History of Dusum Khyenpa, his teachers and Kagyu Lineage.
The story of being tested by Gampopa.
The story of the Black Hat Crown
Clarification of ‘ Eight Lesser’ and ‘Four Greater’ Kagyu schools is a misinterpretation of ‘Older’ and ‘Younger’.
The beginnings and explanation of Tulku system
0:35-His Doha (short song) Teachings,
Translated by Tony Duff-(ISBN-10 9937903149) and cross referenced with original Tibetan
During a full moon, to commemorate his teachers passing, he sang an offering to the three jewels.
He had a vision dream of his teacher.
“Understand the view to be Rigpa, free from extremes”
We try to differentiate the mind which is manifesting constantly (consciousness, unconscious) and its essence. “Clear light” or “Luminosity” and experience its clarity. This experience cannot be conceptually confirmed nor negated, therefore it is free from extremes. It is Emptiness and Awareness together. This is the view.
Analysis of Object ‘Form is Emptiness’- dependently arising, and ‘Emptiness is Form’
Analysis of Mind from the Vajrayana- Understanding the nature of mind. This is the View.
“Understand Meditation to be innate without change”
Allowing your mind to be naturally in that state, to learn how to be actually how you are.
“Understand conduct to be a peaceful mind without attachment”
With this view and meditation you can act free from grasping.”
“Understand Fruition of those three inseparable”
View, Meditation and Action. This is result, Liberation and accomplishes your own purpose. There is nothing to gain or remove.
“Now perform enlightened activity for others sake like this”
Helping yourself and then helping other beings.
“Perform Generosity as absence of clinging”
The first of six paramitas, you can give and share without attachment. This includes attachment to the concept of being a giver or being the best or most generous. You can see who requires what to be the most helpful.
“Protect discipline as absence of harm”
Positive conduct ‘Sila’
“Cultivate patience as absence of anger”
“Undertake perseverance as absence of idleness”
Idleness can be translated as lack of concern. Diligence is joy, free from obstructions.
“Cultivate absorption as absence of distraction”
“Arouse wisdom as great bliss, free from elaborations”
These six qualities are to be generated not only in yourself for others but also in others.
Dedicate this for other beings.
1:12: Q and A