The Nature of Mind
“If one doesn't understand the actual nature of appearances, then one is going to continue in samsara. If one does realize the nature of appearances, then one knows them to be the dharmakaya and there isn't any need to look for any other philosophical view. If one doesn't know how to rest the mind in meditation, then one has to meditate on the mind. The mind has three characteristics, which are luminosity, awareness, and emptiness. Luminosity means that there is an unbroken continuum of the mind. Awareness means one knows exactly what it is that one is doing. Emptiness means the mind has no true, solid reality. If one doesn't understand these three characteristics, then many different thoughts will arise. However, if one is able to rest in a natural, uncontrived state then this is the sambhogakaya. As for conduct, one should just deal with whatever occurs and be totally natural without any fixed plan or system. This is called naturally appearing and naturally liberating conduct.”
-- A Doha of Rechungpa from Rechungpa: A Biography of Milarepa's Disciple
Los 6 consejos de Tilopa apuntan en forma concisa al descubrimiento de la naturaleza de la mente, sentando las bases para la doctrina de Mahamudra (gran sello). Simples, precisos y de incalculable valor hasta el día de hoy: "DEJA IR LO QUE YA PASO
DEJA IR LO QUE ESTE ESTÉ POR VENIR
DEJA IR LO QUE ESTE SUCEDIENDO
NO INTERPRETES NADA
NO TRATES DE HACER QUE ALGO SUCEDA
DESCANSA Y RELAJATE AHORA"
We are honored to be hosting Lama Glenn Mullin on Saturday January 20, 2018 for Empowerment’s and teachings on the Three Wrathful’s also known as the Three Healers (Nyenpo Lha Sum Tib.) Vajrapani, Hayagriva, and Garuda.
2-4:30 Teachings on Five Point Mahamudra
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Community Unitarian Universalist Church, 403 West Street. New Smyrna Beach FL.
Lama Glenn H. Mullin is a Tibetologist, Buddhist writer, translator of classical Tibetan literature, and teacher of Tantric Buddhist meditation. He divides his time between writing, teaching, meditating, and leading tour groups to the power places of Nepal and Tibet.
Glenn lived in the Indian Himalayas between 1972 and 1984, where he studied philosophy, literature, meditation, yoga, and the enlightenment culture under thirty-five of the greatest living masters of the four schools of Tibetan Buddhism. His two principal tantric gurus were the late great masters Kyabje Ling Dorjechang and Kyabje Trijang Dorjechang, who were best known as Yongdzin Che Chung, the two main gurus of the present Dalai Lama. The list of Glenn’s other teachers and initiation masters includes the Dalai Lama, Sakya Trizin Rinpoche, Kalu Rinpoche, Ngakpa Yeshe Dorje Rinpoche, Tai Situ Rinpoche, Lama Thubten Yeshe, and Lama Zopa Rinpoche
Tilopa was born into the priestly caste – according to some sources, a royal family – but he adopted the monastic life upon receiving orders from a dakini (female buddha whose activity is to inspire practitioners) who told him to adopt a mendicant and itinerantexistence. From the beginning, she made it clear to Tilopa that his real parents were not the persons who had raised him, but instead were primordial wisdom and universal voidness. Advised by the dakini, Tilopa gradually took up a monk's life, taking the monastic vows and becoming an erudite scholar. The frequent visits of his dakini teacher continued to guide his spiritual path and close the gap to enlightenment.
He began to travel throughout India, receiving teachings from many gurus:
from Saryapa he learned of inner heat(Sanskrit: caṇḍalī, Tib. tummo, inner heat);from Nagarjuna he received the radiant light(Sanskrit: prabashvara) and illusory body(Sanskrit: maya deha, Tib. gyulu) teachings (Cakrasaṃvara Tantra), Lagusamvara tantra, or Heruka Abhidharma);from Lawapa, the dream yoga;from Sukhasiddhi, the teachings on life, death, and the bardo (between life states, and consciousness transference) (phowa);from Indrabhuti, he learned of wisdom(prajña);and from Matangi, the resurrection of the dead body.
As advised by Matangi, Tilopa started to work at a brothel in Bengal for a prostitute called Dharima as her solicitor and bouncer. During the day, he was grinding sesame seeds for his living.During a meditation, he received a vision of Vajradhara and, according to legend, the entirety of mahamudra was directly transmitted to Tilopa. After having received the transmission, Tilopa embarked on a wandering existence and started to teach. He appointed Naropa, his most important student, as his successor
I study religion. The majority of scholars only accept the objective position. At Naropa, I get to explore my own subjective opinions, experiences, and contemplation. It's not like any other school of higher education. It's modeled after enlightened principles. Within all is the consciousness realized by the saints. What if more of us walked the earth with that understanding; a respect not only for oneself [that would be narcissistic] but of everyone else- symbiotically? The deamon, the ego, Satan, Mara paradoxically is our savior. Chod: feed your demons. Jung: uncover your gold. Jesus: the log in your eye. Buddha: greater than winning a thousand times a thousand battles is s/he who conquers herself. Chogyam Trungpa: enlightenment is ego's ultimate disappointment.
༄༅། །གནད་ཀྱི་གཟེར་དྲུག། - ཏི་ལོ་པ་
Six Words of Advice - Tilopa
མི་མནོ་ Don’t recall
Let go of what has passed.
Let go of what may come.
Let go of what is happening now.
Don’t try to figure anything out.
Don’t try to make anything happen.
Relax, right now, and rest. 🌹🕯🔮📿🐚⚱️🙏🏻🙏🏽🙏🏿⚱️🐚📿🔮🕯🌹 #buddhism#varjayana#tilopa
Tu já és o que pode ser, compreende isso
Tu já és a meta, compreende isso
Neste momento, teu destino está realizado
Que estás esperando?
Não acredites em passos graduais -
Dá o salto, sê corajoso 🏃🏾♀️ #Tilopa#Tantra#Osho