By Tony Duff
It is a outstanding ebook with many attention-grabbing topics. It provides a translation of the textual content entitled “Chariot of Establishment”, Treasure Trove of a brain Absorbed within the Profound that means by means of the second one Drukchen [1428-1476 C.E.] or chief of the Drukpa Kagyu tuition of Tibetan Buddhism. to start with, it really is 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 various oral teachings given through the second one Drukchen. The compiler, an attendant, tells us that the lessons integrated have been chosen simply because they identify the last word, non-dual view of the Kagyu culture because it is gifted through the Drukpa Kagyu. The textual content starts off with a protracted educating at the view of the Kagyu typically, making it of curiosity to all Kagyu fans. a huge characteristic of this instructing is that it truly indicates the opposite vacancy procedure that's on the root of the Kagyu view, even though 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 particularly provides the opposite vacancy view of the Kagyu with out utilizing the identify “Other Emptiness”.
The textual content maintains to a moment lengthy instructing during which the second one Drukchen well establishes the view of the tantras as non-dual knowledge obvious in direct belief. 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 educating is the utltimate non-dual view. it is a interesting bankruptcy since it indicates a good judgment to setting up the view which has not often been obvious within the West thus far. it is going to definitely provide teachers 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 offers many smaller teachings at the view, continuously almost about the non-dual view of Kalachakra because the final option to identify the view. hence, the e-book additionally comprises many teachings on tantra more often than not in addition to many attention-grabbing issues from the Kalachakra. for example, there are transparent reasons of mom, father, and non-dual tantra and the way every one calls for a special method. One bankruptcy has a desirable presentation which indicates the that means of Kalachakra; it exhibits that the standard translation of Kalachakra as “Wheel of Time” is mistaken.
A lengthy advent via the writer, giving a background of the lineage, a consultant to the opposite vacancy view and the way it really is provided within the quite a few Kagyu faculties, and extra may be of serious aid to readers of all degrees. A moment bankruptcy via the writer is devoted to clarifying the which means of the 1st and biggest bankruptcy at the view.
Obviously, the ebook could be of serious curiosity to Drukpa Kagyu fans. in spite of the fact that, it's going to be of significant curiosity to a much broader viewers since it exhibits how the Kagyus convey the last word, non-dual view and it additionally exhibits how the perform of tantra is the final word method of the Buddha’s instructing. for my part, i locate this a tough e-book to summarize since it has such a lot of differing threads, all of that are of interest.
The booklet includes translations of the next texts:
“Chariot of Establishment”, Treasure Trove of a brain Absorbed within the Profound that means
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As Gyalwang Je points out, both of them and all of their followers, including the really great masters who stood out in Indian Buddhism, were beings who had correctly assessed and come to direct perception of reality. Thus, even though they presented the view of reality in differing ways, their differing presentations cannot be taken as signs of a differing reality. They all saw the same thing, they j us t emph asized different approaches to it. This fits with one of the four "greatnesses" of the Kadampa teachings, which are so much part of the Gelugpa teachings.
The last was the exceptional buddha called Shakyamuni, "the Sage of the S hakya Clan". He was excep tional because most buddhas teach only the common or conven tional or exoteric teachings called sutra but he also taught the entire uncommon or non-conventional or esoteric teachings called tantra. When S hakyamuni Buddha presented these teachings he did so on four major occasions. Each occasion was a universe-shattering event because on each occasion he presented a new body of teach ing concerning reality that had been lost from or not heard of in this and other worlds previously.
It is a presentation that straightforwardly establishes the view of his own, Kagyu school, and should be taken on that basis. I would like to add here that this introduction is in the same vein. I have been asked to elucidate these matters in a foreword even though I don't wish to make an issue of them and in fact, in many ways I prefer not to discuss them. So I would like to state clearly here that in raising these points, I am not arguing against anyone but simply observing that there are differences.
A Juggernaut of the Non-Dual View by Tony Duff