By Padmasambhava & Jamgon Mipham
A Garland of perspectives provides either a concise statement via the eighth-century Indian Buddhist grasp Padmasambhava on a bankruptcy from the Guhyagarbha Tantra at the varied Buddhist and non-Buddhist philosophical perspectives, together with the nice Perfection (Dzogchen), and an explicative observation on Padmasambhava’s textual content via the nineteenth-century student Jamgön Mipham (1846–1912).
Padmasambhava’s textual content is a middle textual content of the Nyingma culture since it presents the foundation for the procedure of 9 cars (three sutra cars and 6 tantra automobiles) that consequently turned the authorized means of classifying the several Buddhist paths within the Nyingma tradition.
Mipham’s observation is the only most typically used to give an explanation for Padmasambhava’s educating. Mipham is celebrated for his prolific, lucid, and unique writings on many matters, together with technology, medication, and philosophy, as well as Tibetan Buddhist perform and thought.
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Finally, there is direct realization through perception. The fact that phenomena abide primordially in the enlightened state does not contradict the scriptures and pith instructions. On the other hand, it is not by relying merely on the words of scriptures and instructions that one attains direct realization. It is gained through conviction in the very depths of one’s mind, through one’s own awareness. Conviction gained through the path is the path of yoga, the actual knowledge of the meaning of the four kinds of realization.
This method is the culmination, the Great Perfection. The level of the Great Wheel of Collections of Syllables is spontaneously entered. Beings with the sharpest faculties have understood that primordial enlightenment means that they have been enlightened from the very beginning, and they progress powerfully on the path. Their actions are not the actions of ordinary beings. However much ordinary people may hear and reflect on this, they will not gain confidence in its truth and profundity. Since it is difficult to have confidence and to understand it with their ordinary minds and they do not recognize how true and profound it is, they judge by their own experience and think it is the same for everyone.
Some have an incorrect view of causality. Some believe that whereas the cause is real, the effects are unreal. The nihilistic extremists have a nihilistic view. They think that all phenomena that fall within their purview are devoid of any kind of karmic law of cause and effect. All the phenomena that arise in their one and only life, rather than being propelled by the deeds of previous lives, have come into being just like that, like mushrooms in a field or bubbles on water, and in the end they are extinguished like lamps.