Shedra 2009 Teachings on Mipham Rinpoche's commentary on the Uttaratantra Shastra - Part 3

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This is part 3 of the teachings on the Uttaratantra Shastra.

The Fifth Vajra Point: Enlightenment

3.2.2.2.2 Enlightenment, which is the essential nature of the realisation
3.2.2.2.2.1 Enlightenment the essence of what is realized when that element is free of all obscurations: the different topics to be explained
3.2.2.2.2.2 A brief synopsis of how they are explained
3.2.2.2.2.3 Combining them in a detailed explanation
3.2.2.2.2.3.1 The cause: the essential nature that attains purity/brings the attainment of purity
3.2.2.2.2.3.1.1 Brief summary

  • Teaching of 03-Feb-2009: Enlightenment, which is the essential nature of the realization. A brief summary.
    online: 20090203PH1030DP.mp3
    Mipham gsung 'bum p.440-442, verses 171-173.


3.2.2.2.2 Enlightenment, which is the essential nature of the realisation
3.2.2.2.2.1 Enlightenment the essence of what is realized when that element is free of all obscurations: the different topics to be explained
3.2.2.2.2.2 A brief synopsis of how they are explained
3.2.2.2.2.3 Combining them in a detailed explanation
3.2.2.2.2.3.1 The cause: the essential nature that attains purity/brings the attainment of purity
3.2.2.2.2.3.1.1 Brief summary
3.2.2.2.2.3.1.2 Detailed explanation
3.2.2.2.2.3.1.2.1 The essential nature, the twofold purity
3.2.2.2.2.3.1.2.1.1 The main subject
3.2.2.2.2.3.1.2.1.2 The particularities
3.2.2.2.2.3.1.2.1.2.1 The particularity of its natural luminosity
3.2.2.2.2.3.1.2.1.2.2 The particularity of its freedom from adventitious defilements
3.2.2.2.2.3.1.2.2 The cause, the primordial wisdom that brings attainment
3.2.2.2.2.3.2 The result: freedom from defilements
3.2.2.2.2.3.2.1 Brief account of the defilements, with analogies
3.2.2.2.2.3.2.2 Detailed explanation
3.2.2.2.2.3.2.2.1 The two kayas arise from the two primordial wisdoms
3.2.2.2.2.3.2.2.2 The two benefits are accomplished by discarding the three poisons
3.2.2.2.2.3.2.2.3 The essence is attained by the two defilements being purified

  • Teaching of 04-Feb-2009: The cause: attainment of purity.
    online: 20090204PH1030DP.mp3
    Mipham gsung 'bum p.442-448, verses 174-187.


3.2.2.2.2.3.3 The action/function: ones own and others' benefit
3.2.2.2.2.3.3.1 Brief account of how the two benefits are accomplished
3.2.2.2.2.3.3.2 Detailed explanation
3.2.2.2.2.3.3.2.1 General introduction to how both benefits are accomplished
3.2.2.2.2.3.3.2.2 Particular explanation of perfect benefit for oneself
3.2.2.2.2.3.3.2.3 Particular explanation of perfect benefit for others

  • Teaching of 05-Feb-2009: The function: one's own and other's benefit.
    online: 20090205PH1030DP.mp3
    Mipham gsung 'bum p.448-453, verses 188-198.


3.2.2.2.2.3.4 Possession: the support of the former, the qualities
3.2.2.2.2.3.4.1 Brief account listing the terms
3.2.2.2.2.3.4.2 Detailed explanation
3.2.2.2.2.3.4.2.1 What possesses the qualities
3.2.2.2.2.3.4.2.2 Defining the qualities possessed
3.2.2.2.2.3.4.2.2.1 Detailed explanation of the reasons for it being profound
3.2.2.2.2.3.4.2.2.1.1 General introduction to how it is inconceivable
3.2.2.2.2.3.4.2.2.1.2 Detailed explanation of that particular point
3.2.2.2.2.3.4.2.2.1.3 The reasons combined with an analogy
3.2.2.2.2.3.4.2.2.2 Explanation of the reasons for the other qualities
3.2.2.2.2.3.4.2.2.2.1 The qualities of being unchanging
3.2.2.2.2.3.4.2.2.2.2 The qualities of elimination and realization
3.2.2.2.2.3.4.2.2.2.3 The qualities of purity
3.2.2.2.2.3.5 Occurrence/implementation: divided into the three kayas
3.2.2.2.2.3.5.1 Brief list of their definitions
3.2.2.2.2.3.5.1.1 The svabhavikakaya's five characteristic features and qualities
3.2.2.2.2.3.5.1.2 The sambhogakaya's five particularities
3.2.2.2.2.3.5.1.3 The nirmanakaya's three features

