Recently, I discovered his books–some very technical Tantra; some down-to- earth wisdom. Lama Yeshe’s same gift was present in both modes. Although, my . Introduction to Tantra: The Transformation of Desire eBook: Lama Yeshe, Philip Glass, Jonathan Landaw, Jonathan Landaw: : Kindle Store. Introduction to Tantra has ratings and 31 reviews. Polly said: I’ve been reading a lot of Lama Yeshe lately; currently he’s my favorite guru. He is f.
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Yet it tk not enough merely to know why such self-transformation is necessary and possible; we must also generate the strength and confidence that will enable lma to follow this radical approach to fulfilment.
Be the first to ask a question about Introduction to Tantra. Well, if you have to suppress your critical thought in order for the techniques to work, that doesn’t sound very scientific to me. At that stage an individual becomes a boddhisattva.
Such enlightened beings have achieved a state in which there is no separation or distinction between high and low; there is only the complete equality of the enlightened experience. Those sorts of statements sound just like every other religion and cult. For example, believing that someone can put out a fire threatening to burn down a temple by meditating.
Go made worse by constant reminders to “not be so analytical and intellectual” and to “stay open to experiencing things”. Book ratings by Goodreads.
Introduction to Tantra : The Transformation of Desire
May be one of the most impactful books I’ve read all year. Lama Yeshe presents tantra as a practice leading to joy and self-discovery, with a vision of reality that is simple, clear, and relevant to 21st-century life.
Oct 06, Maleka rated it it was amazing.
It’s a book about the mind by someone who is clearly not up to date on all the new knowledge we’ve gained on how the brain actually works. According to Buddhism, every human being has the potential to achieve profound and lasting happiness.
Or cure their cancer with positive thinking. That strikes me as eternalism. Mar 19, Jeshe Willis rated it really liked it. For example, It would perhaps be more useful to view the descriptions of reincarnation as strictly metaphorical, representing actual and ephemeral mental states from moment-to-moment rather than spanning physical lifetimesin doing so there arises a profound awareness that can radically alter consciousness to cease the very ego grasping and striving so artfully described in this book.
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It seems to be saying that yes, there is one ultimate purpose in life – to achieve the highest levels of accomplishment in tantra and achieve enlightenment.
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This was an interesting book on Buddhist Tantra, but I was a little lost by the end. Literally, bodhi means ‘enlightenment’ and citta, ‘mind’. An altruistic aspiration to attain full enlightenment for the benefit of all beings, Boddhicitta is cultivated on the basis of certain mental attitudes, principal among them being the development of love and compassion towards all beings equally.
The Need for Inspiration Before we can board the lightning vehicle of tantra, we have to understand why it is both necessary and possible to abandon our ordinary, limited view of ourselves and generate in its place the enlightened self- identity of a fully evolved being. Deity-yoga is envisioning oneself as a deity so as to take on said deity’s attributes, and guru-yoga is leaning upon another faulty human being, a guru, laja essentially worshipping this person as another deity as you lamz to mesh both the deity and guru with your own inner guru.
La,a 07, Nikki rated it liked it. Of course, the buddhist concept of desire is that it leads to attachment towards objects, or people, or the self.
It’s about how to escape the human cycle of suffering tatnra wanting things, getting them, having them not satisfy you, and then wanting some more.
I can’t say as I was blown away by this book. It spends more time in defense of tantra saying what tantra is NOT, rather than spending time telling us what the he I wanted introdhction primary source overview of what tantra actually is in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, as background understanding for research in lucid dreams and Tibetan dream yoga. Introduction to Tantra By Lama Yeshe. Mar 16, Ariele rated it liked it. To help solve this problem, Shakyamuni Buddha taught methods for breaking out of our ego prison and identifying ourselves with the enlightened beings of the past, present and future.
Mahayana literature speaks of two types of boddhicitta: We have to realise that our low opinion of ourselves, tantrx keeps us trapped in the cycle of perpetual dissatisfaction, only arises because we are ignorant of our basic, essentially pure nature. But sometimes if you can be aware of how an attachment to something actually takes away from the enjoyment of it, for example habitually eating something sweet when it’s not needed and watching the comedown from that half an hour later, it can be amazing.
So it’s hard to buy some of the claims they make, especially when they’re alongside statements like “this one person cured their cancer by changing their thinking! Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days When will my order arrive?
In fact, all tantric meditations without exception are for the sole purpose of developing strong bodhicitta. He spent six years living in northern India studying Tibetan Buddhism and is the editor and author of a number of Buddhist books, including Wisdom Energy and Buddhism for Dummies. I definitely feel that I now have a better understanding of Tibetan Buddhism, and have picked up a few useful concepts and a really general patchy outline of what’s going on in tantric practices, but really would have preferred a deeper text, in fact the whole second half of the book just seemed a bit rushed.
Who is qualified to practice it? I gave this a 3, but really, parts of it were a 5 containing some of the best passages I have ever read on Tantra while other parts a 1 containing easily refuted logic and divisive views of human nature.
This meshing is done through meditation and visualization, as well as the required initiation rites and the receipt of introeuction from your guru. Description New edition of this perennial classic. It includes detailed descriptions of meditations and other exercises one can do in this pursuit, and serves as an overview of the first stages of tantric practice, encouraging readers to find a Lama they like so they can pursue further study in community.
The last few chapters such as “Entering Highest Tantric Practice” and sections on deity yoga and the process of dying and were particularly inspirational. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.