By Arya Maitreya, Jamgon Kongtrul, Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso, Rosemarie Fuchs
All sentient beings with out exception have buddha nature—the inherent purity and perfection of the brain, untouched through altering psychological states. therefore there's neither any cause of conceit in deeming oneself greater than others nor any cause of self-contempt, taking into consideration oneself as inferior and not able to arrive enlightenment. This seeing is obscured via veils that are detachable and don't contact the inherent purity and perfection of the character of the brain as such. The Mahayana Uttaratantra Shastra, one of many 5 Treatises acknowledged to were dictated to Asanga via the Bodhisattva Maitreya, provides the Buddha's definitive teachings on how we must always comprehend this floor of enlightenment and clarifies the character and traits of buddhahood.
Jamgön Kongtrül Lodro Thaye (1813–1899), the profoundly discovered and discovered grasp who compiled what are referred to as the "Five nice Treasures," wrote the exceptional remark to the Mahayana Uttaratantra Shastra translated right here. known as The Unassailable Lion's Roar, it provides Maitreya's textual content as a history for the Mahamudra teachings in a fashion that's specially transparent and straightforward to appreciate.
Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche supplied the annotations and the reasons on which the current translation is predicated. A well known pupil and hugely entire yogi, he's a dwelling instance of the continuing culture of oral transmission. He first visited the West in 1977 on the request of H.H. the 16th Karmapa.
Rosemarie Fuchs has been a pupil of Khen Rinpoche seeing that 1978, and this translation used to be performed upon his suggestion.
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Representing the jewel of the dharmakaya, and [the attainment of] the supreme lord of humans, and [manifesting in] the likeness of a precious image, they are like the bejeweled, the king, and the golden. Rid of pollution [and] all-pervasive, [true buddhahood] has an indestructible nature since it is steadfast, at peace, permanent, and unchanging. As the abode [of qualities] a tathagata is similar to space. For the six sense-faculties of a saintly being it forms the cause to experience their respective [pure] objects [of perception].
Likewise, though free from effort and so on, the buddha speech of the All-Pervading Ones permeates sentient beings without exception, teaching Dharma to those of karmic fortune. Just as the sound of the drum arises among the gods from their own deeds, the Dharma spoken by the Muni arises in the world from beings' own deeds. Just as the sound [of the drum] accomplishes peace without effort, origin, visible form, or intention, likewise the Dharma causes accomplishment of peace without deliberate effort or any other such feature.
R oot T e x t Recognizing the nature of an image of peaceful appearance, flawless and made from shimmering gold, while it is [still] contained in its mold, an expert removes the layers of clay. Likewise the omniscient know the peaceful mind, which is similar to pure gold, and remove the obscurations by teaching the Dharma, [just as the mold] is struck and chipped away. The lotus, the bees, the husk, the filth, the earth, the skin of the fruit, the tattered rag, the woman's womb, and the shroud of clay [exemplify the defilements], while [the pure nature] is like the buddha, the honey, the kernel, the gold, the treasure, the great tree, the precious statue, the universal monarch, and the golden image.