By Khenpo Ngawang Pelzang, Padmakara Translation Group
This advisor offers readers with crucial historical past details for learning and practising with Patrul Rinpoche's Words of My ideal instructor— the textual content that has, for greater than a century, served because the trustworthy sourcebook to the religious practices universal to the entire significant faculties of Tibetan Buddhism. by means of supplying chapter-by-chapter remark in this popular paintings, Khenpo Pelzang presents a clean viewpoint at the position of the trainer; the phases of the trail; the view of the 3 Jewels; Madhyamika, the foundation of transcendent knowledge; and masses extra.
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Fourth, the Secret Mantrayana is superior because the individuals who practice it have extremely sharp faculties. It is superior in general because these individuals possess the five powers; in particular these extremely sharp individuals have the power of the wisdom that is able to realize the profound view of the Secret Mantra Vajrayana, and the power of confidence, having no fear of living as outcasts . • THE FIVE PERFECTIONS Whenever we study or practice this Secret Mantra Vajrayana, it is essential to keep in mind the five perfections.
The subject of the Tripi taka is the path of the superior threefold training, which is the Dharma of realization. As to why this "path of superior training" is superior: non-Buddhist traditions have their own meditative concentrations and include ascetic practices in which one acts like a dog or an ox, but it is not possible to attain liberation and omniscience6 by such paths. Through the Buddha's path of the superior training, Buddhists do attain the stare of liberation and omniscience, which is why it is called the superior training.
He did not say: Change the appearance of your body and speech. That is the Buddha's teaching. This is why we read in the sutras: When the mind is pure, the body will be pure; But purifying the body will not purify the mind. Accordingly, since people go to monks for spiritual protection and often summon them to help the dead, monks should cure the sickness in their own minds. That which cures the mind's sickness, the disease of karma and negative emotions, is the sacred Dharma. Of the ten things that are called "dharma," this is the "sacred Dharma," or Dharma that is qualified as sacred.
A Guide to the Words of My Perfect Teacher by Khenpo Ngawang Pelzang, Padmakara Translation Group