By Klaus-Dieter Mathes
The gathering of twenty-six texts on non-conceptual cognizance is the results of mixing the essence and tantric mahamudra teachings of Saraha, Nagarjuna and Savaripa with a specific kind of Madhyamaka philosophy, known as 'non-abiding' (apratisthana), which goals at substantially transcending any conceptual overview of real truth. This aim is accomplished via "withdrawing one's realization" (amanasikara) from whatever that contains the duality of a perceived and perceiver. the result's a "luminous self-empowerment," Maitripa's (986-1063) ultimate tantric research of amanasikara. the gathering of texts on non-conceptual awareness performs an important position, because it constitutes, including Naropa's teachings, the most resource of bKa' brgyud lineages. The version and translation of this assortment is through one other textual content attributed to Maitripa, the *Mahamudrakanakamala, which was once translated through Mar pa Lo tsa ba Chos kyi blo gros (11th century) into Tibetan. The *Mahamudrakanakamala alternatives up at the subject matters of the gathering and exhibits that every one features of Maitripa's mahamudra have been certainly handed directly to early bKa' brgyud masters. in addition to an English translation and research, the current ebook includes a new version of the to be had Sanskrit at the foundation of the editio princeps by way of Haraprasad Shastri, the variation of the learning staff of Sacred Tantric Texts at Taisho collage, the Nepalese manuscript NGMPP B 22/24, and the manuscript no. 151 from the Todai collage Library. The Tibetan variation of all texts relies at the Derge and Peking bsTan 'gyur and the dPal spungs variation of Karmapa VII Chos grags rgya mtsho's (1454-1506) number of Indian Mahamudra Works (Phyag rgya chen po'i rgya gzhung).
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This depends on the guru' s qualities and the purity of the disciple' s mind and not necessarily on the four seals. The fact that two contradictory versions of Savaripa's empowerment are reported in the History of the Twenty-Five Texts of the Amanasikara Cycle convincingly suggests that in India, there was already a mahamudra tradition that was not specifically tantric (first published in Mathes 20 14:375). 89 'Bri gung bka ' brgyud chos mdzad, vol. tar snang ba 'di yang rang gi sems las logs na med 1 1 ces dbang bskur bas mai tri pas yid ma ches ste the tshom (text: tsom) skyes pa dang I a ka ra si ngha glo (text: blo) bur du byung nas 'gur bzhengs pa I INTRODUCTION 36 Do not rely on [notions such as] remedy and what is opposed [to remedy] .
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A Fine Blend of Mahāmudrā and Madhyamaka: Maitrīpa’s Collection of Texts on Non-conceptual Realization (Amanasikāra) by Klaus-Dieter Mathes