The great Mahasidda Tilopa said to Naropa: “Mahamudra cannot be taught.” The most The great Ganges river is used as a metaphor to describe Mahamudra. – Buy The Life of Tilopa and the Ganges Mahamudra book online at best prices in India on Read The Life of Tilopa and the Ganges. Tilopa (–) was born in either Chativavo (Chittagong), Bengal or Jagora, Bengal in India . External links[edit]. An English translation of “The Ganges Mahamudra” · Several English translations of “The Ganges Mahamudra”.

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To see very deeply into our experience.

Likewise, although mind is said to be sheer clarity, There is nothing there: Not trying to meditate is the supreme path of the Buddha. By habituating yourself to that, unsurpassable awakening is attained. Devotion is a way of developing very powerful emotional energy and that emotional energy then fuels attention. A tree spreads its branches and puts forth leaves, But when its root is cut its foliage withers; So too, when the root of the mind is severed, The branches of the tree of samsara die A single lamp dispels the darkness of a thousand aeons; Gangee, a single flash of the mind’s clear light Erases aeons of karmic conditioning and spiritual blindness.

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If you neither dwell, perceive, nor stray from the ultimate, Then you are a holy practitioner, the torch which illuminates darkness. One should not give or take But remain natural, For Mahamudra is beyond All acceptance and rejection.

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Ken McLeod translated this into English in Los Angeles in mahamudrw southwest of the United States, working from the efforts of previous translators and various commentaries.

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Sign in to your account Account Login Username. The essence of mind is like space; Therefore, there is nothing which it does not encompass. You do scales on a piano and develop dexterity and fluidity gaanges you do push-ups to develop strength and stamina and so forth and we practice meditation to develop capacity and attention. If you are without acceptance gahges rejection of external appearances, all that appears and exists will be liberated as mudra.

Appearances are self-appearances, so let mental phenomena exhaust themselves. You just work with it as best you can.

Tilopa’s Mahamudra Teaching to Naropa

Likewise, the waves of thoughts derived from the mind Dissolve when mind perceives mind. Audible Download Audio Books.

A tree spreads its branches and puts forth leaves, But when its tanges is cut its foliage withers; So too, when the root of the mind is severed, The mahamudrs of the tree of samsara die. The Fearless Teachings of Tilopa to Naropa. Leave them as they are. The all-basis is unbornand within that unborn all-basis, abandon or relinquish habitswrongdoing, and obscurations.

Then the first verse, and here we run into, a thing that just bemused me, because when I was looking at one of the commentaries, I found that the very first line has been moved to the beginning of the second verse.

You need not expend great effort nor store up extensive spirtual power. If you exert yourself in this truth, you will be freed from the prison of samsara. Self-liberation beyond expectation or hope is the supreme result or fruition. This whole room with all the lights and stuff. When there is no fixation to that, the wisdom of empty bliss arises and, flourishing like the mahamucra moon, one [attains] longevity without greying hair.

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Beyond all mental images the mind is naturally clear: For example, if you examine the center of space, the one who fixates on the boundary and center ceases to be. Tilopa was born into the priestly caste — according to some sources, a royal family — but he adopted the monastic life upon receiving orders from a dakini gangees buddha whose activity mxhamudra to inspire practitioners who told him to adopt a mendicant and itinerant existence.

He would lie across the stream and form a bridge. It includes everything you experience.

I mean, we think of a gatekeeper as a guy who just sits and lets people in. Cut the root of the vine that chokes the tree, and its clinging tendrils wither away entirely.

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One of the most famous and important statements attributed to Tilopa is: It does not change because you do good or evil. The Gangama Instructions with Commentary.

And what does it depend on? Remain without any compulsion in the landscape of natural freedom: