Taking the Result as the Path - Table of Contents

Core Teachings of the Sakya Lamdré Tradition

CONTENTS

Foreword by H.H. Sakya Trizin
Note to the Reader
General Editor’s Preface
Translator’s Introduction
Technical Note

Part I: Vajra Lines and Explication of the Treatise for Nyak

1.  Vajra Lines of the Path with the Result, by Virūpa (ca. seventh–eighth centuries)   

2.  Explication of the Treatise for Nyak, by Sachen Künga Nyingpo (1092–1158)        

The Path of Samsara and Nirvana in Common          

The Three Appearances      

The Three Continua

The Four Authentic Qualities          

The Six Oral Instructions    

The Four Oral Transmissions         

The Five Dependently Arisen Connections           

Protection from Obstacles on the Path      

The Mundane Path        

A General Classification       

The Brief Presentation of the Causes for the Arising of Meditative Concentration     

An Extensive Presentation in a Condensed Form

The Path Free from Hope and Fear           

The Four Tests         

The Four Applications of Mindfulness       

The Four Perfect Renunciations     

A Final Summary      

The Transcendent Path

A General Classification       

The Six Spiritual Levels of the Vase Initiation      

The Four Spiritual Levels of the Secret Initiation 

The Two Spiritual Levels of the Initiation of Primordial Awareness Dependent on an Embodiment of Wisdom    

The Half Spiritual Level of the Fourth Initiation  

The Result     

A Condensed Presentation of the Treatise           

The Conclusion         

 

Part II: The Path with the Result According to the Explication for Disciples       

3. Expansion of the Great Secret Doctrine, Summarizing Notes on the History of the Oral Instructions, by Jamyang Khyentsé Wangchuk (1524–68)           

The Origin of the Oral Instructions in the Noble Land of India        

The Spread of the Excellent Dharma in General  

The Specific Origin of the Precious Teaching       

The Life of the Lord of Yogins  

The Spread of the Oral Instructions in the Land of Tibet     

The Spread of the Excellent Dharma in General  

The Specific History of the Precious Teaching      

The Initial Introduction of the Tradition by Lord Gayadhara           

The Spread of the Tradition by Lord Drokmi and His Disciples in the Interim      

The Final Spread and Expansion of the Tradition by the Venerable Lords of Sakya, Father and Sons   

4. Blazing of a Hundred Brilliant Blessings: A Supplement to the Expansion of the Great Secret Doctrine, Summarizing Notes on the History of the Oral Instructions, by Künga Palden (nineteenth century) and Loter Wangpo (1847–1914)        

5. Summarizing Notes on How to Explain and Practice the Dharma, by Jamyang Khyentsé Wangchuk (1524–68)   

How to Explain and Learn the Dharma     

The Identification of the Dharma to Be Explained    

The Path

The Result     

The Meaning of the Names of Both Together       

The Oral Instructions That Explain the Dharma        

The Four Authentic Qualities          

The Four Oral Transmissions         

How to Benefit Others After the Practice Has Been Perfected   

6. Summarizing Notes on the Path Presented as the Three Appearances, by Jamyang Khyentsé Wangchuk (1524–68)        

Impure Appearance

The Faults of Samsara   

The Difficulty of Gaining the Freedoms and Endowments   

Reflection Upon the Causes and Results of Actions   

Experiential Appearance    

Cultivating Love 

Cultivating Compassion 

Cultivating the Enlightenment Mind   

Calm Abiding

The Cultivation of Penetrating Insight      

Pure Appearance     

7. Profound Summarizing Notes on the Path Presented as the Three Continua, by Jamyang Khyentsé Wangchuk (1524–68) The Ground—the Fundamental Nature of the Phenomenon of Samsara    

The Path—The Precise Way to Meditate  

Preserving the Sacred Commitments As the Ground

The Stages of Guiding the Person        

Meditation on the View of the Indivisibility of Samsara and Nirvana in the Causal Continuum of the Universal Ground

A Brief Presentation by Means of the Three Aspects of Coemergence        

An Extensive Explication by Means of the Three Key Points of Practice    

Establishing that Appearances Are the Mind       

Establishing that Mental Appearance Is Illusory 

Establishing that the Illusory [Mind] Has No Self-Nature           

An Extremely Extensive Explication by Means of the Three Continua       

The Ground or Causal Continuum as the Indivisibility of Samsara and Nirvana         

The Presentation of the Method Continuum as the Indivisibility of Samsara and Nirvana    

The Resultant Indivisibility of Samsara and Nirvana      

8. Summarizing Notes on the Outer Creation Stage, by Jamyang Khyentsé Wangchuk (1524–68)      

The Vase Initiation   

The Path: the Creation Stage    

The Outer Creation Stage   

The View: the Three Essences  

The Culmination of Attainment as the Indivisibility of Samsara and Nirvana        

The Practice When Passing Away        

The Intermediate State

9. Summarizing Notes on the Inner Creation Stage, by Jamyang Khyentsé Wangchuk (1524–68)      

10. Summarizing Notes Beginning with the Dream Yoga of the Vase Initiation, by the Fifth Dalai Lama (1617–82)  

Dream Yoga  

The Secret Initiation            

The Path

The View

The Culmination of Attainment            

The Clear-light Practice When Passing Away

The Intermediate State

The Dream Yoga            

The Initiation of Primordial Awareness Dependent on an Embodiment of Wisdom   

The Path

The View

The Culmination of Attainment            

The Practice When Passing Away        

The Intermediate State

Dream Yoga        

The Fourth Initiation           

The Path

The View

The Culmination of Attainment            

The Practice When Passing Away        

The Intermediate State and Dream Yoga       

11. Heart of the Practice: A Synopsis of the Key Points of the Guidance Manuals of the Path with the Result, by Mangthö Ludrup Gyatso (1523–96)            

Appendixes

1. Table of Tibetan Transliteration
2. Topical Outline of the Texts by Sachen Künga Nyingpo, Jamyang Khyentsé Wangchuk, Künga Palden and Loter Wangpo, and the Fifth Dalai Lama  

Notes 
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