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It seems that the sentence "we learn to develop an enlightened vision of the world by visualizing ourselves as a [[buddha]] or deity" contradicts the later mention of Kriya yoga sadhanas, where it is not so much by visualizing ourselves as a buddha, but by visualizing it in front of making offerings and so on that we work with our minds. This description of a sadhana seems to apply more to highest yogatantra. Where is it from?[[User:Gyurme|Gyurme]]
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It seems that the sentence "we learn to develop an enlightened vision of the world by visualizing ourselves as a [[buddha]] or deity" contradicts the later mention of Kriya yoga sadhanas, where it is not so much by visualizing ourselves as a buddha, but by visualizing it in front of making offerings and so on that we work with our minds. This description of a sadhana seems to apply more to highest yogatantra. Where is it from? [[User:Gyurme|Gyurme]]
 
:The original came from something Ian wrote back in the day. Let's continue to improve it. Keep it up!
 
:The original came from something Ian wrote back in the day. Let's continue to improve it. Keep it up!
 
::--[[User:Adam|adam]] 14:03, 26 November 2010 (UTC)
 
::--[[User:Adam|adam]] 14:03, 26 November 2010 (UTC)
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Not sure I understand the meaning or purpose of the phrase "...deities, who in essence are the ultimate state of a buddha." This makes questions arise in my simple mind like: Is there a 'relative state' of a buddha? Is the purpose of this phrase to disambiguate the term 'deity' which could refer to  a worldly god or deity? Could we instead try to infiltrate some kaya notion like '...deities, who are the manifestation of buddhas on the [[sambhogakaya]] level.
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:::--[[User:Sébastien|Sébastien]] 22:19, 9 January 2011 (UTC)

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It seems that the sentence "we learn to develop an enlightened vision of the world by visualizing ourselves as a buddha or deity" contradicts the later mention of Kriya yoga sadhanas, where it is not so much by visualizing ourselves as a buddha, but by visualizing it in front of making offerings and so on that we work with our minds. This description of a sadhana seems to apply more to highest yogatantra. Where is it from? Gyurme

The original came from something Ian wrote back in the day. Let's continue to improve it. Keep it up!
--adam 14:03, 26 November 2010 (UTC)

Not sure I understand the meaning or purpose of the phrase "...deities, who in essence are the ultimate state of a buddha." This makes questions arise in my simple mind like: Is there a 'relative state' of a buddha? Is the purpose of this phrase to disambiguate the term 'deity' which could refer to a worldly god or deity? Could we instead try to infiltrate some kaya notion like '...deities, who are the manifestation of buddhas on the sambhogakaya level.

--Sébastien 22:19, 9 January 2011 (UTC)