Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Handouts & Class Notes - Truth of Origination - Fall 2011

Below are links to Handouts 10-22 for the Fall term of the Perfection of Wisdom Course topic:  the Four Noble Truths.  Handouts 10-22 cover the Second Noble Truth - the TRUTH of ORIGINATION, which is the subject starting in the 6th Class held September 23, 2011.  For Handouts used in Classes 1-6 (Sept. 12-23), click: TRUTH of SUFFERING.

The Handouts, prepared by Geshe Kelsang Wangmo, serve as the text for the Fall 2011 semester.  Also below:  links to CLASS NOTES/Partial Transcripts (DRAFT) of Truth of Origination (prepared by Ven. Tenzin Nordron) will be posted.  Each Class Blog Post also links to the Handouts covered in the class (and partial Class transcripts when available).

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Handouts 9-22Four Noble Truths - NOBLE TRUTH of ORIGINATION - ཀུན་འབྱུང་འཕགས་པའི་བདེན་པ། 

2011 Handout 9 - conclude Six-Fold Categorization of Suffering.  II. (Second) Noble) TRUTH OF THE ORIGIN - ཀུན་འབྱུང་བདེན་པ། - (of Suffering):  DELUSIONS (ཉོན་མོངས།) & Contaminated KARMA/Actions (ཟག་བཅས་ཀྱི་ལས།).

2011 Handout 10 - Truth of Origin (ཀུན་འབྱུང་བདེན་པ།), Delusions (ཉོན་མོངས།), contIGNORANCE (མ་རིག་པ་):  Categorizations::  A.  (1) Deprecating Misconception (སྐུར་འདེབས་ཀྱི་ལོག་རྟོག) & (2) Superimposing Misconception (སྒྲོ་འདོགས་ཀྱི་ལོག་རྟོག); B. (1) Innate/instinctive Ignorance (མ་རིག་པ་ལྷན་སྐྱེས) & (2) Intellectually or Ideologically Acquired Ignorance (མ་རིག་པ་ཀུན་བརྟགས།).  C. Ignorance that is the Root of Cyclic Existence (འཁོར་པའི་རྩ་བར་གྱུར་པའི་མ་རིག་པ།) [i.e., Ignorance that apprehends the inherent existence of:  (1) the "I" and "mine"; and (2) phenomena (other than "I" and "mine").

NEW CORRECTED - 2011 Handout 11Delusions (ཉོན་མོངས): IGNORANCE , cont. - Six Primary Delusions (རྩ་ཉོན་དྲུག):  Five Non-Views(1) Attachment, (2) Anger, (2) Arrogance, (4) Ignorance, (5) (Afflictive) Doubt; Five Views of (6) Wrong View = Ten Delusions:   Five Non-Views(1)  Attachment - འདོད་ཆགས་(2) Anger - ཁོང་ཁྲོ་(3) Arrogance - ང་རྒྱལ།. (cont. in Handout 12).

2011 Handout 12 - Ten Delusions, Five Non-Views(3) Arrogance, cont. - 7 Kinds.   (4) Ignorance - མ་རིག་པ་(5) (Afflictive) Doubt - ཉོན་མོངས་ཅན་གྱི་ཐེ་ཚོམ།Five Views  (6) View of Transitory Collectionའཇིག་ཚོགས་ལ་ལྟ་བ།(7) View Holding to Extremes - མཐར་འཛིན་པའི་ལྟ་བ།(8) Esteeming Unworthy Views - ལྟ་བ་མཆོག་ཏུ་འཛིན་པ།(9) Belief in the Supremacy of Mistaken Ethics & Religious Conduct - ཚུལ་ཁྲིམས་དང་བརྟུལ་ཞུགས་མཆོག་འཛིན་. (cont. in Handout 13). 

NEW CORRECTED - 2011 Handout 13 - Ten Delusions, Five Views(9) Belief in the Supremacy of Mistaken Ethics & Religious Conduct, cont.  (10) Wrong View - ལོག་པར་ལྟ་བ། / ལོག་ལྟ།. Twenty Secondary Delusions(1) Aggression / belligerence - ཁྲོ་བ།. (2) Resentment - ཁོན་འཛིན།. (3) Concealment / denial - འཆབ་པ་།(4) Spite - འཚིག་པ་།(5) Jealousy / envy - ཕྲག་འདོག(6) Miserliness - སེར་སྣ།(7) Pretension / deceit - རྒྱུ།(8) Dissimulation - གཡོ།(9) Haughtiness - རྒྱགས་པ(10) Harmfulness - རྣམ་པར་འཐསེ་བ(11) Shamelessness / non-shame- ངོ་ཚ་མེད་པ།(12) Inconsideration / non-embarrassment - ཁྲེལ་མེད་པ(13) Dullness / lethargy - རྨུགས་པ།(14) Excitement - རྒོད་པ.

