Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Reader by Franklin Edgerton

By Franklin Edgerton

The reader includes choices from most vital Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit texts and enables using Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Grammar and Dictionary. this beneficial compendium will turn out helfpful to Indologists, either for personal studying and in carrying out collage classes.

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22 Shamatha & Vipashyana Shamatha is not to become involved in solidified clinging to any of the external appearances of the six collections, while vipashyana is the unobstructed manifestation of perception. Thus within perception the unity of shamatha and vipashyana is complete. Vividly recognizing the essence of the thought as it suddenly occurs is shamatha. Directly liberating it within natural mind, free from concepts, is vipashyana. · Thus within conceptual thinking shamatha and vip~shyana are also a unity.

The third dhyana is to be free from mental movement, but supported merely by the inhalation and exhalation of breath. The fourth dhyana is to be free from all kinds of thoughts, a state of samadhi that is unobstructed clarity, like space. Supreme among all the mundane samadhis, these are the foundation for vipashyana. If meditated upon with attachment, however, they become a deviation from mahamudra, causing rebirth as gods in the abodes of those dhyanas. " The shravaka 's samadhi of peace is the state of mind that has abandoned these four thoughts, in which involvement in objects has been blocked, and in which you abide having interrupted the movements of the prana-mind.

The arising of virtuous 41 Path Mahamudra qualities depends upon whether or not you are connected with the manifest aspect of signs of accomplishment, such as the twelve-times-one-hundred qualities of perceiving the truth, that which is to be realized. Mastery over the relative and the sowing of the seed of the rupakaya depend upon whether or not you can arrange the coincidence of bodhichitta and aspiration after having attained certainty in how the manifestation of emptiness arises as cause and effect.

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