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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Experience this grief and forget the affairs of the world. Peri, can you pass that up please?

Tilopa’s Mahamudra Teaching to Naropa

Likewise, one moment ganyes sheer clarity Dispels the ignorance, evil and confusion of a thousand eons. By meditating on non-meditation you will attain the supreme bodhi. And the point was that the student would hear these, be able to memorise them very quickly. Follow no path to follow the path of the Buddhas; Employ no technique to gain supreme enlightenment.

Without much speech, [sound] is like an echo. You need not expend great effort nor store up extensive spirtual power. Know all the phenomena of Samsara as worthless; just the causes of attachment and aversion. Let what arises settle by itself, like patterns in water. If you are without desire, if you do not dwell in extremes, You will see the dharmas of all the teachings. Look carefully at this experience of the world.


It should be brought to its innate abode and pervade the body. In the middle or after that, it becomes gxnges the gentle current of the River Ganges.

The currents of samsara constantly carry them away. Cut the root of the vine that chokes the tree, and its clinging tendrils wither away entirely. Oh, how pitiable, the foolish — their struggles never end.

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Ganges Mahamudra by Tilopa (translated by Lama Yeshe Gyamtso)

For example, in space what is resting on what? When there is no hope and no fearthat is the final result, and the fruition has been attained or revealed. The light of any lamp Dispels in a moment The darkness of long kalpas; The strong light of the mind In but a flash will burn The veil of ignorance.

Cut through all bonds of attachment and aversion toward your retinue and country And meditate alone in forests and mountain retreats. The same is true for the swarms of thoughts sprung from the mind: Okay, so the practice consists of letting go, just letting everything be as it is.

The fool in his ignorance, disdaining Mahamudra, Knows nothing but struggle in the flood of samsara.

Rest relaxed in the natural state without attempting to alter anything. Obsessive use of meditative disciplines or perennial study of scripture and philosophy will never bring forth this wonderful realization, this truth which is natural to awareness, because the mind that desperately desires to reach mahammudra realm or level of experience inadvertently ignores the basic light that constitutes all experience.


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Similarly, an instant of the luminosity of mind itself dispels aeons of accumulated mxhamudra and obscuration without exception. For example, in space what is resting on what? You will quickly attain the common siddhis or mahzmudraand you will come to alight in or attain the supreme siddhi as well. In that stateappearances are fully apparent; but within that experience of vivid appearances allow concepts to be exhausted or to dissolve.

If mind has no aim, it is mahamudra. A wedding procession of a prince, marrying a princess. Pith instructions are a particular term. The foolish are not interested in this. Now, this is very much, as it says right mahamudrz the top, this is very much a work in progress. Cease with bodily movement and sit relaxed; close your mouth and remain in silence; empty your mind and leap beyond the phenomenal!