The Great Image: The Life Story of Vairochana the Translator

The Great Image: The Life Story of Vairochana the Translator[Read] ➵ The Great Image: The Life Story of Vairochana the Translator Author Dilgo Khyentse – Oaklandjobs.co.uk This book is the autobiography of the great scholar and translator Vairochana as told to a group of his students near the end of his life in the eighth century Responsible for bringing seminal Buddhis This book is Image: The PDF ☆ the autobiography of the great scholar and translator Vairochana as told to a group of his students near the end of his life in the eighth century Responsible for bringing seminal Buddhist teachings to Tibet from India his deep understanding of the Dharma was what enabled him to translate the essence of enlightened mind conveyed in the Sanskrit texts with great accuracy. A fascinating book to readKing Trisong Deutsen after completion of the construction of Samye monastery fervently desire for holy Dharma to flourish in Tibet Guru Padma tells the king to train the sons of the Tibetans as translators to fulfill the objective An 8 year old boy Vairotsana is identified as one of the potential boysVairotsana goes to India at the age of 15 accompanied by his friend Lekdrub They go through difficult trials enduring hardships In one of the trials his horse looks at him and Lekdrub with eyes full of tears and dies In another trial Vairo and Lekdrub get ruthless beating from a village people in India thinking that foreign spies have come and they are dumped into a pit full of snakes and frogs Vairo nearly dies of utter exhaustion 54 times In India they learn precious nectar of the sacred Dharma from Shri Singha Manjushrimitra etc Vairo fully comprehends the teachings while Lekdrub writes down the teachings in the waning moon light using goat’s milk Once they go at night to obtain the pith instructions on Ati teachings which were sealed and hidden in Bodhgaya Seven scholars in India have bad dreams that night One of the scholar shares his dream“Within the nature of total evenness uncontrived as it isCarefree non dual and non arisingRealizing the nature beyond wordsIn a meditative experience I had this dreamTwo young Tibetan monksExposed the support of the Buddha's body the bodhi treeThe source of the Dharma the basis of the doctrine in IndiaCutting the bodhi tree at its rootThey took the whole thing to TibetMaybe they took the pith instructions from Bodhgaya”Later the Panditas passes a law that bar anyone to take pith instructions from Bodhgaya and punish whomever might take them Shri Singha explains the eighteen tantras with the pointing out instructions and asks ‘are you satisfied now?’ Lekdrub being satisfied leaves India and gets killed by border guards on the way Vairo on the other side yearns for something that enables him to see directly the self liberating nature of these instructions without having to make any effort After pleading the master Shri Singha he receives the teachings The master soon advises Vairo to leave for Tibet When Vairo prepares to go to Tibet Indian scholars have inauspicious dreams All the flowers turn toward Tibet all the fragrance of sandalwood and other medicinal plants drift toward Tibet on the wind all the dogs face Tibet when they bark The Indian king and the scholars soon find out that the two Tibetan monks had broken the seals in Bodhgaya and the marvelous heart of the doctrine the pith instructions to attain enlightenment in this lifetime the summit of all vehicles the teachings of the effortless Great Perfection have been taken to Tibet Vairo manages to escape India with a jewel of doctrines From the age of 15 up to 57 Vairo wandered in India for the sake of sentient beings In Tibet Vairo showers the king Trisong Deutseen with the nectar of Dharma and translates it along with commentaries Soon Vairotsana is asked to leave Tibet due to the curse of the ministers He leaves to Tsawarong Kham and there he teaches nectar of Dharma to the king ministers and lay people and his core disciple prince Yudra Nyingpo He then goes to China to receive teachings from various scholars and returns back to Tsawarong At Tibet upon the reuest of the king and several masters Vairo and other translators translate many tantra sections and teachings After completing all the translations and entrusting all the doctrines Vairo transforms into a blue sphere and white syllable A in center and disappears Homage to the omniscient master Vairotsana Although a great book there is inconsistency about the number of languages Vairotsana has learned At times the book mentions that Vairo learned 360 languages while in one of the pages it says that he learned around 1600 languages

The Great Image: The Life Story of Vairochana the
  • Paperback
  • 304 pages
  • The Great Image: The Life Story of Vairochana the Translator
  • Dilgo Khyentse
  • English
  • 05 April 2014
  • 9781590300695