By Tulku Thondup Rinpoche
Written by means of a famous pupil of the Nyingma tuition of Tibetan Buddhism, this can be a survey of Buddhism in Tibet, and an account of the doctrine and historical past of the 4 significant Buddhist faculties of Tibet - Nyingma, Kagyd, Sakya, and Gelug, with lists in their significant monastic associations. an summary of Tibetan literature can also be supplied, with a precis of either the secualr and non secular literature of Tibet, and specific emphasis at the scope of literary works of the 4 significant Buddhist faculties. a useful reference publication, BUDDHIST CIVILIZATION IN TIBET is exclusive in that it presents a complete variety of knowledge on Tibetan faith and literature, with broad scholarly facts, in one compact quantity.
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She spent the last years of her life in a cave at Zang-Ri Khar-Mar (Zangs-Ri mKhar-dMar) in Southern Tibet. Both Chod teachings are based on the Prajnaparamita Sutras. The basic practice is to purify the defilements by completely cutting off grasping at self which is the root of samsara. The Six Paramitas (per fections) are practiced by giving away one’s own body and possessions to all including the most fearful beings in dangerous places without attachment, fear or doubt. Ma-Chig Lab-Kyi Dron-Ma divided the Chod into three aspects: ‘To travel to dangerous and solitary places is the Outer-Chod, ' To transform the body as food for demons is the Irmer-Chod, To cut o ff the single thing (grasping) from the root is the Actual-Chod.
D. until the time of Acharya Smrtijnana at the beginning of the 11th century. Most of the Old Tantras are contained in the rNying-Ma rGyud-’Bum collection. The contents of the Kajur are as follows: No. Title o f the Sub-Dlvislons 1. 2. 3. rGyud (Tantra) Sher-Phyin (Prajnaparamita) dKon-brTsegs (Ratnakuta) 4. 5. 6. Phal-Ch’en (Avatamsaka) mDo (Sutra) a ’Dul-Ba (Vinaya) 7. The Collection of rNying-Ma rGyud-a’Bum (Pracin-Tantras) * These figure based on Peking Edition. + These figures based on Delhi publication No.
5) Bardo (Bar-Do: Intermediate state between death and rebirth): This practice is used to actualize the union of clarity and emptiness in the intermediate state through the experience o f the Maya-Body and Radiant Clarity. 6) Phowa (a’Pho-Ba: Transference): This practice is used to maintain the continuity of the path throughout one’s life. If the meditator should die before perfecting the path through this practice he is able to continue his practice into the next life. By this practice the meditator can enter the Pure State through the door of the Mahamudra.
Buddhist Civilization in Tibet by Tulku Thondup Rinpoche