IV --book of  PARADISE  REGAINED  /by Milton ; a review of ;
(9-20-99/ Southern Oregon /---------------------------------
--------------------------------------------  v.62 / "Thence
to the gates cast round thine eye,and see what conflux issuing
forth or entering in ,(....),in the robes of state;LICTORS AND
RODS<THE ENSIGNS OF THEIR POWER<LEGONS AND
COHORTS,TURMS(divisions of horse calvery)of horse and wings;
...(...),where the shadow ,both ways falls."( half and  half
imagry of Turin  shroud ,fore and aft .Indeed ,it is thought
that the final spear-thrust was given from the back of an
armoured steed of the Roman Calvery ,garrisoned at
Jerusalem.///////////////////////////////////////////////////////
                  verse 175 /  "...,and darest thou to the Son
of God propound to worship thee accurst ,now more accurst for
this attempt ,bolder than that of Eve,and more blasphemous?"/
 Tomb overings are the reflectiveingrediant side of this
Yeshua/Satan conversation (in Earth Orbit, Luna ;ie....High
Mnt. ,overseeing all kingdoms)
                v.190 / "...,that I fall down and worship thee
as God? Get thee behind me;thou now appearest (as) that Evil
one,Satan,for ever damned."/
               v.285 ? "...;not therefore am I short of knowing
what I ought:HE WHO RECIEVES LIGHT FROM ABOVE <FROM THE FOUNTAIN
OF  LIGHT,no other doctrine needs."/   
            v.395 / (power of invisibility)   "And to the
wildewrness ,brought back the Son of God ,and left him
there,feigning to disappear;darkness now rose..."/
              "As daylight sunk,and brought in louring night
,her shadowy offspring ,unsubstantial both ,PAVILIONS MERE OF
LIGHT AND ABSENT,.....day."/ dual nature of our greater and
lesser lights ,yet in Eclipse ,99% a match for each other ;faint
reflective imagry ,so also ....of the dark tomb,as black as
any night./
        v.408 /  ...sheltered ,slept in vain ,for at his hesad
,the Tempter watched ,and soon ,with ugly dreams ,disturbed
his sleep..."/  Shroud imagry is of two types ;the reflective
armor includes items that are and are ment to be chilling;MEDUSA
FACES,WOLF MASKS ,WAR EAGLE IMAGES,Iron Face Mask./
                     v.431 / "..,and grisly spectors ,which
the Fiend had raised to tempt the Son of God ,with terror
dire,and now the Sun ,with more effectual beams ,had cheered
the face of Earth."/
                v.455 ?  "...;and these flaws ,though mortals
fear them as dangerous to the pillared frame of Heaven,or to
the Earth's dark basis,underneath ,are to the main,as
inconsiderable(.....)...,thou shalt be what thou art ordained
,no doubt;FOR ANGELS HAVE PROCLAIMED IT,BUT CONCEALING THE TIME
AND MEANS;..."/ OF HIS RESURRECTION ,A FEW YEARS HENCE./
          v.480 / "...adversities and pains ,ere thou of Israel's
septer ,get fast hold; whereof this ominous night that closed
thee round,(with) so many terrors ,voices..."////
             v.490 /  ".....,or ill-boding ,I condemn as false
portents ,not sent from God,but thee;..."/ (Milton,rejecting
horrorific visions as from the deciver and of little note/
       v.495/.."/...to whom the Fiend ,now swoll'n with
rage,replied' ""Then hear,O Son of David ,Virgin-born;for Son
of God,to me ,is yet in doubt,of the Messiah I have heard
foretold announced by Gabriel with the first I knew
(.....)..,from that time (of thy birth)...,seldom have I ceased
TO EYE THY INFANCY,THY CHILDHOOD ,AND THY YOUTH,THY MANHOOD
,THOUGH YET IN PRIVATE BRED,TILL AT THE FORD OF JORDAN,WHITHER
ALL FLOCKED TO THE BAPTIST...."/ALIEN ABDUCTIONS OF
CHILDHOOD,written of in dozens of texts now,common even then,a
fact. Finally,the Bhuddist idea of "kharmic-wings",that effect
