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.
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.1.1.3 How the distinct features are illustrated by space
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.1.2 Collectively, how they are indivisible
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.2 The qualities of the rupakaya, results of maturation
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.2.1 How all the signs are present in the two kayas
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.2.2 How the rupakaya is illustrated by the analogy of the moon
The Seventh Vajra Point: Activity
184.108.40.206.4 The Activity, which is what brings about realisation
220.127.116.11.4.1 Explaining that it is spontaneous and uninterrupted
18.104.22.168.4.1.1 Brief introduction
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199 It is spontaneous
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206 It is uninterrupted
220.127.116.11.4.1.2 Detailed explanation
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124 It is spontaneous
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52 It is uninterrupted
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.1 Presentation of the differentiating terms
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.2 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.
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.3 How these are illustrated through analogies
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.4 Detailed explanation of the analogies and their meaning
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.5 Summarising how it is uninterrupted
126.96.36.199.4.2 Confirming that through analogies
188.8.131.52.4.2.1 Synopsis of the different analogies
184.108.40.206.4.2.2 Explanation of each combined with its meaning
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168 How he manifests emanations: the Indra analogy
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.1 Although no thought is involved he acts for others' benefit
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.1.1 The illustrating analogy
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.1.1.1 The appearance of the reflection on the pure ground
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.1.1.2 People's application of virtuous actions
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.1.1.3 Through those virtuous actions they attain the desired state
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.1.1.4 Without any effort the goal is brought about
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.1.2 The meaning that it illustrates
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.1.2.1 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.
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.1.2.2 The desired state is thereby accomplished
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.1.2.3 Although it makes no effort its goal comes about
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.1.2.4 Gradually the ultimate, the dharmakaya, is reached
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.2 Explanation relating these together
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.3 As a summary, how he is not born and does not cease to exist
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206 How he speaks his instructions: the analogy of the sound of the drum
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.1 The sublime Dharma is taught like the drum of the gods
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.1.1 Detailed explanation
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.1.1.1 It happens without effort
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.1.1.2 It arises from their actions
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.1.1.3 How it brings about peace
- Teaching of 19-Feb-2009: The analogy of the drum.
Mipham gsung 'bum p.505-511, verses 306-319.
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.2 Its specific superiority compared to the analogies
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.2.2 Detailed explanation
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.3 How its occurrence depends on circumstances
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206 How his wisdom and love are omnipresent: the clouds analogy
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.1 Corresponding to the increasing of crops
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.1.1 Summary of how it is without effort
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.1.2 Explanation through how it occurs because of circumstances
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.2 Corresponding to the changes brought about by the vessel
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.2.1 The analogy
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.2.2 Its meaning
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.3 Corresponding to the regardlessness
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.3.1 Summary by means of three analogies
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.3.2 Detailed explanation of their meaning
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.3.3 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.
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.4 Corresponding to the extinguishing of fires
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206 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.
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168 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.
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199 The secret of his mind: the precious jewel analogy
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206 The secret of his speech: the echo analogy
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168 The secret of his body: the space analogy
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199 How he implements his compassion: the earth analogy
188.8.131.52.4.2.3 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.
184.108.40.206.4.2.4 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.
220.127.116.11 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
18.104.22.168. Presentation by praising them as supreme
22.214.171.124.1. How difficult these four points are to realise
126.96.36.199.2. The way benefit from realising them is acquired
188.8.131.52.2.1. Superiority to other virtuous skilful means
184.108.40.206.2.1.1. Brief Presentation
220.127.116.11.2.1.2. Detailed Explanation
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124. Superiority to generosity and making offerings
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52. Superiority also to discipline
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11. Superiority even to meditation
18.104.22.168.2.2. The reason of this superiority: the gaining supreme wisdom
22.214.171.124. Explaining with other distinctions
126.96.36.199.1. The benefit of gaining the ultimate result
188.8.131.52.2. The benefit of entering the path
184.108.40.206.2.1. Generating the mind of enlightenment, bodhichitta in apsiration
220.127.116.11.2.2. Engaging in the six paramitas, bodhichitta in action
18.104.22.168.2.2.1. Completely perfecting the paramitas
22.214.171.124.2.2.2. The three aspects of merit accumulation
126.96.36.199.2.2.3. The two obscurations eliminated
188.8.131.52.2.2.4. Gaining the supreme antidote: wisdom
3.3.1.Detailed explanation of the concluding subjects
184.108.40.206. The way the shastra was composed
220.127.116.11.1. The scripture it is based on, and its purpose
18.104.22.168.2. The way the explanation where given
22.214.171.124.3. The essence of the Words of the Buddha
126.96.36.199.4. 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.
188.8.131.52. How to avoid altering the Dharma
184.108.40.206.1. Instructions to hold the authentic means
220.127.116.11.1.1. The way personal creation is eliminated
18.104.22.168.1.2. Elimination of partisan attitude
22.214.171.124.2. Identifying the causes of altering the Dharma, and eliminating them
126.96.36.199.3. Eliminating of the results alteration
188.8.131.52.3.1. Elimination of lower rebirth
184.108.40.206.3.2. 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.
220.127.116.11. Dedication of the merit and summary of the way the text was composed
18.104.22.168.2. 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.