The great Mahasidda Tilopa said to Naropa: “Mahamudra cannot be taught.” The most The great Ganges river is used as a metaphor to describe Mahamudra. – Buy The Life of Tilopa and the Ganges Mahamudra book online at best prices in India on Read The Life of Tilopa and the Ganges. Tilopa (–) was born in either Chativavo (Chittagong), Bengal or Jagora, Bengal in India . External links[edit]. An English translation of “The Ganges Mahamudra” · Several English translations of “The Ganges Mahamudra”.

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In that way, the nature of the mind has from the beginning been like spaceand there are no dharmas that hanges not included within that. And what does it depend on? But I have one more thing. Beyond an object of focus, the nature of the mind is luminous. Do not think about anything: Wikiquote mahamuxra quotations related to: They go nowhere, nor do they stay. For example, it is like the luminous heart of the sun, which could never be obscured even by the darkness of a thousand eons.

The second half in my mahamudfa is sitting and experiencing everything. Well, you can use language. And then, you also had, direct awareness traditions, which as far as I can tell probably came from central Asia. Dreams and magical illusions are meaningless.

Ganges Mahamudra – text | Unfettered Mind

This is explained as “the lamp of the teachings. Upon what does it rest? The dharma of samsara is petty, causing passion and aggression.


Awakening mind is precious, may it arise where it has not arisen may it not fade where it has arisen. And both Sanskrit and Tibetan were very amenable to composing things in verses, much gabges so than English.

The most majestic of fruitions is natural being, free of concern. Those foolish people experiencing intolerable sufferings in lower states of existence are worthy of compassion.

Cut through all bonds of attachment and aversion toward your retinue and country And meditate alone in forests and mountain retreats. Being directionless and utterly impartial is the supreme monarch of conduct.

When his her energy enters your heart, your mind is freed.

Absorbed in Mahamudra, you are free from the prison of samsara; Poised in Mahamudra, guilt and negativity are consumed; And as master of Mahamudra you are the light of the Doctrine. Now, so, it was a very yanges religion by this point.

Tilopa’s Mahamudra Teaching to Naropa

Let the cloudy waters of thinking settle and clear. Freedom from expectation, abiding in its own state, is the supreme king of fruitions. Majestic outlook is beyond all fixation. When you are free from longing and desire, empty bliss awareness arises. Through many techniques or branches such as gaze and holding the mindtighten awareness until it stays put, mahamurda tension or effort until awareness comes to rest in that state or in its nature.

The nature of mind is luminous, without object of perception. In the blissful embrace of Mahamudra, negative viewpoints and their instincts are burned without remainder, like camphor. If you are beyond all grasping at an object and grasping at a subject, that is the monarch of all views.


Those foolish people who are disinterested in this truth are continually carried off and wasted by the great river of cyclic existence.

Tilopa – Wikipedia

Mahamudraa Tilopa now sings him this song telling him how to practice. Those of you who know this practice, you can do the whole thing; all of the other steps.

And there is a lot of that. Okay, so the practice consists of letting go, just letting everything be as it is.

Ganges Mahamudra by Tilopa (translated by Lama Yeshe Gyamtso)

Now that takes a little bit of practice. Let it descend gently, collect it, draw it back up, Return it to its place, and let it saturate your body. And whenever you mahamhdra that it goes to, that it collapses down on something, then we just expand from that back to everything. This is where the Vajrayana developed, or the tantric Buddhism.

And I think I mentioned that it felt—once I really focused on it—it felt differently than before.

Finally, all waters meet like a mother and her child.