By Traktung Dudjom Lingpa
Own memoirs will not be unusual in Tibetan Buddhism, yet A transparent replicate offers an strange edition: 3 degrees of religious teachings, conveying outer, internal, and sophisticated points of knowledge, that provide readers complete entry to the wealthy lifetime of considered one of Vajrayana Buddhism’s most beneficial figures. Dudjom Lingpa (1835–1904) was once a Tibetan visionary and nice Perfection grasp, or tertön, a revealer of non secular treasures known as terma hidden within the Earth and within the minds of disciples. Dujdom Lingpa is popular for his revelations on “refining perception” or Nang Jang, and, via dream yoga, trance, and visions, for transmitting the “mindstream” of a couple of enlightened non secular beings, akin to Sri Singha, Saraha, Vajradhara, and Manjushri, whose knowledge he acquired and stocks during this e-book.
A transparent replicate reveals what excessive lamas regard as such a lot sacred and intimate: non secular evolution through the lens of an innermost visionary lifestyles. Lingpa recounts every one step of his personal enlightenment process—from studying how one can meditate to the top tantric practices—as he skilled them. A transparent reflect is a non secular experience that still comprises daily meditation suggestion, designed for the lay reader in addition to the extra professional practitioner, during this evocative unique translation.
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