The great Mahasidda Tilopa said to Naropa: “Mahamudra cannot be taught.” The most The great Ganges river is used as a metaphor to describe Mahamudra. – Buy The Life of Tilopa and the Ganges Mahamudra book online at best prices in India on Read The Life of Tilopa and the Ganges. Tilopa (–) was born in either Chativavo (Chittagong), Bengal or Jagora, Bengal in India . External links[edit]. An English translation of “The Ganges Mahamudra” · Several English translations of “The Ganges Mahamudra”.

Author: Taran Negrel
Country: Chile
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Life
Published (Last): 25 April 2009
Pages: 397
PDF File Size: 4.53 Mb
ePub File Size: 3.12 Mb
ISBN: 654-1-96439-366-4
Downloads: 57182
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Arashimuro

Supreme action acts resourcefully without any array of instruments. See all 3 reviews. By harbouring rigid precepts the true samaya is impaired, But with cessation of mental activity all fixed notions subside; When the swell of the ocean is at one with its peaceful depths, When mind never strays from indeterminate, non-conceptual truth, The unbroken samaya is a lamp lit in spiritual darkness.

Since worldly involvement is pointless, seek the heart of reality! Likewise, if you cut the root of mind, The various mental activities will subside. Think of nothing whatsoever with the mind and look at the dharmas of the leap. Rest loose your mind; neither hold it nor permit it to wander.


If you attain non-attainment, then you have attained mahamudra. The Life of the Mahasiddha Tilopa Paperback.

Thoroughly examine mundane things or the things of the world. One could look at it that way, but is there anything on the other side of the wall?

Ganges Mahamudra by Tilopa (translated by Lama Yeshe Gyamtso)

Mahaamudra, the nature of mind is inherently like space: Not engaging mentally, free from all wanting, Self-arisen and self-settling, just like patterns on water– If you do not go beyond the actuality of nondwelling and being nonreferential, You do not go beyond samaya, which is the lamp in the darkness.

Focus on what is sound and true.

Self-abiding with no hopes is the supreme fruition. Or what feature does all experience have in common?

Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. If [mind] does not stray from the non-abiding, unobjectified ultimate meaning, the unimpaired samaya is a lamp in the darkness. Being totally awake in that, and undistracted.

Ganges Mahamudra by Tilopa (translated by Lama Yeshe Gyamtso) – Chinese Buddhist Encyclopedia

Mind is like the essence of space, having no place for thoughts. Your complexion will be lustrous and you will be as powerful as a lion. Your mind gange beyond thought, open like space. Let go and rest naturally. English Choose a language for shopping. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. The most majestic of practices is vast and deep without limit.


No, no, you were looking at the shape my hands were making. Although Mahamudra cannot be taught, intelligent and patient Naropa, tolerant of suffering, who is engaged in austerity and is devoted to the guru, fortunate one, do this with your mind.

Ganges Mahamudra – class | Unfettered Mind

So, does that clarify the distinction? Without discarding or placing, relax and leave it in its own state. Let go and rest in the uncontrived, fundamental state. Thoughts are self-arisen and self-pacified like designs on the surface of water. Therefore, abandon worldly pre-occupations, renounce distinctions gnages caste and race, the cause of attachment and aversion, and meditate alone in forest, mountains and solitary places.

In being free of the extremes, one attains the King of Views. Amazon Prime Music Stream millions of songs, ad-free. To strive for Liberation One should rely on a Guru.