Recently, I discovered his books–some very technical Tantra; some down-to- earth wisdom. Lama Yeshe’s same gift was present in both modes. Although, my . Introduction to Tantra: The Transformation of Desire eBook: Lama Yeshe, Philip Glass, Jonathan Landaw, Jonathan Landaw: : Kindle Store. Introduction to Tantra has ratings and 31 reviews. Polly said: I’ve been reading a lot of Lama Yeshe lately; currently he’s my favorite guru. He is f.
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Lama Yeshe is one of the clearest and most generous of buddhist authors and I cannot be more grateful to read his books. Once you’ve read a few Dalai Lama books and you’ve meditated for a year, give this book a go.
Feb 28, Florin Pitea rated it it was amazing. This attachment can prove unfulfilling and empty since we may have incorrect views of the self and others, viewing them as separate entities and disconnected with us.
By generating the prerequisite renunciation, bodhicitta ywshe wisdom, and by delving into the clear nature of the mind, we create the space in which true self-transformation can take place. An eye-opening introduction to Tantric Buddhism, so very, very, helpful. Got a little redundant. I don’t think life is as simple as having one clearly defined mission.
Refresh ingroduction try again. It’s made worse by constant reminders to “not be so analytical and intellectual” and to “stay open to experiencing things”.
It’s about how to escape the human cycle of suffering — wanting things, getting them, having them not satisfy you, and then wanting some more. Literally, bodhi means ‘enlightenment’ and citta, ‘mind’.
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Very inspiring, clear and practical on its approach. Before we can board the lightning vehicle of tantra, we have to understand why it is both necessary and possible to abandon introducction ordinary, limited view of ourselves and generate in its place the enlightened self- identity of a fully evolved being.
Thanks for telling us about the problem. Apr 17, IAO rated it really liked it Shelves: The practice of guru-yoga prepares us to enter this unified experience of complete fulfilment. The concepts are pretty universal in my yesge and could be just as useful to someone pursuing an Abrahamic or Pagan path as an Eastern one hell, even a psychedelic path.
Some parts felt repetitive but introductkon very good. This book is not about what you probably think it’s about. I was also very impressed with how Lama Yeshe brought modern issues into the way he introduced tantra. Relying on external factors for happiness can be a perilous but exciting!
Introduction to Tantra : The Transformation of Desire
In other words, we need to be inspired. Jul 17, Rodrigo d’Orey rated it it was amazing. Might just turn you inside-out, in a lovely way. Mar 19, Ian Willis rated it really liked it. The former refers to that aspect of boddhicitta defined above, whereas the latter refers to the discriminative awareness prajna of directly realising emptiness which is induced by the altruistic motivation of boddhicitta.
Well, if you have to suppress your critical thought in order for the techniques to work, that doesn’t sound very scientific to me. And according to the tantric teachings of Buddhism, this remarkable transformation can be realized very quickly if we utilize all aspects of our human energyespecially the energy of our desires. I can’t say as I was blown away by this book. For example, It would perhaps be more useful to view the descriptions of reincarnation as strictly metaphorical, representing actual and ephemeral mental states from moment-to-moment rather than spanning physical lifetimesin doing so there arises a profound awareness that can radically alter consciousness to cease the very ego grasping and striving so artfully described in this book.
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If we do not generate the qualities of a true guru within us, how can we provide ultimate benefit for anyone else? How can somebody who makes obviously wrong claims like that be considered a good resource for anything? In fact, all tantric meditations without exception are for the sole purpose of developing strong bodhicitta. Lists with This Book. The Transformation of Desire.
That strikes me as eternalism. Or I happened upon this after reading through David Chapman’s hypertext book “Meaningness” and checking out his other blog posts where he talks about tantra. And the root of the tantric path is unifying oneself with this source of inspiration through the practice of guru-yoga. They realise that the longer it takes them to achieve enlightenment, the longer everyone who needs help will have to wait. Ultimately, Lama Yeshe actually states ‘We won’t get anywhere if we try to learn from a book, hoping to figure things out ourselves,’ and that ‘guru-yoga is the root of the tantric path.
Introduction to Tantra: The Transformation of Desire by Lama Thubten Yeshe
Description New edition of this perennial classic. Of course, the buddhist concept of desire is that it leads to attachment towards objects, or people, or the self.
An essential element of this commitment to work for others is the determination purposely to remain within the cycle of existence instead of simply seeking freedom from suffering for oneself. I really enjoyed reading about tantric meditation. Very useful and inspiring. Feb 03, Charles rated it liked it. Mahayana literature speaks of two types of boddhicitta: It also seems somewhat heterosexist.
Introduction to Tantra: The Transformation of Desire
As a prerequisite for the successful practice of tantra, the development of bodhicitta is absolutely necessary It has been said by all masters that to be properly qualified to practise tantra, we must possess a very strong bodhicitta motivation. Easy to read and understand. It spends more time in defense of tantra saying what tantra is NOT, rather than spending time telling us what the ontroduction I wanted a primary source overview of what tantra actually lxma in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, as background understanding for research in lucid dreams and Tibetan dream yoga.
Truly qualified tantric practitioners wish to follow the speediest path to enlightenment, not with the desire to gain quick tantraa, but because they have unbearable compassion for others. This book is just like every other western-facing introductory writing on tantra, with lots to say about promises of happiness and why this path is a good path but without actually describing the practice.
But sometimes if you can be aware of how an attachment to something actually takes away from the enjoyment of it, for example habitually eating something sweet when it’s not needed and lwma the comedown from that half an hour later, it can be amazing.
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