Introduction to the Three Secrets

The symbolic activities of Body, Speech, and Mind, are everywhere in the universe just as our natural environment of the oceans, trees, mountains; and humans can express the truth spoken of in the Sutras. The universe can't be separated from the teachings.

"Form mudras with your hands,
recite Mantras with your mouths,
and dwell in meditation with your minds."

~ Kobo-Daishi

These secrets allow us to experience the Buddha nature of the universe and ourselves as one.

Mudras -- The Secret of the Body

    The hand gestures known as mudras identify the practitioner with the universe and express the hidden activity of the body. The human body is reflective, as a symbol of the larger universe. It is one way to begin resonating with the field of energies held intact by the Buddha's.

Speech - The Secret of Speech

     The activity of speech known as mantra expresses another secret activity. A place where one can "sound" the resonate field of energy, thus coming into alignment with the Buddha's through the reciting of sacred formulas called Dharanis.

Internal Visualization - The Secret of Mind

     The secret activity of the mind is done through the internalization visually of the Buddha's and other deities, seed symbols, and forms. The activity represents the presence throughout all phenomenon of the mind of the universe or the mind of Mahavairocana / Dainichi Nyorai.

Secret of the Body

     Let every action you undertake in life be the action of Mahavairocana / Dainichi Nyorai.

Secret of Speech

     Let every word uttered, be of the same uplifting purity that is the sound essence of Mahavairocana / Dainichi Nyorai.

Secret of Mind

     Let every thought, and imagining be as all the wondrous blessings we see in the universe, the perfection that is Mahavairocana / Dainichi Nyorai.




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