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wisdom

Teachings on how to cultivate wisdom on many different levels, ranging from the wisdom that understands karma and its effects, the four truths, and how to benefit others, to the wisdom realizing the ultimate nature of reality.

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Volume 3 Samsara, Nirvana, and Buddha Nature

Causal clear light mind

Describing the clear and cognizant nature of the mind and innate clear light mind, covering…

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Volume 3 Samsara, Nirvana, and Buddha Nature

Nothing is to be removed

Explaining how the uninterrupted path leads to liberated path, transforming buddha nature and the third…

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Volume 3 Samsara, Nirvana, and Buddha Nature

Turning the Dharma wheel and buddha nature

Explaining how the progression of teachings in the three turnings of the wheel presents the…

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Stages of the Path

How to see the spiritual mentor

Explaining the characteristics of a student and describing how to develop faith and three ways…

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Stages of the Path

The importance of a teacher

Explaining the qualities of a spiritual mentor, continuing the teaching from Chapter 4.

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Stages of the Path

How to explain the Dharma

Continuing teaching from Chapter 3, explaining the benefits of teaching the dharma and the proper…

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Stages of the Path

How to approach the Dharma

Explaining giving up the three faults of a vessel and relying on the six perceptions,…

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Stages of the Path

The greatness of the Dharma

Explaining the greatness of the dharma from Chapter 2 and describing the benefits of listening…

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Stages of the Path

The roadmap to enlightenment

Covering Chapter 1, "Greatness of the Author" and beginning Chapter 2, "Greatness of the Dharma"

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Volume 3 Samsara, Nirvana, and Buddha Nature

What obscures our buddha nature

Explaining the remaining five similes, from the section, "Nine Similes for Tathāgatagarbha" and beginning the…

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