us all./ verse iv/471 /   "...,if thou didst reject the perfect
season offered with my aid to win thy destined seat ,but wilt
prolong all,TO THE PUSH (FORWARD)OF FATE,pursue thy way of
gaining David's  Throne,no man knows when(.....)..,for angels
have proclaimed it,but concealing the time and
means(.....)..,whereof this ominous night,that closed thee
round."/   (Christ ,again  spoken of as enwrapped./---------
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-------------------/ THE TIBETIAN BOOK OF LIVING AND DYING /
by Sogyal Rinposhe ;a rewiew of by Walter H. Johnson
;October,1999 as pertains to the resurrection of Christ and
the dead./ -------------------------------------------------
--------------/written about 1990
////////////////////////////////////////////////// Chapter One
,titled , "IN THE MIRROR OF DEATH ",Idea of being enwrapped
therein. No? /    page 7   "I learned that people today are
taught to deny death ,and that it means nothing but annihilation
and loss." /    page9 /   "What the masters must suspect ,is
that there is a danger that people who have no strong belief
in a life after this one,WILL CREATE A SOCIETY FIXATED ON
SHORT=TERM RESULTS." /   "MODERN INDUSTRIAL SOCIETY IS A
FANATICAL RELIGION.We are demolishing ,poisoning,destroying
all life-systems on this planet,We are signing IOUs ,our children
will not be able to pay....WE ARE ACTING AS IF WE WERE THE LAST
GENERATION ON THE PLANET."
           page 37 / "The Bhudda compared the universe to a
vast net,woven of a countless variety  of brilliant jewels ,each
with a countless nuber of facets."(Idea and reality that the
sun and star's surfaces in general are made up of pictuals,
forming an enscaled like surface.....net like./
         "...AN EXTREMELY SUBTILE NET OF RELATIONSHIPS THAT
STREACHES ACROSS THE UNIVERSE." 
         Turin Shroud imagry ,in part ,like this ,one ,yet many
; devine yet dependant on pain  and things of war,NETLIKE<AND
ENSCALED<UPON CLOSE EXAMINATION./
        PAGE 38 /   "KNOW ALL THINGS TO BE LIKE THIS:as an echo
that derives from music,sounds and weeping,yet in the echo is
no melody."/          
              page 47 /   "...,what they are all fundamentally
experiencing is theessential nature of the mind.Christians and
Jews call it "GOD";Hindus call it "the self","SHIVA","Braman",
and "Vishnu";Sufi mystics name it , "THE HIDDEN ONE" ;and
Bhuddists call it the "bhudda-nature."
          page 56 /  Quotes from Thich Nhat Hanh /  "Clouded
by endless waves of deluded thoughts,the mind had falsely divided
reality into subject and object,self and others ..(....),The
only thing to do was to seize the jailkeeper(ignorance),and
see his true face."/       
           p.58 /  "And all the keepers of hell;and the
horrors,all of these are bound by the mastery of your mind ,and
by the taming of that one ,mind,all are subdued."/
      Indeed,the ideas in the Bible of the sealing of hell and
of paradise  ,lead back to the idea of a "completed thought."/
     p.60 / "...,in the teachings to seal the meditation and
ensure that none of it's pure power can leak or seep away,and
so ensure that none of the merit of your practice is ever
wasted." (Note the nature of the resurrection itself and it's
imagry';twice sealed , as of the layers of coverings and the
closed and guarded door itself./
         p.61 /   "In that settling,we begin to understand
ourselves more,and sometimes even have glimpes of the radiance
of our fundimental nature."/
        "Tibetian masters say that this wise generosity has
the flavor of boundless space (.....)...(& like) A BLANKET OF
SUNLIGHT." 
