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Words of My Perfect Teacher
A Complete Translation of a Classic Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism

Revised and Updated Edition

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Sociology | Sociology of Religion

© 1999 | 500 pages | SAGE Vistaar
A favourite of Tibetans and recommended by the Dalai Lama and other senior Buddhist teachers, this practical guide to inner transformation introduces the fundamental spiritual practices common to all Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Words of My Perfect Teacher is the classical commentary on the preliminary practices of the Longchen Nyingtin—one of the best-known cycles of teachings and a spiritual treasure of the Nyingmapa school—the oldest Tibetan Buddhist tradition.
Foreword DALAI LAMA
Foreword DILGO KHYENTSE RINPOCHE
Preface  
Introduction  
A Brief Historical Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism  
Prologue  
 
I. THE ORDINARY OR EXTERNAL PRELIMINARIES
The Difficulty of Finding the Freedoms and Advantages  
The Impermanence of Life  
The Defects of Samsara  
Actions: The Principle of Cause and Effect  
The Benefits of Liberation  
How to Follow a Spiritual Friend  
 
II. THE EXTRAORDINARY OR INTERNAL PRELIMINARIES
Taking Refuge, Foundation Stone of all Paths  
Arousing Bodhicitta, the Root of the Great Vehicle  
Meditating and Reciting on the Teacher as Vajrasattva to Cleanse all Obscurations  
Offering the Mandala to Accumulate Merit and Wisdom  
The Kusali`s Accumulation: Destroying the Four Demons at a Single Stroke  
Guru Yoga, Entrance-way for Blessings, the Ultimate Method for Arousing the Wisdom of Realization  
 
III. THE SWIFT PATH OF TRANSFERENCE
Transference of Consciousness, the Instructions for the Dying: Buddhahood without Meditation  
Conclusion  
Postface by JAMGON KONGTRUL LODRO THAYE  
Glossary  
Bibliography  
Index  

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ISBN: 9788170368120
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