Khenpo Dawa Paljor's Teaching on Buddha-Nature following Mipham Rinpoche

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Khenpo Dawa Paljor's Teaching on Buddha-Nature following Mipham Rinpoche
Khenpo Dawa Paljor
2009/01/06
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Khenpo Dawa Paljor taught the Rigpa Shedra on Mipham Rinpoche's commentary on the Uttaratantra Shastra: A word-by-word commentary on the Uttaratantra Shastra, (Wyl. theg pa chen po rgyud bla ma'i bstan bcos kyi mchan 'grel mi pham zhal lung)

The recordings contain the Tibetan teaching and its live English translation.

A word-by-word commentary on the Uttaratantra Shastra by Mipham Rinpoche

Textual Outline

Introduction

1. The Meaning of the Title
2. The Homage
3. The Main Part of the Commentary
3.1 A Summary of the Topics of the Main Part
3.1.1 A Synopsis
The Seven Vajra Points
3.1.2 The Scriptural Sources
3.1.3 The Sequence
3.2 A Detailed Explanation of the Topics

Start of the Teachings of 6-Jan.

3.2.1 A Detailed Explanation of the Three Jewels
3.2.1.1 The Nature of each of the Three Jewels

The First Vajra Point: the Buddha

3.2.1.1.1 The Nature of the Buddha, the Ultimate Refuge
3.2.1.1.1.1 By Means of Praise
3.2.1.1.1.2 By Distinguishing his Qualities
3.2.1.1.1.3 In Form of a Detailed Explanation that Comprises the above two Points

  • Teaching of 06-Jan-2009: The Eight Qualities of the Buddha
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Follow along Mipham's commentary on verses 6-8, pp. 358-361.

See the Text for these verses 6-8.

The Second Vajra Point: the Dharma

3.2.1.1.2 The Nature of the Dharma
3.2.1.1.2.1 By Means of Praise
3.2.1.1.2.2 Distinguishing the Qualities Mentioned
3.2.1.1.2.3 Summarizing a the Two Truths
3.2.1.1.2.4 Combining this by an Explanation of Reasoning

  • Teaching of 07-Jan-2009: The Qualities of the Dharma
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Follow along Mipham's commentary on verses 9-14, gsung 'bum, pp. 361–365.

See the Text for these verses 9-14.

The Third Vajra Point: the Sangha

3.2.1.1.3 The Nature of the Sangha
3.2.1.1.3.1 By means of praise
3.2.1.1.3.2 Summary in terms of those two qualities
3.2.1.1.3.3 Combining those two in a detailed explanation
3.2.1.2 How the three types of refuges are classified
3.2.1.2.1 Classification into three from the point of view of different needs
3.2.1.2.2 The last two are not the permanent refuge

  • Teaching of 08-Jan-2009: The Qualities of the Sangha. The three Types of Refuge.
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Follow along Mipham gsung 'bum pp. 365-368, verses 15-20.

See the Text for these verses 15-20.

3.2.1.2.3 What is Ultimate Refuge
3.2.1.3 A Semantic Explanation
3.2.2 Detailed Explanation of the other four Vajra Points and how they are attained.
3.2.2.1 Explanation as a group
3.2.2.1.1 How the four Points can only be Perceived by the Sublime Ones
3.2.2.1.2 Explaining that they are Inconceivable
3.2.2.1.3 Detailed Explanation of the Reasons
3.2.2.1.4 Classifying them into Causes and Conditions

  • Teaching of 09-Jan-2009: The Ultimate Refuge. The last four Vajra Points.
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Follow along Mipham gsung 'bum pp. 368-371, verses 15–26.

See the Text for these verses 15–26.

3.2.2.2 The Essential Nature of each Vajra Point

The Fourth Vajra Point: the Buddha-nature

3.2.2.2.1 The Dharmadhatu, which is to be Realised

  • Teaching of 10-Jan-2009: The fourth Vajra Point: Buddha Nature.
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Follow along Mipham gsung 'bum pp. 371-373, verse 27.

See the Text for verse 27.

3.2.2.2.1.1 How Dharmadhatu Pervades Everything

Note: This chapter is a comment on the three reasons given in verse 27 for the fact that all beings have buddha nature. Mipham Rinpoche's commentary is very closely related to the sengge naro commentary and often entire passages are identical. So it's very well worth comparing with Khen Rinpoche Namdrol's teachings on the Sengge Naro commentary.
The Meaning of the First Line of Verse 27: Because the perfect buddhas’s kaya is all-pervading
  • Teaching of 11-Jan-2009: How the Dharmadhatu pervades everything.
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Follow along Mipham gsung 'bum pp. 373-376, verse 27.

See the Text for verse 27.

  • Teaching of 13-Jan-2009: How the Dharmadhatu pervades everything. (cont.)
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Follow along Mipham gsung 'bum pp. 376-378, verse 27.

See the Text for verse 27.

The Meaning of the Second Line of Verse 27: Because Suchness is Indivisible
  • Teaching of 14-Jan-2009: How the Dharmadhatu pervades everything, the second argument
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Follow along Mipham gsung 'bum pp. 378-379, verse 27.

See the Text for verse 27.

The Meaning of the Third Line of Verse 27: Because They have the Nature
  • Teaching of 15-Jan-2009: How the Dharmadhatu pervades everything. The Third Argument.
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Follow along Mipham gsung 'bum pp. 379-382, verse 27.

See the Text for verse 27.

