By His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Khonton Peljor Lhundrub, Jose Ignacio Cabezon

An accurate figuring out of the mind’s nature not just illuminates the numerous treatises on Buddhist philosophy, it's the key to good fortune in meditation and to the profound insights on the middle of the Buddha’s direction. The textual content on the heart of this e-book, the Wish-Fulfilling Jewel of the Oral culture through Khöntön Peljor Lhündrub (1561-–1637), manages to mix either concept and functional directions for meditating at the nature of brain in a way that's simply obtainable. in particular fascinating is its nonsectarian method, with liberal citations from around the Tibetan Buddhist spectrum. His Holinesss the Dalai Lama’s broad-ranging evaluate of this significant textual content within the first a part of this booklet insightfully distills one of the most valuable issues of Buddhism: why the brain is so necessary to the culture, how technology and Buddhism can make the most of mutual interplay, what distinguishes refined and grosser degrees of attention, how different faculties of Tibetan Buddhism complex one of these contrast, and the way all of those colleges have a standard resource within the scholarly culture of Nalanda Monastery, the best Buddhist collage of old India. it's a profound and erudite educating, either in scope and element, and brings the reader toward a clean and direct adventure of the all-important subject. As little has been written in Western languages approximately Khöntön Rinpoché, this quantity additionally encompasses a brief biography of this attention-grabbing determine, who was once a guru to the good 5th Dalai Lama.

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These are the texts written by various Indian masters that were translated into Tibetan. Among these works, quite a number are tantric texts or commentaries written under the names of Nagarjuna, Aryadeva, and many other teachers associated with Nalanda. Therefore, the Tibetan Buddhist tradition—both the sutra and tantric traditions—comes from the lineage of Nalanda. Tibetan Buddhism is a complete form of Buddhism. The Vinaya, or “Discipline,” is the first of the three scriptural collections known as the three baskets (Tripitaka).

We can see, therefore, that even in the first public sermon on the four noble truths, the Buddha presents, first, a theory of the nature of reality; second, the system of practice to be followed, the application of that knowledge; and third, the result achieved through the practice of the path. I usually consider the Buddhist teachings to be of three types. ” The second, Buddhist philosophy, is based on the Buddhist theory of reality, on Buddhist science. Finally, there is Buddhist religion: because it is possible for us to eliminate all negative emotions—to achieve such a result—it is worthwhile to engage in practice.

The latter includes the teachings on the altruistic mind of enlightenment (bodhichitta). The Sakya Lamdré system does not contain specific teachings that correspond to the next three vehicles of the Nyingma school: the kriya, upa, and yoga. Instead, being a type of practice that belongs to the highest yoga tantra class, the next section of the Lamdré teachings corresponds to the maha, anu, and ati vehicles of the Nyingma school. This is a very important point: the three tantras of the Lamdré system correspond to the three meanings of the word tantra explained in the Guhyasamaja Tantra and mentioned earlier.

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