By Padmasambhava & Jamgon Mipham
A Garland of perspectives offers either a concise remark by way of the eighth-century Indian Buddhist grasp Padmasambhava on a bankruptcy from the Guhyagarbha Tantra at the diverse Buddhist and non-Buddhist philosophical perspectives, together with the good Perfection (Dzogchen), and an explicative statement on Padmasambhava’s textual content through the nineteenth-century student Jamgön Mipham (1846–1912).
Padmasambhava’s textual content is a center textual content of the Nyingma culture since it presents the root for the procedure of 9 autos (three sutra autos and 6 tantra autos) that accordingly turned the authorized approach of classifying the various Buddhist paths within the Nyingma tradition.
Mipham’s statement is the only most ordinarily used to provide an explanation for Padmasambhava’s instructing. Mipham is widely known for his prolific, lucid, and unique writings on many topics, together with technological know-how, drugs, and philosophy, as well as Tibetan Buddhist perform and idea.
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But they differ from them in that they have partially realized the absence of self in phenomena related to the aggregate of form. And unlike the listeners, when they attain the result (enlightenment as solitary realizers), they do so without relying on a spiritual teacher. It is, rather, by the force of previous habituation that they realize the profound ultimate nature of phenomena in terms of the twelve links of dependent arising and subsequently attain the result: the solitary realizers’ enlightenment.
Detailed explanation i. Explanation of the unreflective and the materialists ii. Explanation of the nihilistic extremists and eternalistic extremists 2. Explanation of Buddhists’ views a. Brief introduction b. Detailed explanation i. Presentation of the vehicle of characteristics A) Brief introduction B) Detailed explanation 1) Explanation of the Listener Vehicle 2) Explanation of the Solitary Realizer Vehicle 3) Explanation of the Bodhisattva Vehicle ii. Presentation of the Mantra Vehicle A) Brief introduction B) Detailed explanation 1) Presentation of Kriyātantra 2) Presentation of Ubhayatantra 3) Presentation of Yogatantra a) Brief introduction b) Detailed explanation i) Presentation of the outer Yogatantra ii) Presentation of the inner Yogatantra (A) Brief introduction (B) Detailed explanation (1) A general explanation of the three methods (a) The method of generation (b) The method of perfection (c) The method of the Great Perfection (2) A specific explanation of the avenues for applying the three methods (a) The four kinds of realization (b) The three characteristics (c) The four branches (d) The four stages of entering the maṇḍala B.
This permanent entity has created all things, animate and inanimate, and has power over them. And in order to propitiate this all-powerful being, they sacrifice large numbers of animals and so on. Their view comprises two beliefs: a permanent God and impermanent manifestations. 10 Those who consider that “whereas the cause is real, the effects are unreal” believe in a creator as a causal factor. They assert a permanent self the size of a thumb and so on, like a little bird that flies out when the pot containing it is broken.