By Tony Duff
The basis Volumes of Longchen Nyingthig nice of entirety comprises particular texts for a few of the issues that have to be coated throughout the transmission of the instructing. certainly one of them is a textual content through Jigmey Lingpa that provides an entire set of directions on improvement degree perform, that's, the perform of visualizing a deity. The textual content, that's one of many center texts of the Longchen Nyingthig transmission of serious finishing touch, presents an in depth point of guide in deity perform utilizing a flooring, direction, and fruition presentation of the topic. The guideline relies at the root tantra of Mahayoga, the middle of the key (in Sanskrit, Guhyagarbha), in Tibetan gsang ba snying po. even though, it provides directions on employing the view of significant crowning glory to the visualization perform. The textual content is popularly identified via its identify “Stairway resulting in Akanishtha”.
Jigmey Lingpa’s textual content provides many alternative directions of improvement degree perform, together with the most important guide referred to as The 4 Nails Pinning The Life-Forces. the entire instructing at the 4 Nails could be learn along side it, for this reason PKTC has released a ebook of Dza Patrul’s educating on it known as Key problems with Visualization: 4 Nails Pinning the existence Forces, “A Melody of Brahma taking part in during the 3 Worlds”.
The writer has further an advent that clarifies many issues, a thesaurus, and plenty of notes to make sure that the entire many info of visualizing a deity are totally defined. The advent truly exhibits the particular worth of this article when you are training nice final touch. the diversities among deity perform within the Mahayoga and Atiyoga are essentially proven. The author’s actual adventure and information of the Longchen Nyingthig approach has guided the interpretation of those texts in order that they thoroughly replicate the view of Longchen Nyingthig.
A re-creation of the Tibetan textual content has been made and integrated. the hot variation rigorously right error present in the most Tibetan variations which are to be had for the time being.
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If you can do that while meditating as described earlier, called “the temporary experience of familiarization, like a river”, you will have made the deity come as the path. v. Mixing the deity with one’s mind Then, there is what is called “mixing the deity”. In order to abandon grasping at the duality of that to be meditated on and meditator of it, the deity’s superfice is mixed inseparable with your own mind. By meditation on that, no thought at all 76 This means that one shifts the attention to the hands and feet and works strongly on visualising them above all other features.
Thus, here it means the level of capability of being as a whole. 25 For liveliness, see the glossary. THE TEXT 5 view general of the Nature Supreme King of Vehicles26, do an extremely unelaborate Development Stage ritual and meditate on inseparable Development and Completion in which, without relating to word-based activities, mind’s nature is primally made visible and completed as the symbol of the deity, like a reflection abruptly appearing in a mirror. It is like this: In the deity oneself, oneself the deity Arises co-emergent with oneself; Samaya and jñåna27 are non-dual so Invitation, seating, and supplication are not necessary here.
Continued) make no progress by that method. 78 Buddhism refers to its path in general as the path of complete liberation. 79 See the Further Study section of the introduction to obtain this teaching. The four nails are: the samådhi of the deity nail, the essence mantra nail, the understanding unchanging nail; and the enlightened activity emission-absorption nail. The author now explains them in sequence. 80 “Steals away” is part of the wording of the Four Nails instruction. It means that the Four Nails draw together and hold every one of the life-forces of Development Stage practice so that the practitioner can conveniently get at all of those life-forces and bring them into his own practice.
A Presentation of Instructions for the Development Stage Deity by Tony Duff