Shedra 2009 Teachings on Mipham Rinpoche's commentary on the Uttaratantra Shastra - Part 2
This is part 2 of the teachings on the Uttaratantra Shastra.
We are at the fourth vajra point, Buddha nature, within a detailed explanation of the ten attributes of the element (khams):
220.127.116.11.1.3.2 The result accomplished by action
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124 Teaching common to both what is to be attained and what attains it
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52 Detailed explanations of the nature of each individually
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.1 The result that is to be attained
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.1.1 How the opposites, which are to be abandoned, are abandoned
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.1.2 How, by abandoning these, the four results are obtained
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.1.3 How, by abandoning them, liberation from the two extremes is attained
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.2 The action that attains it
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.2.1 If there were no dharmadhatu, there would be no idea of rejecting samsara and adopting nirvana
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.2.2 The action of the affinity being present is that the faults and qualities are understood
18.104.22.168.1.3.3 How they are endowed with all the qualities
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199 Teaching common to possession of qualities of both cause and result
- Teaching of 17-Jan-2009: The four Qualities, the four Obscurations and their Antidotes
Mipham gsung 'bum p.386-391, verses 34-42.
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206 Explanation of the nature of each
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.1 Possessing the cause qualities
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.2 Possessing the result qualities
188.8.131.52.1.3.4 Its implementation , which is different according to the individual
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11 How it was taught through its implementation by the three kinds of individual
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124 How it is progressively purified in those three kinds of individual
126.96.36.199.1.3.5 The phases merely nominally distinct
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206 How the three phases are named
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168 How all three are what is defined by the six points
22.214.171.124.1.3.6 It is omnipresent, like space
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52 How the non-conceptual state pervades everything
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11 How its general characteristic is indivisible
18.104.22.168.1.3.7 It is forever unchanging
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199 Showing the phases to be unchanging
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206 Detailed explanation of how this is so
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.1 There is no change in the phase of impurity
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.1.1 .How it is unchanging like space
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.1.1.1 Brief teaching
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.1.1.2 Detailed explanation
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52 How phenomena apparently arise and perish
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168 The absolute nature does not perish
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52 Detailed explanation of the true nature
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.1 The analogy
- Teaching of 18-Jan-2009: Result, Endowment and Entrance According to Different Types of Individuals
Mipham gsung 'bum p.391-396, verses 43-55.
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.2 What it illustrates
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.3 How the two are related
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52 How adventitious samsara changes
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168 How its nature is unchanging
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.1.1.3 Summary of these five sections
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.1.2 Particular explanation
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.1.2.1 It is unchanging, devoid of arising and perishing
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.1.2.2 Changingness is like the three fires
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.2 It is unchanging in the phase of impurity and purity
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.2.1 The main subject: it is not changed by birth and so forth
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.2.1.1 How the unchanging appears to change
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.2.1.2 Detailed explanation of that point
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124 They are unchanged by the conditioning causes of suffering
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206 They appear to change by the power of compassion
- Teaching of 20-Jan-2009: The element is unchanging like space.
Mipham gsung 'bum p.396-400, verses 56-68.
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.2.1.3 Identifying the qualities of the bodhisattvas
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52 The qualities of those who have given birth to bodhicitta
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168 The qualities of those who have undertaken the sublime action
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52 The qualities of those who have attained the irreversible level
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168 The qualities of those who are in the last life
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52 The differences in terms of the accomplishment of the two goals
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.3 It is unchanging in the phase of utterly complete purity
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.3.1 A concise teaching on how it is unchanging
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.3.2 A detailed explanation of those aspects
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.3.2.1 A Brief Presentation
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.3.2.2 A Detailed Explanation
- Teaching of 21-Jan-2009: The qualities of the bodhisattvas on the different bhumis.
Mipham gsung 'bum p.400-405, verses 69-82.
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.3.2.3 A summary
184.108.40.206.1.3.8 Its qualities are inseparable from it
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168 Brief account using the terms
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199 Detailed explanation
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.1 Detailed explanation of the synonyms
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.1.1 It is taught using four terms as there are four meanings
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.1.2 Explanation combining them with their meanings
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.2 Detailed explanation of the essence of the topic
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.2.1 Detailed explanation of their not being two things
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.2.2 Detailed explanation of liberation and nirvana
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.3 Analogies to make it certain
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.3.1 The analogy of the painting
- Teaching of 22-Jan-2009: It's qualities are inseparable from it.
Mipham gsung 'bum p.405-410, verses 83-95.
