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The Heart Treasure of the Enlightened Ones: The Practice of View, Meditation, and Action: A Discourse Virtuous in the Beginning, Middle, and End Paperback – January 26, 1993
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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Tibetan
About the Author
Patrul Rinpoche (18081887) was one of the greatest Tibetan teachers of the nineteenth century. Famous for his precise and direct style, he shunned high monastic office and lived the life of a homeless wanderer, writing his book in a rustic hermitage under an overhanging rock.
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Top Customer Reviews
The practice it teaches is not difficult but it brings great peace and gives the reader practical ways to deal with the confusions and disappointments of modern life. Dilgo Khyentse was a teacher of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, and there is no way to go wrong reading anything he has taught. Of all the books I have read on Tibetan Buddhism, this one is the most helpful and most delightful.
that His Holiness, the Fourteenth Dalai Lama of Tibet
knows a thing or two,
about a thing or two.
In the forward, the Dalai Lama not only lauds this text
as containing ALL the Essential instructions
to accomplish full enlightenment in one life time,
but he goes on to compare it to an elixir for reviving the dead!
Having had the very good fortune to receive teachings
from every major and many minor Buddhist schools
this simple devotee to the Buddha of Compassion
can concur whole heartedly with His Holiness.
This book is so important,
that I have taken it as my Primary Text
and as such, read it from cover to cover,
Every Single Month.
Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, wrote this book
from the "Rime" or NON-sectarian approach.
It has something to offer everyone
from wide-eyed beginner to 9th level Bodhisattva!
Too many Americans have gotten distracted
from Buddha's path to enlightenment
by such things as:
Culture, Language, Tradition and Politics.
THIS text was designed to protect the reader
from such foolishness
and keep them alertly aware of what is most important
in their quest to accomplish the path in THIS life!
Many Theravadans and Gelugpas discribe the path of the Sutras
in terms of Renunciation, Compassion and Insight:
Dilgo Khyentse covers these from the perspective
of both a Scholar and a Yogi!
Many Nyingmapas and Kagyupas discribe the path to enlightenment
in terms of View, Meditation and Action
or Ground, Path and Fruition:
both these systems are taught in this text.
Tantra's path is often described in terms
of Generation, Completion and Mahamudra
or Maha-yoga, Anu-yoga and Dzogchen:
again, both these systems are taught in this text.
While NO substitute for the Blessings, Transmissions
and Explanations of a fully qualified lama,
this book is an indispensable tool
for those who long to accomplish Chenrezig in THIS life time.
I enthusiastically recommend this book to all my students,
and I gently urge you to acquire it, dear reader.
And so it is in the spirit of this book's
two Bodhichittas of Compassion and Insight
and it's two Mahamudra's of Sutra and Tantra
that I now wish from the bottom of my heart:
May you dear reader; be happy and healthy,
may you practice skillfully and joyfully,
may you accomplish Chenrezig in THIS life time,
and help many others to do likewise!
Om Mani Padme Hum,
Lama Jigme Gyatso: Rime Manipa Tantrika
Reaching home, the first thing I did was to see the amazon reviews. Hmm, 5 stars. But Buddhist books can be esoteric to the lay readers, or just skim the surface in a lighthearted style. Will it slake my heart's and mind's thirst? Does it dive into the esoteric or offer me a helping hand?
At the time of writing this review, I am barely six pages into the introduction. And I can already say that this is one extraordinary book, striking in its directness and immediacy. The first seven 'notes' I have encountered so far speak with brief, but extraordinary clarity about what the Buddhist and Sanskrit terms used mean. The introduction is merely about whether the reader has the right motivation to read the book. Otherwise, the book says, studying this text will just be a waste of time!
This is a no-nonsense work. It does not seem to be going into complex ideas and explanations so far, but is striking urgent. It is as if the esteemed writers are talking to the reader, knowing that time is little for fluff, and that the reader is tired of searching already. When the start is so luminous, the coming pages are something to look forward to. And to incorporate into living.
I think this Book is going to be with me for a long time to come, and It has come to me at a time I needed It the most. I am most grateful, and humbled. If these teachings are good enough for the Dalai Lama, they are good enough for the inconsequential me. I guess time has come for me for this book, and I'm not yet ready for Visuddhimagga.
The readers owe it to themselves to check out this gem. Reading one single page of this book will tell you if this is the book for you. Meanwhile, in their subtle and special ways, the masters continue to help.