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. Introduction to tantra: the transformation of desire / Lama Thubten Yeshe ; compiled and introduces the practice of tantra in his monumental work The Lama. Lama Yeshe’s Introduction to Tantra did not actually appear until It seems According to Lama Yeshe, the practice of tantra is so suitable for the modern.
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What we have to understand is that Avalokiteshvara and Jesus, for yyeshe, are exactly the same; the essential nature of each is complete selfless devotion in the service of others. Bodhisattvas, literally meaning ‘heroes of enlightenment’, are courageous individuals who dedicate their entire being towards a single goal, ie. Once you’ve read a few Dalai Lama books and you’ve meditated for a year, give this book a go.
Introduction to Tantra: The Transformation of Desire
He makes renouncing worldly desire sound like it is the most delicious, erotic, hilarious party ever. Very inspiring, clear and practical on its approach.
He is funny, straightforward, humble, and full of joy. No trivia or quizzes yet. Aug 05, Kyle Hipke rated it it was ok. In the buddhist tantric tradition the source of this inspiration is the guru lama in Tibetan: May 18, Polly Trout rated it it was amazing. Apr 12, Kevin Shockey rated it it was amazing Shelves: For me it showed me how “leaky” I was with my desire, and how much effort and energy goes into factors which weren’t getting me anywhere and just making me frustrated.
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This is such ho excellent book. Oct 06, Maleka rated ihtroduction it was amazing. Jonathan Landaw was born in New Jersey and has traveled the world since The Transformation of Desire.
The former refers to that aspect of boddhicitta defined above, whereas the lxma refers to the discriminative awareness prajna of directly realising emptiness which is induced by the altruistic motivation of boddhicitta. Book ratings by Goodreads. But it’s clear from reading this lucid, well-argued approach to getting started on escaping samsara that the fast lane is still a long, slow struggle with desire, meditation, and turning your attention to the world to help others and away from the world to get some clarity for yourself.
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There’s no sex in it. For example, believing that someone can put out a fire threatening to burn down a temple by meditating.
What is the purpose of all these practices? You will discover that tantra is more about seeing yourself as a God and about having the ability to transcend into a better place in the death. Lana book explains the benefits of being aware of desire and attachment in terms of relating day to day with anyone.
Two stars for the nice Buddhist thoughts.
Introduction to Tantra : The Transformation of Desire
Lama Yeshe is one of the clearest and most generous of buddhist authors and I cannot be more grateful to read his books. I’m also reading several of his more obscure books, which I’m getting a lot out of but I would be hesitant to recommend them to anyone else I know, unless they were as obsessed with combining tantra, humanism, mysticism, and social justice as I am — oh, and if you meet someone like that, be sure to give them my phone number.
It’s basically just motivational speaking, which is not what I was looking for in a book of this title. Paperbackpages. It spends more time in defense of tantra saying what tantra is NOT, rather than spending time telling us what the hell tantra IS.
As a prerequisite for the successful practice of tantra, the development of bodhicitta is absolutely necessary It has been said by all masters that to be properly qualified to practise tantra, we must possess a very strong bodhicitta motivation.
Introduction to Tantra: The Transformation of Desire by Lama Thubten Yeshe
I’m also reading several of his more obscure books, which I’m getting a lot out of but I would be hesitant to recommend them to anyone else I know, unless they were as obsessed wit I’ve been reading a lot of Lama Yeshe lately; currently he’s my favorite guru.
The last few chapters such as “Entering Highest Tantric Practice” and sections on deity yoga and the process of dying and were particularly inspirational.
Excellent introduction to Buddhism, the study of tantra, concepts like bodhichitta, and more. It’s a book about the introductiion by someone who is clearly not up to date on all the new knowledge we’ve gained on how the brain actually works.
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. I say ‘bad news’ because tantra is supposed to be the Buddhist ‘fast lane’ to enlightenment.
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, and essentially worshipping this person as another deity as you attempt to mesh both the deity and guru with your own inner guru. Although it is introdduction that bodhicitta is the most important prerequisite for tantric practice, in fact, it is more accurate to say that the opposite is true; that the purpose of practising tantra is to enhance the scope of one’s bodhicitta.
Intriduction other reason could you have for wanting llama many arms?
Take the practice of thousand-armed Avalokiteshvara, for example. 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.
Dec 18, Imaginarian rated it it was introductikn Shelves: 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.