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By Khenchen Rinpoche, Thrangu Rinpoche, Marcia Binder Schmidt, Erik Pema Kunsang

This translation includes refined and penetrating knowledge expressed throughout the age-old culture of non secular songs. songs by way of the good Indian grasp Naropa are defined intimately by means of Thrangu Rinpoche, a discovered Tibetan Buddhist instructor of the current time. His process is conventional, yet his sort is conversational and pragmatic. He contains refutations and barriers of different ways, a comparability of Mahamudra vs. typical Shamatha, five wisdoms, in addition to the 6 paramitas. analyzing this ebook, one realizes that Mahamudra finally encourages turning the attention at the "I."

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This teaching is mainly about the various visualizations of the deity Chakrasamvara and his consort Vajra Yogini. Depending on the classification, there are either three or six forms of Chakrasamvara. In a condensed form, when one emphasizes skillful means, Chakrasamvara is practiced as a single form. When one emphasizes the knowledge aspect, he is visualized with his consort Vajra Yogini. In a more extensive way, there is the mandala of Chakrasamvara with sixty-two deities, and the mandala of Vajra Yogini with fifteen deities.

This teaching is about the view. While it is possible to explain the view in great detail, that is not the case here. " Homage to the Vajra Dakini! There is a direct connection between Mahamudra and Vajra Yogini, who is Naropa's personal deity or yidam. In the Sutra system this deity, as the female buddha Prajnaparamita, symbolizes the mother of all buddhas and bodhisattvas. Prajnaparamita, transcendent knowledge, is the innate natural state. The realization of this gives birth to the fruition of the path of shravakas, pratyekabuddhas, bodhisattvas, and the complete enlightenment of the buddhas.

This indivisibility of experience and emptiness appears to be contradictory from an ordinary point of view. When we try to understand it through reason, it is still difficult to grasp exactly how experience and emptiness are indivisible. And when we try to bring this into our own experience in actuality, it is still difficult! " The moon can be reflected on the surface of water, can't it? While it looks like there is a moon in the water, the moon is not actually in the water. Nonetheless, while there never was and never will be 59 KHENCHEN THRANGU RINPOCHE any moon in the water, we still see the moon right there on the surface.

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