New PDF release: A Clear Mirror: The Visionary Autobiography of a Tibetan

By Traktung Dudjom Lingpa

ISBN-10: 9627341673

ISBN-13: 9789627341673

Own memoirs aren't unusual in Tibetan Buddhism, yet A transparent reflect offers an strange edition: 3 degrees of non secular teachings, conveying outer, internal, and refined points of knowledge, that supply readers complete entry to the wealthy lifetime of considered one of Vajrayana Buddhism’s most dear figures. Dudjom Lingpa (1835–1904) used to be a Tibetan visionary and nice Perfection grasp, or tertön, a revealer of religious treasures referred to 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, resembling Sri Singha, Saraha, Vajradhara, and Manjushri, whose knowledge he got and stocks during this e-book.

A transparent reflect
reveals what excessive lamas regard as so much sacred and intimate: non secular evolution through the lens of an innermost visionary existence. Lingpa recounts every one step of his personal enlightenment process—from studying find out how to meditate to the top tantric practices—as he skilled them. A transparent replicate is a non secular event that still comprises daily meditation recommendation, designed for the lay reader in addition to the extra professional practitioner, during this evocative unique translation.

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