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By Klaus-Dieter Mathes

ISBN-10: 3700177860

ISBN-13: 9783700177869

The gathering of twenty-six texts on non-conceptual attention is the results of mixing the essence and tantric mahamudra teachings of Saraha, Nagarjuna and Savaripa with a specific kind of Madhyamaka philosophy, known as 'non-abiding' (apratisthana), which goals at considerably transcending any conceptual overview of precise fact. This objective is accomplished via "withdrawing one's consciousness" (amanasikara) from whatever that consists of the duality of a perceived and perceiver. the result's a "luminous self-empowerment," Maitripa's (986-1063) ultimate tantric research of amanasikara. the gathering of texts on non-conceptual consciousness performs a very important function, because it constitutes, including Naropa's teachings, the most resource of bKa' brgyud lineages. The variation and translation of this assortment is through one other textual content attributed to Maitripa, the *Mahamudrakanakamala, which used to be translated via Mar pa Lo tsa ba Chos kyi blo gros (11th century) into Tibetan. The *Mahamudrakanakamala selections up at the topics of the gathering and indicates that each one facets of Maitripa's mahamudra have been certainly handed directly to early bKa' brgyud masters. along with an English translation and research, the current e-book includes a new version of the on hand Sanskrit at the foundation of the editio princeps by way of Haraprasad Shastri, the variation of the learning workforce of Sacred Tantric Texts at Taisho collage, the Nepalese manuscript NGMPP B 22/24, and the manuscript no. 151 from the Todai college Library. The Tibetan variation of all texts relies at the Derge and Peking bsTan 'gyur and the dPal spungs version of Karmapa VII Chos grags rgya mtsho's (1454-1506) selection of Indian Mahamudra Works (Phyag rgya chen po'i rgya gzhung).

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Sagarasirµha believed immedi­ ate ly and sang the following song: 89 The victorious Savaripa, who abides on SrI Parvata, The bow, the deer and the pig are not [real] , but emanations. Like the full moon, they are beautiful in [eyes of] the world. I rejoice in all [these] beings in the form of emanations. With regard to what is wholesome and what are misdeeds, As to [the path on which] you should not beome mentally engaged­ mahamudraDo not entertain any hopes for any fruition whatsoever. (yid la byar med phyag rgya chen po ni 1 1 'bras bu gang du 'ang re bar ma byed cig) .

This is what the supreme lion of speech taught: The lion who conquers the elephant of Knowledge that arises through causes-this is my treatise. The answer to the question of the reason for that is self-evident. 100 99 Op. cit. ta ba dbu ma rah tu mi gnas pas 1 1 grub mtha ' thams cad kyi rtser gyur pa grub mtha 'i khyad par phra mo ston pa 'i gzhung cig zhus pas rin chen phreng ba 'di mdzad do I 1 00 Op. cit. ta ngan 'byung po 'i bya tshogs ring du bskrang 1 1 bstan (text: bsten) pa 'i nyi ma cig pu dus der shar 1 1 kun mkhyen dgongs pa 'i gangs kyi ri la skyes 1 1 rtogs pa ye shes rtsal gsum lus la rdzogs 1 1 bdag med stong pa 'i nga ro phyogs bcur sgrog 1 1 smra ba 'i seng ge mchog des 'di skad lo 1 1 rgyus skyes ye shes glang po che (text: ches) I I ')oms byed seng ge bdag gi (text: gis) gzhung zhes gsungs 1 1 de 'i rgyu mtshan zhus pa 'i Zan rang grol yod de I THE C OLLECTION OF TEXTS ON NON-CONCEPTUAL REAL­ IZATION (THE AMANASIKARA CYCLE ) 1 .

There­ upon he composed the [Tattva]ratniivalf. 99 Then, in a similar way, [Maitripa] enjoyed without obstruction the infi­ nite sky of knowable objects. Surrounded by a hundred thousand sun­ rays of scripture and reasoning, he drove the owls of bad views far away, and at this time the sun of the teaching alone was shining. It rose on the snow mountain of omniscient mind. Realization, wisdom and energy-[all] three-were complete in [his] body. He spread the roar of essencelessness [and] emptiness in the ten directions.

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