A Manual of Key Buddhist Terms: Categorization of Buddhist by Lotsawa Kawa Paltseg, Thubten K. Rikey, Andrew Ruskin

By Lotsawa Kawa Paltseg, Thubten K. Rikey, Andrew Ruskin

In English (with a few textual content in Tibetan Landuage)

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One must identify these characteristics and the nature of the impurities such as pus, lymph, and phlegm, which fill the body &om head to toe. The internal body of those in the external world is similar to one's own internal body. The specific characteristic of the external body is that it is a combination of minute particles. Its ·general characteristics are the same as the of CATEGORIZATION OF BUDDHIST TERMINOL OGIES internal body. After one has ascertained these characteristics through wisdom, one contemplates them single-pointedly.

Q·) 'Miracle' refers to the five exceptional 54 A MANUAL OF KEY BUDDHIST TERMS powers. The causes of the four legs are the four common practices of concentration. ) Through the power of fondness and asp irat ion, one's concentration reaches fruition. Thus by way of constant concentration, one ach ieves single--po intedness. This concentration is called the concentration on aspiration. It is the nature of this concentration to want to attain the results which are the qual ities of higher rebirth and emancipation.

THE FIVE PHENOMENA (~~·) A. Name (~~·) CATEGORIZATION OF BUDDHIST TERMINOLOGIES C. c:r) D. E. Suchness ~·q~~·~~o Perfect Wisdom (U1~'')9''~~ ·UI·~'-~·) B. 45 All phenomena are included in the conglomeration of these five phenomena. A name, or categorization, in and of itself is not an object of consciousness. One cannot explain why arbitrary sounds are attached to certain objects. Yet in order to illustrate symbolically the significance of the object of examination, one attaches a name to it. Reason re fe rs to the reciprocal relation between the mind basis-of-all which is the cause, and the other seven consciousnesses, which are the result.

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