3.2.2.2.1.2 Short Synopsis of how the Dharmadhatu Pervades
3.2.2.2.1.3 Detailed Explanation of the Synopsis
3.2.2.2.1.3.1 The Essence Made Pure by the Cause
3.2.2.2.1.3.1.1 Teaching Common to both what is to be Purified and what Purifies
3.2.2.2.1.3.1.2 Individual explanations of the nature of each
3.2.2.2.1.3.1.2.1 The essential nature which is to be purified
3.2.2.2.1.3.1.2.2 The cause which purifies
3.2.2.2.1.3.1.2.2.1 How the four obscurations, which are to be abandoned, are abandoned
3.2.2.2.1.3.1.2.2.2 How the antidote transforms one into an heir of the buddhas

  • Teaching of 16-Jan-2009: The Third Argument (cont.). The Ten Aspects of the Element (khams).
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Follow along Mipham gsung 'bum pp. 382-386, verses 28-33.

See the Text for verses 28–33.

Shedra 2009 Teachings on Mipham Rinpoche's commentary on the Uttaratantra Shastra - Part 2

This is part 2 of the teachings on the Uttaratantra Shastra.

We are at the fourth vajra point, Buddha nature, within a detailed explanation of the ten attributes of the element (khams):

3.2.2.2.1.3.2 The result accomplished by action
3.2.2.2.1.3.2.1 Teaching common to both what is to be attained and what attains it
3.2.2.2.1.3.2.2 Detailed explanations of the nature of each individually
3.2.2.2.1.3.2.2.1 The result that is to be attained
3.2.2.2.1.3.2.2.1.1 How the opposites, which are to be abandoned, are abandoned
3.2.2.2.1.3.2.2.1.2 How, by abandoning these, the four results are obtained
3.2.2.2.1.3.2.2.1.3 How, by abandoning them, liberation from the two extremes is attained
3.2.2.2.1.3.2.2.2 The action that attains it
3.2.2.2.1.3.2.2.2.1 If there were no dharmadhatu, there would be no idea of rejecting samsara and adopting nirvana
3.2.2.2.1.3.2.2.2.2 The action of the affinity being present is that the faults and qualities are understood
3.2.2.2.1.3.3 How they are endowed with all the qualities
3.2.2.2.1.3.3.1 Teaching common to possession of qualities of both cause and result

  • Teaching of 17-Jan-2009: The four Qualities, the four Obscurations and their Antidotes
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Follow along Mipham gsung 'bum pp. 386-391, verses 34-42.

See the Text for verses 34–42.

3.2.2.2.1.3.3.2 Explanation of the nature of each
3.2.2.2.1.3.3.2.1 Possessing the cause qualities
3.2.2.2.1.3.3.2.2 Possessing the result qualities
3.2.2.2.1.3.4 Its implementation , which is different according to the individual
3.2.2.2.1.3.4.1 How it was taught through its implementation by the three kinds of individual
3.2.2.2.1.3.4.2 How it is progressively purified in those three kinds of individual
3.2.2.2.1.3.5 The phases merely nominally distinct
3.2.2.2.1.3.5.1 How the three phases are named
3.2.2.2.1.3.5.2 How all three are what is defined by the six points
3.2.2.2.1.3.6 It is omnipresent, like space
3.2.2.2.1.3.6.1 How the non-conceptual state pervades everything
3.2.2.2.1.3.6.2 How its general characteristic is indivisible
3.2.2.2.1.3.7 It is forever unchanging
3.2.2.2.1.3.7.1 Showing the phases to be unchanging
3.2.2.2.1.3.7.2 Detailed explanation of how this is so
3.2.2.2.1.3.7.2.1 There is no change in the phase of impurity
3.2.2.2.1.3.7.2.1.1 .How it is unchanging like space
3.2.2.2.1.3.7.2.1.1.1 Brief teaching
3.2.2.2.1.3.7.2.1.1.2 Detailed explanation
3.2.2.2.1.3.7.2.1.1.2.1 How phenomena apparently arise and perish
3.2.2.2.1.3.7.2.1.1.2.2 The absolute nature does not perish
3.2.2.2.1.3.7.2.1.1.2.3 Detailed explanation of the true nature
3.2.2.2.1.3.7.2.1.1.2.3.1 The analogy

  • Teaching of 18-Jan-2009: Result, Endowment and Entrance According to Different Types of Individuals
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Follow along Mipham gsung 'bum pp. 391-396, verses 43-55.

See the Text for verses 43–55.

3.2.2.2.1.3.7.2.1.1.2.3.2 What it illustrates
3.2.2.2.1.3.7.2.1.1.2.3.3 How the two are related
3.2.2.2.1.3.7.2.1.1.2.4 How adventitious samsara changes
3.2.2.2.1.3.7.2.1.1.2.5 How its nature is unchanging
3.2.2.2.1.3.7.2.1.1.3 Summary of these five sections
3.2.2.2.1.3.7.2.1.2 Particular explanation
3.2.2.2.1.3.7.2.1.2.1 It is unchanging, devoid of arising and perishing
3.2.2.2.1.3.7.2.1.2.2 Changingness is like the three fires
3.2.2.2.1.3.7.2.2 It is unchanging in the phase of impurity and purity
3.2.2.2.1.3.7.2.2.1 The main subject: it is not changed by birth and so forth
3.2.2.2.1.3.7.2.2.1.1 How the unchanging appears to change
3.2.2.2.1.3.7.2.2.1.2 Detailed explanation of that point
3.2.2.2.1.3.7.2.2.1.2.1 They are unchanged by the conditioning causes of suffering
3.2.2.2.1.3.7.2.2.1.2.2 They appear to change by the power of compassion

  • Teaching of 20-Jan-2009: The element is unchanging like space.
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Follow along Mipham gsung 'bum pp. 396-400, verses 56-68.

