From Buddha-Nature


de kho na nyid bcud pa
Ten Stanzas on True Reality
In this work of ten verses on true reality, Maitrīpa presents the luminous nature of reality which is beyond any duality and apprehension. The text underscores the non-abiding and luminous nature of reality and how the instructions of the master is crucial for realising the authentic nature of Madhyamaka. Through this, Maitrīpa rules out that the True Aspectarian and False Aspectarian traditions of the Mind Only school and the scholastic Mādhyamika which do not rely on direct pith instructions of the guru can realise the true nature of reality.
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  • Brunnhölzl, Karl. Straight from the Heart: Buddhist Pith Instructions. Ithaca, N.Y.: Snow Lion Publications, 2007.

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Text exists in ~ Tibetan
Canonical Genre ~ Tengyur · Tantra · rgyud · rgyud 'grel

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