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A Clear Mirror by Traktung Dudjom Lingpa, Chonyi Drolma, Tharchin Lama

By Traktung Dudjom Lingpa, Chonyi Drolma, Tharchin Lama

A transparent replicate is the autobiographical account of a saint, a genius, a virtuoso who has granted readers what's so much infrequent in own money owed: complete entry to his awesome internal existence. Dudjom Lingpa used to be a nineteenth century Tibetan visionary and nice Perfection grasp whose legacy of meditation teachings has swept internationally considering his lifetime, due partially to the foreign presence of his re-incarnate successor, His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche. even if the style of biography is very common in Tibetan Buddhism, this can be not like to whatever but translated into English.
This is precisely what Dudjom Lingpa does in his trilogy of auto-biographies. even if he was once brilliantly profitable in his multi-faceted occupation as a instructor to incalculable notable disciples, a prolific author with not less than twenty-one extant volumes of composition which are nonetheless studied all over the world, and a Treasure revealer within the educating process targeted to tantric Buddhism, his tales supply us whatever else. during this publication we're proven the very factor that prime lamas regard as so much sacred and intimate: non secular evolution through the lens of inner-most visionary lifestyles, cinematic in scope, jam-packed with interesting beings, either divine and demonic. Dudjom Lingpa can provide readers entry to his enlightenment process—from studying the way to meditate as much as the top tantric practices—as simply he may have skilled it. This booklet, choked with bright and interesting visions and dreamscapes, is replete with experience in addition to daily meditation recommendation. an individual drawn to a innovative outlook on own transformation will get pleasure from and reap the benefits of those stories.

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Since I don’t know how to meditate, you should teach me how,” I insisted. “Oh child of my spiritual family, each master employs a different style of teaching meditation. Some claim that you must block thoughts. Some say that you must gaze directly at thoughts and be aware. Some claim that you have to cultivate thoughts, then rework the negative ones. Some contend you must merge mind and space. It’s astonishing the myriad forms of happiness and suffering that occur due to the fault of not [naturally] settling, as is the mind’s nature.

Failing to see your own hidden faults brought to light, Instead you boast. What a terrible shame! Pick me up and toss me in the water. This child of the gods is disguised as a child of animals. This animal will take the guise of a child of nagas. This child of nagas will go to the land of [Indra,] Lord of the Gods, A place of wondrous revelry! He fell into the palm of my hand, instantly became a black frog, and jumped onto the surface of the water. At that moment, a rainbow appeared from the sky and extended until it reached just above the frog, who immediately departed into light and vanished into space.

I examined what was said, and I saw and understood that the absence of any objective domain is the essence of pervasive emptiness. However, since I was unsure how I should meditate, I settled in an unfixated state of mind for the time being. THAT YEAR, AT NIGHT on the tenth day of the twelfth month, as before, an immense river of blood surged and changed into dark blue light like a raging river. My mind became space: I experienced the river of light flowing down from that expanse, and then all apparent phenomena dissolved into it.

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