Tag Archives: Jetsun Taranatha

On Buddha Nature

In all Suchness there is no differentiation. The Tathagata is pure. All beings share that essence. —Sutralankara   This essence of the Tathagata, when not free from the store of defilement, is referred to as the Tathagatagarbha. —Srimaladevi Sutra   … Continue reading

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Eternal Memory

Dear Dharma Lord, to your heart, your vajra-holder power, I pray.   Absolute truth is originally self-arising as the three levels of existence. As the face of appearances to be tamed, that existence is all glowing appearance.   Not without … Continue reading

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The Three Natures

The three natures are the imaginary, the dependent, and the perfected. Whatever is grasped by mental designation is the imaginary nature. Non-entities and the appearances of objects arising in the mind are imaginary. The relationship between name and object, such … Continue reading

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5 Tibetan Buddhist Lineages

Among the contemplative systems and instruction lineages transmitted from Indian Buddhist masters onto their Tibetan successors, there are two basic categories that define the Tibetan Buddhist traditions historically: the Nyingma (“ancient”) and the Sarma (“new”).  The Nyingma sustain the knowledge … Continue reading

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