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Freeing Yourself from the Cycle
Freeing Yourself from the Cycle

Freeing Yourself from the Cycle

by Geshe Palden Drakpa

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Language

English

Publisher

Library of Tibetan Works & Archives

ISBN

9789380359922 - Year: 2013 - Pages: 93

Binding

Paperback

Geshe Palden Drakpa
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Author: Geshe Palden Drakpa
Publisher: Library of Tibetan Works & Archives
Year: 2013
Language: English
Pages: 93
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9789380359922

Description

Freeing Yourself from the Cycle is a compilation of Geshe Palden Drakpa’s four essays on Buddhist philosophy and practice. The first two essays are on Buddhist philosophy and the rest are on Buddhist practice.

Dependent origination is the foundation of Buddhist philosophy and the theory is relevant to every aspect of existence, including that of our own. The essays on Buddhist philosophy also include an analysis of what creates sentient beings and the environments in which they live, and what protects sentient beings from different dangers.

The remaining essays are on Buddhist practices of generating love and compassion for the benefit of others, engaging in virtuous practices for the benefit of all, and undertaking ritual practices such as offering prostrations and seeking audience of spiritual masters to cleanse oneself of the cognitive and afflictive obscurations.

These explanatory essays are intended for those who are new to Buddhist philosophy and who may doubt the benefits one can gain from simple practices such as circumambulation, offering water and lighting lamps.

Contents

Contents

Preface
Translator’s Note
A Short Biography of Geshe Palden Drakpa

A Lamp Illuminating the Difference between the Concept of ‘the Creator’ and the Concept of ‘the Protector’

Prologue
The Creator
The Protector
Conclusion

An Interpretation of the Wheel of Cyclic Existence

Prologue
Origin of the Wheel of Cyclic Existence
Details of the Wheel of Cyclic Existence
Representing the Aspects of Cyclic Existence
The Innermost Circle
The Second Innermost Circle
The Third Circle
Gods and demigods
Humans
Hell beings
Hungry ghosts
Animals
The Outer Circle
Ignorance
Mental formations
Consciousness
Name-and-form
Sense bases
Contact
Sensation
Craving
Attachment
Existence
Birth
Ageing and death
The Demon Holding the Wheel
Details of the Part that Represents Passing Beyond Suffering, the Peace
The Moon as representing passing beyond suffering or the truth of cessation
The meaning of the two verses
Summary

Love and Compassion: the Foundation of the Ultimate Peace

Prologue
The Nature of Great Compassion
Types of Great Compassion
The Causes Leading to Generation of Great Compassion
The Intensity of Great Compassion
Proving the Possibility of Generating Great Compassion
Meditating on Great Compassion
The Stages of Making Generation of Great Compassion a Habit

A Lamp Illuminating Engagement in Virtuous Practices and Abandonment of Non-virtuous Actions

Prologue
Identifying the Ten Non-virtuous Actions and the Ten Virtuous Practices
The Results of Engaging in the Virtuous Practices and indulging in the Non- virtuous Actions
Ripened results
Results that correspond to their cause
Dominating results
Gaining Certainty in the Law of Cause and Effect
Confession of the Non- virtuous Actions by Means of the Four Power
Preventing Anger and Practicing Forbearance
Summary

Fulfilling the Wishes of the Learned: Answers to Questions on How to Perform Practices such as Offering Prostrations, Circumambulation and Making Offerings

Prologue
Offering Prostration
Circumambulation
MANI-wheel (Prayer Wheel)
Offering Water
Offering Lamps
Offering incense
Seeking Audience
Conclusion

Dedicatory Prayers

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