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Quintessential Tibetan Buddha Dharma

The Teachings of the Buddha Part II

Session Four | Quintessential Buddha Dharma | 2012 -2013

Video Library | Set Up


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=214CUiDlQOY Hambuster | 6:54 min. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZYVogCYsdA Slimtime | 8:02 min. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NxSHeEdMAg Sogyal Rinpoche on the mind as the key to peace and happiness | 47:30 min. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=Ci HbXLAZ9xk | Compassion, Nature of Mind, Relative Truth & Absolute Truth | Sogyal Rinpoche 2:42 min.
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The teachings about the Buddha is primarily about wisdom mind.

May the entire earth and contents fully awaken as the sole mandala of this Magical Manifestation Matrix

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self-generated meditation
The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it; but in the end, there it is.
Winston Churchill
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Attachment & Aversion play major roles in our thinking minds


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The Law of Conditionality

The arising of this whole mass (matter) is called Dependent Origination and is the cause of all suffering
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Example of Dependent Origination in Everyday Life


Ignorance

Volitional Impulses
Consciousness Body and Mind
Sense bases Contact Feeling Craving Clinging

Becoming
Birth Aging and death
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Example of Dependent Origination in Everyday Life


Sense bases
Contact Feeling Craving Clinging Becoming Birth Aging and death

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Let him that would move the world first move himself.
A system of morality which is based on relative emotional values is mere illusion, a thoroughly vulgar conception which has nothing sound in it and nothing true. Socrates
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Three Major Vehicles or Wave Teachings


Causal Path I: Teachings of the sutras which are

Theravada (Hinayana) teachings (Foundational). These teachings were intended for individuals whose mind was not yet very open and had a lesser aspiration to achieve enlightenment, having a lot of kleshas (mental states that cloud the mind) to tame.
Causal Path II: Including Causal Path I, there are

sutra teachings on emptiness and on Prjanaparamita (that all things, including oneself, appear as thought forms (conceptual constructs)). These are Mahayana teachings focused on compassion or the Bodhisattva way.
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Sentient beings are buddhas, but they are temporarily obscured. Once their obscurations are removed, they are Buddha indeed.

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Bodhicitta
GOOD IN THE BEGINNING, MIDDLE, AND END

May the blessing of the Buddhas down through the aeons come to your assistance in this most urgent and crucial time. May I be a guide for those who do not have a guide, a leader for those who journey, a boat for those who want to cross over, and all sorts of ships, bridges, beautiful parks for those who desire them, and light for those who need light.
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The Mahayana Way to Benefit all Sentient Beings


Purifies
Om Ma Ni Pad
(pahd)

Samsaric Desire Realm


Gods Demi Gods Human Animal Hungry ghost Hell (hot/cold)

Me
(may)

Hum
(hum)

(ohm) (mah) (nee)

OM MA NI PE ME

Bliss, pride Jealousy, lust for entertainment Passion, desire Stupidity, prejudice Poverty, possessiveness Aggression, hatred

Om mani padme hum

HUM
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Three Major Vehicles or Wave Teachings | cont.


Results Path: Teachings that bridge between the sutras and

the tantras (transformational) and is based on the concept that absolutely everyone has Buddha-nature or Buddha-essence. Vajrayana teachings involves yoga practices to work the chakras (energy zones in the body) and intense visualizations of archetypes. Then there are the germinated teachings that integrates the sutras, tantras, and instant presence into the nature of mind (Rigpa/clear light of awareness) that transcend into higher mind-state stages.

when the practitioner recognizes the NATURE OF MIND and sustains that state
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All Waves are Truly

One Vehicle
o All teachings lead all beings to

the state of Buddhahood. It seems like there are three different teachings. | However, they are only skillful means of the Buddha to guide people to their level of understanding.

In reality, there is only one vehicle (We all have Buddha-nature or Buddha-essence)
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Dharma
There are two kinds of Dharma(1) of precepts and (2) of realization Precepts always fail. In some sense, thats their purpose like pie-crusts made to be broken. Dont fall into confusion. Better start with abandoning faith and magical thinking forever. Then, notice that confusion is co-emergent with our clarity-nature. Confusion isnt something you can avoid falling intoBut we can discover our real condition. And if we abide in that state, thats the Dharma of realization.Lucjan Shila
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Buddha as Just a Human


Within Theravada Buddhism emerges the view that the Buddha was human, endowed with the greatest psychic powers (Kevatta Sutta). The body and mind (the five aggregates of the mind of a Buddha) are impermanent and changing, just like the body and mind of ordinary people.

