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The Great Seal: Limitless Space & Joy: The Mahamudra View of Diamond Way Buddhism [Kindle Edition]

Lama Ole Nydahl
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Book Description

Lama Ole Nydahl's refreshing and modern commentary to the Third
Karmapa's Aspiration Song of Mahamudra makes these teachings
accessible to many people. The Great Seal describes our basis for
development, the path, and the goal of Diamond Way Buddhism and offers
insight into both the conditioned world and absolute reality.

The Great Seal, or Mahamudra view, is compared to painting on water.
Everything fits perfectly in the moment, yet while it appears it is
also dissolving. Enlightened actions work in the same way: here and
now, beyond expectations or fears, without holding on or pushing away.

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About the Author

In the late 1960s Ole and his wife Hannah went on their honeymoon to Nepal and met the 16th Karmapa, the spiritual head of the Karma Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. He transmitted to them the Great Seal and asked them, as his first Western students, to bring the teachings of the Buddha to the Western world. Over the past thirty years Lama Ole Nydahl has spread Diamond Way Buddhism worldwide. He provides practical guidance to more than five hundred meditation centers that are under the spiritual authority of the 17th Karmapa, Thaye Dorje.

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  • File Size: 2328 KB
  • Print Length: 240 pages
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  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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5.0 out of 5 stars Buddha's highest teachings September 21, 2011
A poem written centuries ago by an enlightened man (the 3rd Karmapa Rangjung Dorje) can understandably be a bit difficult to interpret for a thoroughly unenlightened man like me, living in the 21st century.

Lama Ole Nydahl's explanation of this poem was invaluable. The Karmapa's poem consists of wishes that all beings achieve Buddhism's highest view, called "Mahamudra", or "The Great Seal" in English. Lama Ole's commentary unpacks each insightful line of this poem, and with modern language and relevant examples, brings them into a context we can all relate to.

If you're looking for exotic, 'holy' mumbo-jumbo, look elsewhere. But if you're interested in a practical explanation of the highest of Buddha's teachings, look no further. It doesn't get any better than this.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Great Seal May 31, 2012
By Ruedi
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Lama Ole Nydahl manages to transmit the essence of the unsurpassable and sometimes complex tantric teachings of the vajrayana schools of Buddhism in a clear concise way our contemporary western minds can benefit from. Thank you Lama Ole Nydahl!
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Great Seal by Lama Ole Nydahl February 4, 2012
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Powerful reading , this text (its in Tibetan and English here) wakes you up and brings useful insights for the everyday situations we find ourselves in , highly recommended , every time you read it you find something new, what a jewel of a book!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very good book on buddhism March 22, 2014
By Red
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Anyone interested in Buddhism and Mahamudra should read. This is about Tibetian Buddhism Mahamudra practise from the Karma Kagyu lineage. Author explains topic for westerners.
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