By Tony Duff
This can be a notable ebook with many fascinating subject matters. It offers a translation of the textual content entitled “Chariot of Establishment”, Treasure Trove of a brain Absorbed within the Profound which means by way of the second one Drukchen [1428-1476 C.E.] or chief of the Drukpa Kagyu college of Tibetan Buddhism. first of all, it's 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 varied oral teachings given by way of the second one Drukchen. The compiler, an attendant, tells us that the lessons integrated have been chosen simply because they determine the final word, non-dual view of the Kagyu culture because it is gifted by means of the Drukpa Kagyu. The textual content starts with an extended instructing at the view of the Kagyu as a rule, making it of curiosity to all Kagyu fans. a big function of this educating is that it truly indicates the opposite vacancy strategy that is on the root of the Kagyu view, although does so in response to the earliest teachings of the Kagyu lineage during which the identify “Other vacancy” isn't really 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 no utilizing the identify “Other Emptiness”.
The textual content keeps to a moment lengthy educating during which the second one Drukchen smartly establishes the view of the tantras as non-dual knowledge visible in direct notion. In doing so, he cleanly chops the Tibetan Buddhist faculties who're notorious for insisting that the vacancy of the second one turning of the wheel of the sutra educating is the utltimate non-dual view. this can be a attention-grabbing bankruptcy since it exhibits a good judgment to constructing the view which has hardly been visible within the West so far. it is going to definitely provide lecturers who've notion that the vacancy of the center means is the last word presentation of the view anything to imagine about.
The textual content then provides many smaller teachings at the view, consistently just about the non-dual view of Kalachakra because the final technique to identify the view. therefore, the publication additionally comprises many teachings on tantra usually in addition to many fascinating 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 process. One bankruptcy has a desirable presentation which exhibits the that means of Kalachakra; it exhibits that the ordinary 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 truly is offered within the a number of Kagyu faculties, and extra might be of significant support to readers of all degrees. A moment bankruptcy via the writer is devoted to clarifying the which means of the 1st and biggest bankruptcy at the view.
Obviously, the e-book can be of serious curiosity to Drukpa Kagyu fans. besides the fact that, it may be of significant curiosity to a much broader viewers since it exhibits how the Kagyus exhibit the final word, non-dual view and it additionally indicates how the perform of tantra is the last word method of the Buddha’s instructing. for my part, i locate this a tricky ebook to summarize since it has such a lot of differing threads, all of that are of interest.
The publication comprises translations of the subsequent texts:
“Chariot of Establishment”, Treasure Trove of a brain Absorbed within the Profound which means
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He explains: scripture and reasoning; 14 For conceived effort, see the glossary. NJl\fG OF TEACHING ONE lix causal vehicle versus fruition vehicle; the two types of accumulation; the two types of lineage; and the terminology applicable to all of the differences that he has explained of common and special, general and hidden, or temporary and ultimate. Thus the basic view of the Kagyu has been set out in the first teach ing of the text. This teaching covers so many of the important issues concerning the view that a whole book could be written to explain it.
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. If the text is hard to read in some places it is because the Tibetan is also difficult. It is a text about the view after all and not a simple one; it uses complex statements that often depend on the audience having considerable prior knowledge of the subject.
Either that or you might find that your attach ment to your own view was a problem. aparamita, which is the epitome of the teaching of the view of the second turning of the wheel, is being stated as incorrect. To the contrary, this presentation, within itself, is accepted as being the highest possible presentation of reality possible using the methods involved of logical analysis. The Kagyus are not arguing that there is something wrong with Nagarjuna's presentation of reality in texts GUIDE TO THE MEANING OF TEACHING ONE lv like the Root Prajiiii or in the Buddha's Prajfiaparamita sutras.
A Juggernaut of the Non-Dual View by Tony Duff