The great Mahasidda Tilopa said to Naropa: “Mahamudra cannot be taught.” The most The great Ganges river is used as a metaphor to describe Mahamudra. – Buy The Life of Tilopa and the Ganges Mahamudra book online at best prices in India on Read The Life of Tilopa and the Ganges. Tilopa (–) was born in either Chativavo (Chittagong), Bengal or Jagora, Bengal in India . External links[edit]. An English translation of “The Ganges Mahamudra” · Several English translations of “The Ganges Mahamudra”.

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But one who clings to mental processes cannot awaken to the radiance of Mind.

Rest relaxed in the natural state without attempting to alter anything. By meditating on non-meditation you will attain the supreme bodhi. For example, the clear and pure orb of the sun is not eclipsed by the darkness of a thousand aeons.

Hanges gazes and techniques to take hold of mind Train awareness until it does truly rest. Likewise, when mind looks at mind, The swarms of thoughts cease and unsurpassable enlightenment is attained.

One should thus break away From all distinctions and remain at ease. If people of inferior intelligence [can] not abide in the ultimate meaning, they [should] hold the vital point of wind energies and give up exerting [themselves] in awareness. Follow no path to follow the path of the Buddhas; Employ no technique to gain supreme enlightenment.


Completely severing the gangss of attachment and aversion — the domain mahamudrz samsara — meditate alone in mountain and forest hermitages!

The balancing of method and wisdom transforms energy. Likewise, the essence of your own mind transcends color and shape, Not tainted by the black and white phenomena of good and evil.

Ganges Mahamudra by Tilopa (translated by Lama Yeshe Gyamtso) – Chinese Buddhist Encyclopedia

Allow the muddy waters of mental activity to clear; Refrain from both positive and negative projection – leave appearances alone: Giving not nor taking, Put your mind at rest. This is called for those reasons the torch of the mhamudra. The highest vision opens every gate; The mahwmudra meditation plumbs the infinite depths; The highest activity is ungoverned yet decisive; And the highest goal is ordinary being devoid of hope and fear.

Well, the first half I asked you to experience all the tactile and kinaesthetic sensations in the body, and all the visual, auditory, olfactory I guess, gustatory, fancy words you know, five senses, and just keep opening to all of the senses. Naropa transmitted the teaching in Sanskrit in the form of twenty eight verses to the great Tibetan translator Mar pa Chos kyi blos gros, who made a free translation of it at his village of Pulahari on the Tibet – Bhutan border.

In short, everything that we experience in our senses. Sick of unrelenting pain and desiring release, adhere to a master, For when his blessing touches your heart, the mind is liberated.

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If you strive in this endeavor, you will free yourself from samsaric imprisonment. In the same way, if the root of mind is cut through, the branches and leaves of samsara will dry up.

Ganges Mahamudra by Tilopa (translated by Lama Yeshe Gyamtso)

With this you will attain unsurpassable awakening. Transcendence of all subject and object [duality] is the king of views. Abide without seeking; mayamudra remaining in the natural state. The dharma of mind cannot see the meaning of transcendent mind. They go nowhere, nor do they stay. You fortunate one, deal like this with your mind!

That became tummo in the Tibetan tradition. And since all of these things that have been done or made are pointless, look at that which is meaningful.

This is the torch which dispels all obscurity or darkness. Cease all activity that separates, abandon even the desire to be free from desires and allow the thinking process to rise and fall smoothly as waves on a shoreless ocean. As to keeping the covenant samayait is broken gannges the very act of trying to adhere to rules. There is no path to be traversed and yet, in that way you enter the path to buddhahood.

In a class that we held quite a while ago.

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