By Klaus-Dieter Mathes
The gathering of twenty-six texts on non-conceptual awareness is the results of mixing the essence and tantric mahamudra teachings of Saraha, Nagarjuna and Savaripa with a selected kind of Madhyamaka philosophy, referred to as 'non-abiding' (apratisthana), which goals at noticeably transcending any conceptual review of actual truth. This objective is completed by means of "withdrawing one's awareness" (amanasikara) from whatever that includes the duality of a perceived and perceiver. the result's a "luminous self-empowerment," Maitripa's (986-1063) ultimate tantric research of amanasikara. the gathering of texts on non-conceptual cognizance performs an important position, because it constitutes, including Naropa's teachings, the most resource of bKa' brgyud lineages. The variation and translation of this assortment is through one other textual content attributed to Maitripa, the *Mahamudrakanakamala, which used to be translated by means of Mar pa Lo tsa ba Chos kyi blo gros (11th century) into Tibetan. The *Mahamudrakanakamala alternatives up at the subject matters of the gathering and exhibits that every one facets of Maitripa's mahamudra have been certainly handed directly to early bKa' brgyud masters. in addition to an English translation and research, the current e-book incorporates a re-creation of the to be had Sanskrit at the foundation of the editio princeps by way of Haraprasad Shastri, the version of the learning team of Sacred Tantric Texts at Taisho college, the Nepalese manuscript NGMPP B 22/24, and the manuscript no. 151 from the Todai college Library. The Tibetan variation of all texts is predicated at the Derge and Peking bsTan 'gyur and the dPal spungs version of Karmapa VII Chos grags rgya mtsho's (1454-1506) choice of Indian Mahamudra Works (Phyag rgya chen po'i rgya gzhung).
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64 'Bri gung bka ' brgyud chos mdzad, vol. ka, 1 74b 1 _ : I rnal 'byor ma cig na re 11 rnal 2 'byor ma yin nam dbab pa 'i sbyor ba gyis zer nas 11 'bar ba 'i gtso bos lta stangs kyis shing thog phab pas 11 mos par sbyar yar sbyar yar lding mar ling byed yod tsa na I mo 'i a ma byung nas kho skyes bu dam pa la brnyas pa ma byed shing thogs drongs zer nas 11 de 'i dus su slob gnyer byed pa 'i pm:ujita mang pos glang po che dpe cha mang po bkal byung ba rnal 'byor ma des glu blangs pa I 6 5 Op. cit.
Cit. , vol. c,iita. a] , and made a prayer. Thereupon Avalokitesvara prophesied to him in a dream: 74 Op. cit. , 175a6 -b 1 : I de nas na Zen dra 'i shar sgo 'i sgo srungs rad na a ka ra (=Ratnakara§anti) la sems tsam gyi grub mtha ' lo cig gsan pas mkhas par gyur 1 1 gzhan yang pa fJ¢i ta dznya na shri (=Jiianasrimitra) la phyi nang gnyis kyi chos la gnyis gsan I I de nas slob dpon sha nti pa la mkhan po zhus nas bsnyen rdzags mdzad nas 1 1 'dul ba 'i sde snod lo drug gsan I According to the Sanskrit manuscript, Maitripa surprisingly took full ordination only at Vikramapura• in the Sarµmafiya order receiving the name Maitrigupta.
Then] he explained the Dharma of the dohiis and so forth, and said: Since you do not believe me and harbour doubts, you will not be a Buddha in this life. 91 Maitripa then left the three mountains, went for a mile, got tired, and fell asleep at the base of a rock. As a consequence of this he did not remember anything [of what had happened at Sri Parvata] and prepared himself to commit suicide. Savaripa came in the sky in front of him and asked: Maitripa, what is wrong? [He answered:] I forgot everything and thought of committing suicide.
A Fine Blend of Mahāmudrā and Madhyamaka: Maitrīpa’s Collection of Texts on Non-conceptual Realization (Amanasikāra) by Klaus-Dieter Mathes