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The Third Karmapa's Mahamudra Prayer

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  • Copyright: 2002-02-20
  • Publisher: Snow Lion
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Summary

The Mahamudra Prayer by the Third Karmapa, Rangjung Dorje, shows how to recognize our ultimate potential as a buddha. The Third Karmapa presents the fundamental and essential points of Mahamudra teachings in terms of view, practice and fruition. It is a classic in the Karma Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism and is used when a disciple is first introduced to Mahamudra.

Table of Contents

Translator's Note 9(2)
About the Tai Situpa 11(2)
The Third Karmapa's Mahamudra Prayer: Supplication for the Realization of Mahamudra
13(8)
Commentary by the XII Khentin Tai Situpa
21(102)
Preliminary Remarks
23(16)
Definition of Mahamudra
24(11)
The Sources of Mahamudra Teaching
35(2)
Lineage
37(1)
Concerning the Table of Contents
37(2)
Homage and Aspiration
39(14)
The Supplications
53(40)
General supplication for the attainment of great liberation
53(6)
Specific supplications
59(1)
The conditions necessary to follow the path
59(1)
The ordinary necessary condition
59(5)
The special necessary condition
64(1)
The wisdom necessary to comprehend the depth of the path
64(1)
The correct unmistaken path
65(1)
The practice of the path
66(1)
General supplication toward the practice of the path
66(1)
Specific supplications toward the practice of the path
67(1)
General supplication
67(1)
Detailed supplications
68(1)
Supplications pertaining to the view
68(1)
Concise supplication pertaining to the view
68(1)
Detailed supplications pertaining to the view
69(1)
Everything is the manifestation of the mind
70(2)
Mind is neither existent nor non-existent
72(1)
Mind is indescribable
73(1)
The union of emptiness and inter-dependence
74(2)
Final certainty as to the basic ground
76(1)
Supplications pertaining to the meditation
76(1)
Concise supplication pertaining to the meditation
77(2)
Detailed supplications pertaining to the meditation
79(1)
Calm abiding
79(1)
Special insight
80(2)
Seeing during the post-meditative state
82(1)
Union of calm abiding and special insight
83(1)
Experience
84(1)
Realization
85(2)
Supplications pertaining to the action
87(1)
Compassion
87(1)
The union of compassion and emptiness
88(1)
Fruition
89(4)
Dedication
93(4)
Concluding Remarks
97(8)
Questions and Answers
105(16)
Dedicating the Merit
121(2)
Appendix 123(28)
Mahamudra
125(12)
The Five Buddha Families
137(14)
Glossary 151(4)
Translator's Dedication 155

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