By Thinley Norbu
Like a spontaneous cascade of knowledge nectar, the open and traditional phrases of Thinley Norbu Rinpoche, simple by means of scholarly elaboration, move right here within the culture of the direct transmissions of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas of the previous. via observation at the initial Practices (Ngöndrö) prayer from the treasure textual content of the good grasp Tragtung Düdjom Lingpa, insights into many critical practices emerge so as to deepen knowing of the principles of Vajrayana Buddhism. additionally incorporated within the publication is a remark on Tsok Khang Dechen (Assembly Palace of significant Exaltation), the basis textual content prayer of the second one Kyabje Düdjom Rinpoche, Jigdrel Yeshe Dorje.
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Therefore, from a Buddhist view, descriptions of eternalism must be left open and flexible, not trying to make them certain but letting them depend on differences in individual faculties and views. There are many different eternalist gods, including the gods of religions that recognize one god and the gods of religions that have many gods, but it is unnecessilry to name each one here or to describe each of their doctrines. It is taught in the sutras and shastras, as synthesized by Kunkhyen Rongzompa, that eternalists consider their gods to be absolute.
Misery comes from the lightning-like mind of attachment to the effort of accepting and rejecting. From the rainfall of deluded appearances of happiness and suffering continuously descending, The seeds of samsara grow in the field of crops of sentient beings of the six realms. Alas! Compassion arises for all pitiful, helpless ones. 12. smon lam stabs po che. 13. han cig skyes pa'i rna rig pa. All-naming ignorance: kun tu brtags pa'i rna rig pa. 14. Particularists, or bye brag tu smra ba. 15. Specialists in the scriptures, or mdo sde pa.
Although followers of eternalist religions believe their god is supreme, which of course the followers of any religion must think, individuals have different views at different times and sometimes voluntarily change their views and religions. According to history, not just individual eternalists but eternalist doctrines have changed, adjusting to worldly social ideas of different times. Even when eternalists say they have one god, their views about their god are not necessarily the same; some views can be the same, and some can be different.