By Traktung Dudjom Lingpa
Own memoirs usually are not unusual in Tibetan Buddhism, yet A transparent reflect offers an strange version: 3 degrees of non secular teachings, conveying outer, internal, and sophisticated features of knowledge, that provide readers complete entry to the wealthy lifetime of considered one of Vajrayana Buddhism’s most valuable figures. Dudjom Lingpa (1835–1904) used to be a Tibetan visionary and nice Perfection grasp, or tertön, a revealer of religious treasures known 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 couple of enlightened non secular beings, resembling Sri Singha, Saraha, Vajradhara, and Manjushri, whose knowledge he bought and stocks during this booklet.
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 how you can meditate to the top tantric practices—as he skilled them. A transparent replicate is a non secular event that still comprises daily meditation recommendation, designed for the lay reader in addition to the extra professional practitioner, during this evocative unique translation.
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