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

By Traktung Dudjom Lingpa

Own memoirs usually are not unusual in Tibetan Buddhism, yet A transparent reflect offers an strange version: 3 degrees of religious teachings, conveying outer, internal, and sophisticated features of knowledge, that provide readers complete entry to the wealthy lifetime of one in every of Vajrayana Buddhism’s most precious figures. Dudjom Lingpa (1835–1904) used to be a Tibetan visionary and nice Perfection grasp, or tertön, a revealer of religious 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, resembling Sri Singha, Saraha, Vajradhara, and Manjushri, whose knowledge he obtained and stocks during this booklet.

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

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