ISBN 9788170368120,Words of My Perfect Teacher: A Complete Translation of a Classic Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism

Words of My Perfect Teacher: A Complete Translation of a Classic Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism

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ISBN 9788170368120
Publisher

Sage Publications

Publication Year 1999
ISBN-13

ISBN 9788170368120

ISBN-10 817036812X
Binding

Paperback

Number of Pages 500 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

Buddhism

A favourite of Tibetans and recommended by the Dalai Lama and other senior Buddhist teachers, this practical guide to inner transformation introduces the fundamental spiritual practices common to all Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Words of My Perfect Teacher is the classical commentary on the preliminary practices of the Longchen Nyingtin--one of the best-known cycles of teachings and a spiritual treasure of the Nyingmapa school--the oldest Tibetan Buddhist tradition.

Table of Contents
Foreword by the DALAI LAMA
Foreword by DILGO KHYENTSE RINPOCHE
Preface
Introduction
A Brief Historical Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism
Prologue
I. THE ORDINARY OR EXTERNAL PRELIMINARIES: The Difficulty of Finding the Freedoms and Advantages
The Impermanence of Life
The Defects of Samsara
Actions: The Principle of Cause and Effect
The Benefits of Liberation
How to Follow a Spiritual Friend
II. THE EXTRAORDINARY OR INTERNAL PRELIMINARIES: Taking Refuge, Foundation Stone of all Paths
Arousing Bodhicitta, the Root of the Great Vehicle
Meditating and Reciting on the Teacher as Vajrasattva to Cleanse all Obscurations
Offering the Mandala to Accumulate Merit and Wisdom
The Kusali`s Accumulation: Destroying the Four Demons at a Single Stroke
Guru Yoga, Entrance-way for Blessings, the Ultimate Method for Arousing the Wisdom of Realization
III. THE SWIFT PATH OF TRANSFERENCE: Transference of Consciousness, the Instructions for the Dying: Buddhahood without Meditation
Conclusion
Postface by JAMGON KONGTRUL LODRO THAYE
Glossary
Bibliography
Index
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