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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Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon. Can any of you relate to this? When you attain that which is without attainment you have attained Mahamudra. Likewise, if mind perceives mind, All mental activities will cease, you will remain mahamudrx a state of non-thought, And you will realize the supreme bodhi-citta. In gages middle or after that, it becomes like the gentle current of the River Ganges. Do not seek to stop projections, but let them come to rest of themselves. When you fabricate nothing in the mind and are devoid of any wish, [thoughts] are like self-arising, self-subsiding ripples in water.

Tilopa’s Mahamudra Teaching to Naropa

Well, at least he called me and we worked together. Thoroughly examine mundane things or the agnges of the world. Let the body rest at ease, insubstantial like a hollow tube of bamboo. That which pertains to action is unable to perceive the truth beyond action. May this pith instruction in Mahamudra Remain in the hearts of fortunate beings.


I mean he worked as a sesame grinder. The clear light of Mahamudra cannot be mahamkdra By the canonical scriptures or metaphysical treatises Of the Mantravada, the Paramitas or the Tripitaka; The clear light is veiled by concepts and ideals. By blessing means and prajna, enter into union. Let appearances come and go on their own. If you strive in this endeavor, you will free yourself from samsaric imprisonment. Let the cloudy waters of thinking settle and clear.

Tilopa’s Mahamudra Teaching to Naropa

The followers of Tantra, the PrajnaparamitaThe Vinaya, the Sutras, and other religions- All these, by their texts and philosophical dogmas, Will not see the luminous mahamudra.

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Cut the root of a tree And the leaves will wither; Cut the root of your mind And Samsara falls. It was translated and finally edited in this form by this pandita himself and the great Tibetan translator Marpa Chokyi at Pushpahari in the north [of India]. Thrangu Rinpoche is the foremost scholar of the Karma Kagyu lineage and only member to hold the highest Khenchen degree.

And there are other parts of us that want to achieve something, so we subtly tried to make the experience better, work at it.

Phenomena on every plane of being are constantly arising and disappearing. Some people use the words like knowing.

The Classic Meditation Manual. Abandoning all physical actionsthe practitioner should rest at ease. The Straight from the Heart: Upon what does it rest?

Space has neither color nor shape; It is changeless, it is not tinged by black or white. If you would attain the realization of transcendent mind and non-action, Then cut the root of mind and let consciousness remain naked. To uncover this fertile ground, cut through the roots of complexity with the sharp gaze of naked awareness, remaining entirely at peace, transparent and content. Mahamudra, the royal way, is free from every word and sacred symbol.


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Then gaining long-life and eternal youth, waxing like the moon, Radiant and clear, with the strength of a lion, You will quickly gain mundane power and supreme enlightenment. Now, so, it was a very old religion by this point.

Being directionless and utterly impartial is the supreme monarch of conduct. May this pointed instruction in mahamudra remain in the hearts of fortunate beings. There are a lot of names for it. The two versions differ in the order of the verses and in the wording of some lines.

This text comes from about one thousand years ago. Rest in no beginning, with no self-interest or expectation. Let go of control and rest right there. When the bonds are loosened, there is no doubt of release.

And at that moment Naropa wakes up. Cut through the bonds of attachment and aversion toward those around you and your surroundings.