A Juggernaut of the Non-Dual View by Tony Duff

By Tony Duff

This can be a extraordinary publication with many fascinating issues. It provides a translation of the textual content entitled “Chariot of Establishment”, Treasure Trove of a brain Absorbed within the Profound that means through the second one Drukchen [1428-1476 C.E.] or chief of the Drukpa Kagyu tuition of Tibetan Buddhism. firstly, it really is of curiosity just because it's the first significant textual content of Drukpa Kagyu teachings to were translated into English.

The textual content is a compilation of over sixty varied oral teachings given through the second one Drukchen. The compiler, an attendant, tells us that the lessons integrated have been chosen simply because they identify the final word, non-dual view of the Kagyu culture because it is gifted via the Drukpa Kagyu. The textual content starts off with a protracted instructing at the view of the Kagyu mostly, making it of curiosity to all Kagyu fans. a huge characteristic of this instructing is that it truly indicates the opposite vacancy procedure that is on the root of the Kagyu view, even though does so in keeping with the earliest teachings of the Kagyu lineage during which the identify “Other vacancy” isn't pointed out. via it, we see how different vacancy used to be taught initially within the Kagyu and we see how the Drukpa Kagyu particularly offers the opposite vacancy view of the Kagyu with out utilizing the identify “Other Emptiness”.

The textual content maintains to a moment lengthy educating during which the second one Drukchen smartly establishes the view of the tantras as non-dual knowledge noticeable in direct conception. In doing so, he cleanly chops the Tibetan Buddhist colleges who're notorious for insisting that the vacancy of the second one turning of the wheel of the sutra instructing is the utltimate non-dual view. it is a interesting bankruptcy since it indicates a common sense to setting up the view which has hardly ever been noticeable within the West to date. it is going to definitely supply teachers who've proposal that the vacancy of the center method is the final word presentation of the view anything to imagine about.

The textual content then offers many smaller teachings at the view, consistently on the subject of the non-dual view of Kalachakra because the final method to identify the view. therefore, the booklet additionally includes many teachings on tantra mostly in addition to many fascinating issues from the Kalachakra. for example, there are transparent reasons of mom, father, and non-dual tantra and the way each one calls for a unique strategy. One bankruptcy has a desirable presentation which exhibits the which means of Kalachakra; it indicates that the standard translation of Kalachakra as “Wheel of Time” is mistaken.

A lengthy advent by way of the writer, giving a historical past of the lineage, a advisor to the opposite vacancy view and the way it really is provided within the a variety of Kagyu faculties, and extra might be of serious support to readers of all degrees. A moment bankruptcy via the writer is devoted to clarifying the that means of the 1st and biggest bankruptcy at the view.

Obviously, the ebook should be of serious curiosity to Drukpa Kagyu fans. despite the fact that, it may be of significant curiosity to a much wider viewers since it indicates how the Kagyus show the final word, non-dual view and it additionally indicates how the perform of tantra is the final word method of the Buddha’s educating. in my opinion, i locate this a tricky ebook to summarize since it has such a lot of differing threads, all of that are of interest.

The e-book comprises translations of the next texts:

“Chariot of Establishment”, Treasure Trove of a brain Absorbed within the Profound which means

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He concludes that anyone who wants to proclaim that they are presenting the view of the Kagyu authentically would have to present it in just this sequence of four, increasingly subtle steps that correspond to the four turnings of the wheel that were taught by the Buddha, just as Milarepa, and the others, the forefathers of the Kagyu lineage have done. I made a strong point earlier in the introduction that there was a presentation of the Other Emptiness view in Gyalwang Je's teach­ ings and also made the point that the Drukpa Kagyu, following the style of the early Kagyu, teaches what is called Other Emptiness, but does not use those words for it.

Similarly, because a certain view has become well-known in the West is not a valid reason for assuming-or stating-that it is correct. Similarly again, just because a certain teacher has become popular does not mean that his view or the view of his school is correct; there are other views and hero worship is not the point; it behoves everyone concerned to examine the matter impartially. It is important for me to say and for the reader to understand that I do not write here with a bias against one school or for another.

In the second level of the teachings one would aspire to becoming a buddha in order to extricate oneself from unsatisfactoriness but equally so that one would have the means and intent to extract all other sentient beings from their unsatisfactoriness. These teach­ ings were more profound because the reality talked about in that turning was a much deeper presentation of reality than in the first turning. The hallmark of the approach to reality in this teaching is that of "characteristics" and "characteristic-less-ness".

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