See the Text for verses 56–68.

3.2.2.2.1.3.7.2.2.1.3 Identifying the qualities of the bodhisattvas
3.2.2.2.1.3.7.2.2.1.3.1 The qualities of those who have given birth to bodhicitta
3.2.2.2.1.3.7.2.2.1.3.2 The qualities of those who have undertaken the sublime action
3.2.2.2.1.3.7.2.2.1.3.3 The qualities of those who have attained the irreversible level
3.2.2.2.1.3.7.2.2.1.3.4 The qualities of those who are in the last life
3.2.2.2.1.3.7.2.2.1.3.5 The differences in terms of the accomplishment of the two goals
3.2.2.2.1.3.7.2.3 It is unchanging in the phase of utterly complete purity
3.2.2.2.1.3.7.2.3.1 A concise teaching on how it is unchanging
3.2.2.2.1.3.7.2.3.2 A detailed explanation of those aspects
3.2.2.2.1.3.7.2.3.2.1 A Brief Presentation
3.2.2.2.1.3.7.2.3.2.2 A Detailed Explanation

  • Teaching of 21-Jan-2009: The qualities of the bodhisattvas on the different bhumis.
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Follow along Mipham gsung 'bum pp. 400-405, verses 69-82.

See the Text for verses 69–82.

3.2.2.2.1.3.7.2.3.2.3 A summary
3.2.2.2.1.3.8 Its qualities are inseparable from it
3.2.2.2.1.3.8.1 Brief account using the terms
3.2.2.2.1.3.8.2 Detailed explanation
3.2.2.2.1.3.8.2.1 Detailed explanation of the synonyms
3.2.2.2.1.3.8.2.1.1 It is taught using four terms as there are four meanings
3.2.2.2.1.3.8.2.1.2 Explanation combining them with their meanings
3.2.2.2.1.3.8.2.2 Detailed explanation of the essence of the topic
3.2.2.2.1.3.8.2.2.1 Detailed explanation of their not being two things
3.2.2.2.1.3.8.2.2.2 Detailed explanation of liberation and nirvana
3.2.2.2.1.3.8.2.3 Analogies to make it certain
3.2.2.2.1.3.8.2.3.1 The analogy of the painting

  • Teaching of 22-Jan-2009: It's qualities are inseparable from it.
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Follow along Mipham gsung 'bum pp. 405-410, verses 83-95.

See the Text for verses 83–95.

3.2.2.2.1.3.8.2.3.2 The analogy of the sun
3.2.2.2.1.3.8.2.3.2.1 Four corresponding qualities are like the sun
3.2.2.2.1.3.8.2.3.2.2 There is no nirvana apart from buddhahood
3.2.2.2.1.4 The aspects that have been explained summarized and linked with what follows
3.2.2.2.1.5 Explanation of the analogies as links
3.2.2.2.1.5.1 How defilement and essence are related by their correspondence in common
3.2.2.2.1.5.1.1 How the dhatu is omnipresent in beings
3.2.2.2.1.5.1.1.1 Brief introduction
3.2.2.2.1.5.1.1.2 Analogies and their meanings combined
3.2.2.2.1.5.1.2 Detailed explanation of the analogies for that and their meaning
3.2.2.2.1.5.1.2.1 The buddha in the decaying lotus
3.2.2.2.1.5.1.2.1.1 The analogy
3.2.2.2.1.5.1.2.1.2 The meaning
3.2.2.2.1.5.1.2.1.3 Analogy and meaning combined
3.2.2.2.1.5.1.2.2 The honey and the bees
3.2.2.2.1.5.1.2.2.1 The analogy
3.2.2.2.1.5.1.2.2.2 The meaning
3.2.2.2.1.5.1.2.2.3 Analogy and meaning combined

  • Teaching of 24-Jan-2009: Buddha-nature analogies: The buddha in a decaying lotus, the honey and the bees.
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Follow along Mipham gsung 'bum pp. 410-415, verses 96-107.

See the Text for verses 96–107.

3.2.2.2.1.5.1.2.3 The kernel in the husk
3.2.2.2.1.5.1.2.3.1 The analogy
3.2.2.2.1.5.1.2.3.2 The meaning
3.2.2.2.1.5.1.2.3.3 Analogy and meaning combined
3.2.2.2.1.5.1.2.4 The gold in filth
3.2.2.2.1.5.1.2.4.1 The analogy
3.2.2.2.1.5.1.2.4.2 The meaning
3.2.2.2.1.5.1.2.4.3 Analogy and meaning combined
3.2.2.2.1.5.1.2.5 The treasure under the earth
3.2.2.2.1.5.1.2.5.1 The analogy
3.2.2.2.1.5.1.2.5.2 The meaning
3.2.2.2.1.5.1.2.5.3 Analogy and meaning combined
3.2.2.2.1.5.1.2.6 The sprout in a tiny seed
3.2.2.2.1.5.1.2.6.1 The analogy
3.2.2.2.1.5.1.2.6.2 The meaning
3.2.2.2.1.5.1.2.6.3 Analogy and meaning combined

  • Teaching of 25-Jan-2009: Buddha-nature analogies: kernel in the husk, gold in filth, the treasure under the earth, the sprout in a tiny seed.
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Follow along Mipham gsung 'bum pp. 415-419, verses 108-120.

