Shedra 2009 Teachings on Mipham Rinpoche's commentary on the Uttaratantra Shastra - Part 4
This is part 4 of the teachings on the Uttaratantra Shastra.
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.1.1.3 How the distinct features are illustrated by space
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.1.2 Collectively, how they are indivisible
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.2 The qualities of the rupakaya, results of maturation
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.2.1 How all the signs are present in the two kayas
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.2.2 How the rupakaya is illustrated by the analogy of the moon
The Seventh Vajra Point: Activity
126.96.36.199.4 The Activity, which is what brings about realisation
188.8.131.52.4.1 Explaining that it is spontaneous and uninterrupted
184.108.40.206.4.1.1 Brief introduction
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168 It is spontaneous
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199 It is uninterrupted
188.8.131.52.4.1.2 Detailed explanation
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11 It is spontaneous
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124 It is uninterrupted
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.1 Presentation of the differentiating terms
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.2 Explanation of the essence of their meaning
- Teaching of 17-Feb-2009: The seventh vajra point.
Mipham gsung 'bum p.494-500, verses 279-290.
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.3 How these are illustrated through analogies
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.4 Detailed explanation of the analogies and their meaning
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.5 Summarising how it is uninterrupted
18.104.22.168.4.2 Confirming that through analogies
22.214.171.124.4.2.1 Synopsis of the different analogies
126.96.36.199.4.2.2 Explanation of each combined with its meaning
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206 How he manifests emanations: the Indra analogy
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.1 Although no thought is involved he acts for others' benefit
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.1.1 The illustrating analogy
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.1.1.1 The appearance of the reflection on the pure ground
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.1.1.2 People's application of virtuous actions
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.1.1.3 Through those virtuous actions they attain the desired state
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.1.1.4 Without any effort the goal is brought about
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.1.2 The meaning that it illustrates
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.1.2.1 In pure minds it is perceived as the rupakaya
- Teaching of 18-Feb-2009: The analogy of Indra.
Mipham gsung 'bum p.500-505, verses 291-305.
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.1.2.2 The desired state is thereby accomplished
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.1.2.3 Although it makes no effort its goal comes about
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.1.2.4 Gradually the ultimate, the dharmakaya, is reached
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.2 Explanation relating these together
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.3 As a summary, how he is not born and does not cease to exist
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199 How he speaks his instructions: the analogy of the sound of the drum
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.1 The sublime Dharma is taught like the drum of the gods
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.1.1 Detailed explanation
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.1.1.1 It happens without effort
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.1.1.2 It arises from their actions
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.1.1.3 How it brings about peace
- Teaching of 19-Feb-2009: The analogy of the drum.
Mipham gsung 'bum p.505-511, verses 306-319.
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.2 Its specific superiority compared to the analogies
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.2.2 Detailed explanation
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.3 How its occurrence depends on circumstances
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199 How his wisdom and love are omnipresent: the clouds analogy
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.1 Corresponding to the increasing of crops
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.1.1 Summary of how it is without effort
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.1.2 Explanation through how it occurs because of circumstances
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.2 Corresponding to the changes brought about by the vessel
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.2.1 The analogy
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.2.2 Its meaning
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.3 Corresponding to the regardlessness
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.3.1 Summary by means of three analogies
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.3.2 Detailed explanation of their meaning
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.3.3 How the activity is implemented regardless
- Teaching of 20-Feb-2009: The analogy of the clouds.
Mipham gsung 'bum p.511-517, verses 320-334.
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.4 Corresponding to the extinguishing of fires
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199 How he performs illusions: the Brahma analogy
- Teaching of 21-Feb-2009: The analogy of Brahma.
Mipham gsung 'bum p.517-521, verses 335-342.
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206 How he radiates primordial wisdom: the sun analogy
- Teaching of 22-Feb-2009: The analogy of the sun.
Mipham gsung 'bum p.521-526, verses 335-352.
