By Tony Duff
It is a impressive booklet with many attention-grabbing subject matters. It provides a translation of the textual content entitled “Chariot of Establishment”, Treasure Trove of a brain Absorbed within the Profound which means through the second one Drukchen [1428-1476 C.E.] or chief of the Drukpa Kagyu university of Tibetan Buddhism. firstly, it truly is of curiosity just because it's the first significant textual content of Drukpa Kagyu teachings to were translated into English.
The textual content is a compilation of over sixty various oral teachings given by means of the second one Drukchen. The compiler, an attendant, tells us that the lessons incorporated have been chosen simply because they determine the last word, non-dual view of the Kagyu culture because it is gifted via the Drukpa Kagyu. The textual content starts off with an extended instructing at the view of the Kagyu usually, making it of curiosity to all Kagyu fans. a tremendous characteristic of this educating is that it truly exhibits the opposite vacancy strategy that's on the root of the Kagyu view, even though does so in accordance with the earliest teachings of the Kagyu lineage within which the identify “Other vacancy” isn't pointed out. via it, we see how different vacancy used to be taught initially within the Kagyu and we see how the Drukpa Kagyu particularly offers the opposite vacancy view of the Kagyu with out utilizing the identify “Other Emptiness”.
The textual content keeps to a moment lengthy educating during which the second one Drukchen well establishes the view of the tantras as non-dual knowledge visible in direct conception. In doing so, he cleanly chops the Tibetan Buddhist colleges who're notorious for insisting that the vacancy of the second one turning of the wheel of the sutra instructing is the utltimate non-dual view. this can be a attention-grabbing bankruptcy since it indicates a good judgment to setting up the view which has not often been noticeable within the West to date. it is going to definitely supply lecturers who've concept that the vacancy of the center method is the last word presentation of the view whatever to imagine about.
The textual content then provides many smaller teachings at the view, consistently with regards to the non-dual view of Kalachakra because the final method to identify the view. therefore, the publication additionally comprises many teachings on tantra ordinarily in addition to many attention-grabbing issues from the Kalachakra. for example, there are transparent causes of mom, father, and non-dual tantra and the way every one calls for a distinct procedure. One bankruptcy has a desirable presentation which indicates the that means of Kalachakra; it exhibits that the general translation of Kalachakra as “Wheel of Time” is mistaken.
A lengthy advent by way of the writer, giving a historical past of the lineage, a consultant to the opposite vacancy view and the way it really is provided within the a number of Kagyu faculties, and extra may be of significant support to readers of all degrees. A moment bankruptcy by way of the writer is devoted to clarifying the that means of the 1st and biggest bankruptcy at the view.
Obviously, the booklet could be of significant curiosity to Drukpa Kagyu fans. even though, it may be of serious curiosity to a much wider viewers since it exhibits how the Kagyus convey the last word, non-dual view and it additionally indicates how the perform of tantra is the final word method of the Buddha’s instructing. for my part, i locate this a tough publication to summarize since it has such a lot of differing threads, all of that are of interest.
The e-book includes translations of the subsequent texts:
“Chariot of Establishment”, Treasure Trove of a brain Absorbed within the Profound which means
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The Gelugpa followers would like to say that Nagarjuna really has the view. However, Gyalwang J e has just pointed out that Nagarjuna and Asanga both have it and that right there fits with the Kadampa way of teaching upon which the Gelugpa tradition is founded. Specifically, Nagarjuna championed the use of logic and Asanga championed the yogic approach of contacting the inner, subtle GUIDE TO THE MEANING OF TEACHING ONE xlix mind of enlightenment. The Kagyus do not disagree with the former; it is a valid approach.
Gyalwang ] e and many other great masters of schools other than the established church have taken the same approach when writing about their own view. They wish to present the view of their school but find the1nselves constantly having to deal with voices who are attempting to drag them down. Unlike those voices, they have no interest in or need to abolish those other schools-they have the Buddhist approach of live and let live. However, they do on occasion, as I have just done, use the very logical methods favoured by their detractors to point out the absurdity of their detractor's position.
I have reflected this style as closely as possible by dividing the English into chapters where each one is a new teaching and where each chapter simply begins with the same words as in the Tibetan-"Gyalwang ] e said . . " The Tibetan text contains no table of contents, summaries, or enumerations of teachings; it is just a continuous flow of teachings that are marked off with the above words. However, to make it easier for the reader, I have added a number to each teaching and put a short summary of each teaching into the table of contents.
A Juggernaut of the Non-Dual View by Tony Duff