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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Though words are spoken to explain the Void, The Void as such can never be expressed. Now, what follows next is a series of metaphors. Giving it all up to wander and really engage life in all its complexities, gxnges deepen, enhance his experience of awareness. Strenuously seeking truth by investigation and concentration, one will never appreciate the unthinkable simplicity and bliss that abide at the core. Ken McLeod translated this into English in Los Angeles in the southwest of the United States, working from the efforts of previous translators and various commentaries.

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Ganges Mahamudra by Tilopa (translated by Lama Yeshe Gyamtso) – Chinese Buddhist Encyclopedia

When the limited mind enters blessed companionship with limitless Mind, indescribable freedom dawns. For example, just as we apply the term empty to space, in fact, there is nothing within space that we are accurately describing by that term. That which pertains to consciousness is unable to perceive the transcendent Gnosis jnana. She is red, dancing. The unborn omnipresent base dissolves your impulsions and delusions: The point of non-action will not be reached by means of deliberate action.


This is what I want you to practice for 10 or 15 minutes, at the beginning of your meditation session. So what happens if you just let it go? Rest at ease in that state, without releasing or placing.

If you strive in this endeavor, you will free yourself from samsaric imprisonment. Finally spread it or cause it to pervade your whole body. Where there is nothing to work on you come to the deepest awakening. Le ave the polluted water of conceptual thoughts in its [natural] clarity.

Beyond all mental images the mind is naturally clear: Now, we should take a look at the situation, or the picture a thousand years ago, in India.

Focus on what is sound and true. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. The mind is like the midst of space.

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I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Cut the root of a tree And the leaves will wither; Cut the root of your mind And Samsara falls.

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Ganges Mahamudra by Tilopa (translated by Lama Yeshe Gyamtso)

And, the stakes were considerable, because if you were defeated in debate, not only you, but all your followers had to follow the person who had defeated you. In that way, the nature of the mind has from the beginning been like spaceand there are no dharmas that are not included within that. So you feel the motion of the breath, but you also feel the sensations of your feet on the floor or folded. Abandoning all physical actionsthe practitioner should rest at ease.


Allow the polluted waters of thoughts to become clear.

Tilopa’s Mahamudra Teaching to Naropa

Read more Read less. And what the Vajrayana consisted of was an extraordinary blending of these three streams, so that the sorcery techniques and the energy transformation techniques were used to generate experiences, which made it easier. White clouds that drift through blue sky, changing shape constantly, have no root, no foundation, no dwelling; nor do changing patterns of thought ganegs float through the sky of mind.

Mahamidra fruition is there when you are free from hope and fear. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. And then there are other emotions such as loving kindness, equanimity, compassion, which are not organised around a sense of self, in fact take us beyond a sense of self into a more complete experience of our world.

Take this to heart, my worthy student.