Finding Rest in the Nature of the Mind: Trilogy of Rest, Volume 1

Finding Rest in the Nature of the Mind: Trilogy of Rest, Volume 1

by Longchenpa


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611805161
Publisher: Shambhala
Publication date: 12/05/2017
Series: Trilogy of Rest Series , #1
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 560,641
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

LONGCHEN RABJAM (1308–1363), also known as Longchenpa, is a great luminary of Tibetan Buddhism. He was highly skilled in all aspects of scholarship from an early age and excelled throughout his life in the practice and accomplishment of the Dharma. Regarded as a great Dzogchen master, Longchenpa had many pure visions where he was given direct instructions from Guru Padmasambhava and is recognized as an emanation of Vimalamitra. Longchenpa’s prolific writings have made him one of Tibet’s most renowned and precious teachers.
The PADMAKARA TRANSLATION GROUP, based in France, has a distinguished reputation for all its translations of Tibetan texts and teachings. Its work has been published in several languages and is renowned for its clear and accurate literary style.

Table of Contents

Foreword Alak Zenkar Rinpoche xiii

Foreword Jigme Khyentse Rinpoche xv

Translators' Introduction xix

Part 1 Finding Rest in the Nature of the Mind

Prologue 3

1 The Freedoms and Advantages of Human Birth So Hard to Find 5

2 Impermanence 11

3 The Sufferings of Samsara 17

4 The Karmic Law of Cause and Effect 35

5 The Spiritual Master 51

6 Refuge 67

7 The Four Unbounded Attitudes 75

8 Cultivating the Attitude of Mind Oriented toward Enlightenment 85

9 The Generation and Perfection Stages and Their Union 103

10 The View That Dwells in Neither of the Two Extremes, the Wisdom whereby the Nature of the Ground Is Realized 115

11 The Path: Stainless Meditative Concentration 127

12 The Three Aspects of Meditative Concentration 143

13 The Great, Spontaneously Present Result 151

Conclusion 163

Part 2 Excerpts from The Great Chariot

The Mind Is the Root of All Phenomena 167

Mind, Intellect, and Consciousness 171

The Eight Consciousnesses as the Basis of Delusion 175

The Three Natures 179

The Universal Ground 191

The Universal Ground, the Eight Consciousnesses, and the State of Sleep 201

The Tathagatagarbha 205

Refuge 243

The Three Concentrations of the Generation Stage 253

The Simple Practice of the Generation and Perfection Stages 257

The Mind and the Objects That Appear to It 261

The Omniscient Longchenpa Speaks about His Realization 265

Notes 269

Texts Cited in The Great Chariot 301

Bibliography 305

The Padmakara Translation Group Translations into English 309

Index 311

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