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By Padmasambhava & Jamgon Mipham

A Garland of perspectives provides either a concise remark by way of the eighth-century Indian Buddhist grasp Padmasambhava on a bankruptcy from the Guhyagarbha Tantra at the various Buddhist and non-Buddhist philosophical perspectives, together with the nice Perfection (Dzogchen), and an explicative observation on Padmasambhava’s textual content by way of the nineteenth-century pupil Jamgön Mipham (1846–1912).

Padmasambhava’s textual content is a center textual content of the Nyingma culture since it offers the foundation for the approach of 9 autos (three sutra cars and 6 tantra cars) that hence turned the authorized approach of classifying the various Buddhist paths within the Nyingma tradition.

Mipham’s remark is the single most ordinarily used to provide an explanation for Padmasambhava’s educating. Mipham is widely known for his prolific, lucid, and unique writings on many topics, together with technology, medication, and philosophy, as well as Tibetan Buddhist perform and conception.

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In this section, which describes the positions of worldly beings, Padmasambhava confined himself to a description of their views. He did not discuss their paths and results, for he considered that this would serve no purpose. 2. EXPLANATION OF BUDDHISTS’ VIEWS a. BRIEF INTRODUCTION The path that leads beyond the world has two aspects: the vehicle of characteristics and the Diamond Vehicle. The supramundane path leading beyond the world, which is related to the untainted path, can be divided into two vehicles.

The notes could be based on oral explanations of the treatise or consist of appropriate passages copied from existing commentaries. The resulting annotated copy would have served the author’s own personal use and perhaps as a series of lecture notes to be referred to when teaching. And, as seems to have been the case with the present commentary, it was sometimes only after their master’s death that his disciples decided to turn his annotated copy into a publishable work, splicing the root text and the marginal notes together to form coherent prose.

It is thanks to the path of the four kinds of realization that conviction is gained. The four kinds of realization are (1) the realization that there is a single cause, (2) realization by means of syllables, (3) realization through blessing, and (4) direct realization. First, there is the realization that there is a single cause. Because, on the ultimate level, phenomena are unborn, they are not different from each other. Neither, on the relative level, are they distinct from each other in that they all have the character of illusion.

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