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By Padmasambhava, Jamgon Mipham, The Padmakara Translation Group

A center textual content of the Nyingma culture of Tibetan Buddhism, awarded in English for the 1st time, with observation through Jamgön Mipham, one of many Nyingma tradition's such a lot lucid and amazing minds.

A concise observation via the eighth-century Indian Buddhist grasp Padmasambhava on a bankruptcy from the Guhyagarbha Tantra, which supplies an summary of the various Buddhist and non-Buddhist philosophical perspectives, together with the nice Perfection (Dzogchen), with an explicative statement through the nineteenth-century pupil Jamgön Mipham (1846-1912). Padmasambhava's textual content is a center textual content of the Nyingma culture since it offers the foundation for the approach of 9 cars (three sutra autos and 6 tantra cars) that consequently turned the accredited means of classifying the several Buddhist paths within the Nyingma culture. Mipham's remark is the single most ordinarily used to clarify Padmasambhava's instructing. Mipham is celebrated for his prolific, lucid, and unique writings on many matters, together with technological know-how, drugs, and philosophy, as well as Tibetan Buddhist perform and concept.

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The level of the Great Wheel of Collections of Syllables is spontaneously entered. Beings with the sharpest faculties have understood that primordial enlightenment means that they have been enlightened from the very beginning, and they progress powerfully on the path. Their actions are not the actions of ordinary beings. However much ordinary people may hear and reflect on this, they will not gain confidence in its truth and profundity. Since it is difficult to have confidence and to understand it with their ordinary minds and they do not recognize how true and profound it is, they judge by their own experience and think it is the same for everyone.

The four kinds of consciousnesses are, by nature, four bodhisattvas, and their four objects are, by nature, four beautiful goddesses. The four sense powers are, by nature, four bodhisattvas, and the four times are, by nature, four offering goddesses. The organ of physical sensation, its related consciousness, its object, and the bodhicitta that arises from them are, by nature, four male wrathful deities. The four extreme views of eternalism, nihilism, and the rest are the four female wrathful deities.

This is the understanding that from the expanse of space, the Great Mother, space itself appears in the form of the four great mothers—earth, water, fire, and wind—and that they are, from the beginning, the mothers that perform all activities. “Great accomplishment” refers to the interconnection of skillful means and wisdom. From the primordial union of the wisdoms of the five great mothers and the five aggregates (the fathers of all the buddhas appearing without expectancy from the emptiness-space of the mother), bodhicitta manifests in the form of the male and female bodhisattvas.

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