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.
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.1.1.3 How the distinct features are illustrated by space
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.1.2 Collectively, how they are indivisible
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.2 The qualities of the rupakaya, results of maturation
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.2.1 How all the signs are present in the two kayas
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.2.2 How the rupakaya is illustrated by the analogy of the moon
The Seventh Vajra Point: Activity
22.214.171.124.4 The Activity, which is what brings about realisation
126.96.36.199.4.1 Explaining that it is spontaneous and uninterrupted
188.8.131.52.4.1.1 Brief introduction
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11 It is spontaneous
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124 It is uninterrupted
126.96.36.199.4.1.2 Detailed explanation
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206 It is spontaneous
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168 It is uninterrupted
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.1 Presentation of the differentiating terms
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.2 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.
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.3 How these are illustrated through analogies
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.4 Detailed explanation of the analogies and their meaning
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.5 Summarising how it is uninterrupted
220.127.116.11.4.2 Confirming that through analogies
18.104.22.168.4.2.1 Synopsis of the different analogies
22.214.171.124.4.2.2 Explanation of each combined with its meaning
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52 How he manifests emanations: the Indra analogy
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.1 Although no thought is involved he acts for others' benefit
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.1.1 The illustrating analogy
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.1.1.1 The appearance of the reflection on the pure ground
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.1.1.2 People's application of virtuous actions
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.1.1.3 Through those virtuous actions they attain the desired state
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.1.1.4 Without any effort the goal is brought about
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.1.2 The meaning that it illustrates
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.1.2.1 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.
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.1.2.2 The desired state is thereby accomplished
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.1.2.3 Although it makes no effort its goal comes about
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.1.2.4 Gradually the ultimate, the dharmakaya, is reached
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.2 Explanation relating these together
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.3 As a summary, how he is not born and does not cease to exist
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124 How he speaks his instructions: the analogy of the sound of the drum
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.1 The sublime Dharma is taught like the drum of the gods
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.1.1 Detailed explanation
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.1.1.1 It happens without effort
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.1.1.2 It arises from their actions
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.1.1.3 How it brings about peace
- Teaching of 19-Feb-2009: The analogy of the drum.
Mipham gsung 'bum p.505-511, verses 306-319.
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.2 Its specific superiority compared to the analogies
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.2.2 Detailed explanation
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.3 How its occurrence depends on circumstances
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124 How his wisdom and love are omnipresent: the clouds analogy
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.1 Corresponding to the increasing of crops
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.1.1 Summary of how it is without effort
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.1.2 Explanation through how it occurs because of circumstances
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.2 Corresponding to the changes brought about by the vessel
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.2.1 The analogy
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.2.2 Its meaning
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.3 Corresponding to the regardlessness
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.3.1 Summary by means of three analogies
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.3.2 Detailed explanation of their meaning
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.3.3 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.
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.4 Corresponding to the extinguishing of fires
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124 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.
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52 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.
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11 The secret of his mind: the precious jewel analogy
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124 The secret of his speech: the echo analogy
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52 The secret of his body: the space analogy
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11 How he implements his compassion: the earth analogy
18.104.22.168.4.2.3 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.
22.214.171.124.4.2.4 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.
126.96.36.199 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
188.8.131.52. Presentation by praising them as supreme
184.108.40.206.1. How difficult these four points are to realise
220.127.116.11.2. The way benefit from realising them is acquired
18.104.22.168.2.1. Superiority to other virtuous skilful means
22.214.171.124.2.1.1. Brief Presentation
126.96.36.199.2.1.2. Detailed Explanation
188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206. Superiority to generosity and making offerings
220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168. Superiority also to discipline
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199. Superiority even to meditation
188.8.131.52.2.2. The reason of this superiority: the gaining supreme wisdom
184.108.40.206. Explaining with other distinctions
220.127.116.11.1. The benefit of gaining the ultimate result
18.104.22.168.2. The benefit of entering the path
22.214.171.124.2.1. Generating the mind of enlightenment, bodhichitta in apsiration
126.96.36.199.2.2. Engaging in the six paramitas, bodhichitta in action
188.8.131.52.2.2.1. Completely perfecting the paramitas
184.108.40.206.2.2.2. The three aspects of merit accumulation
220.127.116.11.2.2.3. The two obscurations eliminated
18.104.22.168.2.2.4. Gaining the supreme antidote: wisdom
3.3.1.Detailed explanation of the concluding subjects
22.214.171.124. The way the shastra was composed
126.96.36.199.1. The scripture it is based on, and its purpose
188.8.131.52.2. The way the explanation where given
184.108.40.206.3. The essence of the Words of the Buddha
220.127.116.11.4. 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.
18.104.22.168. How to avoid altering the Dharma
22.214.171.124.1. Instructions to hold the authentic means
126.96.36.199.1.1. The way personal creation is eliminated
188.8.131.52.1.2. Elimination of partisan attitude
184.108.40.206.2. Identifying the causes of altering the Dharma, and eliminating them
220.127.116.11.3. Eliminating of the results alteration
18.104.22.168.3.1. Elimination of lower rebirth
22.214.171.124.3.2. 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.
126.96.36.199. Dedication of the merit and summary of the way the text was composed
188.8.131.52.2. 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.