See the Text for verses 108–120.

3.2.2.2.1.5.1.2.7 The conqueror's statue in a ragged cloth
3.2.2.2.1.5.1.2.7.1 The analogy
3.2.2.2.1.5.1.2.7.2 The meaning
3.2.2.2.1.5.1.2.7.3 Analogy and meaning combined
3.2.2.2.1.5.1.2.8 The ruler in the womb
3.2.2.2.1.5.1.2.8.1 The analogy
3.2.2.2.1.5.1.2.8.2 The meaning
3.2.2.2.1.5.1.2.8.3 Analogy and meaning combined
3.2.2.2.1.5.1.2.9 The golden statue in clay
3.2.2.2.1.5.1.2.9.1 The analogy
3.2.2.2.1.5.1.2.9.2 The meaning
3.2.2.2.1.5.1.2.9.3 Analogy and meaning combined

  • Teaching of 27-Jan-2009: Analogies: the conqueror's statue in a ragged cloth, the ruler in the womb, the golden statue in clay.
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Follow along Mipham gsung 'bum pp. 419-424, verses 121-132.

See the Text for verses 121–132.

3.2.2.2.1.5.1.3 Summary and how this is so without beginning
3.2.2.2.1.5.2 How defilement and essence are related by their correspondence individually
3.2.2.2.1.5.2.1 How the defilements in particular are symbolized
3.2.2.2.1.5.2.1.1 Classification of the obscuring defilements
3.2.2.2.1.5.2.1.2 How they obscure the dharmadhatu
3.2.2.2.1.5.2.1.3 Detailed explanation of each analogy and its meaning

  • Teaching of 28-Jan-2009: Relating the analogies with defilements, discards and stages on the path.
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Follow along Mipham gsung 'bum pp. 424-427, verses 133-142.

See the Text for verses 133–142.

3.2.2.2.1.5.2.1.4 Additional summary of the general meaning
3.2.2.2.1.5.2.2 How the nature, the dharmadhatu, is symbolized
3.2.2.2.1.5.2.2.1 A brief introduction to the three properties symbolised by the nine analogies
3.2.2.2.1.5.2.2.2 Their individual definitions
3.2.2.2.1.5.2.2.3 Detailed explanation of the nature of those distinctions
3.2.2.2.1.5.2.2.3.1 The analogies for the dharmakaya and their meanings
3.2.2.2.1.5.2.2.3.1.1 The two aspects of dharmakaya
3.2.2.2.1.5.2.2.3.1.2 How these are related to the analogies
3.2.2.2.1.5.2.2.3.2 The analogy for suchness and its meaning

  • Teaching of 29-Jan-2009: The analogies and the three natures of the element: dharmakaya, suchness, gotra.
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Follow along Mipham gsung 'bum pp. 427-431, verses 143-151.

See the Text for verses 143–151.

3.2.2.2.1.5.2.2.3.3 The analogies for affinity and their meanings
3.2.2.2.1.5.2.2.3.3.1 The two affinities and their analogies
3.2.2.2.1.5.2.2.3.3.2 How the three kayas are attained through them
3.2.2.2.1.5.2.2.3.3.3 These combined with the analogies
3.2.2.2.1.6 How the meaning taught is realized through faith

  • Teaching of 30-Jan-2009: How the analogies relate to the kayas.
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Follow along Mipham gsung 'bum pp. 431-432, verses 152-156.

See the Text for verses 152–156.

3.2.2.2.1.7 Introducing emptiness, which is to be realised
3.2.2.2.1.8 The reasons for explaining these topics
3.2.2.2.1.8.1 Brief summary using a question and answer
3.2.2.2.1.8.1.1 The question
3.2.2.2.1.8.1.2 Its answer

  • Teaching of 01-Feb-2009: Introducing emptiness, which is to be realised.
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Follow along Mipham gsung 'bum pp. 433-436, verses 157-160.

See the Text for verses 157–160.

3.2.2.2.1.8.2 Detailed explanation
3.2.2.2.1.8.2.1 The intention behind emptiness being taught in other teachings
3.2.2.2.1.8.2.2 The benefits of teaching the dharmadhatu in this Continuum
3.2.2.2.1.8.2.2.1 The dharmadhatu was taught in order that the faults should be discarded
3.2.2.2.1.8.2.2.2 How the faults arise
3.2.2.2.1.8.2.2.3 How the benefits of discarding the mistakes are obtained

  • Teaching of 02-Feb-2009: Why emptiness is thaught in teachings of the second turning and buddha nature is taught in this teachings.
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Follow along Mipham gsung 'bum pp. 436-440, verses 161-170.

See the Text for verses 161–170.

From the Uttaratantra Shastra, the Devisions of the Affinity of the Jewels, this is the first chapter, on the tathagatagarbha.

Shedra 2009 Teachings on Mipham Rinpoche's commentary on the Uttaratantra Shastra - Part 3

This is part 3 of the teachings on the Uttaratantra Shastra.

The Fifth Vajra Point: Enlightenment

3.2.2.2.2 Enlightenment, which is the essential nature of the realisation
3.2.2.2.2.1 Enlightenment the essence of what is realized when that element is free of all obscurations: the different topics to be explained
3.2.2.2.2.2 A brief synopsis of how they are explained
3.2.2.2.2.3 Combining them in a detailed explanation
3.2.2.2.2.3.1 The cause: the essential nature that attains purity/brings the attainment of purity
3.2.2.2.2.3.1.1 Brief summary

  • Teaching of 03-Feb-2009: Enlightenment, which is the essential nature of the realization. A brief summary.
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Follow along Mipham gsung 'bum pp. 440-442, verses 171-173.

