By Dudjom Rinpoche, Jigdrel Yeshe Dorje, The Padmakara Translation Group
The principles of Vajrayana perform are laid out with eloquence and precision the following by means of one of many maximum Tibetan Buddhist masters of our age. His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche’s statement at the initial practices (ngöndro) is knowledgeable via his profound awareness and wide-ranging scholarship, and illuminated with an array of quotations from the Vinaya, Sutra, and Tantra traditions. as well as the statement at the outer and internal initial practices, he presents different important directions at the right view, behavior, and task of a practitioner. Dudjom Rinpoche taught that the conclusion of the lessons of the nice Perfection relies totally at the perform of those initial practices, therefore his compassionate exposition of them the following makes this ebook a very important source for somebody who seeks to take away the hindrances among themselves and the complete freedom of enlightenment.
Translated by means of Padmakara Translation workforce.
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The Diamond Vehicle. c. Tib. de nyid bcu. These are listed by Kunga Nyingpo in the quotation below. d. Sachen Kunga Nyingpo (1092–1158) was the son and successor of Khön Könchok Gyalpo, the founder of the Sakya tradition. e. “The Great Master” (Tib. slob dpon chen po) is a widely used designation for Guru Padmasambhava. f. “The Omniscient Dharma King” (Tib. kun mkhyen chos kyi rgyal po) refers to Kunkhyen Longchen Rabjam (1308–1363). g. , activities that are concerned only with this life. h. See glossary, seven noble riches.
A. Tib. phar phyin theg pa: another name for the Vehicle of Characteristics based on the sutra teachings. b. Tib. , the Diamond Vehicle. c. Tib. de nyid bcu. These are listed by Kunga Nyingpo in the quotation below. d. Sachen Kunga Nyingpo (1092–1158) was the son and successor of Khön Könchok Gyalpo, the founder of the Sakya tradition. e. “The Great Master” (Tib. slob dpon chen po) is a widely used designation for Guru Padmasambhava. f. “The Omniscient Dharma King” (Tib. kun mkhyen chos kyi rgyal po) refers to Kunkhyen Longchen Rabjam (1308–1363).
Reflecting on negative actions to be avoided B. Reflecting on positive actions to be accomplished C. Transforming indeterminate actions into positive ones III. Summary of key points: the Four Truths A. The truth of the origin B. The truth of suffering C. The truth of the path D. The truth of cessation Subsection Two: The Uncommon, Special Preliminaries That Sow the Seeds of the Profound Path in Five Stages CHAPTER NINE: Taking Refuge, the Entrance to the Path I. General points to be understood A.