By Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche

This e-book offers the elemental underpinnings important for figuring out the Buddhist method of psychology and private transformation. It units forth the character of brain and human power, and gives meditations which allow one to adventure those without delay.

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Within deity m editation their presence is denoted symbolically. The com­ pletely purified mental events are visualized—for example, in the m editation on Vajravarahi (Dorje Pagmo)— in the form 44 Everyday Consciousness and Primordial Awareness of her necklaces. One necklace is m ade of fifty-one flowers and the other of fifty-one skulls. 35 U pon the basis of the principal m ind w ith its division into the eight collections of consciousness and the fifty-one m ental events, there arise the delusion-based appearances of samsara.

A lthough he sees the tiger in the dream of the other, he know s that it is not a real tiger and therefore does not succumb to the delusion of the dream. From his ow n perspective there is no reason for fear to arise, since the tiger does not appear to him. Nevertheless, with his extrasensory perception he know s the w hole existential context of the dream er— that he sleeps, that he dream s of a tiger, that he takes this appearance to be true and thus is afraid. As in this example, in the same way, it is possible for a Buddha not to have the least fear, suffering, or difficulties arising from the perspective of the prim ordial aw areness of the dharm adhatu.

If one m anages to come back to the object of focus, the original m editation is reset on the correct course. These ways of setting the m ind can be applied generally to any m editation involving the consciousnesses. Secondly, the m ind can be held based on using the ear consciousness. The ear consciousness perceives sounds. If, however, there is no sound, no ear consciousness can arise. During this type of m editation the ear consciousness is di­ rected towards a sound. Simultaneously one holds one's m ind consciousness undistractedly on the same object of focus.

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