Clarifying the Natural State: A Principal Guidance Manual for Mahamudra

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Rangjung Yeshe Publications, 2001 - Philosophy - 199 pages
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A Buddhist Classic
A practical manual for both teacher and student alike, Clarifying the Natural State covers the path from mindfulness to complete enlightenment, simply and methodically. Presenting the profound and ultimate instructions of Mahamudra, it embodies the realization of India and Tibet's greatest masters.

The words of Dakpo Tashi Namgyal are unique. Adorned with plenty of pithy advice out of his personal experience, practitioners are greatly benefited by his instructions on how to remove hindrances and progress further. His methods for practicing Mahamudra are preeminent. This book is indispensable as it focuses exclusively on practice.
-Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche
Elevate your experience and remain wide open like the sky. Expand your mindfulness and remain pervasive like the earth. Steady your attention and remain unshakable like a mountain. Brighten your awareness and remain shining like a flame. Clear your thought free wakefulness and remain lucid like a crystal.
- Dakpo Tashi Namgyal
16th Century
 

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A manual for teachers of Mahamudra, this book is the most lucid and succinct introduction to "the great seal" of Buddhist transmission, and a perfect teaching for any qualified student who approaches it with the necessary simplicity and sustained attention. Read full review

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Contents

Introduction
9
General Preliminaries
15
Shamatha without Attributes
23
Establishing the Identity of Mind and me Various
26
Clearing Up Uncertainties About Basis
31
Steps or PointingOut Instruction
40
Special Training without Separating Meditation
53
Cutting through Hindrances Sidetracks and Straying
59
Enhancing by Transcending into Nonarising
64
Utilizing Thoughts
72
How Realization Arises ana the Enhancement
76
PART FOUR
101
Colophon
104
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