By The Venerable Thrangu Rinpoche Geshe Lharampa, John Rockwell
The 3rd Karmapa, Rangjung Dorje wrote a in most cases recited vajra music or doha expressing his knowing of Mahamudra meditation and the trail which ends up in it. This religious music contains 25 verses and during this e-book is a translation of the verses in addition to a verse-by-verse observation by way of Thrangu Rinpoche. If one wishes a great evaluation of the profound approach to Mahamudra meditation, this booklet is a superb position to begin.
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It is the highest of the nine yanas according to the Nyingma tradition. emptiness (Skt. shunyata, Tib. tong pa nyi) Also translated as voidness. ” - 31 - An Aspirational Prayer for Mahamudra eternalism (Tib. tak ta) A belief that one’s self has concrete existence and is eternal. Great Madhyamaka This is another term for mahamudra. Great Perfection This is another term of dzogchen. ground, path, and fruition This is a logical method for describing something used in many Buddhist works. First one describes the beginning causal conditions (ground), then the coming together of these causes towards some goal (path), and finally the result (fruition).
We might think that some external problem brings about our suffering. However, even if we get rid of this problem, there is still suffering. The ultimate root of our suffering is that we have not realized the true nature of mind. When we wander in samsara and experience suffering, the suffering has no end. ” It occurs again and again. For example, we may think that you will suffer from not having money, so we work hard and accumulate a lot of wealth. However, the nature of suffering remains just the same.
We need to arouse great compassion because others do not need to experience suffering. If they meditate on the true nature of mind and mahamudra, they can be free of their suffering. The essence of mind is enlightenment. Sentient beings do not need to suffer, but they have not realized this essence of mind. They have not been able to enter the path. Therefore, “may unbearable compassion arise in our being” means any sentient being, even if they are powerful and rich, is an object of compassion.