A Juggernaut of the Non-Dual View by Tony Duff

By Tony Duff

It is a extraordinary publication with many attention-grabbing topics. It provides a translation of the textual content entitled “Chariot of Establishment”, Treasure Trove of a brain Absorbed within the Profound which means by way of the second one Drukchen [1428-1476 C.E.] or chief of the Drukpa Kagyu university of Tibetan Buddhism. to start with, it really is of curiosity just because it's the first significant textual content of Drukpa Kagyu teachings to were translated into English.

The textual content is a compilation of over sixty diverse oral teachings given by means of the second one Drukchen. The compiler, an attendant, tells us that the lessons incorporated have been chosen simply because they identify the final word, non-dual view of the Kagyu culture because it is gifted through the Drukpa Kagyu. The textual content starts off with a protracted instructing at the view of the Kagyu commonly, making it of curiosity to all Kagyu fans. an immense function of this instructing is that it truly indicates the opposite vacancy procedure that's on the root of the Kagyu view, even though does so based on the earliest teachings of the Kagyu lineage within which the identify “Other vacancy” isn't really pointed out. via it, we see how different vacancy used to be taught initially within the Kagyu and we see how the Drukpa Kagyu specifically offers the opposite vacancy view of the Kagyu with out utilizing the identify “Other Emptiness”.

The textual content keeps to a moment lengthy instructing within which the second one Drukchen smartly establishes the view of the tantras as non-dual knowledge obvious in direct conception. In doing so, he cleanly chops the Tibetan Buddhist colleges who're notorious for insisting that the vacancy of the second one turning of the wheel of the sutra educating is the utltimate non-dual view. this can be a interesting bankruptcy since it exhibits a good judgment to developing the view which has not often been obvious within the West up to now. it's going to definitely provide lecturers who've proposal that the vacancy of the center method is the final word presentation of the view whatever to imagine about.

The textual content then offers many smaller teachings at the view, consistently near to the non-dual view of Kalachakra because the final technique to determine the view. therefore, the booklet additionally comprises many teachings on tantra in most cases in addition to many attention-grabbing issues from the Kalachakra. for example, there are transparent motives of mom, father, and non-dual tantra and the way every one calls for a special procedure. One bankruptcy has a desirable presentation which exhibits the which means of Kalachakra; it exhibits that the standard translation of Kalachakra as “Wheel of Time” is mistaken.

A lengthy creation through the writer, giving a historical past of the lineage, a consultant to the opposite vacancy view and the way it truly is awarded within the numerous Kagyu faculties, and extra may be of significant aid to readers of all degrees. A moment bankruptcy via the writer is devoted to clarifying the which means of the 1st and biggest bankruptcy at the view.

Obviously, the e-book may be of significant curiosity to Drukpa Kagyu fans. even though, it's going to be of significant curiosity to a much broader viewers since it indicates how the Kagyus convey the last word, non-dual view and it additionally exhibits how the perform of tantra is the final word method of the Buddha’s instructing. individually, i locate this a tough ebook to summarize since it has such a lot of differing threads, all of that are of interest.

The booklet comprises translations of the next texts:

“Chariot of Establishment”, Treasure Trove of a brain Absorbed within the Profound that means

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In other words, in the first set of teachings one would aspire to and attain liberation solely for oneself. In the second level of the teachings one would aspire to becoming a buddha in order to extricate oneself from unsatisfactoriness but equally so that one would have the means and intent to extract all other sentient beings from their unsatisfactoriness. These teach­ ings were more profound because the reality talked about in that turning was a much deeper presentation of reality than in the first turning.

He was taught by Marpa who taught him according to the Indian tradition of the Kagyu. Thus, Gyalwang J e points out that this approach of Milarepa comes from two different songs An Authentic Expression of the Middle Way and Ultimate View, Meditation, Conduct, and Fruition. These two songs are particular famous within the Kagyu for their complete and excellent presentation of the Kagyu view. B ecause of that, the GUIDE TO THE MEANING OF TEACHING ONE li Authentic Expression song is frequently used as a basis for teaching the entire Kagyu view.

Thus, he shows that all of existence both enlightened and un-enlightened is contained in the one, all-encom­ passing sphere of reality. This is the perspective of the tantras in general though it is made explicitly clear in the non-dual tantras alone. XXXVll xxxvi ii A JUGGERNAUT OF THE NON-DUAL VIEW The teaching starts by setting out the ground. He says, The root in every one of the profound-and-vast . . has this one approach or journey. This is saying that the root in all of the Great Vehicles-both the conventional vehicle of the bodhisatvas7 and the non-dual vajra vehicle-whether you look at their textual or ultimate approaches, is one of being seated in the reality which is the nature of all phenomena, called "superfactual enlightenment mind" 8 in the conventional Great Vehicle and "great-bliss co-emergent wisdom" in the Vajra Vehicle.

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