See the Text for verses 171–173.

3.2.2.2.2 Enlightenment, which is the essential nature of the realisation
3.2.2.2.2.1 Enlightenment the essence of what is realized when that element is free of all obscurations: the different topics to be explained
3.2.2.2.2.2 A brief synopsis of how they are explained
3.2.2.2.2.3 Combining them in a detailed explanation
3.2.2.2.2.3.1 The cause: the essential nature that attains purity/brings the attainment of purity
3.2.2.2.2.3.1.1 Brief summary
3.2.2.2.2.3.1.2 Detailed explanation
3.2.2.2.2.3.1.2.1 The essential nature, the twofold purity
3.2.2.2.2.3.1.2.1.1 The main subject
3.2.2.2.2.3.1.2.1.2 The particularities
3.2.2.2.2.3.1.2.1.2.1 The particularity of its natural luminosity
3.2.2.2.2.3.1.2.1.2.2 The particularity of its freedom from adventitious defilements
3.2.2.2.2.3.1.2.2 The cause, the primordial wisdom that brings attainment
3.2.2.2.2.3.2 The result: freedom from defilements
3.2.2.2.2.3.2.1 Brief account of the defilements, with analogies
3.2.2.2.2.3.2.2 Detailed explanation
3.2.2.2.2.3.2.2.1 The two kayas arise from the two primordial wisdoms
3.2.2.2.2.3.2.2.2 The two benefits are accomplished by discarding the three poisons
3.2.2.2.2.3.2.2.3 The essence is attained by the two defilements being purified

  • Teaching of 04-Feb-2009: The cause: attainment of purity.
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Follow along Mipham gsung 'bum pp. 442-448, verses 174-187.

See the Text for verses 174–187.

3.2.2.2.2.3.3 The action/function: ones own and others' benefit
3.2.2.2.2.3.3.1 Brief account of how the two benefits are accomplished
3.2.2.2.2.3.3.2 Detailed explanation
3.2.2.2.2.3.3.2.1 General introduction to how both benefits are accomplished
3.2.2.2.2.3.3.2.2 Particular explanation of perfect benefit for oneself
3.2.2.2.2.3.3.2.3 Particular explanation of perfect benefit for others

  • Teaching of 05-Feb-2009: The function: one's own and other's benefit.
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Follow along Mipham gsung 'bum pp. 448-453, verses 188-198.

See the Text for verses 188–198.

3.2.2.2.2.3.4 Possession: the support of the former, the qualities
3.2.2.2.2.3.4.1 Brief account listing the terms
3.2.2.2.2.3.4.2 Detailed explanation
3.2.2.2.2.3.4.2.1 What possesses the qualities
3.2.2.2.2.3.4.2.2 Defining the qualities possessed
3.2.2.2.2.3.4.2.2.1 Detailed explanation of the reasons for it being profound
3.2.2.2.2.3.4.2.2.1.1 General introduction to how it is inconceivable
3.2.2.2.2.3.4.2.2.1.2 Detailed explanation of that particular point
3.2.2.2.2.3.4.2.2.1.3 The reasons combined with an analogy
3.2.2.2.2.3.4.2.2.2 Explanation of the reasons for the other qualities
3.2.2.2.2.3.4.2.2.2.1 The qualities of being unchanging
3.2.2.2.2.3.4.2.2.2.2 The qualities of elimination and realization
3.2.2.2.2.3.4.2.2.2.3 The qualities of purity
3.2.2.2.2.3.5 Occurrence/implementation: divided into the three kayas
3.2.2.2.2.3.5.1 Brief list of their definitions
3.2.2.2.2.3.5.1.1 The svabhavikakaya's five characteristic features and qualities
3.2.2.2.2.3.5.1.2 The sambhogakaya's five particularities
3.2.2.2.2.3.5.1.3 The nirmanakaya's three features

  • Teaching of 06-Feb-2009: Qualities and kayas.
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Follow along Mipham gsung 'bum pp. 453-459, verses 199-211.

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3.2.2.2.2.3.5.2 Detailed explanation of their meanings
3.2.2.2.2.3.5.2.1 Their nomenclature as a whole
3.2.2.2.2.3.5.2.2 Presentation of their characteristic features
3.2.2.2.2.3.5.2.2.1 Presentation of the svabhavikakaya
3.2.2.2.2.3.5.2.2.1.1 Brief summary of its characteristic features and qualities
3.2.2.2.2.3.5.2.2.1.2 Detailed explanation
3.2.2.2.2.3.5.2.2.1.2.1 Detailed explanation of its characteristic features
3.2.2.2.2.3.5.2.2.1.2.2 Detailed explanation of its qualities
3.2.2.2.2.3.5.2.2.2 Presentation of the samboghakaya
3.2.2.2.2.3.5.2.2.2.1 Detailed presentation
3.2.2.2.2.3.5.2.2.2.2 A further summary
3.2.2.2.2.3.5.2.2.2.3 In particular, how it appears according to circumstances
3.2.2.2.2.3.5.2.2.3 Presentation of the nirmanakya
3.2.2.2.2.3.5.2.2.3.1 The supreme nirmanakaya manifests the twelve acts

  • Teaching of 10-Feb-2009: The specific characteristics of Svabhavikakaya, Sambhogakaya and Nirmanakaya
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Follow along Mipham gsung 'bum pp. 459-465, verses 212-226.

