TABLE OF TEMPERAMENTS



TABLE OF NATURAL DOMINANT TEMPERAMENTS

This table shows the governing sublime state for each temperament and the governing natural impulse of the Life Force survival paradigms. We also show the natural development of Liberated Wisdom and the related Afferent Process.


FOUR SUBLIME STATES

 

LIFE FORCE PRINCIPAL

 

AFFERENT PROCESS

 

TEMPERAMENT

 

LIBERATED WISDOM

 



GLADNESS

Contented that others are content

ENVIRONMENT

Natural

VISCERAL SENSATION


SENSITIVE


NATURAL and ILLUSORY DUALITY

Consciousness of UNITY



 

COMPASSION

 

 

TRIBE

 

DISCRIMINATION

 

DISCRIMINATIVE


UNIVERSAL SUFFERING as Mind Generated

CONCEPTUALIZATION OF VACUITY / NON VACUITY AND THE TWO TRUTHS



 

BENEVOLENT AFFECT

 

OFFSPRING

 

PERCEPTION

 

NATURAL NON- COGNITIVE INTELLIGENT


DEATH

CONSCIOUS INVESTIGATION of IMPERMANENCE



 

EQUANIMITY

 

SELFHOOD

 

COGNITION


 NATURAL FORESIGHT

(Future Prophesy)


EXISTENCE

CONSCIOUS of NON-EXISTENCE



It is to be noted that in each case that the liberated Wisdom reveals an aspect of the Two Truths related to Duality, Universal Suffering, Death and Existence (as Identity)


TABLE OF NATURAL TEMPERAMENTS

WITH RELATION TO ZEAL 熱心,xīn AND SPIRIT 神, shén




 

TEMPERAMENT

 

LIBERATED WISDOM


 

 

EXPERIENCE

熱心 xīn ZEAL

 

EXPERIENCE

shén SPIRIT




 

SENSITIVE

NATURAL and ILLUSORY DUALITY

Consciousness of UNITY (1)

 

AWE of UNITY

 

AWE

PANIC




 

DISCRIMINATIVE

UNIVERSAL SUFFERING as Mind Generated

CONCEPTUALIZATION OF VACUITY / NON VACUITY AND THE TWO TRUTHS (2)

 

RAPTURE of the VACUITY

 

RAPTURE

FEAR




 

NATURAL

INTELLIGENCE


DEATH

CONSCIOUS INVESTIGATION of IMPERMANENCE (3)


 

BLISS of Impermanence

 

BLISS

AVERSION




 NATURAL FORESIGHT

(Prophetic Future)

EXISTENCE

CONSCIOUS of NON-EXISTENCE (4)

WELL BEING of  Non-Identity and of Non Existence


WELLBEING

ANXIETY

It is to be noted that the experiences of REXIN, ZEAL, are related and attached to Cognitive Associations while the experiences of SHEN, SPIRIT, appear as boundless and non particular. 


You will remember that ZEAL is a motivating force, a process that permits the constant opening of communication between the Masculine Expression of the Life Force and Cognition. SPIRIT is a motivating force that permits the constant opening of communication between the Masculine Expression and the Feminine Life Force Programs.


THE WISDOMS: all are aspects of the Dharmakaya or "reality-body", which embodies the principle of Awakening.

1- "AWARENESS OF SAMENESS", which perceives that all phenomena are Unity and that there is a latent  sameness.

2.  " BARE NON-CONCEPTUALIZING AWARENESS" is a deep non-cognitive awareness of  EMPTINESS, the universal substrate of the other four. It is then the base on which all wisdom rests.

3.   "INVESTIGATIVE AWARENESS", which perceives the illusions, the uniqueness of dharmas, the ultimate dimension of phenomena. It allows an understanding that clear comprehension calls up illusion from the undifferentiated mass.

4.  "MIRROR-LIKE AWARENESS", which is devoid of all dualistic thought and is united with its 'content' as a mirror is with its reflections.

5. "ACCOMPLISHING ACTIVITIES", This is the awareness that is the end product of ZEAL, which "spontaneously carries out all that has to be done for the welfare of beings”. It is the final synthesis of the other four.

 


TABLE OF NATURAL TEMPERAMENTS

WITH RELATION TO THE CHAN CONTEMPLATIONS OF

FUNCTION, ESSENCE and VACUITY


While the Experiences of Rexin and Shen are transformed by discernment and captured by consciousness from memory, the transitory Chan experiences are with conscious Awe, Rapture or Bliss, but are without the conscious experiences of Panic, Fear or Aversion. There are however subtle and detectable physiological correlates experienced in which the mental correlates of them are respectively related to particular nuances of "EH?"

This, , eh?, is an interjection expressing doubt (what?), requiring an answer.

It is not the bafflement, puzzlement, or perplexity  present and maintained as the open-ended meditative question, "what?", but a slightly tense or stressful transient realization which is a launching pad to Awakening, when sustained naturally.





 

TEMPERAMENT

PRACTICE

 

TRANSITORY

EXPERIENCES

CHAN

 

 

EXPERIENCE

熱心 xīn ZEAL

 

EXPERIENCE

shén SPIRIT




 

FUNCTION

Awareness of Awareness


AWE  accompanied by Physiological Symptoms  of PANIC

Pounding heart
Light Sweat and forehead coolness
Numbness or tingling sensations
Chills or hot flushes

 

AWE of UNITY

 

AWE

PANIC




 

ESSENCE

Sensory Awareness of Sensory Awareness


RAPTURE accompanied by Physiological Symptoms of FEAR

Tightness in chest
Breathlessness
Weakness in muscles and a Lack of energy
Hollowness in stomach



 

RAPTURE of the VACUITY

 

RAPTURE

FEAR




 

UNDIFFERENTIATED FORM

Vacuity of Vacuity


BLISS accompanied by Physiological Symptoms of AVERSION

Rapid heart beat
Shallow breathing
Muscle tenseness as if for movement



 

BLISS of Impermanence

 

BLISS

AVERSION




 NATURAL FORESIGHT

(Prophetic Future)

WELLBEING accompanied by Physiological Symptoms of ANXIETY


Dry or tingling mouth
Nausea or Dizziness
Burning Skin Sensation
Numbness
Clenched teeth


WELLBEING of  Non-Identity and of Non Existence


WELLBEING

ANXIETY







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