       (quote of Nyoshul Khenpo) ..."Rest in natural great peace
,this exausted mind ,beaten helpless by karma and neurotic
thought,LIKE THE RELENTLESS FURY OF THE POUNDING WAVES IN THE
INFINATE OCEAN OF SAMSARA."/ COMPARE TO THE VIOLENCE OF THE
DAYLIGHT WORLD ,OF OCCUPIED JERUSALEM,and the wounded body of
Christ ,cast up as it were ,into the calm of Joseph's
tomb...,silent ,dark, calm/
           p.64 /  "However,for meditation to happen ,calm and
auspicious conditions have to be created.Before we have mastery
over our mind,we must first to calm it;s envirnment..(.....)The
flame will only burn steadily when we can calm the air around
it."/                         
           On reincarnation /   page 91 /  "The successive
existances in a series of rebirths are not like pearls in a
pearl necklace,held together by a string ,the soul which passes
through all the pearls;rather ,they are like dice ,piled one
on top of the other.Each one seperate ,but it SUPPORTS THE ONE
ABOVE IT ,WITH WHICH IT IS FUNCTIONALLY CONNECTED."/
              PAGE 96 /  "...,AND  MISFORTUNE,THE RESILT OF
NEGITIVE KARMA,MAY IN FACT BE GIVING US A MARVELOUS OPPORTUNITY
TO EVOLVE."   /
           "When we are upset or hurt someone,didn't it rebound
on us? Were we not left with a bitter and dark memory,and the
shadows of disgust? That memory and those shadows  are karma."/
In a very real way ,Jusus coming to Jerusalem was an act of
extreme violene ,in as much as the results thereof:WHIPPED MEN
AT THE GATE OF THE TEMPLE , THE CRUCIFICTION,upon forcing thr
hand of the Govt.  ,Judas' suiside ,the severed ear ,the great
quaking of the resurrection that was said to have killed
thousands /                           THE  TURIN SHROUD IMAGRY
OF HIS WOUNDS AND COVERINGS SPEAK TO ALL THIS <AND MORE./
                      Idea that Jesus came to suffer and
toinflict suffering;to ballance many  "karmic debts"./
    page 97 / "There are some who profess complete contempt
for karma ,but deep inside ,they have profound doubts about
their own denial/ During the daytime,they act with fearless
contempt for all mortality ,am artifical ,careless confidence
,but alone ,at night ,THEIR MINDS ARE OFTEN DARK AND TROUBLED."
(Indeed, it was warned,that "THE SWORD SHALL NEVER LEAVE THE
HOUSE OF DAVID"... "because thou hast done these things." (Said
Nathan)       "For I am not come to send peace upon the earth
,but a sword , and to set men at variance ,onme with another."/
               "Tibetians say ,that suffering is a broom ,that
sweeps away all our negitive karma."(As it were ,it acts as
a "savior."/
                  Contray -wise /  p.98   /  "I know several
such rich people,their wealth could (well) be their
destruction,ENCOURAGING SLOTH AND SELFISHNESS."/
         Chapter Seven:Bardos and Other Realities
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-------     "...,the Bardo Todrol Chenmo itself is part of one
large cycle of teachings handed down by the master Padmasambhave
and revealed in the 14th century by Tibetian visionary Karma
Lingpa.The Great Liberation through hearing in the Bardo ,THE
TIBETIAN BOOK OF THE DEAD ,is a unique book of knowledge.It
is a kind of guidebook ,or a travelogue of the after-death
states,..."/
            "These are the Four-Bardos: The Natural Bardo of
this life ;The Painful Bardo of Dying ;The Luminious Bardo of
