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  Friday, 15 December 2017

From the Depths of the Heart - Advice from Padmasambhava

The Science of the Spirit From Eighth Century Tibet
Padmasambhava's Spiritual Advice committed to writing by Yeshe Tsogyal

Part One

Advice for Removing Misconceptions at Once
Advice for Instantaneously Perfecting either the Six or Ten Transcendences
Advice for Instantaneously Progressing Through the Five Paths
Advice for Self-Perfecting the Three Bodies
Advice on the Basis, the Path, and the Result at One Stroke
Advice for Surpassing the Nine Gradual Mediums
Advice That the View Can Be Open, the Meditation Can Wander, and the Conduct Can Be Natural
Esoteric Instructions for Attaining Buddhahood Without Leaving Any Remains of the Psychophysical Body
Advice for Attaining Buddhahood with Remains of the Psychophysical Body
Advice for Attaining Buddhahood Outside the Transitory States of Death
The Nine Combinations Necessary for Dharma Practitioners
The Six Extraordinary Dharma Teachings
The Supreme Direct Introduction into Buddhahood
Advice for Discerning Buddhahood
The Skilful Method for Attaining Buddhahood Without Meditating
Advice for Attaining Buddhahood Despite Previous Negativities
Advice Suitable to Instantaneously Transforming Ordinary Understanding
The Mentation Possessing the Fifteen Aspects of Bliss That Unite the Intentionality of the Buddhas with the Mind of the Sentient Beings

Part Two

Keep this in mind!

Part Three

Guru Padmasambhava's Advice

Part Four

Core Instruction for attaining Buddhahood at the time of death

Part Five

The Crucial Point Concerning All That Appears and Exists
The Crucial Point Concerning the Eighty-Four Thousand Gates of Dharma Teachings
The Crucial Point Concerning All Sentient Living Beings
The Crucial Point Concerning All Primordial Gnoses
The Crucial Point Concerning Exalted Concentration
The Crucial Point Concerning All Abodes
The Crucial Point Concerning All Paths
The Crucial Point Concerning All Enlightened Bodies
The Crucial Point Concerning All Enlightened [Forms of] Speech
The Crucial Point Concerning All Enlightened Minds
The Crucial Point Concerning All Sacred Bonds
The Crucial Point Concerning All Enlightened Qualities
The Crucial Point Concerning All Enlightened Activities
The Crucial Point Concerning All Secret Mantras
The Crucial Point Concerning All Spiritual Aspirations
The Crucial Point Concerning All Meditations
The Crucial Point Concerning All Modes of Conduct
The Crucial Point Concerning All Results

Part Six

Recall This to mind!

Part Seven

Definitions and Prophecy

Postscript

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