The Words of My Perfect Teacher: A Complete Translation of a Classic Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism

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A favorite of Tibetans and recommended by the Dalai Lama and other senior Buddhist teachers, this practical guide to inner transformation introduces the fundamental spiritual practices common to all Tibetan Buddhist traditions.
 

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Mirror wisdom means equanimity thoughts before it are like avici when it breaks thinking that is oneself; like a monkey falling into it over and over again. Name and form is one link freely given and yet staying there is no different than swallowing a hot iron ball and then spitting it out at another and then waiting like a cat at a mouse hole to see if it gets stuck in their mouth instead of one's own by listening... then in delusional running off as if one has escaped their kamma of speech.
This book paints an accurate picture and makes a for a better dhammapada in those prone to intelligence or basically stuck in the infinite sphere of consciousness, instead of letting go and experiencing the four arupa jhanas that see no value in faith. Eventually; the truth occurs and faith becomes the dumbest word ever uttered.
Ahimsa is the key to meditating for what get called the "higher" classes of beings... life is life and well the millions of forms in and on body don't want to die or leave it. So was it truly a self or just one fight after another of that life inside and outside of it playing king of the hill? It's a good meditation for that bottom of the heart area spoken of.
This is a book worth reading and I suggest it of course name after name distinction after distinction... clean up the mirrors broken pieces monkey don't know monkey and if monkey does know monkey it's only human.
 

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I got this book as an award for havinng scored the 2nd highest percentage among all the CST schools. I was amazed by the Patrul rinpoche's work and really moved by what he has written. It not easy to attain Nirvana but having read this book has really worked on how to control one's emotions, how to deal and take things calmly...in short all m tamed by this book. I keep reading again n again and Patrul rinpoche himself does that though he himself is d writer.
Thank you so much and i consider this book as one of the must read book by a budhist.
Regards,
Kunsang Paldon
 

Contents

PROLOGUE
3
Chapter
7
Conduct
10
AN EXPLANATION OF
19
APPROACHES TO TAKING REFUGE
20
J THE EIGHT INTRUSIVE CIRCUMSTANCES
30
Chapter
39
OTHER EXAMPLES OF IMPERMANENCE
45
Chapter
195
Meditation on compassion
201
Meditation on sympathetic joy
213
Classification according to the nature of bodhicitta
219
Meditating and reciting on the teacher as Vajrasattva
263
Chapter Four
283
Chapter Five
297
The variegated feast for the guests above
301

THE UNCERTAINTY OF THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH
53
Chapter Three
61
The pretas
72
The human realm
78
The asuras
92
Chapter Four
101
The effects of the ten negative actions
112
THE ALLDETERMINING QUALITY OF ACTIONS
118
Chapter Five
133
FOLLOWING THE TEACHER
143
EMULATING THE TEACHERS REALIZATION
149
Motivation
176
PRECEPTS AND BENEFITS OF TAKING REFUGE
182
Chapter
309
Praying with resolute trust
328
PROPAGATION OF THE ESSENCETEACHING IN TIBET
341
Chapter
351
Training for transference
357
CONCLUSION
367
Postface by Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye
376
Glossary
403
Bibliography
443
Index
450
Padmakara Translation Group 458
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