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By Je Tsongkhapa, Thupten Jinpa Ph.D. Ph.D., Kilty Galvin

ISBN-10: 0861714547

ISBN-13: 9780861714544

Tsongkhapa's A Lamp to light up the 5 Stages (1419) is a finished presentation of the top yoga classification of Buddhist tantra, in particular the most important practices - the so-called 5 phases (pancakrama) - of the complicated part of Guhyasamaja tantra. starting with an intensive exam of the Indian assets, Tsongkhapa attracts rather from the writings of Nagarjuna, Aryadeva, Candrakirti, and Naropa to advance a definitive figuring out of the Vajrayana finishing touch level. while within the new release degree, meditators visualize the Buddha within the type of the deity dwelling in a mandala palace, within the crowning glory level mentioned within the current quantity, meditators go beyond traditional attention and actualize the nation of a buddha themselves. between different issues, Tsongkhapa's paintings covers the sophisticated human body structure of channels and winds in addition to the method of loss of life, the bardo, and rebirth. This definitive assertion on Guhyasamaja tantra profoundly affected the process Buddhist perform in Tibet.

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The term däkini tantra is also often used for yogini tantras. Pundarlka’s Stainless Light Com­ mentary and others talk of method tantra and wisdom tantra. 6 A Lamp to Illum inate the Five Stages Division of tantra into two types in keeping with the meanings of the names 1. Points of doubt 2. Individual assertions Points o f doubt If highest yoga tantras are divided into method tantras and wisdom tantras, then are these two types of tantras those in which method and wisdom are nondual or not? If they are, this could not be correct because the meaning of the term method and wisdom tantras refers to tantras partial to either method or wisdom.

The explanation of the second citation is also not right. ” [10] If that is so why should women be excluded? For those keen on killing living beings .. ” These lines are not criteria for a general determination of mother tantra. ” But what is the meaning of the answer to the question on why women were being gathered inside the vajra canopy? Other scriptures teach that there is no actual attainment of buddhahood in the form of a woman. This question here, however, was on the basis of the teaching that in highest yoga tantra, someone who practices in that form can achieve the highest siddhi.

7] Understanding tantras o f method and wisdom individually 1. The position of Stainless Light and so on z. The position of the Vajra Canopy Tantra and so on 32 A Lam p to Illum inate the Five Stages Theposition ofStainless Light and so on If we now understand the meaning of “method and wisdom” in tantras of nondual method and wisdom, then what is its meaning when used to describe tantras of method and wisdom individually? Let us first of all look at how it is settled in Stainless Light: Whatever the tantra, in terms of worldly truth, the categories of method and wisdom come through the divisions into mirror­ like wisdom, the purity o f the aggregates and elements, and so on.

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