A Cascading Waterfall of Nectar by Thinley Norbu

By Thinley Norbu

Like a spontaneous cascade of knowledge nectar, the open and normal phrases of Thinley Norbu Rinpoche, basic via scholarly elaboration, move the following within the culture of the direct transmissions of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas of the previous. via statement at the initial Practices (Ngöndrö) prayer from the treasure textual content of the nice grasp Tragtung Düdjom Lingpa, insights into many important practices emerge so as to deepen knowing of the rules of Vajrayana Buddhism. additionally incorporated within the e-book is a statement on Tsok Khang Dechen (Assembly Palace of serious Exaltation), the basis textual content prayer of the second one Kyabje Düdjom Rinpoche, Jigdrel Yeshe Dorje.

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Result depends on cause. Not occurring independently, Whenever root and contributing circumstances join together, then there is a result. 10. Eternalists and nihilists do not characterize their views as worldly. 1t is by Buddhism that these are synthesized and called worldly views. 11. We cannot practice unless we understand what nihilism is, what eternalism is, and what Buddhism is, and recognize the differences between them. If we do not understand these distinctions, it is like shooting arrows in the dark with no target.

Buddhas' mind is wisdom, but Buddhas such as Guru Rinpoche and many others emanate in samsara to benefit beings. They teach faith, meditation, and realization, manifesting in the state of impure worldly wisdom to guide others, but their mind is fully enlightened Buddhahood. This wisdom excels beyond samsara, but is performing in samsara. Buddha Shakyamuni manifested in samsara in order to guide beings by showing a history and an order of stages of how to enlighten, but Buddha does not have any conception of order.

One ~annat say any of these beliefs are absolute; whatever is said jumps between eternalism and nihilism. The activity of Buddhas always benefits beings, whether individually or collectively, yet it is beyond either eternalism or nihilism because it is manifestation. It is said: The consciousness of mind appears like time. to be short or long only depends on beings' habit. Even though it is said that there are many exact times, exact time does not exist. All time only depends on beings' habit of time, including any order of time as agreement between beings' concepts about whatever appears to be earlier or later.

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