A Juggernaut of the Non-Dual View by Tony Duff

By Tony Duff

It is a awesome e-book with many fascinating topics. It offers a translation of the textual content entitled “Chariot of Establishment”, Treasure Trove of a brain Absorbed within the Profound which means through the second one Drukchen [1428-1476 C.E.] or chief of the Drukpa Kagyu university of Tibetan Buddhism. firstly, it's of curiosity just because it's the first significant textual content of Drukpa Kagyu teachings to were translated into English.

The textual content is a compilation of over sixty diversified oral teachings given by way of the second one Drukchen. The compiler, an attendant, tells us that the lessons integrated have been chosen simply because they determine the final word, non-dual view of the Kagyu culture because it is gifted via the Drukpa Kagyu. The textual content starts off with an extended educating at the view of the Kagyu normally, making it of curiosity to all Kagyu fans. an enormous function of this educating is that it truly indicates the opposite vacancy process that's on the root of the Kagyu view, although does so in response to the earliest teachings of the Kagyu lineage during which the identify “Other vacancy” isn't pointed out. via it, we see how different vacancy was once taught initially within the Kagyu and we see how the Drukpa Kagyu specifically provides the opposite vacancy view of the Kagyu with no utilizing the identify “Other Emptiness”.

The textual content keeps to a moment lengthy instructing within which the second one Drukchen smartly establishes the view of the tantras as non-dual knowledge noticeable in direct notion. In doing so, he cleanly chops the Tibetan Buddhist colleges who're notorious for insisting that the vacancy of the second one turning of the wheel of the sutra instructing is the utltimate non-dual view. this can be a attention-grabbing bankruptcy since it indicates a common sense to setting up the view which has hardly been obvious within the West thus far. it is going to definitely provide lecturers who've inspiration that the vacancy of the center means is the final word presentation of the view whatever to imagine about.

The textual content then provides many smaller teachings at the view, continually with regards to the non-dual view of Kalachakra because the final approach to identify the view. hence, the publication additionally includes many teachings on tantra typically in addition to many fascinating issues from the Kalachakra. for example, there are transparent causes of mom, father, and non-dual tantra and the way each one calls for a special strategy. One bankruptcy has a desirable presentation which indicates the which means of Kalachakra; it indicates that the general translation of Kalachakra as “Wheel of Time” is mistaken.

A lengthy creation by way of the writer, giving a historical past of the lineage, a advisor to the opposite vacancy view and the way it's awarded within the a number of Kagyu faculties, and extra might be of significant aid to readers of all degrees. A moment bankruptcy by way of the writer is devoted to clarifying the that means of the 1st and biggest bankruptcy at the view.

Obviously, the e-book should be of significant curiosity to Drukpa Kagyu fans. in spite of the fact that, it's going to be of significant curiosity to a much wider viewers since it indicates how the Kagyus exhibit the final word, non-dual view and it additionally exhibits how the perform of tantra is the final word method of the Buddha’s instructing. individually, i locate this a tough publication to summarize since it has such a lot of differing threads, all of that are of interest.

The e-book comprises translations of the next texts:

“Chariot of Establishment”, Treasure Trove of a brain Absorbed within the Profound which means

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It is universally accepted amongst Tibetan Buddhist traditions that the first turning of the wheel was a lesser level of teaching aimed in two ways. The first point of the teaching was to inform beings that the nature of their situation was unsatisfactory and was delivered with a considerable push that sentient beings should liberate themselves from that situation. The second point was a complete teaching on how to gain an individual liberation that would at least get oneself out of unsatisfactoriness and into a relatively satisfactory situation.

My refutation there was not done out o f wanting to reduce the other school but simply, in passing, to point out that there might be a problem with their approach. Gyalwang ] e and many other great masters of schools other than the established church have taken the same approach when writing about their own view. They wish to present the view of their school but find the1nselves constantly having to deal with voices who are attempting to drag them down. Unlike those voices, they have no interest in or need to abolish those other schools-they have the Buddhist approach of live and let live.

Since the last two wheels embody the non-logical, direct perception approach, they are stated to be definitive in distinction to the first two which are provisional. Note that this is not the only way to do it. In the Kagyu school, if you were not looking at the four turnings but only the three liv A JUGGERNAUT OF THE NON-DUAL VIEW turnings, you would make the first provisional, the second provi­ sional of definitive, and the third definitive of definitive; J amgon Kongtrul lays out this approach in his Treasury which is an Encyclo­ pcedia ofKnowledge.

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