  • Teaching of 06-Feb-2009: Qualities and kayas.
    online: 20090206PH1030DP.mp3
    Mipham gsung 'bum p.453-459, verses 199-211.


3.2.2.2.2.3.5.2 Detailed explanation of their meanings
3.2.2.2.2.3.5.2.1 Their nomenclature as a whole
3.2.2.2.2.3.5.2.2 Presentation of their characteristic features
3.2.2.2.2.3.5.2.2.1 Presentation of the svabhavikakaya
3.2.2.2.2.3.5.2.2.1.1 Brief summary of its characteristic features and qualities
3.2.2.2.2.3.5.2.2.1.2 Detailed explanation
3.2.2.2.2.3.5.2.2.1.2.1 Detailed explanation of its characteristic features
3.2.2.2.2.3.5.2.2.1.2.2 Detailed explanation of its qualities
3.2.2.2.2.3.5.2.2.2 Presentation of the samboghakaya
3.2.2.2.2.3.5.2.2.2.1 Detailed presentation
3.2.2.2.2.3.5.2.2.2.2 A further summary
3.2.2.2.2.3.5.2.2.2.3 In particular, how it appears according to circumstances
3.2.2.2.2.3.5.2.2.3 Presentation of the nirmanakya
3.2.2.2.2.3.5.2.2.3.1 The supreme nirmanakaya manifests the twelve acts

  • Teaching of 10-Feb-2009: The specific characteristics of Svabhavikakaya, Sambhogakaya and Nirmanakaya
    online: 20090210PH1030DP.mp3
    Mipham gsung 'bum p.459-465, verses 212-226.


3.2.2.2.2.3.5.2.2.3.2 Their function is progressively to guide beings to be trained
3.2.2.2.2.3.5.2.2.3.2.1 Bringing ordinary people to the Lesser Vehicle
3.2.2.2.2.3.5.2.2.3.2.2 How those of the Lesser Vehicle are matured with the Greater Vehicle
3.2.2.2.2.3.5.2.2.3.2.3 How those of the Greater Vehicle are joined to complete liberation

  • Teaching of 11-Feb-2009: Detailed explanation of the meaning of the three kayas.
    online: 20090211PH1030DP.mp3
    Mipham gsung 'bum p.465-470, verses 227-238.


3.2.2.2.2.3.5.2.3 Summary of their meaning
3.2.2.2.2.3.5.2.3.1 Summarizing them into three related to their reasons
3.2.2.2.2.3.5.2.3.2 Summarizing them into two related to to their actual nature
3.2.2.2.2.3.6 Permanence: the duration of those
3.2.2.2.2.3.6.1 Brief explanation of the reasons for permanence
3.2.2.2.2.3.6.2 Detailed explanation
3.2.2.2.2.3.6.2.1 The reasons why the rupakaya is permanent
3.2.2.2.2.3.6.2.2 The reasons why the dharmakaya is permanent
3.2.2.2.2.3.6.2.3 A summary of their meaning
3.2.2.2.2.3.7 Inconceivability: their true nature
3.2.2.2.2.3.7.1 Brief introduction
3.2.2.2.2.3.7.2 Detailed explanation
3.2.2.2.2.3.7.2.1 Explanation of the reasons as a sequence'
3.2.2.2.2.3.7.2.2 Concise explanation related to the two kayas
3.2.2.2.2.3.7.2.3 How the qualities are inconceivable

The Sixth Vajra Point: Qualities

3.2.2.2.3 The Qualities, which are the branches of the realisation
3.2.2.2.3.1 Listing and classifying them with reference to the two kayas
3.2.2.2.3.1.1 Classification of the kayas and qualities
3.2.2.2.3.1.2 Classification of each individually
3.2.2.2.3.2 Establishing the qualities thus classified
3.2.2.2.3.2.1 Concise summary combining analogies and meanings

  • Teaching of 12-Feb-2009: Buddhahood is inconceivable.
    online: 20090212PH1030DP.mp3
    Mipham gsung 'bum p.470-476, verses 239-250.


