By Thinley Norbu
Like a spontaneous cascade of knowledge nectar, the open and typical phrases of Thinley Norbu Rinpoche, easy through scholarly elaboration, move the following within the culture of the direct transmissions of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas of the prior. via statement at the initial Practices (Ngöndrö) prayer from the treasure textual content of the good grasp Tragtung Düdjom Lingpa, insights into many crucial practices emerge to be able to deepen figuring out of the rules of Vajrayana Buddhism. additionally incorporated within the e-book is a observation at the Tsok Khang Dechen (Assembly Palace of serious Exaltation), the foundation textual content prayer of the second one Kyabje Düdjom Rinpoche, Jigdrel Yeshe Dorje.
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The author of this commentary is a son of His Holiness Düdjom Rinpoche’s wisdom body, speech, and mind. Jigme Tsewang Thinley Norbu Chogley Nampar Gyalway De is the author’s full name. All sublime beings agree that Thinley Norbu Rinpoche’s everyday activities and ultimate realizations are indivisible with his father, His Holiness Düdjom Rinpoche, the great king of treasure revealers. Most realized Thinley Norbu Rinpoche’s wisdom is manifested here in a written form. If learned people analyze this book they will find profound sublime meaning.
Mind is not only material; it is immaterial and empty. It is not only empty now, but always empty. Since it is always empty, it is not nothingness but always wisdom inseparable with immeasurable emptiness. Since it is immeasurable emptiness, wisdom is always present, timelessly and directionlessly, inseparable with emptiness. How can one believe in making what does not exist into something real and certain? Buddha Shakyamuni said this is like babies grasping at rainbows. The essence of immeasurable phenomena is emptiness.
The positive potential of their Buddha nature and spiritual qualities of mind may remain dormant for many lives, so that it may take many eons for them to realize their Buddha nature. According to the Mahayana, it cannot be said that nihilists always remain nihilists or eternalists always remain eternalists, because they can change through the influence of previous positive karmic connections, prayers, or blessings. Even inexperienced Buddhists can apostatize due to their previous nihilist habit of only expecting material answers, so that from a lack of experience and practice, when they do not get material answers, they give up.