A Meditation Handbook by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

By Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

This advent to Buddhist meditation offers history fabric on meditation - why we have to meditate; the right way to organize for meditation; and the way to get pleasure from a profitable meditation consultation. It additionally teaches twenty-one easy-to-follow meditations, which jointly shape the whole Buddhist route to enlightenment. appropriate for novices and extra complex meditators alike.

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49 Glorious Renown of Excellent Signs The Intermediate Scope Due to our self-grasping, since beginningless time we have taken countless rebirths without interruption. This cycle of uninterrupted death, intermediate state, and rebirth is known as samsara. As long as we remain trapped within this vicious circle we shall experience only suffering. ebirth and enable us to obtain a precious human life again in the future. However, even in the human realm we are not free from suffering, and there is no real happiness.

THE DANGER OF LOWER REBIRTH When we die, if the karma that ripens is negative we shall take rebirth in one of the lower realms. By meditating on this danger we develop a strong fear of the sufferings of the lower realms. This fear is one of the main causes of going for refuge. PREPARATION We go for refuge, generate a special bodhichitta motivation, and complete the other preparatory practices. CONTEMPLATION When the oil of an oil lamp is exhausted the flame goes out because the flame is produced from the oil, but when our body dies our.

Whereas Dharma is the actual refuge, Buddha is the source of all refuge. He is the supreme Spiritual Guide who shows us the way to attain Dharma realizations and who sustains our Dharma practice by bestowing his blessings. The Sangha are the supreme spiritual friends who support our Dharma practice. They provide conducive 43 Stainless Excellent Gold THE INITIAL SCOPE conditions, encourage us in our practice, and set a good example for tis to follow. Only the Three Jewels have the ability to protect living beings from all suffering.

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