3.2.2.2.3.2.2 Detailed explanation presenting each individually
3.2.2.2.3.2.2.1 Qualities present as the result of elimination in the absolute dharmakaya of benefit for oneself
3.2.2.2.3.2.2.1.1 The ten strengths
3.2.2.2.3.2.2.1.1.1 Explanation of the meaning to be illustrated
3.2.2.2.3.2.2.1.1.2 Authentifying them by illustration using analogies
3.2.2.2.3.2.2.1.2 The four fearlessnesses
3.2.2.2.3.2.2.1.2.1 Identifying their ultimate nature
3.2.2.2.3.2.2.1.2.1.1 Their nature
3.2.2.2.3.2.2.1.2.1.2 Their function
3.2.2.2.3.2.2.1.2.2 Authentifying them with an analogy
3.2.2.2.3.2.2.1.3 The eighteen distinct features
3.2.2.2.3.2.2.1.3.1 Explanation of the meaning itself
3.2.2.2.3.2.2.1.3.1.1 The eighteen, one by one
3.2.2.2.3.2.2.1.3.1.1.1 List and detailed explanation: the four categories
3.2.2.2.3.2.2.1.3.1.1.1.1 Six subsumed under behaviour
3.2.2.2.3.2.2.1.3.1.1.1.2 Six subsumed under realization

  • Teaching of 13-Feb-2009: The 32 marks of the dharmakaya: the ten strength, the four fearlessnesses and the 18 distinct features.
    online: 20090213PH1030DP.mp3
    Mipham gsung 'bum p.476-483, verses 251-256.


3.2.2.2.3.2.2.1.3.1.1.1.3 Three subsumed under actions
3.2.2.2.3.2.2.1.3.1.1.1.4 Three subsumed under wisdom
3.2.2.2.3.2.2.1.3.1.1.2 Summary and additional points
3.2.2.2.3.2.2.1.3.1.2 Recapitulation, their function and how they are attained
3.2.2.2.3.2.2.1.3.2 Combined with analogies
3.2.2.2.3.2.2.2 Qualities present as the result of maturation in the relative rupakaya of benefit for others
3.2.2.2.3.2.2.2.1 The different signs, which are to be illustrated

  • Teaching of 14-Feb-2009: The 32 signs of the rupakaya.
    online: 20090214PH1030DP.mp3
    Mipham gsung 'bum p.483-489, verses 257-262.


3.2.2.2.3.2.2.2.2 Summary combined with the analogy that illustrates them
3.2.2.2.3.2.3 Understood from the scriptures in which they are taught
3.2.2.2.3.2.4 Further summary of analogies and meanings
3.2.2.2.3.2.4.1 The general correspondences between the analogies and what they illustrate
3.2.2.2.3.2.4.2 Explanation of each combination
3.2.2.2.3.2.4.2.1 The qualities of the dharmakaya, results of elimination
3.2.2.2.3.2.4.2.1.1 Externally, how the analogies illustrate
3.2.2.2.3.2.4.2.1.1.1 How the strengths are illustrated by a vajra
3.2.2.2.3.2.4.2.1.1.1.1 How the illustrations apply individually to each group
3.2.2.2.3.2.4.2.1.1.1.2 How the illustrations apply in common
3.2.2.2.3.2.4.2.1.1.2 How the fearlessnesses are illustrated by a lion
3.2.2.2.3.2.4.2.1.1.2.1 Brief introduction
3.2.2.2.3.2.4.2.1.1.2.2 Explanation

  • Teaching of 15-Feb-2009: The analogies of vajra, lion and space.
    online: 20090215PH1030DP.mp3
    Mipham gsung 'bum p.489-494, verses 263-278.


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