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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

March 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
₹825.00