Light of Wisdom: A Collection of Padmasambhava's Advice to the Dakini Yeshe Togyal and Other Close Disciples

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The Light of Wisdom Vol. II contains the root terma - hidden treasure text – of Padmasambhava, The gradual Path of the Wisdom Essence and its commentary The Light of Wisdom by Jamgon Kongtrul the Great. Annotations on the commentary Entering the Path of Wisdom spoken by Jamyang Drakpa and recorded by Jokyab Rinpoche are included as well as clarifications from other masters.

Volume II presents in-depth explanations of the Vajrajana Buddhist perspective. It begins with the nature ...

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Overview

The Light of Wisdom Vol. II contains the root terma - hidden treasure text – of Padmasambhava, The gradual Path of the Wisdom Essence and its commentary The Light of Wisdom by Jamgon Kongtrul the Great. Annotations on the commentary Entering the Path of Wisdom spoken by Jamyang Drakpa and recorded by Jokyab Rinpoche are included as well as clarifications from other masters.

Volume II presents in-depth explanations of the Vajrajana Buddhist perspective. It begins with the nature of empowerment and the tantric commitments followed by clarification of the development stage.

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"The root text of Lamrim Yeshe Nyingpo, a terma revealed by the great treasure-finder Chokgyur Lingpa, and its commentary by Kongtrül Rinpoche, the great translator in person, form tohether a complete scripture that embodies all the tantras, statements and instructions of the Nyingma School of the early translations, which is most rare to find in the past, present, or future."
- Kyabje Dilgo Kyentse Rinpoche
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789627341338
  • Publisher: Rangjung Yeshe Publications
  • Publication date: 9/9/1998
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 1,430,980
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword ix
Translator's Introduction xi
Essay on the Three Great Masters xxxv
The Root Text
Lamrim Yeshe Nyingpo 1
The Commentary
Section 1 Prologue and Teachings on the Title, the Sign Script, and the Homage
1. Homage and Prologue 21
2. Teaching on the Title 25
3. Explaining the Sign Script and Homage 36
Section 2 The Explanation of the Actual Body of the Text
4. The Setting 43
5. The Circumstances 53
6. The Four Vajra Syllables 54
7. The Five Perfections and Instruction to Retain the Teaching 63
8. The Meaning of the Ground 68
Section 3 Path
9. How to Follow a Spiritual Guide 87
10. The Four Mind Changings 95
11. Taking Refuge 110
12. Conventional Bodhichitta of Aspiration 115
13. Conventional Bodhichitta of Application 121
14. The View of Ultimate Bodhichitta 135
15. The Meditation of Ultimate Bodhichitta and Its Result 147
Appendices and Notes
1. The Six Limits and Four Modes 161
2. The Four Noble Truths 167
3. The Four Dhyanas and Formless States 170
4. The Sugata Essence 175
5. Padmakara and the Four Vidyadhara Levels 179
6. Shakyamuni's Prophecy about Buddhism in Tibet 181
7. The Five Aggregates 183
8. Establishing the Basis for Beginning the Teaching 186
9. The Actual Beginning of the Teaching 191
10. The Sixty Aspects of Melodious Speech 195
11. The Four Schools of Buddhist Philosophy 197
12. The Bodhisattva Bhumis 201
Epilogue 206
Notes 208
Index 287
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