By Thinley Norbu

ISBN-10: 1590305264

ISBN-13: 9781590305263

Like a spontaneous cascade of knowledge nectar, the open and normal phrases of Thinley Norbu Rinpoche, easy via scholarly elaboration, move right here within the culture of the direct transmissions of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas of the prior. via remark at the initial Practices (Ngöndrö) prayer from the treasure textual content of the nice grasp Tragtung Düdjom Lingpa, insights into many significant practices emerge so one can deepen realizing of the rules of Vajrayana Buddhism. additionally incorporated within the publication is a statement on Tsok Khang Dechen (Assembly Palace of significant Exaltation), the foundation textual content prayer of the second one Kyabje Düdjom Rinpoche, Jigdrel Yeshe Dorje.

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In this case, what seems to be eternalism is actually a misinterpretation of nihilism, which is disbelief in anything beyond the present reality of ordinary worldly perception and agreement with others. Actually, eternalists are not sure about anything; as much as they try to ascertain anything, their beliefs still do not connect with a point of view that provides certainty. This applies to the beliefs of all eternalist doctrines. The Buddhist view is always flawless and absolute because it is always based on the state of immeasurable stainless space.

That person is an actual suitable vessel, And to that person, the truth of the holy meaning should be shown. And so it is. 30 In the new and old traditions of Mantrayana, there are many teachings on the various individual qualifications of a Lama. In brief, a Lama who teaches Tantra, gives transmissions, and teaches upadesha must have the treasure of the tantras, 29. dbu ma 'jugpa. 30. Compassion. 8 • COMMENTARY ON THE NEW TREASURE OF DUDJOM transmissions, and upadesha of the tradition of the Great Perfection, must have perfected the four rivers of the descent of the lineage of actual speech in the Nyingma Vajrayana lineage, and must have the capacity to accomplish and fulfill the wishes of disciples.

Buddhist teachings begin in a beginninglessly pure way, so the path is naturally clean and easy. In Buddhism, whatever eternalist beliefs are held are not denied, although Buddhism does not accept the eternalist's supreme view or totally believe in eternalist characterizations of gods. The Buddhist view is that anything can appear to benefit beings according to their different faculties, without attempting to assure that anything is definite. Therefore, when Buddhism explains eternalist and nihilist views, and that eternalism has many different views, while Buddhism does not accept these 12 • COMMENTARY ON THE NEW TREASURE OF DUDJOM views as ultimate, there is no objection to whatever gods appear according to eternalism, which depends on time and individual capacity.

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