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Saturday, November 29, 2014
Essence Of The Great Perfection (大圆满精要)
of Great Perfection is a controversial one as one would need to take a completely
different view towards how he/she looks at the concept of enlightenment. Some scholar
treat Great Perfection has the same root as Zen Buddhism but not less denied
this assumption. In fact, I would think that the Great Perfection is not
related to Maha Yoga and the Anuttara Yoga as it has a different concept all
(胜喜金刚) in “Three Points That Strike The
Essence” (捶击三要) pointed
out that one should:
state of mind,
Have confident in it,
So, what is
the ‘state of mind’ refers to?
is no difference between enlightenment and cycle of rebirth.
is no difference amongst the Trikaya: Dharmakaya, Sambhogakaya and Nirmanakaya.
our mind is at peace, it is said to be in Dharmakaya form.
our mind is in enjoyment, it is said to be in Sambhogakaya form.
our mind is changing, it is said to be in Nirmanakaya form.
one has understood one’s mind, the below conclusion can be made:
(enlightenment) cannot be achieved as our mind changes state constantly. The Theravada
Buddhists can meditate for a very long time but when they awake from their
meditative state, they shall fall into the cycle of rebirth. So, in Great
Perfection View, as long as one keeps the view that there is no difference
between Nirvana and cycle of rebirths; then it does not matter where the person
land and hell had never existed; it is all in the state of our mind. So Great Perfection
in effect, thinks that practices of Maha Yoga and Anuttara Yoga; also the
Amitabah pure lands are all never existed.
theories were made based on no one has returned from enlightenment and preach
about it (logically speaking); including the enlightened one!
Rinpoche has spoken the below Great Perfection Wish to a few disciples in
Europe about the "importance of three types of speech":
"It is hoped that we
have great confidence in our view,
There is no difference
between Nirvana and cycles of rebirth.
It is hoped that what
we practice is perfected and fortified,
We are dwelling at our
unchanged state (of mind).
It is hoped whatever
we do receives great accomplishment,
All that is done
naturally indeed according our heart.
It is hoped that our
Dharmakaya automatically in perfection,
We shall be able to
surpass whatever we have proved and determined."
(From the book In Praise Of The History of Tibetan Ningmapa Lineage)
Mind blowing as it sounds, perhaps
this is the reason why Great Perfection is not taught openly but only to a few
qualified disciples. The above view will definitely ruin the core foundation of
many Buddhist schools. It is up to individual to choose if he/she want to
accept the above points.