Study Guide to te Namasamgiti
With Reference to the Vimalaprabha Continue reading
Mario Thanavaro: Meditazione guidata
Assumete una posizione che vi permetta di sedere senza muovervi. E’ importante che la spina dorsale sia dritta ma non rigida. Portate l’attenzione su tutto il corpo, sulla postura, lasciate andare eventuali tensioni alle spalle, al collo. Ascoltate pure il respiro che entra ed esce dalle narici. Per un momento osservate pure il respiro all’altezza della gabbia toracica, l’espandersi e il chiudersi della gabbia toracica. Successivamente portate l’attenzione all’altezza dell’addome, osservate l’addome che si alza e si abbassa in corrispondenza del respiro. Continue reading
Kelsang Gyatso, the Seventh Dalai Lama (1708-1757)
A Song of the Four Mindfulnesses as a Guide to the View of the Middle Way by Kelsang Gyatso, the Seventh Dalai Lama
Namo Guru Vajradhara (3x)
On the unwavering cushion of the union of method and wisdom
Sits the kind Lama who is the nature of all protectors.
There is a Buddha in the state of culmination of realizations and cessations.
Beseech him in the light of admiration, through casting away critical thoughts.
Don’t let your mind go astray, but place it within admiration and reverence.
Through not losing mindfulness, hold it within admiration and reverence.
In unending samsara, the prison of suffering, Continue reading
Dezhung Rinpoche Kunga Tanpa’i Nyima: Everything that we experience is simply appearance; it has no intrinsic reality, and when we come to understand this, then we understand buddha nature, and we have become free from suffering.
On Realization of the Nature of Mind by Dezhung Rinpoche Kunga Tanpa’i Nyima
When you come to approach the Dharma you should do so with the attitude that it is for the benefit of others; the concern should be for all sentient beings who have been your mother and father since beginingless time. Out of a concern to help them you are listening to the Dharma in order to become a buddha, for this is the one way in which you can truly help others. But when you listen to the Dharma you should be free from inattention, free from ill feeling or emotional disturbance and you should listen as one who is hoping for some kind of cure for an ailment which is with us intrinsically, all the time. When we listen to the Dharma we should be free from any sense of ordinariness; that is, we think no longer of this world of mundane cares, this world in which we live, but imagine that we are listening to the Dharma in the presence of a buddha whose resplendent form sits shining before us, that the place we are in is a beautiful meadow filled with light, with flowers, with fragrance in the air, that we ourselves are not in our corporeal forms, but that we are all in the form of enlightenment, the bodhisattva, that nothing is weighted down by tangibility, by substantiality, that everything appears, magic, fresh and breathtaking, like a clear dream. If with these ideas in mind we listen to the Dharma, we will understand it and apply it. Continue reading
In the language of India, Pratimoksha Sutra.
In English, The Sutra of Individual Liberation.
[Prefatory and Introductory Verses]
Homage to the Omniscient One.
(1) Your banner of glory is renowned in the triple world,
Your lion’s voice proclaims words of true Dharma; Continue reading