By Traktung Dudjom Lingpa
Own memoirs usually are not unusual in Tibetan Buddhism, yet A transparent reflect offers an strange version: 3 degrees of religious teachings, conveying outer, internal, and refined features of knowledge, that provide readers complete entry to the wealthy lifetime of one in all Vajrayana Buddhism’s most beneficial figures. Dudjom Lingpa (1835–1904) was once a Tibetan visionary and nice Perfection grasp, or tertön, a revealer of non secular treasures referred to as terma hidden within the Earth and within the minds of disciples. Dujdom Lingpa is popular for his revelations on “refining perception” or Nang Jang, and, via dream yoga, trance, and visions, for transmitting the “mindstream” of a few enlightened non secular beings, corresponding to Sri Singha, Saraha, Vajradhara, and Manjushri, whose knowledge he obtained and stocks during this ebook.
A transparent reflect reveals what excessive lamas regard as so much sacred and intimate: religious evolution through the lens of an innermost visionary existence. Lingpa recounts each one step of his personal enlightenment process—from studying the way to meditate to the top tantric practices—as he skilled them. A transparent replicate is a religious event that still contains daily meditation recommendation, designed for the lay reader in addition to the extra pro practitioner, during this evocative unique translation.
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Additional info for A Clear Mirror: The Visionary Autobiography of a Tibetan Master
Can we be clear ? And does that clarity come through searching, through trying to find out what others say, from the highest teacher to the ordinary preacher in a church round the corner ? Have you got to go to somebody to find out ? Yet that is what we are doing, is it not ? We read innumerable books, we attend many meetings and discuss, we join various organizations-trying thereby to find a remedy to the conflict, to the miseries in our lives. Or, if we don't do all that, we think we have found ; that is we say that a particular organization, a particular teacher, a particular book satisfies us ; we have found everything we want in that; and we remain in that, crystallized and enclosed.
If belief, belief is no had accept a we desire to If we the fear. is fear. belief a belief accept to accept desire the desire what would happen to us ? Shouldn't we be very frightened of what might happen ? If we had no pattern of action, based on a belief-either in God, or in communism, or in socialism, or in imperialism, or in some kind of religious formula, some dogma in which we are conditioned-we should feel utterly lost, shouldn't we ? And is not this accept ance of a belief the covering up of that fear-the fear of being really nothing, of being empty ?
It acts as a screen through which we are looking at ourselves. And can we look at ourselves without beliefs ? If we remove those beliefs, the many beliefs that one has, is there anything left to look at ? If we have no beliefs with which the mind has identified itself, then the mind, without identification, is capable of looking at itself as it is-and then, surely, there is the beginning of the understanding of oneself. It is really a very interesting problem, this question of belief and knowledge.
A Clear Mirror: The Visionary Autobiography of a Tibetan Master by Traktung Dudjom Lingpa