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):
22.214.171.124.1.3.2 The result accomplished by action
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52 Teaching common to both what is to be attained and what attains it
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11 Detailed explanations of the nature of each individually
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.1 The result that is to be attained
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.1.1 How the opposites, which are to be abandoned, are abandoned
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.1.2 How, by abandoning these, the four results are obtained
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.1.3 How, by abandoning them, liberation from the two extremes is attained
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.2 The action that attains it
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.2.1 If there were no dharmadhatu, there would be no idea of rejecting samsara and adopting nirvana
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.2.2 The action of the affinity being present is that the faults and qualities are understood
126.96.36.199.1.3.3 How they are endowed with all the qualities
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206 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.
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168 Explanation of the nature of each
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.1 Possessing the cause qualities
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.2 Possessing the result qualities
220.127.116.11.1.3.4 Its implementation , which is different according to the individual
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124 How it was taught through its implementation by the three kinds of individual
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52 How it is progressively purified in those three kinds of individual
184.108.40.206.1.3.5 The phases merely nominally distinct
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168 How the three phases are named
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199 How all three are what is defined by the six points
188.8.131.52.1.3.6 It is omnipresent, like space
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11 How the non-conceptual state pervades everything
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124 How its general characteristic is indivisible
126.96.36.199.1.3.7 It is forever unchanging
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206 Showing the phases to be unchanging
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168 Detailed explanation of how this is so
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.1 There is no change in the phase of impurity
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.1.1 .How it is unchanging like space
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.1.1.1 Brief teaching
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.1.1.2 Detailed explanation
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11 How phenomena apparently arise and perish
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199 The absolute nature does not perish
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11 Detailed explanation of the true nature
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.1 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.
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.2 What it illustrates
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.3 How the two are related
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11 How adventitious samsara changes
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199 How its nature is unchanging
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.1.1.3 Summary of these five sections
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.1.2 Particular explanation
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.1.2.1 It is unchanging, devoid of arising and perishing
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.1.2.2 Changingness is like the three fires
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.2 It is unchanging in the phase of impurity and purity
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.2.1 The main subject: it is not changed by birth and so forth
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.2.1.1 How the unchanging appears to change
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.2.1.2 Detailed explanation of that point
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52 They are unchanged by the conditioning causes of suffering
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168 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.
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.2.1.3 Identifying the qualities of the bodhisattvas
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11 The qualities of those who have given birth to bodhicitta
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199 The qualities of those who have undertaken the sublime action
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11 The qualities of those who have attained the irreversible level
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199 The qualities of those who are in the last life
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11 The differences in terms of the accomplishment of the two goals
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.3 It is unchanging in the phase of utterly complete purity
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.3.1 A concise teaching on how it is unchanging
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.3.2 A detailed explanation of those aspects
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.3.2.1 A Brief Presentation
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.3.2.2 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.
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.3.2.3 A summary
18.104.22.168.1.3.8 Its qualities are inseparable from it
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199 Brief account using the terms
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206 Detailed explanation
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.1 Detailed explanation of the synonyms
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.1.1 It is taught using four terms as there are four meanings
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.1.2 Explanation combining them with their meanings
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.2 Detailed explanation of the essence of the topic
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.2.1 Detailed explanation of their not being two things
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.2.2 Detailed explanation of liberation and nirvana
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.3 Analogies to make it certain
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.3.1 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.
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.3.2 The analogy of the sun
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.3.2.1 Four corresponding qualities are like the sun
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.3.2.2 There is no nirvana apart from buddhahood
188.8.131.52.1.4 The aspects that have been explained summarized and linked with what follows
184.108.40.206.1.5 Explanation of the analogies as links
220.127.116.11.1.5.1 How defilement and essence are related by their correspondence in common
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124 How the dhatu is omnipresent in beings
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.1 Brief introduction
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.2 Analogies and their meanings combined
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124 Detailed explanation of the analogies for that and their meaning
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.1 The buddha in the decaying lotus
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.1.1 The analogy
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.1.2 The meaning
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.1.3 Analogy and meaning combined
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.2 The honey and the bees
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.2.1 The analogy
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.2.2 The meaning
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.2.3 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.
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.3 The kernel in the husk
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.3.1 The analogy
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.3.2 The meaning
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.3.3 Analogy and meaning combined
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.4 The gold in filth
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.4.1 The analogy
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.4.2 The meaning
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.4.3 Analogy and meaning combined
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.5 The treasure under the earth
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.5.1 The analogy
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.5.2 The meaning
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.5.3 Analogy and meaning combined
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.6 The sprout in a tiny seed
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.6.1 The analogy
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.6.2 The meaning
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.6.3 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.
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.7 The conqueror's statue in a ragged cloth
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.7.1 The analogy
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.7.2 The meaning
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.7.3 Analogy and meaning combined
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.8 The ruler in the womb
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.8.1 The analogy
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.8.2 The meaning
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.8.3 Analogy and meaning combined
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.9 The golden statue in clay
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.9.1 The analogy
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.9.2 The meaning
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.9.3 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.
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52 Summary and how this is so without beginning
184.108.40.206.1.5.2 How defilement and essence are related by their correspondence individually
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168 How the defilements in particular are symbolized
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.1 Classification of the obscuring defilements
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.2 How they obscure the dharmadhatu
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.3 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.
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.4 Additional summary of the general meaning
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206 How the nature, the dharmadhatu, is symbolized
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.1 A brief introduction to the three properties symbolised by the nine analogies
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.2 Their individual definitions
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.3 Detailed explanation of the nature of those distinctions
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.3.1 The analogies for the dharmakaya and their meanings
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.3.1.1 The two aspects of dharmakaya
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.3.1.2 How these are related to the analogies
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.3.2 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.
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.3.3 The analogies for affinity and their meanings
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.3.3.1 The two affinities and their analogies
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.3.3.2 How the three kayas are attained through them
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.3.3.3 These combined with the analogies
188.8.131.52.1.6 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.
184.108.40.206.1.7 Introducing emptiness, which is to be realised
220.127.116.11.1.8 The reasons for explaining these topics
18.104.22.168.1.8.1 Brief summary using a question and answer
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199 The question
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206 Its answer
- Teaching of 01-Feb-2009: Introducing emptiness, which is to be realised.
Mipham gsung 'bum p.433-436, verses 157-160.
220.127.116.11.1.8.2 Detailed explanation
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124 The intention behind emptiness being taught in other teachings
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52 The benefits of teaching the dharmadhatu in this Continuum
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.1 The dharmadhatu was taught in order that the faults should be discarded
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.2 How the faults arise
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.3 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.