By Khenpo Ngawang Pelzang, Padmakara Translation Group
This advisor presents readers with crucial history details for learning and training 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. via supplying chapter-by-chapter remark in this well known paintings, Khenpo Pelzang presents a clean viewpoint at the position of the instructor; the levels of the trail; the view of the 3 Jewels; Madhyamika, the foundation of transcendent knowledge; and lots more and plenty extra.
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There are no practices in the Mahayana surra and mantra traditions that are not included in the three supreme methods, so to accomplish perfect buddhahood we need little more than these three methods. But we cannot do with anything less. When Arya Nagarjuna says: May we complete the accumulations of merit and wisdom And attain the two supreme kayas Which come from merit and wisdom 39 it is because the three supreme methods are the epitome of the two accumulations or the two truths. The supreme preparation, arousing the bodhichitta, and the supreme conclusion, dedicating the merit, constitute the "apparent" accumulation of merit with concepts, while the supreme main THE FREEDOMS AND ADVANTAGES 31 part without conceptualization is the "nonapparent" accumulation of wisdom without concepts.
24 THE ORDINARY OR OuTER PRELIMINARIES at the birth of a child. She wiggled her ten fingers in front of your face to keep you amused, lovingly cared for you, looked at you with a smiling face, and called you with soft words. Your first food was the sweet milk from her breast, your first clothes the warmth of her body. She gave you the tastiest morsels of her food, dressed you with the best of her clothes, touched your belly to see whether you were hungry or full, chewed your food for you, wiped away your snot with her mouth, cleaned up your excrement with her hands, taught you how to eat when you did not know how to eat, taught you how to talk when you could not talk, showed you how to walk when you could not walk, fed you when you were hungry, and gave you possessions when you had none and clothes when you had nothing to wear.
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. They are divided into three sections: the ordinary or outer preliminaries; the extraordinary or inner preliminaries; and as part of the main practice, the swift path of transference.
A Guide to the Words of My Perfect Teacher by Khenpo Ngawang Pelzang, Padmakara Translation Group