Rinpoche teaches from the Tibetan, translates and makes commentary on one of Patrul Rinpoches’ most revered works.
Good in the Middle- discussing View, Meditation and Action.
Starts at Stanza 22
Devotion to Guru and taking Chenrezik as the guru. The embodiment of Compassion and so the guru is also the embodiment of Compassion.
Refuge in the three jewels- Buddha, Dharma and Sangha and understanding that Chenrezik is the embodiment of these and therefore the Guru is.
Bodhichitta-The Root of the Mahayana path. Constant regard for the welfare of others. All the Buddhas teachings are included in Bodhichitta, they are presented as preparation, instructions, preservation, practices and the results. Relative as Compassion and absolute as Wisdom.
Purification and the four powers-Regret of past negative actions, Change of view, Determination not to repeat them and Remedy of practice.
Offering as an antidote too grasping.
Guru Yoga- Gratitude, devotion and how to receive the four empowerments to remove the four obscurations.
Samsara- Nothing other than your own projection. Pure perception of all appearances.
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Taking the result as the path
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Self liberation of visual appearances, and other senses.
Self liberation of thoughts.
Emptiness of all phenomena. The nature of existence, free of concepts.
Transforming the five poisons into five wisdoms.
Five aggregates and five Buddhas.
The real meaning of mantra.
Understanding all teachings and practices by understanding one.
Final part “Good in the end”
Practicing free from distractions and futile activities.
Conclusion and Dedication.
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