A Clear Mirror: The Visionary Autobiography of a Tibetan by Traktung Dudjom Lingpa

By Traktung Dudjom Lingpa

Own memoirs aren't unusual in Tibetan Buddhism, yet A transparent reflect offers an strange edition: 3 degrees of non secular teachings, conveying outer, internal, and sophisticated facets of knowledge, that supply readers complete entry to the wealthy lifetime of one in all Vajrayana Buddhism’s Most worthy figures. Dudjom Lingpa (1835–1904) was once a Tibetan visionary and nice Perfection grasp, or tertön, a revealer of non secular treasures known as terma hidden within the Earth and within the minds of disciples. Dujdom Lingpa is popular for his revelations on “refining perception” or Nang Jang, and, via dream yoga, trance, and visions, for transmitting the “mindstream” of a couple of enlightened religious beings, akin to Sri Singha, Saraha, Vajradhara, and Manjushri, whose knowledge he bought and stocks during this booklet.

A transparent reflect
reveals what excessive lamas regard as so much sacred and intimate: non secular evolution through the lens of an innermost visionary existence. Lingpa recounts each one step of his personal enlightenment process—from studying how one can meditate to the top tantric practices—as he skilled them. A transparent replicate is a non secular experience that still contains daily meditation recommendation, designed for the lay reader in addition to the extra pro practitioner, during this evocative unique translation.

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