By Traktung Dudjom Lingpa
Own memoirs aren't unusual in Tibetan Buddhism, yet A transparent reflect offers an strange edition: 3 degrees of religious teachings, conveying outer, internal, and sophisticated elements of knowledge, that provide readers complete entry to the wealthy lifetime of one among Vajrayana Buddhism’s most beneficial figures. Dudjom Lingpa (1835–1904) used to be a Tibetan visionary and nice Perfection grasp, or tertön, a revealer of non secular treasures referred to as terma hidden within the Earth and within the minds of disciples. Dujdom Lingpa is well known 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 bought and stocks during this publication.
A transparent reflect reveals what excessive lamas regard as so much sacred and intimate: religious evolution through the lens of an innermost visionary lifestyles. Lingpa recounts each one step of his personal enlightenment process—from studying easy methods to meditate to the top tantric practices—as he skilled them. A transparent replicate is a religious experience that still accommodates daily meditation suggestion, designed for the lay reader in addition to the extra pro practitioner, during this evocative unique translation.
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