the spiritual Way (Dao). Although in the contemporary society it is redundant prescribing the evanescence of war, social injustice, ignorance and pollution, the psychological, philosophical and political benefits associated with the search for the Salvation of the world are unimaginable.

The Transmission of the Purpose (Dharma) is only the recognition and confirmation of the self-realization, which previously may occur with or without the presence of the spiritual master. The crucial knowledge of Maitriyana make possible that the core of the Spirituality survives intact to the inevitable downfall of the capitalist civilization, being an authentic lineage for not missing the Chan mark of Gautama and Jesus. The Zen Mystical Christianity is a countercultural revolution that recreates the genuine libertarian socialism and its Path of compassionate wisdom (karuna-prajña). It is good news that the Maitriyana retrieves the old Chinese tradition of Jingjing and Aluoben because Chan Christianity is a guiding model for the Spirituality which will perform a significant role in the construction of a new planetary civilization led by the peak knowledge (satori) of the Free and Enlightened Beings (Arhats-Bodhisattvas). Working from the perennial philosophical perspective, the method of the revolutionary contemplation (kakumei-zen) reveals the Way to the Great Awakening (Bodhi) of all humanity. Thus the spiritual master does nothing but to transmit the Salvation in the here and now, by embodying the Empty Dynamic Ground to accurately show the Pure Land or Kingdom of Heavens (Sukkhavati) in every word, concept, discourse or action.

 

[1] C. Luk, Empty Cloud: The autobiography of the Chinese Zen Master Xu Yun.

[2] Surangama Sutra.

[3] Adrian Chan Wyles, The wisdom of Wen Shu: a contemporary Letter-Writing Tradition of Ch´an Buddhism.

[4] Adrian Chan Wyles, The wisdom of Wen Shu: a contemporary Letter-Writing Tradition of Ch´an Buddhism.

[5] Sutta Nivarana.

 

 

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