By Nyoshul Khenpo Jamyang Dorjé, Richard Barron (Chökyi Nyima), Sogyal Rinpoche
A fabulous Garland of infrequent gem stones: Biographies of Masters of information within the Dzogchen Lineage is the single accomplished historical past of the Nyingtik lineage, which kinds the center of the physique of teachings referred to as Dzogchen (Great Perfection) within the Tibetan Buddhist culture. It was once written through the overdue Nyoshul Khen Rinpoché, Jamyang Dorjé (1931-1999), probably the most impressive and a professional exponents of Dzogchen. during this paintings, framed as a chain of biographical bills, Nyoshul Khenpo offers a wealth of data worthy to non secular practitioners in addition to to historians learning the cultures of significant Asia. In his creation, Sogyal Rinpoche underscores the significance of this paintings: “‘There may well come a time within the future,’ [Nyoshul Khenpo] wrote, ‘when holders of the lineage could profess to transmit the lineage with no having the ability to keep in mind even the names of its masters.’ for the reason that he thought of this heritage to be ‘as critical as our eyes or our lifestyles force,’ supplying the entire grounds and concept ever wanted for overall conviction. He in comparison the existence tales of the vidyadhara masters during this lineage to a great chain of gold or a garland of infrequent gemstones. …With titanic recognition to element, Nyoshul Khenpo maps out the ‘ultimate lineage of direct transmission,’ the guts of the entire strains of transmission of Dzogpachenpo from the primordial buddha to the current day, exhibiting the relationship among masters and scholars in an unbroken line of succession. His paintings sticks out due to its completeness, for it contains the entire specific lineages, in addition to the lives of the scholars of the good masters, tales from the oral culture, and the several educating kinds. someone who concerns is represented right here, each hyperlink within the chain, together with masters of our time. …It is a milestone, and that i don't feel that it'll ever be equaled.”
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In each of these termas, there is a teaching associated with Dzogchen. So when we talk about the Nyingma school, the real mother is found in the kama tradition, and the additional adornment is provided by the terma tradition. That is really what the Nyingma school boils down to. In my mind, I feel that Nyoshul Khenpo made two great contributions to the teachings of the dharma and the ultimate welfare of living beings. First was his perfect realization and transmission of the Dzogchen teaching and this precious lineage.
Being with Khenpo was the Introduction xxxvii closest I'd come to experiencing transformation through just being in the presence of a realized person. Yet he was entirely unself-conscious, like a magician unattached to his own magic. 3 Many of the lamas to whom Nyoshul Khenpo transmitted his lineage teach in the West, and I remember he would talk with great enthusiasm and interest about the spread of the dharma and the Dzogchen teachings in the developed world. Speaking to an audience of five and a half thousand after one of His Holiness the Dalai Lama's teachings on Dzogchen in San Jose in 1989, he said, "The entire body of Buddhist teachings that was developed in Tibet remains intact to the present day.
But from the point of view of the actual way in which things are, Samantabhadra, Vajradhara, and Shakyamuni are not three buddhas; they are aspects of a single state of buddhahood. Let's explain a bit further. " However, in the perception of disciples, this dharmakaya ofthe wisdom mind has no way of manifesting, because Samantabhadra is the wisdom mind itself, not some form manifestation or rupakaya. In other words, because Samantabhadra represents the actual wisdom mind of buddhahood~the very essence, the true nature, of reality-whether we call it "Dzogpachenpo" or "the wisdom mind that is the true nature of reality" or "the primordial lord Samantabhadra," what we are talking about is something that has absolutely no way of manifesting itself in the perceptions of others who are to be guided.
A Marvelous Garland of Rare Gems: Biographies of Masters of Awareness in the Dzogchen Lineage by Nyoshul Khenpo Jamyang Dorjé, Richard Barron (Chökyi Nyima), Sogyal Rinpoche