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.3.2 The analogy of the sun
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.3.2.1 Four corresponding qualities are like the sun
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.3.2.2 There is no nirvana apart from buddhahood
22.214.171.124.1.4 The aspects that have been explained summarized and linked with what follows
126.96.36.199.1.5 Explanation of the analogies as links
188.8.131.52.1.5.1 How defilement and essence are related by their correspondence in common
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11 How the dhatu is omnipresent in beings
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.1 Brief introduction
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.2 Analogies and their meanings combined
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11 Detailed explanation of the analogies for that and their meaning
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.1 The buddha in the decaying lotus
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.1.1 The analogy
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.1.2 The meaning
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.1.3 Analogy and meaning combined
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.2 The honey and the bees
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.2.1 The analogy
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.2.2 The meaning
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.2.3 Analogy and meaning combined
- Teaching of 24-Jan-2009: Buddha-nature analogies: The buddha in a decaying lotus, the honey and the bees.
Mipham gsung 'bum p.410-415, verses 96-107.
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.3 The kernel in the husk
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.3.1 The analogy
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.3.2 The meaning
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.3.3 Analogy and meaning combined
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.4 The gold in filth
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.4.1 The analogy
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.4.2 The meaning
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.4.3 Analogy and meaning combined
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.5 The treasure under the earth
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.5.1 The analogy
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.5.2 The meaning
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.5.3 Analogy and meaning combined
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.6 The sprout in a tiny seed
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.6.1 The analogy
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.6.2 The meaning
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.6.3 Analogy and meaning combined
- Teaching of 25-Jan-2009: Buddha-nature analogies: kernel in the husk, gold in filth, the treasure under the earth, the sprout in a tiny seed.
Mipham gsung 'bum p.415-419, verses 108-120.
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.7 The conqueror's statue in a ragged cloth
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.7.1 The analogy
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.7.2 The meaning
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.7.3 Analogy and meaning combined
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.8 The ruler in the womb
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.8.1 The analogy
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.8.2 The meaning
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.8.3 Analogy and meaning combined
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.9 The golden statue in clay
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.9.1 The analogy
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.9.2 The meaning
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.9.3 Analogy and meaning combined
- Teaching of 27-Jan-2009: Analogies: the conqueror's statue in a ragged cloth, the ruler in the womb, the golden statue in clay.
Mipham gsung 'bum p.419-424, verses 121-132.
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124 Summary and how this is so without beginning
126.96.36.199.1.5.2 How defilement and essence are related by their correspondence individually
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206 How the defilements in particular are symbolized
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.1 Classification of the obscuring defilements
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.2 How they obscure the dharmadhatu
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.3 Detailed explanation of each analogy and its meaning
- Teaching of 28-Jan-2009: Relating the analogies with defilements, discards and stages on the path.
Mipham gsung 'bum p.424-427, verses 133-142.
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.4 Additional summary of the general meaning
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199 How the nature, the dharmadhatu, is symbolized
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.1 A brief introduction to the three properties symbolised by the nine analogies
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.2 Their individual definitions
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.3 Detailed explanation of the nature of those distinctions
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.3.1 The analogies for the dharmakaya and their meanings
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.3.1.1 The two aspects of dharmakaya
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.3.1.2 How these are related to the analogies
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.3.2 The analogy for suchness and its meaning
- Teaching of 29-Jan-2009: The analogies and the three natures of the element: dharmakaya, suchness, gotra.
Mipham gsung 'bum p.427-431, verses 143-151.
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.3.3 The analogies for affinity and their meanings
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.3.3.1 The two affinities and their analogies
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.3.3.2 How the three kayas are attained through them
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.3.3.3 These combined with the analogies
22.214.171.124.1.6 How the meaning taught is realized through faith
- Teaching of 30-Jan-2009: How the analogies relate to the kayas.
Mipham gsung 'bum p.431-432, verses 152-156.
126.96.36.199.1.7 Introducing emptiness, which is to be realised
188.8.131.52.1.8 The reasons for explaining these topics
184.108.40.206.1.8.1 Brief summary using a question and answer
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168 The question
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199 Its answer
- Teaching of 01-Feb-2009: Introducing emptiness, which is to be realised.
Mipham gsung 'bum p.433-436, verses 157-160.
188.8.131.52.1.8.2 Detailed explanation
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11 The intention behind emptiness being taught in other teachings
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124 The benefits of teaching the dharmadhatu in this Continuum
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.1 The dharmadhatu was taught in order that the faults should be discarded
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.2 How the faults arise
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.3 How the benefits of discarding the mistakes are obtained
- Teaching of 02-Feb-2009: Why emptiness is thaught in teachings of the second turning and buddha nature is taught in this teachings.
Mipham gsung 'bum p.436-440, verses 161-170.
From the Uttaratantra Shastra, the Devisions of the Affinity of the Jewels, this is the first chapter, on the tathagatagarbha.