By Thinley Norbu
Like a spontaneous cascade of knowledge nectar, the open and common phrases of Thinley Norbu Rinpoche, easy via scholarly elaboration, move right here within the culture of the direct transmissions of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas of the earlier. via statement at the initial Practices (Ngöndrö) prayer from the treasure textual content of the good grasp Tragtung Düdjom Lingpa, insights into many principal practices emerge to be able to deepen knowing of the principles of Vajrayana Buddhism. additionally incorporated within the ebook is a statement at the Tsok Khang Dechen (Assembly Palace of significant Exaltation), the foundation textual content prayer of the second one Kyabje Düdjom Rinpoche, Jigdrel Yeshe Dorje.
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Buddhism always accepts that different doctrines occur to benefit beings according to their faculties, but Buddhism does not take the side of permanence as eternalists do. Also, Buddhism does not take the side of nothingness as nihilists do, because there are always phenomena. As much as there is inconceivable empty space, that much do appearances arise, so Buddhism never remains in a nihilist view. Buddhism explains that the nature of truth is inconceivable, beyond expressibility, so a certain time or direction cannot be made for it in a certain way.
Even though the main target of attaining fully enlightened Buddhahood is the same in different Buddhist traditions, there are different methods and different objects of prayers or visualization. The preliminary practices presented here are from the Nyingma, or Old Tradition. In the Nyingma tradition, there are two categories of teachings: kama, the tradition of oral transmission, and terma, the treasure tradition. The oral transmission tradition is an unbroken lineage from the beginning from Samantabhadra or Vajradhara up to now.
3. Published in Thimphu, Bhutan; Taipei, Taiwan; and Chengdu, China. 4. The commentary in Tibetan is tshogs khang pad ma’i rgyud mang gi don ’grel nyi ma gzhon nu’i ’od zer zhes bya ba bzhugs. The root text prayer of Tsok Khang Dechen (tshogs khang bde chen, Assembly Palace of Great Exaltation) is mkha’ ’gro’i bskang bsdus pad ma’i rgyud mang zhes bya ba bzhugs. 1 Thus it is said. Without following the tradition of philosophy, avoiding elaborations of describing many divisions and categories, this explanation is given like a cascading waterfall for the benefit of all new practitioners according to the tradition of upadesha in a way that is easily understood.
A Cascading Waterfall of Nectar by Thinley Norbu