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3.2.2.2.2.3.5.2.2.3.2 Their function is progressively to guide beings to be trained
3.2.2.2.2.3.5.2.2.3.2.1 Bringing ordinary people to the Lesser Vehicle
3.2.2.2.2.3.5.2.2.3.2.2 How those of the Lesser Vehicle are matured with the Greater Vehicle
3.2.2.2.2.3.5.2.2.3.2.3 How those of the Greater Vehicle are joined to complete liberation

  • Teaching of 11-Feb-2009: Detailed explanation of the meaning of the three kayas.
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Follow along Mipham gsung 'bum pp. 465-470, verses 227-238.

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3.2.2.2.2.3.5.2.3 Summary of their meaning
3.2.2.2.2.3.5.2.3.1 Summarizing them into three related to their reasons
3.2.2.2.2.3.5.2.3.2 Summarizing them into two related to to their actual nature
3.2.2.2.2.3.6 Permanence: the duration of those
3.2.2.2.2.3.6.1 Brief explanation of the reasons for permanence
3.2.2.2.2.3.6.2 Detailed explanation
3.2.2.2.2.3.6.2.1 The reasons why the rupakaya is permanent
3.2.2.2.2.3.6.2.2 The reasons why the dharmakaya is permanent
3.2.2.2.2.3.6.2.3 A summary of their meaning
3.2.2.2.2.3.7 Inconceivability: their true nature
3.2.2.2.2.3.7.1 Brief introduction
3.2.2.2.2.3.7.2 Detailed explanation
3.2.2.2.2.3.7.2.1 Explanation of the reasons as a sequence'
3.2.2.2.2.3.7.2.2 Concise explanation related to the two kayas
3.2.2.2.2.3.7.2.3 How the qualities are inconceivable

The Sixth Vajra Point: Qualities

3.2.2.2.3 The Qualities, which are the branches of the realisation
3.2.2.2.3.1 Listing and classifying them with reference to the two kayas
3.2.2.2.3.1.1 Classification of the kayas and qualities
3.2.2.2.3.1.2 Classification of each individually
3.2.2.2.3.2 Establishing the qualities thus classified
3.2.2.2.3.2.1 Concise summary combining analogies and meanings

  • Teaching of 12-Feb-2009: Buddhahood is inconceivable.
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Follow along Mipham gsung 'bum pp. 470-476, verses 239-250.

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3.2.2.2.3.2.2 Detailed explanation presenting each individually
3.2.2.2.3.2.2.1 Qualities present as the result of elimination in the absolute dharmakaya of benefit for oneself
3.2.2.2.3.2.2.1.1 The ten strengths
3.2.2.2.3.2.2.1.1.1 Explanation of the meaning to be illustrated
3.2.2.2.3.2.2.1.1.2 Authentifying them by illustration using analogies
3.2.2.2.3.2.2.1.2 The four fearlessnesses
3.2.2.2.3.2.2.1.2.1 Identifying their ultimate nature
3.2.2.2.3.2.2.1.2.1.1 Their nature
3.2.2.2.3.2.2.1.2.1.2 Their function
3.2.2.2.3.2.2.1.2.2 Authentifying them with an analogy
3.2.2.2.3.2.2.1.3 The eighteen distinct features
3.2.2.2.3.2.2.1.3.1 Explanation of the meaning itself
3.2.2.2.3.2.2.1.3.1.1 The eighteen, one by one
3.2.2.2.3.2.2.1.3.1.1.1 List and detailed explanation: the four categories
3.2.2.2.3.2.2.1.3.1.1.1.1 Six subsumed under behaviour
3.2.2.2.3.2.2.1.3.1.1.1.2 Six subsumed under realization

  • Teaching of 13-Feb-2009: The 32 marks of the dharmakaya: the ten strength, the four fearlessnesses and the 18 distinct features.
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Follow along Mipham gsung 'bum pp. 476-483, verses 251-256.

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3.2.2.2.3.2.2.1.3.1.1.1.3 Three subsumed under actions
3.2.2.2.3.2.2.1.3.1.1.1.4 Three subsumed under wisdom
3.2.2.2.3.2.2.1.3.1.1.2 Summary and additional points
3.2.2.2.3.2.2.1.3.1.2 Recapitulation, their function and how they are attained
3.2.2.2.3.2.2.1.3.2 Combined with analogies
3.2.2.2.3.2.2.2 Qualities present as the result of maturation in the relative rupakaya of benefit for others
3.2.2.2.3.2.2.2.1 The different signs, which are to be illustrated

  • Teaching of 14-Feb-2009: The 32 signs of the rupakaya.
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Follow along Mipham gsung 'bum pp. 483-489, verses 257-262.

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3.2.2.2.3.2.2.2.2 Summary combined with the analogy that illustrates them
3.2.2.2.3.2.3 Understood from the scriptures in which they are taught
3.2.2.2.3.2.4 Further summary of analogies and meanings
3.2.2.2.3.2.4.1 The general correspondences between the analogies and what they illustrate
3.2.2.2.3.2.4.2 Explanation of each combination
3.2.2.2.3.2.4.2.1 The qualities of the dharmakaya, results of elimination
3.2.2.2.3.2.4.2.1.1 Externally, how the analogies illustrate
3.2.2.2.3.2.4.2.1.1.1 How the strengths are illustrated by a vajra
3.2.2.2.3.2.4.2.1.1.1.1 How the illustrations apply individually to each group
3.2.2.2.3.2.4.2.1.1.1.2 How the illustrations apply in common
3.2.2.2.3.2.4.2.1.1.2 How the fearlessnesses are illustrated by a lion
3.2.2.2.3.2.4.2.1.1.2.1 Brief introduction
3.2.2.2.3.2.4.2.1.1.2.2 Explanation

  • Teaching of 15-Feb-2009: The analogies of vajra, lion and space.
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Follow along Mipham gsung 'bum pp. 489-494, verses 263-278.

