By Khenchen Thrangu
During this new e-book, Khenchen Thrangu offers an exhaustive observation at the longest and such a lot complete of the 3 vintage treatises on Mahamudra composed by means of the sixteenth-century student Wangchuk Dorje, the 9th Karmapa. Khenchen Thrangu's teachings surround the complete direction of Mahamudra, together with the preliminaries, the most perform, removal stumbling blocks, and achieving the results of buddhahood—with targeted guide in tranquility and perception meditation. this can be the single to be had quantity that provides Khenchen Thrangu's targeted observation in this whole textual content.
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17 THE MAIN PRACTICE: SHAMATHA But none of these "forms" is visible. If you chopped off your hand or cut your arm open, you wouldn't see the sensory faculty of the body. It is beyond the scope of our visual faculties to perceive these sensory faculties. We cannot see them; they are different from other forms. Although they are included within the category of form in general, the forms of the sensory faculties are different; they are like light and cannot be seen. " But it is not in fact the eye that sees; it is the visual consciousness within the eye that sees.
Focus the mind on that empty expanse without being distracted by anything. This meditation of focusing on empty space will naturally cause the mind to become stable. Finally, there is a more narrowly focused meditation in which one meditates on a hindu, a little sphere. The place in the body where all the consciousnesses come together is the point between the eyebrows. There is a triangular bone there. Here, you meditate that in that bone is a bright white sphere about the size of a pea. Focus the mind on this hindu between the eyebrows, in a tightly controlled rather than in a relaxed way.
Closing the eyes might improve stability, but keeping the eyes open without distraction can bring greater clarity. This sixth point concerning the eye gaze is very important. The mind should rest with what is seen by the eyes without exploring or getting involved in what is seen, which creates thought. " Don't be too tense, because this can bring discomfort, and don't be too relaxed, as this may cause seeing double. If you can gaze without any thoughts arising, you can achieve greater clarity. The tongue should rest against the upper palate.