Meditation On Insight Into The True Reality

The text covers various aspects of the meditation on insight ranging from its definition, categories, nature, role, and purpose to the doctrinal concepts of mind and reality, the interpretations, methods of investigation, the contemplative absorption, and the progressive realization of transcendental insight. The insight meditation consists of three aspects dynamic analysis, contemplative absorption, and the postabsorptive views of the illusory reality. Insight meditation basically means...

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Now, from the hands of one of Tibet's most gifted living translators, we have a great treasure, a large and profound work of incalculable value. Readers to whom meditation is not very much more than a pleasant beneficial pastime, might be daunted by its size, depth, and scholarly exposition. Those for whom correct meditation practice is of enormous importance should, at all costs, possess themselves of a copy. To them it will prove a life-long and utterly reliable guide----Just as the...

Distinctions Of Tranquility And Insight

Tranquility is divided into three categories the first describes its nature as being either transient or transcendental the next describes the three categories of tranquility and mentions blissful tranquility as one of them the last categorizes the nine methods of achieving tranquility. The Sutralamkara states Fixing the mind's attention on a perceived image, One's stream of attention should not be distracted. Master Vasubandhu says in his commentary This stanza illustrates the nine steps of...

General Meditation On Insight

The insight of the supramundane level 3. The insight of the Mahay ana tradition The first insight perceives the superficial form of tranquility, the second perceives an insight that chiefly eliminates the self by focusing on the four noble truths, and the last is the insight of our meditations. The Samdhinirmocana-sutra mentions three insights The insight arising from perceptions refers to insight resulting from a penetrating analysis of these perceptions...

The Methods Of Realizing Tranquility

The four methods of realizing tranquility are 1. The eight points of mental processes for stability 2. The nine stages of settling the mind 3. The six powerful methods for achieving these stages 4. The four mental applications for these principles The Eight Points of Mental Processes for Stability 42 b Concerning the eight points of mental processes, the Madhyantavibhaga Through abandonment of the five defects And deployment of the eight mental processes. Settling the mind in tranquility is the...

Exposition Engendering Confidence

The inherent significance of the teaching Definition of Chakgya Chenpo mahamudra 2. Origin of mahamudra according to the sutras 3. Origin of mahamudra according to the tantras, especially the Unsurpassed Link (anuttara tantra) 4. How mahamudra embodies the deep meaning of all the sutras and tantras 5. The great qualities of the mahamudra practitioners. THE INHERENT SIGNIFICANCE OF THE TEACHING DEFINITION OF CHAKGYA CHENPO MAHAMUDRA This section will explain three points 1. The various meanings...

Meditation On Joint Tranquility And Insight

The reason one needs both tranquility and insight 2. The method of combining these twro The Reason One Needs Both Tranquility and Insight There is a reason for combining tranquility and insight. Without tranquility and mind stirs, like water, and cannot settle in tranquil absorption. Such a mind cannot attain a true understanding of its inherent purity. Insight 29 b devoid of tranquility is unstable like a butter lamp in the wind, and as such it cannot produce a clear perception of original...

Identification Of The True Nature Of Tranquility And Insight

To identify the true nature of tranquility and insight,14 the (.Samdhinirmocana-sutra) states He who lives in solitude, settling the mind in inward purity, meditates on aspects of reality previously analyzed. Such a sentient being continuously draws his mind inward. By so achieving a state of tranquility and the ability to attain that state as many times as possible, one attains the perfect ease of body and mind. This is said to be dwelling in tranquility. Having achieved such ease one should...

Elimination Of Doubts About The Essential Vision Of Reality

Review of other Buddhist schools 2. Establishing the meditational system of our school It was not correct on the part of some earlier Tibetan teachers to have assumed the view of intrinsic reality as consisting of abandonment not only of attachment to duality, but also of virtuous thoughts. Some have regarded this line of thought to be identical to that of the Hwashang school,73 as both 70 b are lacking in determinate awareness that comprehends the intrinsic reality. This is considered to be...

Translators Introduction

Mahamudra The Quintessence of Mind and Meditation represents the advanced doctrine and practice as understood and realized by the Kagyiipa Order of Tibetan Buddhism. The original Tibetan title of this sixteenth-century text is Ngedon chak-gya chenpoi gomrim seyvarjepai lekshey dawaiozer, which reads literally as Moonlight An Excellent Elucidation of the Meditational Stages of the Ultimate Great Seal. The term great seal mahamudra contains many different meanings. Here it stands for the ultimate...

Examination Of The Stages Of Tranquility And Insight

Most doctrinal treatises related to the sutras state that tranquility should be -attained first and insight afterward as the Sutralamkara states 27 b Mastery of the preceding principle results In the realization of the succeeding principles. The former is inferior and coarse, The latter superior and subtle. The above quote refers to the six principles of gone-beyond.18 It is said that each principle may be realized through the preceding one, as every preceding principle is inferior and crude,...

Introduction

All of confused existence, and all the wisdom of awakening, is the result of solidifying and conceptualizing the mind, or the absence thereof. Therefore, insight into the true nature of the mind is the crucial point. Book One The Outline of Tranquil Equipoise in General and the Removal of Doubts As a prologue to his main subject, Takpo Tashi Namgyal discusses tranquility and insight according to the generally accepted HInayana and Mahayana traditions inherited by all schools in Tibet. He...

The Nine Stages of Tranquility

The study of a painted scroll or sketch depicting the nine stages of tranquility will vivify the intricate process of mastering this concentrated tranquility. The frontispiece of this book illustrates step by step how the problems are resolved, how a meditator's mindfulness is stabilized and vivified and his concentration strengthened until eventually he achieves the ideal tranquility in the ninth stage . The temple in the thangka painting indicates the need, at least during the early training,...