Dudjom Tersar Ngondro Lung and Teaching



On Medicine Buddha Day
December 11th @ 11am – Noon

Lama Sonam Rinpoche
will give the Dudjom Tersar Ngondro Lung and a concise
Ngondro Teaching on Zoom with Facebook Livestream. 

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Beginningless Wisdom of Buddhas

The beginningless wisdom of Buddhas is not ordinary beings’ wisdom. When the state of full enlightenment is reached, there is no name of worldliness. One cannot only conceptualize this. Fully enlightened Buddhahood is full wisdom and full wisdom activity. Buddhas’ mind is wisdom, but Buddhas such as Guru Rinpoche and many others emanate in samsara to benefit beings. Buddhas teach faith, meditation, and realization, manifesting in the state of impure worldly wisdom to guide others, but the mind is fully enlightened Buddhahood. This wisdom excels beyond samsara, but is performing in samsara. Buddha Shakyamuni manifested in samsara in order to guide beings by showing a history and an order of stages of how to enlighten, but Buddha does not have any conception of order. If there is no conception, there is no stage. When Buddhas emanate, they have to emanate according to beings’ phenomena, showing histories to other beings, such as that of Buddha Shakyamuni learning, studying, and enduring hardship for six years so others can follow the example of these histories and open Buddha nature through practice, as Buddha taught according to Mahayana, until finally reaching the fully enlightened state in which there is no fixation of time, place, or direction, where all Buddhas abide. So, Buddhas manifest within pure worldly wisdom. Full enlightenment has no pure worldly wisdom, but the fully enlightened can still manifest anything, whether in male or female form or as any kind of being, in any world or realm, while their mind is fully enlightened. This way of excelling is not like stone; it does not appear and just remain as it is. Whatever excels does not stay in one state. Whatever is shown is like magic and will change miraculously. That is why whatever manifests cannot be made a certain way.

Cascading Waterfall of Nectar
Thinley Norbu

Photographer unknown
In this photo Tulku Jamyang Rinpoche

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… when all phenomena are exhausted


There are some who lack understanding of the view of the Great Perfection because they have no experience or realization. They then disparage the teachings of the Great Perfection, especially about passing simultaneously, which they claim is like some eternalist traditions of watching the sun. Without question, not only do they lack realization or experience, they do not even understand these teachings intellectually. In order for beings to perceive the limitless qualities of all the enlightened bodies, purelands, and wisdom activities of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, there are countless metaphors and similes in Buddha’s teachings and the enlightened commentaries that will continue to occur, like examples of the sun, moon, lights, mountains, oceans, and others, in order to connect to the meaning. In the ineffable accomplishment practices of the tantric categories of the New and Old schools, the seat of the sun and moon upon a lotus is continually mentioned in sadhana practices. Extremely sectarian people should not search for contradictions between the view that is held about the sun and the moon in the practice of passing simultaneously, and the view that is held during their own visualizations of the sun and moon disks on which deities are seated during developing stage practice. There is no logic to this abuse because it is the same sun and moon. The Great Perfection view of passing simultaneously is unrelated to the view of some eternalists who pray with reverence and respect to the sun and moon as gods. The practice of passing simultaneously temporarily uses the light of the sun and moon as a method, just as a support, in order for the inner radiance of wisdom body to become outwardly apparent. This view does not consider the sun and moon to be actual gods. Whenever the four visions of the appearances of qualities of the path are fully perfected, then there will be no sun and there will be no darkness. There will be no watcher of the rays of the sun and moon. There will be no paths or stages. These are the signs that will occur when all phenomena are exhausted in the space of stainless Dharmakaya.

Norbu Rinpoche, Thinley
A Cascading Waterfall of Nectar
Shambhala Publications
Kindle Edition
Photo:  Kaybje Thinley Norbu Rinpoche
Bhutan, Source: Instagram

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