Foundation of Buddhist Meditation by Kalu Rinpoche

By Kalu Rinpoche

Kalu Rinpoche (1905-1989) of the Shangpa Kagyu culture, was once one of many best Kagyu meditation masters of this century. within the origin of Buddhist Meditation Rinpoche offers a concise clarification of the Buddhist course resulting in the superb objective of enlightenment for the welfare of all residing beings.

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2. e. a hell being, preta, animal, human, titan, or god. 3. The three Precious Jewels are the Buddha, the Dharma and the Sangha. These will be discussed later. 4. Skandha is a Sanskrit word meaning heap or pile. A sentient being may be viewed as a heap of forms, feelings, cognitions, volitions, and consciousness. 5. Nagas are a class of animals that might be termed serpent­ gods, since they have a serpent like body, but may be very powerful or rich. 6. Dharma, in this context, refers to all subjective and objective 7.

Dharma, in this context, refers to all subjective and objective 7. phenomena. The six worlds are as in note 2. The three realms are the desire realm (from the hell beings up to and including the first level of gods), the form realm (the next seventeen levels of gods), and the formless realm (the last four levels). 8. Lha Jin, or Devadatta, was Buddha Shakyamuni's cousin. Somewhat envious of Buddha's station, he tried to harm Buddha on a number of occasions. On one occasion, he succeeded in hurting Buddha with a stone.

These are blessings which all these objects of refuge have; in mind, the very being of knowledge, love and capa­ bility; in speech, secret and inconceivable; in body, great merit and inconceivable qualities. e. that all dharrnas are by their essential nature non-demonstrable fall together. Then as all fog-like obscurations and unwholesome acts are thinned out and purified, there is Awakening; and as the accumulation of merit and wisdom rise bit by bit, like the sun, the wisdom of knowledge of all that is and the way it is, Enlightens; thus, the Enlightened State of Buddha, Awakened Enlightenment, is attained.

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