forthy transmission from the Patriarchs of Ch'an: from the Chinese translation by Charles Luk

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INTRODUCTION
This is an in depth commentary on the
forty Transmission Gathas of the
Patriarchs of Ch’an by a Western Yogi.
The author sets out to ascertain what is
was that the ancient Indian and Chinese
sages transmitted. He attempts to intuit and
explain how it was done, and how the
recipients of the transmission were
prepared for the thunderbolt of sudden
enlightenment. The scriptures state that
what was transmitted was the Mind, or
Mind-Dharma, but that this was no
ordinary mind. It was pure Mind, Mind
itself, stripped to the utmost nakedness or
clearness. This mind was said to be the
Buddha, or the Wisdom of SupremeEnlightenment. The Patriarch
Bodhidharma says in his famous dialougue
with Emperor Wu “ The Dharma is like an
empty space, as vast as the cosmos, with
nothing holy therein. “ (1)
Although the author has a certain degree of
learning in the scriptures and sacred texts
of ancient India, China, Tibet, Persia,
Greece, and Egypt, he is a practicing Yogi
and by no means a scholar, or a Linguist.
Most of his commentary is based on his
inner experiences, which result from his
practice of advanced Yoga, But not on
academia or book learning. Narayana
expounds in his commentary pure
intuitions, arising from an innerrealization, attained by means of Yoga and
by the grace of God.
His commentary is in no capacity
scholarly or linguistic analysis, nor is it an
interpretation of theological axioms or
religious dogma. (The Yogi never wants
any of his work turned into religious
dogma or a religion of any kind.)  


 

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We all need support! This book is about support from God, the Buddha, Christ, and all holy men. We take refuge in the Buddha, We take refuge in the Dharma, We take refuge in the Sangha, We take refuge in the Triple Gem - Within ourselves. Why do we take refuge? Because we all need support and wisdom. The greatest support is wisdom which these books teach us. Greg Henry Waters  

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The author being a Western Yogi sets out to gain the merit and the blessing of the
Buddha by demonstrating and illuminating the Sutra tooters to his best capacity and in
accordance with his particular experience in Samadhi. The author is a European eclectic
who is familiar with most of the esoteric classics of Chinese, Tibetan, Indian, Persian,
Arabic, Greek and Egyptian Antiquity. He is in no capacity a Buddhist scholar, a
Linguist, or and Orientalist. Far from being a theologian, Narayana is a practicing
Samadhi to the reader in both, Eastern and Western terminology.
He sets out to strip the sacred text to its utmost nakedness and truth. This is by
eradicating addenda. Irrelevant dogma, and outright inventions. He stripe the Sutra of
mythological phantasms, dogmatic and scholastic speculations, and outright fantasies by
theocracy. He attempts to eliminate from the Sutra anything that in his view the Buddha

THE AUTHOR
Yogi Narayana was born Alfred Schmielewski in Eastern Prussia, Germany in 1928. In
the 1970's, he was given the name Narayana for a pen name by his German publishers.
During his childhood, he was educated by private tutors in Berlin. In 1935, at the age of
seven, he became a disciple of a Himalayan sage by whom he was introduced into the
ancient and venerable culture of Yoga. Narayana attended the Berlin Master College of
Industrial Art and Design and the Academy of Art in Berlin. He became a noted painter.
During the 1.950's, some of his work was acquired by the German National Gallery.
( Stats Museum des Zwanzigsten Jahrhunderts.)
During the 1950's, he received a number of occult treatments from the famous Doctor
Stoermer, a renowned sensitive and Savant. He was a practitioner of unusual medical
systems, related to psychosomatic Alchemy.
The Doctor had attained certain paranormal and supernatural powers during his studies
in the East. These referred to Tumo Yoga and the control of Prana, Apana, Udana and
the Kundalini Shakti.
These exotic treatments resulted in permanent changes in the functions of the author's
Chakras and in the capacity and functions of his endocrine and his nervous systems. The
process finally culminated in the arousal of Kundalini Shakti. By the age of 30,
Narayana had become a Yogi and an Initiate of ancient mental cultures.
In 1956, Narayana married Bianca Rogge, a renowned Latvian master and Guru of the
modern interpretive dance. She was a master pupil of the famed MaryAcademy of the Dance. The author and his wife lived in Toronto Canada since the early
1.960's and conducted here a school of the classic Yoga sciences. His wife conducted. a
renowned school of the Modern Interpretive dance.
Since the 1960's, Narayana conducts a little known Academy for advanced esoteric
studies. This exclusive private school is to the best of his knowledge North America's
only bona fide school of initiation. The author in fact has been unable to locate any such
school anywhere in North America. He does not regard Masonic ritual in terms of
initiation. As it is the case with all traditional schools of initiation, the establishment was
always closed to the public and it, was never publicized. Members are appointed and
only admitted after absolving proper examinations and going through a probationary
period. The School expounds until this day the perennial philosophy by means of the
Socratic Dialogue. Oral transmissions of sacred knowledge are frequently handed on to
qualified students and the tuition is for free.
In the early 1970's, Narayana's Western Book of the Dead was published by Richard
'Chikovski in West Berlin. He has also published a Hatha Yoga Text book in Canada,
and various internal publications of text books for the exclusive use of the members of
his Academy. He also wrote scholarly articles )n issues of world finance and world
politics that were published in the exclusive newsletters of very major Wall Street
Syndicates.
Today, Narayana is one of the most renowned and most sought after Sensitive of our
time. He is a corporate political and paranormal advisor to a worldwide Clientele. His
work in ESP was rated and endorsed by science. His paranormal performances are
guaranteed. They count among-st the best of our time. Being a professional ESP.
consultant, he performs paranormal powers on demand. He does this every day of the
year at his corporate offices on a fair professional fee basis.
His paranormal faculties count among st the most reliable of our time. They have
nothing in common with seances, mediums and Gurus in California, Lily dale or at
Virginia Beach. Very occasionally, Narayana demonstrates other Siddhis than prophesy.
He has limited abilities to change or create reality.
Narayana also commands a few of the great Siddhis, which are supernatural powers of
some magnitude.
These are described in the Yoga Aphorism's of the sage Patanjali, the Goroknath
Samhita, the Gherand Samhita and other Yoga related scriptures. Such skills have never
been demonstrated in public, for they are expressions of venerable spiritual cultures. The
Yogi Narayana is a Yogi of the Dharma Megha or in Islamic terms, a Yogi of the sacred
cloud, the Barzakh.


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