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Tilopa: Song of the Mahamudra

Tilopa

Tilopa

Song of the Mahamudra composed by Tilopa to Naropa.
Mahamudra, the royal way, is free
from every word and sacred symbol.
For you alone, beloved Naropa,
this wonderful song springs forth from Tilopa
as spontaneous friendship that never ends.
The completely open nature
of all dimensions and events
is a rainbow always occurring
yet never grasped.
The way of Mahamudra
creates no closure.
No strenuous mental effort
can encounter this wide open way.
The effortless freedom of awareness
moves naturally along it.
As space is always freshly appearing
and never filled, Continua »

 

Tilopa’s Mahamudra Instruction

Naropa

Naropa

Tilopa’s Mahamudra Instruction to Naropa in Twenty Eight Verses

Homage to the Eighty Four Mahasiddhas!
Homage to Mahamudra!
Homage to the Vajra Dakini!

Mahamudra cannot be taught. But most intelligent Naropa,
Since you have undergone rigorous austerity,
With forbearance in suffering and with devotion to your Guru,
Blessed One, take this secret instruction to heart.

Is space anywhere supported? Upon what does it rest?
Like space, Mahamudra is dependant upon nothing;
Relax and settle in the continuum of unalloyed purity,
And, your bonds loosening, release is certain.

Gazing intently into the empty sky, vision ceases;
Likewise, when mind gazes into mind itself,
The train of discursive and conceptual thought ends
And supreme enlightenment is gained.

Like the morning mist that dissolves into thin air,
Going nowhere but ceasing to be,
Waves of conceptualization, all the mind’s creation, dissolve,
When you behold your mind’s true nature. Continua »

 

Ganga-Mahamudra-Upadesa of Sri Tilopa

Tilopa

Tilopa

Homage to the Vajra Dakini!

Mahamudra is beyond all words and concepts.
But for your sake, O Naropa, my most devoted disciple,
who is diligent in ascetic practice and exertion,
this shall be said:

Space lacks any locality at all.
Likewise, Mahamudra rests on naught.
Thus, without making effort, abide in the pure primordial state,
and the fetters that bind you will simply drop away.

Just as when looking into the open sky,
fixed concepts of centre and circumference dissolve,
So, if with mind one perceives the mind, mental activity ceases; then is it, that Enlightened-mind is realized.

Clouds that arise and take form in the sky,
pass away quite automatically according to natural law.
Likewise, the flow of concepts arising in the mind,
naturally pass away when mind perceives mind.

Space has neither shape nor colour;
it is changeless, and not tinged by either white or black. Continua »

 

Longchenpa: A Precious Garland for the Four Themes

Longchenpa: A Precious Garland for the Four Themes by Gampopa (Klong-chen Rab-‘byams-pa Dri-med ‘od-zer) translated by Alexander Berzin and Matthew Kapstein, 1974, revised by Alexander Berzin, February 2007.

Prologue

In Sanskrit, (this text) is called Dharma-chatur-ratna-mala. In Tibetan, it is called Chos-bzhi rin-po-che’i ‘phreng-ba. [In English, it is called A Precious Garland for the Four Themes (of Gampopa).]

I prostrate to all the Buddhas and bodhisattvas.

(1) With a crown of a hundred-fold belief in what’s fact, I make offerings to you, O sun (like Buddhas) Gone to Bliss. Continua »

 

Tilopa’s Ganges Mahamudra

Tilopa’s Ganges Mahamudra
Homage to the Co-emergent Wisdom!
Mahamudra cannot be shown; Continua »

 

Naropa. The Summary of Mahamudra

The Summary of Mahamudra by Naropa
Sanskrit: Mahamudra Padametha
Tibetan: phyag rgya chen po tshig bsdus pa (Chagya Chenpo Tsig Dupa)

Homage to the great state of bliss!

First, stating the nature of the Mahamudra of perception: Continua »

 

Naropa: The View

The View, Concisely Put by Naropa

Sanskrit: Adhi Siddhi Sama Nama
Tibetan: lta ba mdor bsdus pa zhes bya ba (Tawa Dordupa)

Homage to the Vajra Dakini!

To the omniscient lord of refuge,
The protector of beings, I pay homage!
Continua »

 

Tilopa: All-Embracing Mahamudra

Tilopa: All-Embracing Mahamudra

Beloved Naropa, this treasure of Buddhahood belongs to you and to all beings. Continua »

 

Tilopa: The Symbolism of the Sesame

Tilopa: The Symbolism of the Sesame

The oil, which is the essence of the sesame, although known even by the ignorant to be in the seed, cannot be extracted unless it is learnt how to do so. Continua »

 

Tilopa: Yogi’s Mind

Tilopa: Yogi’s Mind

At first a yogi feels his mind
Is tumbling like a waterfall; Continua »

 

Tilopa: Meaningless Illusion

Tilopa: Meaningless Illusion

Kye ho! Listen with sympathy!
With insight into your sorry worldly predicament, Continua »

 

Tilopa: Fettered by Craving

Tilopa: Fettered by Craving

Child, it is not by appearances that you are fettered
but by craving. Continua »

 

Tilopa: Samsara

Tilopa: Samsara

Samsara is to see fault in others. Continua »

 

Tilopa: The Truth Which is Natural to Awareness

Tilopa: The Truth Which is Natural to Awareness

Obsessive use of meditative disciplines Continua »

 

Tilopa: The Monarch of all Views

Tilopa: The Monarch of all Views, Meditations and Conduct

If you are beyond all grasping Continua »

 

Tilopa: Examine Yourself

Tilopa: Examine Yourself

Lo! This is self-awareness! Continua »