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  Path of Secret Mantra: Teachings of the Northern Treasures Five Nails Pema Tinley's Guide to Vajrayana Practice
Path of Secret Mantra: Teachings of the Northern Treasures Five Nails Pema Tinleys Guide to Vajrayana Practice Pema Tinley


 
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Author: Pema Tinley
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9783942380188
Publication Date: July 2014

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Explanation of Rigzin Godems Jangter Ngöndro Zer Nga (byang gter sngon gro gzer lnga) according to the commentary by Rigzin Pema Tinley Byang gter bla rdzogs thugs gsum sogs spyi khyab kyi sngon gro gzer lngai khrid yig yang tig gces sgron gzhung don rab gsal gyi zhabs degs yang gsal gyi tshul du bkod pa cha lag dang bcas pa translation and oral transmission by Khenpo Chowang edited by Martin Boord.

Born in a period of political uncertainty and religious efflorescence, the late seventeenth-century master of the Northern Treasures (Byang-gter) tradition, the mahāvidyādhara Pema Tinley (Padma phrin-las) is widely renowned for his perceptive insight, his boundless concern for the welfare of others and his scholarly excellence. The Great Fifth Dalai Lama himself repeatedly refers to Pema Tinley in his autobiographical writings, calling him the best of reincarnations and spiritual son of supreme virtue.

In this masterful guide to the full spectrum of vajrayāna practice, Pema Tinley leads the reader along an exciting path of self re-discovery towards the all-encompassing state of deep natural awareness the completely perfect condition of buddhahood, endowed with wisdom, compassion and abundant joyful energy. Moving from a simple series of daily contemplative practices that gradually bring the errantly wandering mind under control and train it to focus upon the true meaning of life, the author skilfully encourages his audience eventually to abandon all meditation on objects with signs until it can rest easily without supporting props in the vast expanse of blissful awareness in which all appearances are recognised as the spontaneous display of non-dual emptiness.

All Buddhists have something to learn from this book, a complete guide to the innermost path of secret mantra, written by one of its foremost authorities.

This book does not only contain a detailed practical explanation of the Five Nails, but also an introduction to meditation practice through the yogas of waking, sleeping, bathing, eating and daily practice as well as the preliminary practice of body, speech and mind. It explains in detail how to do the Five Nails practice, which is the Northern Treasure entry into the path of secret mantra, and gives explanation of its deeper meaning. The book also explains the extraordinary preliminaries, which consists on focussing the mind on ones body as the deity, focussing the mind on ones speech as mantra and focussing on the mind itself as the deitys insignia. In the end of the book the main practice will be explained as achieving the view through meditation and achieving meditation through the view and finally various modes of empowerment for the direct introduction and oral instructions for those who have received the direct introduction. This book is a wish-fulfilling gem for any serious practitioner and a reliable companion an this path to give meaning to ones live.

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