By Arya Maitreya, Jamgon Kongtrul, Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso, Rosemarie Fuchs
All sentient beings with no exception have buddha nature—the inherent purity and perfection of the brain, untouched via altering psychological states. therefore there's neither any cause of conceit in deeming oneself larger than others nor any explanation for self-contempt, considering oneself as inferior and not able to arrive enlightenment. This seeing is obscured by means of veils that are detachable and don't contact the inherent purity and perfection of the character of the brain as such. The Mahayana Uttaratantra Shastra, one of many 5 Treatises stated to were dictated to Asanga via the Bodhisattva Maitreya, provides the Buddha's definitive teachings on how we should always comprehend this floor of enlightenment and clarifies the character and characteristics of buddhahood.
Jamgön Kongtrül Lodro Thaye (1813–1899), the profoundly realized and discovered grasp who compiled what are often called the "Five nice Treasures," wrote the exceptional observation to the Mahayana Uttaratantra Shastra translated right here. known as The Unassailable Lion's Roar, it provides Maitreya's textual content as a heritage for the Mahamudra teachings in a fashion that's in particular transparent and simple to appreciate.
Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche supplied the annotations and the reasons on which the current translation relies. A popular student and hugely comprehensive yogi, he's a residing instance of the continued culture of oral transmission. He first visited the West in 1977 on the request of H.H. the 16th Karmapa.
Rosemarie Fuchs has been a scholar of Khen Rinpoche when you consider that 1978, and this translation was once performed upon his recommendation.
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4! 50 Buddha N a tu r e Due to the various colors [of its background] a gem appears [in manifold colors], [but] is not a thing fulfilling their function. Likewise the All-Pervasive [Ones] appear due to the manifold conditions [set by beings] without being a thing fulfilling their function. [The Supreme Nirmanakaya] knows the world and having gazed upon all worldly [beings demonstrates] out of his great compassion [twelve wondrous deeds]. Without moving away from the dharma kaya he manifests through various [aspects] of an illusory nature.
Though they are beyond all worldly matters, these [bodhisattvas] do not leave the world. They act for the sake of all worldly beings within the world, unblemished by its defects. As a lotus will grow in the midst of water, not being polluted by the water's [faults], these [noble ones] are bom in the world unpolluted by any worldly phenomena. Root T e x t 29 Viewing the accomplishment of their task, their understanding always blazes like fire. And they always rest evenly balanced in meditative stability, which is peace.
Combining] sentences from the foregoing two by two, the uncreated expanse should be known [as possessing] in the same sequence the attributes of being permanent and so forth. Since it is endowed with inexhaustible qualities, [the dharmakaya] is unchangingness itself and thus [has] the attribute of permanence. Equaling the uttermost end it is refuge itself and thus [holds] the attribute of steadfastness. Since absence of thought is its nature, it is dharmata free from duality and thus [has] the attribute of peace.
Buddha Nature: The Mahayana Uttaratantra Shastra With Commentary by Arya Maitreya, Jamgon Kongtrul, Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso, Rosemarie Fuchs