Treasury of Precious Qualities: Book Two

This e-book is a translation of the second one a part of a observation at the Treasury of beneficial Qualities, the main celebrated paintings of Jigme Lingpa (1730–1798), the most vital figures within the Nyingma lineage. In a narrow quantity of stylish verse, this root textual content (new during this revised variation) offers the total Buddhist direction in accordance with the Nyingma tuition. since it is so concise and uses problematic poetic language, the statement is essential.

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In contrast, next reputation and next knowing confer with the knowledge, specifically, the apprehending agent within the inquiry. In Asanga’s culture, the approach of 16 instants78 is drawn as much as describe how incontrovertible wisdom is accomplished within the post-meditation interval. this can be considered as a scholastic type for the sake of these vulnerable to an highbrow process. nonetheless, from the perspective of the country past all conceptual structures, as skilled in meditation, those 16 instants happen right now. The grasp Nagarjuna likewise says in his writings that the method of 16 instants is basically an analytical approach describing the destruction of misconceptions of the 4 truths. reputation is composed in a self assurance within the 4 truths that bestows a fearless assent, and during knowing their nature, one realizes them without delay. via next attractiveness, fearlessness concerning the nature of the 4 truths is acquired even in the course of post-meditation. eventually, via next realizing, an ideal wisdom of the 4 truths arises even within the post-meditation country. it truly is during this context that the department into 16 instants is made. if truth be told, besides the fact that, the moment within which one sees all phenomena as unborn and past all conceptual constructs is indivisible (into sixteen). because it is expounded within the Lankavatara-sutra: The unborn nature is the single fact, whereas “four truths” is the controversy of mere childrens. For these abiding within the essence of enlightenment no longer one is located; why converse of 4? In end, for that reason, those 16 instants are basically a schematic description of a unmarried meditative fast. g How the obscurations are eradicated at the course of meditation Turning now to the obscurations eradicated by means of meditation, it's stated that via familiarity with the perform, the antidotes to those obscurations, which in reality represent the trail of meditation itself, will progressively enhance, starting from the main basic and progressing to the main penetrating. accordingly, the obscurations will disappear within the similar order, ranging from the main gross and continuing to the main refined. As we now have stated, the obscurations eradicated via seeing are imputed misconceptions, while the obscurations eradicated via meditation are innate suggestion styles. Imputation refers back to the view of the transitory composite (the trust in “I”), the intense perspectives of eternalism, nihilism, etc. they're the conceptions imputed newly (in every one life) lower than the impact of improper theories. those who soak up a philosophical place hold those fake doctrines brazenly; nonetheless, even people who find themselves “innocent” of philosophy are however continuously susceptible to entertain such flawed perspectives. seventy nine The expression “innate suggestion styles” refers, in contrast, to the truth that the brain is already “configured” in a self-oriented means. This configuration, which thinks “I am,” is followed via hope and different afflictive proposal styles, which flip outward towards items.

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