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A Guide to the Words of My Perfect Teacher by Khenpo Ngawang Pelzang, Padmakara Translation Group

By Khenpo Ngawang Pelzang, Padmakara Translation Group

This consultant presents readers with crucial history details for learning and training with Patrul Rinpoche's Words of My ideal instructor— the textual content that has, for greater than a century, served because the trustworthy sourcebook to the non secular practices universal to all of the significant faculties of Tibetan Buddhism. via providing chapter-by-chapter remark in this well known paintings, Khenpo Pelzang presents a clean point of view at the position of the trainer; the phases of the trail; the view of the 3 Jewels; Madhyamika, the root of transcendent knowledge; and masses extra.

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That the teacher is the Buddha can also be established through reasoning. The teacher's vast wisdom mind is the dharmakaya. The expression of that primal wisdom is the rupakaya, and the essence of the rupakaya is the 34 THE ORDINARY oR OuTER PRELIMINARIES dharmakaya. The rupakaya is the expression of the dharmakaya and is inseparable from it as the vajra body. His vast wisdom mind appearing as form is the vajra body, appearance and emptiness inseparable. The great wisdom body resounding as speech is the vajra speech, sound and emptiness inseparable.

40 The accumulation of merit with concepts creates the direct cause for attaining the rupakaya of the Buddha, and the accumulation of wisdom without concepts creates the supporting condition. The accumulation of wisdom without concepts creates the direct cause for attaining the dharmakaya of the Buddha, and the accumulation of merit with concepts creates the supporting condition. Therefore, to purify the two obscurations of the ground, perfect the two accumulations on the path, and attain the two kayas as the result, you need little more than the three supreme methods; but nothing less will do.

3 The Five Wrong ways ofRemembering These refer to remembering the teaching in any way different from that taught in the Buddha's precious doctrine of transmission and realization.

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