Author: Patrul RinpocheDilgo Khyentse/Foreword/Introductio: The Dalai LamaPublisher: Shechen PublicationsYear: 2004Language: multilingualPages: 260ISBN/UPC (if available): 8174720332
In this book, two great Tibetan Buddhist masters of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries challenge us to critically examine our materialistic preoccupations and think carefully about how we want to spend the rest of our lives. At the same time, they provide practical guidance in following the Buddhist path, starting from the most basic motivation and culminating in the direct experience of reality bey9nhd the reach of conceptual mind.The root text is a masterful teaching in verse written in the nineteenth century by Patrul Rinpoche, one of the outstanding teachers of his day. In the accompanying commentary, Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche (1910-1991)-lineage holder of the Nyingma tradition, and one of the great expounders of the Dharma of our times-expands upon the text with his characteristic compassion and uncompromising thoroughness. Patrul Rinpoche’s fresh and piercing verses combined with Khyentse Rinpoche’s down-to-earth comments make a concise whole that is unusually complete in its scope.
Foreword by the Dalai LameTranslators’ PrefaceTranslators’ AcknowledgmentsINTRODUCTIONThe Right Motivation for Receiving and Studying the Teachings How to Study These TeachingsWhat These Teachings ContainOPENING VERSESThe HomageThe Author’s Motive in Writing This TextPART ONE. THE SHORCOMINGS OF OUR DECADENT AGEPART TWO. THE VIEW, MEDITATION, AND ACTION OF THE MAHAYANAThe Three PathsTHE PATH OF THE SUTRASTaking Refuge The Thought of EnlightenmentPurification OfferingGuru YogaTHE PATHE OF THE TANTRASEmpowermentPure perceptionThe development Stage Vajra Body Vajra Speech Vajra Mind PostmeditationThe Completion Stage The Nature of Mind The Four Yogas One-Pointedness Simplicity One Taste NonmeditationTransformation of the Senses, Emotions, and Aggregates The Six Sense Objects Forms Sounds Smells Flavors Sensation Mind The Five Emotions Hatred Pride Desire Jealousy Ignorance The Five Aggregates Form Feeling Appraisal Impulse ConsciousnessThe Four Essential Points Related to Body, Speech, Mind, and Dharmakaya Body Speech Mind DharmakayaConclusion of the Second DiscoursePART THREE. DETERMINATION TO BE FREE FROM SAMSARA Leaving Samsaric Activity Behind Actions Speaking Moving Around Eating Thinking Possessions Sleeping The Urgent Need to Practice Mastering the MindCONCLUDING VERSES DEDICATION OF MERIT EPILOGUEThe Root Text in Tibetan and EnglishNotesBibliographyAbout Patrul RinpocheAbout H.H. Dilgo Khyentse RinpocheIndex