Advice from the Lotus-born: A Collection of Padmasambhava's Advice to the Dakini Yeshe Tsogyal and Other Close Disciples from the Terma Treasure Revelations of Nyang Ral Nyima Özer, Guru Chöwang, Pema Ledrel Tsal, Sangye Lingpa, Rigdzin Gódem, & Chokgyur Lingpa, Volume 1

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Rangjung Yeshe Publications, 1994 - Philosophy - 208 pages
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" Don’t mistake mere words to be the meaning of the teachings. Mingle the practice with your own being and attain liberation from samsara right now.”
Padmasambhava

Padmasambhava is the primary master of Vajrayana, the teachings for our time. Out of his great compassion and wisdom, he instructed his main disciple Yeshe Tsogyal to conceal terma treasures to be revealed at the destined time for future practitioners. The profundity of this advice is meant to be personally applied by all individuals in all circumstances. It is a classic work, which contains valid truth for anyone who sincerely wants to follow a spiritual path.

"The chief compiler of Padmasambhava’s teachings was Yeshe Tsogyal, an emanation of a female Buddha. There may be some people who believe that only men can attain enlightenment, but her life is proof to the opposite. The awakened state of mind is neither male or female.”
Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, from Introductory Teachings


 

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This book contains powerful instructions by The Master of Vajrayana. Most of the texts are rather advanced. Few - very advanced. Many are extremely inspiring, many are instructions that clarify essential things, some of them i never learned before.
As an old practitioner, i found this work priceless
 

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Contents

Foreword
9
THE JEWEL SPIKE TESTAMENT
25
ADVICE TO TRISONG DEUTSENI
34
No CONFLICT BETWEEN THE LESSER AND GREATER VEHICLES
41
THE TREASURY OF PRECIOUS JEWELS TO DISPEL HINDRANCES
68
ADVICE ON How TO PRACTICE THE DHARMA CORRECTLYI
99
THE WISHFULFILLING GEM OF DEDICATION
117
THE ASPIRATION OF THE VAJRADHATU MANDALA
148
Sources
154
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Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche (1921--1996) was among Tibetan Buddhism's greatest 20th-century masters. Adeu Rinpoche lives at the Tsechu Monastery in Tibet. Erik Pema Kunsang is a highly regarded translator. He and his wife Marcia Schmidt own Rangjung Yeshe Publications and live in Mendocino, CA. Tara Bennett Goleman is the author of the bestselling "Emotional Alchemy "and lives in MA.

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