(relative truth v. ultimate truth), which is a universal principle and an unconditioned and timeless phenomenon.
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However, a Buddha recognizes the unchanging nature of the Dharma

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Siddhartha Shakyamuni
When asked whether he was a deva (deity) or a human, he replied that he had eliminated the deep-rooted unconscious traits that would make him either one and that, having grown up in the world, he had gone beyond it, as a lotus grows from the muddy water but blossoms above it, unsoiled.

( "Sage of the Sakyas)

the flower sermon

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Chemistry 101: Where do the four great elements cease without remainder?
In many traditions, there are five great elements that comprise nature and are part of alchemy.

Earth Fire Water Air Space


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The Silence of the Buddha & Worship

Briefly, a common misconception among non-Buddhists is that the Buddha is the Buddhist counterpart to God. Buddhism does not teach the dependency on any supreme being for enlightenment. The Buddha is a guide and teacher who points the way to enlightenment, but the struggle for enlightenment is one's own; and ultimately, one realizes one is a Buddha. Moreover, the Buddha did not argue the concept of God. And this does not make Buddhism atheistic as some may hold. He simply remained silent when asked about God as a conceptual discourse.

This does not preclude people from worshipping a statue of Buddha and asking for favors. They are still in the process of understanding the teachings, and their wisdom of the teachings are in accordance with their capabilities.

One starts where one isjust as it is working with ones own condition.

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The God Concepts


Creator as God (Reified)
Omnipresent | Omnipotent |Omniscience Yahweh | Lord | Asura Mazda Illusion | Nature | Law | Existence _______________________________ The Uncreated AIN The Ineffable Void AIN OFF The Ineffable Infinite AIN SOF OHR The Ineffable Effulgence Tao | Brahman | Nirvana

God in mystical literature is described as The Uncreated with the purpose of not reifying the Uncreated (to not conceptualize, concretize, objectify, picture, thingify)

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Buddhahood is defined as
When one is freed from all mental obscurations, one is said to attain a state of continuous bliss mixed with a simultaneous cognition of emptiness, the true nature of reality. In the state of Buddhahood, all limitations on one's ability to help other living beings are removed.

a state free of the obstructions to liberation as well as those to omniscience.

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The Mind is Key


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NxSHeEdMAg Sogyal Rinpoche on the mind as the key to peace and happiness | 47:30 min. Start at 3:00 min.

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Compassion & the Nature of Mind


http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1 &v=CiHbXLAZ9xk | Compassion, Nature of Mind, Relative Truth & Absolute Truth | Sogyal Rinpoche 2:42 min.

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The clear light of mind is mutual arising at the same time, mutual entering at the same time, mutual depending at the same time, and mutual comprising at the same time. It is ever present.

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Chomolungma (Holy Mother)


Local Tibetan name, Chomolungma appeared in a 1733 map published in Paris by French geographer DAnville. It appeared in a Chinese map since at least 1719. George Everest opposed the use of the name to the Royal Geographical Society in 1857. In 1865, the Society adopted the name Mount Everest as the name for the highest mountain in the world. Its Zhumulangma Feng in traditional Chinese.

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Open Forum
discussions, sharing, insights, questions & answers, readings

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My View of Like/as the color(s) It sounds (like/as) It looks (like/as)

_a precious life__is

______________ ______________ ______________

How I Sense My View toward_____


Write a list of similes to

describe your subject, in this case, Life is Impermanent.


Start out with a structure of

It smells (like/as)
It tastes (like/as) It feels [tactile] (like/as) And My is [motion/ kinesthetic sense] (like/as)

______________ ______________
______________ ______________ ___________________ ___________________

How I View the Impermanence of Life, using like or as at first to draw the comparison.
Then transform the simile into

a metaphor by simply stating it as if it were fact.

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For example, Life smells like a rose (simile). Then rewrite it into a metaphor, Life is a perfumed rose. ~ Make it feel real to you.

End of Session Five


Next Session: The Other Methods of the One Vehicle
Vajrayana (also known as Esoteric Buddhism, Secret Mantra, Diamond Way, Thunderbolt Way, Tantric Buddhism) & Dzogchen

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End-of-session video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=ZQ50fOmSBrU &feature=endscreen Buddhist Nun Speaks after 45 Years of Solitary Retreat 4:36 min.

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