Dharmata ;and The Karmic Bardo of Begoming."/
           "This...(PAINFUL BARDO),in turn ,culminates in the
dawning of the nature of mind,what we call the "GROUND
LUMINOSITY",at the moment of death . " 
               "THE LUMINIOUS BARDO OF DHARMATA ENCOMPASSES
THE AFTER-DEATH EXPERIENCE OF THE RADIANCE OF THE NATURE OF
MIND<the luminosity ,or CLEAR LIGHT ,which manifests as
sound,color ,and light."/   Compare the proceeding ideas with
the reports from the Holy Land , eye-witness testimony and
one thing more , THE HOLY SHROUD ITSELF./
              "Even in the case of a supreme master,who has
reached the highest realization,the ultimate release ,called
parinivana ,dawns only at death.That is why ,in the Tibetian
traditian,we do not celibrate the birthdays of
masters;wecelibrate their death,THEIR MOMENT OF FINAL
REALIZATION."/ (I DO DELIEVE THAT IT IS QUITE LIKELY THAT YESHUA
CAME IN CONTACT WITH THE TEACHINGS OF "The Bhudda",who lived
some before him ,and in speaking some of his teachings ,was
greatly mis-understood,hence the  charges of  insanity and
blasphomy.)  "Ye have heard him yourselves,what need is there
for futher witnesses?"/  "I and my father are one." /
             page 107 /   "...;for it is within this lifetime
,that the essential recognition of the  Clear Light has taken
place and been established.This is a crutial point to
understand."/
                  "...,the qualities of bhuddhahood(usually)
are veiled by the body ,and as soon as the body is
disguarded,they will be radiantly displayed." (Exception to
this , The Transfiguration)
             "The supreme way of preparing ,it is said ,IS NOW
...,TO BECOME ENLIGHTENED IN  T H I S  LIFETIME." /
           "How many of us are aware of the change in
consciousness when we fall alseep? Or the moment of sleep ,before
dreams begin? How many of us are aware even when we dream,that
we are dreaming? Imagine,then ,how difficult it will be to remain
aware during the turmoil of the bardos of death."/
               "Meditation is the practice of the daytime,and
sleep and dream yoga ,the practices of the
night...(....)..,these two are added to the 4 Bardos ,to make
a series of Six Bardos."//
              Chapter 8 /"THIS LIFE:THE Natural Bardo."   --
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-------------  "With constant repitition,our inclinations and
habits become steadily more entrenched ,and go on
continuing,increasing and gathering power ,even as we sleep.This
is how they come to determine our life,our death ,and our
rebirth."/
               "In Tibetian,ego is called DAK DZIN,which means
"grasping to a self." Ego is then difined as incessant movements
of grasping at a delusionary notion of  "I" ,and "mine", self
and other ,and  all the concepts ,ideas,desires ,and activity
that will sustain that false construction."(Again, the idea
of the Turin Shroud ,if nothing else , a somewhat "false"
(destorted) image of a perpetuated self...,EGO./
          Indeed,the idea of Heaven without body ,self or ego
is fairly alien to western minds,...so be it./
             Let me just note here the very definition of nirvana
is total nothingness, and complete oblivion.
                   "...,shows that,in the depths of our being
,we know that the self does not inherently exist.FROM THIS
SECRET<UNNERVING KNOWLEDGE<SPRINGS ALL OUR FUNDIMENTIAL
INSECURITIES AND FEAR." 