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Klaus-Dieter Mathes visits the Rigpa Shedra in Pharping

  • Sunday afternoon 15-Feb-2009: Klaus-Dieter Mathes on the Uttaratantra-Shastra.
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Shedra 2009 Teachings on Mipham Rinpoche's commentary on the Uttaratantra Shastra - Part 4

This is part 4 of the teachings on the Uttaratantra Shastra.

3.2.2.2.3.2.4.2.1.1.3 How the distinct features are illustrated by space
3.2.2.2.3.2.4.2.1.2 Collectively, how they are indivisible
3.2.2.2.3.2.4.2.2 The qualities of the rupakaya, results of maturation
3.2.2.2.3.2.4.2.2.1 How all the signs are present in the two kayas
3.2.2.2.3.2.4.2.2.2 How the rupakaya is illustrated by the analogy of the moon

The Seventh Vajra Point: Activity

3.2.2.2.4 The Activity, which is what brings about realisation
3.2.2.2.4.1 Explaining that it is spontaneous and uninterrupted
3.2.2.2.4.1.1 Brief introduction
3.2.2.2.4.1.1.1 It is spontaneous
3.2.2.2.4.1.1.2 It is uninterrupted
3.2.2.2.4.1.2 Detailed explanation
3.2.2.2.4.1.2.1 It is spontaneous
3.2.2.2.4.1.2.2 It is uninterrupted
3.2.2.2.4.1.2.2.1 Presentation of the differentiating terms
3.2.2.2.4.1.2.2.2 Explanation of the essence of their meaning

  • Teaching of 17-Feb-2009: The seventh vajra point.
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Follow along Mipham gsung 'bum pp. 494-500, verses 279-290.

See the Text for verses 279–290.

3.2.2.2.4.1.2.2.3 How these are illustrated through analogies
3.2.2.2.4.1.2.2.4 Detailed explanation of the analogies and their meaning
3.2.2.2.4.1.2.2.5 Summarising how it is uninterrupted
3.2.2.2.4.2 Confirming that through analogies
3.2.2.2.4.2.1 Synopsis of the different analogies
3.2.2.2.4.2.2 Explanation of each combined with its meaning
3.2.2.2.4.2.2.1 How he manifests emanations: the Indra analogy
3.2.2.2.4.2.2.1.1 Although no thought is involved he acts for others' benefit
3.2.2.2.4.2.2.1.1.1 The illustrating analogy
3.2.2.2.4.2.2.1.1.1.1 The appearance of the reflection on the pure ground
3.2.2.2.4.2.2.1.1.1.2 People's application of virtuous actions
3.2.2.2.4.2.2.1.1.1.3 Through those virtuous actions they attain the desired state
3.2.2.2.4.2.2.1.1.1.4 Without any effort the goal is brought about
3.2.2.2.4.2.2.1.1.2 The meaning that it illustrates
3.2.2.2.4.2.2.1.1.2.1 In pure minds it is perceived as the rupakaya

  • Teaching of 18-Feb-2009: The analogy of Indra.
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Follow along Mipham gsung 'bum pp. 500-505, verses 291-305.

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3.2.2.2.4.2.2.1.1.2.2 The desired state is thereby accomplished
3.2.2.2.4.2.2.1.1.2.3 Although it makes no effort its goal comes about
3.2.2.2.4.2.2.1.1.2.4 Gradually the ultimate, the dharmakaya, is reached
3.2.2.2.4.2.2.1.2 Explanation relating these together
3.2.2.2.4.2.2.1.3 As a summary, how he is not born and does not cease to exist
3.2.2.2.4.2.2.2 How he speaks his instructions: the analogy of the sound of the drum
3.2.2.2.4.2.2.2.1 The sublime Dharma is taught like the drum of the gods
3.2.2.2.4.2.2.2.1.1 Detailed explanation
3.2.2.2.4.2.2.2.1.1.1 It happens without effort
3.2.2.2.4.2.2.2.1.1.2 It arises from their actions
3.2.2.2.4.2.2.2.1.1.3 How it brings about peace
3.2.2.2.4.2.2.2.1.2 Summary

  • Teaching of 19-Feb-2009: The analogy of the drum.
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Follow along Mipham gsung 'bum pp. 505-511, verses 306-319.

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3.2.2.2.4.2.2.2.2 Its specific superiority compared to the analogies
3.2.2.2.4.2.2.2.2.1 Summary
3.2.2.2.4.2.2.2.2.2 Detailed explanation
3.2.2.2.4.2.2.2.3 How its occurrence depends on circumstances
3.2.2.2.4.2.2.3 How his wisdom and love are omnipresent: the clouds analogy
3.2.2.2.4.2.2.3.1 Corresponding to the increasing of crops
3.2.2.2.4.2.2.3.1.1 Summary of how it is without effort
3.2.2.2.4.2.2.3.1.2 Explanation through how it occurs because of circumstances
3.2.2.2.4.2.2.3.2 Corresponding to the changes brought about by the vessel
3.2.2.2.4.2.2.3.2.1 The analogy
3.2.2.2.4.2.2.3.2.2 Its meaning
3.2.2.2.4.2.2.3.3 Corresponding to the regardlessness
3.2.2.2.4.2.2.3.3.1 Summary by means of three analogies
3.2.2.2.4.2.2.3.3.2 Detailed explanation of their meaning
3.2.2.2.4.2.2.3.3.3 How the activity is implemented regardless

  • Teaching of 20-Feb-2009: The analogy of the clouds.
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Follow along Mipham gsung 'bum pp. 511-517, verses 320-334.