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168 The secret of his mind: the precious jewel analogy
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199 The secret of his speech: the echo analogy
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206 The secret of his body: the space analogy
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168 How he implements his compassion: the earth analogy
22.214.171.124.4.2.3 Summary of the meaning while expressing the need
- Teaching of 03-Mar-2009: The analogy of the precious jewel.
Mipham gsung 'bum p.526-532, verses 353-369.
126.96.36.199.4.2.4 Further summary and particular explanation
- Teaching of 04-Mar-2009: The themes of the section, how the activity is without effort.
Mipham gsung 'bum p.532-537, verses 353-384.
188.8.131.52 Their benefits
- Teaching of 05-Mar-2009: The benefits.
Mipham gsung 'bum p.537-543, verses 377-386. Note: Numbering of verses from this chapter onwards follows Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche's version, which has an offset of eight compared to the numbering from last teaching.
3.2.3.The benefit of interest or devotion for these four points
184.108.40.206. Presentation by praising them as supreme
220.127.116.11.1. How difficult these four points are to realise
18.104.22.168.2. The way benefit from realising them is acquired
22.214.171.124.2.1. Superiority to other virtuous skilful means
126.96.36.199.2.1.1. Brief Presentation
188.8.131.52.2.1.2. Detailed Explanation
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11. Superiority to generosity and making offerings
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124. Superiority also to discipline
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52. Superiority even to meditation
184.108.40.206.2.2. The reason of this superiority: the gaining supreme wisdom
220.127.116.11. Explaining with other distinctions
18.104.22.168.1. The benefit of gaining the ultimate result
22.214.171.124.2. The benefit of entering the path
126.96.36.199.2.1. Generating the mind of enlightenment, bodhichitta in apsiration
188.8.131.52.2.2. Engaging in the six paramitas, bodhichitta in action
184.108.40.206.2.2.1. Completely perfecting the paramitas
220.127.116.11.2.2.2. The three aspects of merit accumulation
18.104.22.168.2.2.3. The two obscurations eliminated
22.214.171.124.2.2.4. Gaining the supreme antidote: wisdom
3.3.1.Detailed explanation of the concluding subjects
126.96.36.199. The way the shastra was composed
188.8.131.52.1. The scripture it is based on, and its purpose
184.108.40.206.2. The way the explanation where given
220.127.116.11.3. The essence of the Words of the Buddha
18.104.22.168.4. Explanation that everything according to the Buddha's words should be accepted
- Teaching of 06-Mar-2009: Having the four points of hearing, contemplating, meditating and having aspiration to them not only ensures that a Bodhisattva doesn't get discouraged on the path, it also is a means to generate all the accumulations of merit and wisdom.
Mipham gsung 'bum p.543-548, verses 387-395.
22.214.171.124. How to avoid altering the Dharma
126.96.36.199.1. Instructions to hold the authentic means
188.8.131.52.1.1. The way personal creation is eliminated
184.108.40.206.1.2. Elimination of partisan attitude
220.127.116.11.2. Identifying the causes of altering the Dharma, and eliminating them
18.104.22.168.3. Eliminating of the results alteration
22.214.171.124.3.1. Elimination of lower rebirth
126.96.36.199.3.2. Elimination of samsara
- Teaching of 07-Mar-2009: A warning not to misinterpret or manipulate the words of the buddha.
Mipham gsung 'bum p.548-552, verses 396-400.
188.8.131.52. Dedication of the merit and summary of the way the text was composed
184.108.40.206.2. Summary of the way the text was composed
3.3.2. Brief explanation by presenting the way the explanation was given
4.The way the meaning of this text was perfectly translated
- Teaching of 08-Mar-2009: The dedication. This teachings concludes the teachings on Mipham Rinpoche's commentary on the Uttaratantra Shastra.
Mipham gsung 'bum p.552-556, verses 401-404.
The Shedra is now being concluded with a one-month closed retreat here in Pharping / Nepal.