                     "...,ego watches us (...)   (as we) become
more and more ensnared in it's web(of lies).."/
           "The mirror is totally clear,bit there is an ugly
,glowering face in it ,our own,staring back at us.WE BEGIN TO
REBEL ,BECAUSE WE HATE WHAT WE SEE; WE MAY STRIKE OUT IN ANGER
AND SMASH THE MIRROR ,BUT IT WILL ONLY SHATTER INTO 100S OF
 IDENTICAL UGLY FACES,ALL STILL STARING AT US."/I've included
this  partually to note the universality of realization as to
the nature of the most famed SELF IMAGE;the enscaled  reflective
,mirrorlike coverings ,that in the end ,made up the FACE OF
YESHUA./
            (I time ,you may) ...",..realize ,that for years
,your ego ,like a crazy con-artist,has been swindling you with
schemes and plansand promises that have never been real,and
have only brought you inner babkruptcy."/(darkness-& inner
confusion of imagry(idols)./
              page 123 / "Our society promotes cleverness instead
of wisdomand celebrates the most superficial ,harsh,and least
useful aspects of our intelligence.WE HAVE BECOME SO FALSELY
SOPHISTICATED AND NEUROTIC THAT WE TAKE DOUBT ITSELF ,FOR THE
TRUTH."/                  
                   p.125 /   "She had tried many times,she
said,to run away from the teachings,but finally she realized
that there was nowhere to runto ,because she was running away
from herself."/           
         Idea of my Shroud studies;heaping evidence and imagry
to the point to exclude  doubts from most honest  considerations/
      "...,as one Hindu master said:""TO TURN THE DOGS OF DOUBT
ON DOUBT ITSELF,TO UNMASK CYNICISM AND TO UNCOVER WHAT FEAR
,DESPAIR ,HOPELESSNESS,AND TIRED CONDITIONING IT SPRINGS FROM."/
           (Asit were ,to slip the demon an unbreakable mirror)
          p.127 /  "As Death says to Nachiketas ,in the Katha
Upanishad:"".....,fools go aimlessly hither and thither ,like
the blind led by the blind.What lies beyond life shines not
to those that are childish,or careless ,or deluded by wealth."/
           p.128 / "Our (modern) society,is dedicated almost
entirely to the celibration of ego,with all it's sad fantisies
about success and power ,and it celebrates those very forces
of greed and ignorance ,that are destroying this planet."/
        (Again,note the mix of imagry from the Turin Shroud;a
healer with no bribe money,murdered in the sight of the sun./
                     page 132 /  "You may have the karma to
find a teacher ,but you must then create the karma to follow
your teacher."                       
      "When you go on searching all the time ,the searching
itself become an obsession and takes you over."(Note ,for example
,net-surfing,or channel surfing;indeed, multiple marriages of
these times./
             Idea that Jesus focused his energies toward those
few day a Jerusalem ,in part resulting in a unique gift to us
all./   page 136 /  "When the all pervaiding rays of the
Bhuddha's compassion are focused through the magnifying glass
of your faith and devotion (& sufferings),THE FLAME OF BLESSINGS
BLAZES UP IN YOUR BEING."/
             REFLECTIVE coverings of the self / p.138  "...,the
place where he or she lives ,as nothing less than a bhuddha
realm ,and even those around the master ,as a luminous desplay
of his or her wisdom."/
          p.147 / EMPOWERMENT :  "Imagine now ,that from the
master,1000s of rays of light stream out toward you,and penitrate
you."(Human aura-field)/
            (OF DZOGCHEN TEACHINGS) //  "...;it leaves the
absolute,unspoiled in it's naked,dynamic,majestic simplicity,AND
YET STILL SPEAKS OF IT TO ANYONE OF AN OPEN MIND ,IN TERMS SO
GRAPHIC ,SO ELECTRIC (....),we are graced with the strongest
posible glimpse of the spendour of the  "AWAKENED MIND."/
                   PAGE 157 /GETTING AT THE HEART  OF THE
MATTER,that everything that happened to Yeshua those last few
days before the resurrection,were just the things ,violent and
non-violent,that in total ,resulted in said Shroud imagry and
a NEW CHURCH ,born therefrom./
     "As Patrul Rinpoche started prostrating from a distance,DO
Khyentse spotted him and growled menacingly,"HEY,YOU OLD DOG!
If you are brave ,then come over here!" Do Khyentse was a very
impressive master. He was like a samerai,with long hair ,his
rakish cloths ,and his passion  for riding beautiful
horses.(....)  ...,cursing him all the time,started to hurl
pebbles at him ,and gradually larger and larger rocks and
stones.When he  finally came within reach ,Do Khyentse started
punching him and knocked him out all together."/