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3.2.2.2.4.2.2.3.4 Corresponding to the extinguishing of fires
3.2.2.2.4.2.2.4 How he performs illusions: the Brahma analogy

  • Teaching of 21-Feb-2009: The analogy of Brahma.
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Follow along Mipham gsung 'bum pp. 517-521, verses 335-342.

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3.2.2.2.4.2.2.5 How he radiates primordial wisdom: the sun analogy

  • Teaching of 22-Feb-2009: The analogy of the sun.
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Follow along Mipham gsung 'bum pp. 521-526, verses 335-352.

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3.2.2.2.4.2.2.6 The secret of his mind: the precious jewel analogy
3.2.2.2.4.2.2.7 The secret of his speech: the echo analogy
3.2.2.2.4.2.2.8 The secret of his body: the space analogy
3.2.2.2.4.2.2.9 How he implements his compassion: the earth analogy
3.2.2.2.4.2.3 Summary of the meaning while expressing the need

  • Teaching of 03-Mar-2009: The analogy of the precious jewel.
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Follow along Mipham gsung 'bum pp. 526-532, verses 353-369.

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3.2.2.2.4.2.4 Further summary and particular explanation

  • Teaching of 04-Mar-2009: The themes of the section, how the activity is without effort.
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Follow along Mipham gsung 'bum pp. 532-537, verses 353-384.

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The Benefits

3.2.2.3 Their benefits

  • Teaching of 05-Mar-2009: The benefits.
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Follow along Mipham gsung 'bum pp. 537-543, verses 377-386.
Note: Numbering of verses from this chapter onwards
follows Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche's version,
which has an offset of eight compared to the
numbering from last teaching.

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3.2.3.The benefit of interest or devotion for these four points
3.2.3.1. Presentation by praising them as supreme
3.2.3.1.1. How difficult these four points are to realise
3.2.3.1.2. The way benefit from realising them is acquired
3.2.3.1.2.1. Superiority to other virtuous skilful means
3.2.3.1.2.1.1. Brief Presentation
3.2.3.1.2.1.2. Detailed Explanation
3.2.3.1.2.1.2.1. Superiority to generosity and making offerings
3.2.3.1.2.1.2.2. Superiority also to discipline
3.2.3.1.2.1.2.3. Superiority even to meditation
3.2.3.1.2.2. The reason of this superiority: the gaining supreme wisdom
3.2.3.2. Explaining with other distinctions
3.2.3.2.1. The benefit of gaining the ultimate result
3.2.3.2.2. The benefit of entering the path
3.2.3.2.2.1. Generating the mind of enlightenment, bodhichitta in apsiration
3.2.3.2.2.2. Engaging in the six paramitas, bodhichitta in action
3.2.3.2.2.2.1. Completely perfecting the paramitas
3.2.3.2.2.2.2. The three aspects of merit accumulation
3.2.3.2.2.2.3. The two obscurations eliminated
3.2.3.2.2.2.4. Gaining the supreme antidote: wisdom
3.3.Concluding points
3.3.1.Detailed explanation of the concluding subjects
3.3.1.1. The way the shastra was composed
3.3.1.1.1. The scripture it is based on, and its purpose
3.3.1.1.2. The way the explanation where given
3.3.1.1.3. The essence of the Words of the Buddha
3.3.1.1.4. Explanation that everything according to the Buddha's words should be accepted

  • Teaching of 06-Mar-2009: Having the four points of hearing, contemplating, meditating and having aspiration to them not only ensures that a Bodhisattva doesn't get discouraged on the path, it also is a means to generate all the accumulations of merit and wisdom.
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Follow along Mipham gsung 'bum pp. 543-548, verses 387-395.

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3.3.1.2. How to avoid altering the Dharma
3.3.1.2.1. Instructions to hold the authentic means
3.3.1.2.1.1. The way personal creation is eliminated
3.3.1.2.1.2. Elimination of partisan attitude
3.3.1.2.2. Identifying the causes of altering the Dharma, and eliminating them
3.3.1.2.3. Eliminating of the results alteration
3.3.1.2.3.1. Elimination of lower rebirth
3.3.1.2.3.2. Elimination of samsara

  • Teaching of 07-Mar-2009: A warning not to misinterpret or manipulate the words of the buddha.
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Follow along Mipham gsung 'bum pp. 548-552, verses 396-400.

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The Dedication

3.3.1.3. Dedication of the merit and summary of the way the text was composed
3.3.1.3.1. Dedication
3.3.1.3.2. Summary of the way the text was composed
3.3.2. Brief explanation by presenting the way the explanation was given

4.The way the meaning of this text was perfectly translated

  • Teaching of 08-Mar-2009: The dedication. This teachings concludes the teachings on Mipham Rinpoche's commentary on the Uttaratantra Shastra.
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Follow along Mipham gsung 'bum pp. 552-556, verses 401-404.

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