By Khenpo Ngawang Pelzang, Padmakara Translation Group
This consultant presents readers with crucial heritage info for learning and practising with Patrul Rinpoche's Words of My excellent instructor— the textual content that has, for greater than a century, served because the trustworthy sourcebook to the non secular practices universal to the entire significant faculties of Tibetan Buddhism. by way of delivering chapter-by-chapter statement in this well known paintings, Khenpo Pelzang presents a clean standpoint at the function of the trainer; the levels of the trail; the view of the 3 Jewels; Madhyamika, the root of transcendent knowledge; and lots more and plenty extra.
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16 Nowadays people boast that they are Dharma practitioners, but what they say and what they do contradict each other. Their outer appearance and their inner attitudes are at odds, and their minds and the sacred Dharma go different ways. They adopt the right posture and stare with their eyes wide open, but this semblance of practice will not give rise to a mite of progress in their beings. Here we are concerned with the detailed instructions taught according to the disciple's progress, given in their totality.
Regarding how to ascertain the trekcho based on primordial purity, the outer and inner cycles are more or less the same. However, as concerns ascertaining the thogal based on spontaneous presence, the outer cycle contains very extensive explanations of the ground, the primordial natural state, but does not explain how to practice the path, the visions that appear in the intermediate state, or how one is liberated as the ultimate result. The inner cycle is like the eyes; symbolic teachings for seeing.
They are Buddhas, as the quotation in The Wordr ofMy Perfect Teacher from the Hevajra Tantra clearly shows: All beings are Buddhas, But this is concealed by adventitious stains. When their stains are purified, their buddhahood is revealed. Their pure nature is the Buddha, their primordially pure essence is the Buddha, and their spontaneous qualities are the Buddha. Nevertheless, their buddhahood is not effective, for instead of being free of adventitious stains, they are obscured by them. 46 Both the teacher and the assembly being Buddhas, their realm roo is pure and should be visualized as Akanishtha, "the Unexcelled," or another buddhafield.
A Guide to the Words of My Perfect Teacher by Khenpo Ngawang Pelzang, Padmakara Translation Group