NEW CORRECTED - 2011 Handout 14 - (15) Non-faithམ་དད་པ(16) Lazinessལེ་ལོ(17) Non-conscientiousnessབག་མེད་པ(18) Forgetfulnessབརྗེད་ངེས་པ(19) Non-alertnessཤེས་བཞིན་མ་ཡིན་པ།(20) Distraction - རྣམ་གཡེངThree Types of Cravings(1) for Sense Pleasures.  (2) Fearful Craving; (3) Craving for Existence.  Process of Producing Delusions, cont. on Handout 15.

NEW CORRECTED - 2011 Handout 15 - Process of Producing Delusions, cont.  Six Causes of Delusons[(1) Basis; (2) Object; (3) Distractions; (4) (Mistaken) Explanatons; (5) Habituation; (6) (Wrong) Mental Engagement]:  1. Basis: Imprints that: are and are not Seeds. 2. Objects (cont. on Handout 16). 

2011 Handout 16 - Six Causes of Delusions, cont3. Distractions4. (Mistaken) Explanations5. Habituation6. (Wrong) Mental EngagementKARMA (ལས།) - Four Reflections on Karma: (1) Certainty of Karma. (2) Magnification of Karma. (3) One does not experience the result of an action one has not accumulated.  (4) Actions one has accumulated do not perish.  1) Certainty of Karma - (ལས་ངེས་པའི་ཚུལ།). (cont. on Handout 17). 

2011 Handout 17 - Four Reflections on Karma, cont.  (2) Magnification of Karma - (ལས་འཕེལ་ཆེ་བ།).  (3) One does not experience the result of an action one has not accumulated - (ལས་མ་བྱས་པ་དང་མི་ཕྲད་པ།).  (4) Actions one has accumulated do not perish - (ལས་བྱས་པ་ཆུད་མི་ཟ་བ།). Strength of actions is dependent on Four Factors {i.e. (1) Powerful in terms of the recipient.  (2) Powerful in terms of the support.  (3) Powerful in terms of the substance.  (4) Powerful in terms of the motivation.} (1) Powerful in terms of the recipient (ཞིང་གི་སྒོ་ནས་སྟོབས་ཆེ་བ།). (cont. on Handout 18.) 

2011 Handout 18 - Four Factors for Weighty Actions, cont. (2)  Powerful in terms of the support (རྟེན་གྱི་སྒོ་ནས་སྟོབས་ཆེ་བ།).  (3) Powerful in terms of the substance (དངོས་པའི་སྒོ་ནས་སྟོབས་ཆེ་བ།).  (4) Powerful in terms of the motivation (བས་པའི་སྒོ་ནས་སྟོབས་ཆེ་བ།).  Presentation of 3 Karmic Results (i.e., (1) Fruitional Results; (2) Causally Concordant Results; (3) Environmental Results.)  1) Fruitional Results (རྣམ་སྨིན་གྱི་འབྲས་བུ།).  2) Causally Concordant Results (རྒྱུ་མཐུན་པའི་འབྲས་བུ།): (i) Causally Concordant Behavioral Results (བྱེད་པ་རྒྱུ་མཐུན་གྱི་འབྲས་བུ།) & (ii) Causally Concordant Experiential Results - (cont. on Handout 19.)

2011 Handout 19 - Presentation of 3 Karmic Results, cont.  (ii) Causally Concordant Experiential Results (མྱོང་བ་རྒྱུ་མཐུན་གྱི་འབྲས་བུ།).  (3) Environmental Results (བདག་པོའི་འབྲས་བུ། or དབང་གི་འབྲས་བུ།).  Various Classifications of KarmaA. (1) Physical Karma / Karma of the Body (ལུས་ཀྱི་ལས།). (2) Verbal Karma / Karma of Speech (ངག་གི་ལས།).  (3) Mental Karma / Karma of the Mind (ཡིད་ཀྱི་ལས།). B.  (1) Virtuous Karma (དགེ་བའི་ལས།).  (2) Non-virtuous Karma (མི་དགེ་བའི་ལས།).  (3) Neutral Karma (བཏང་སྙོམས་ཀྱི་ལས།).  C. Category of Projecting & Completing Karma:  (1) Projecting /Throwing Karma (འཕེན་བྱེད་ཀྱི་ལས།) - (cont. on Handout 20.) 

2011 Handout 20 - Various Classifications of KarmaC. (1) cont.  (2) Completing Karma (རྫོགས་བྱེད་ཀྱི་ལས།). Four Possibilities re Inter-Relationship of Projecting & Completing Karma re VirtueD.  Category of Karma that (1) Will Definitely Be Experienced (མྱོང་བར་ངེས་པའི་ལས།) & (2) Will Not Necessarily Be Experienced (མྱོང་བར་མ་ངེས་པའི་ལས།) & Accumulated KarmaFour Possibilities between Karma that is Accumulated & Karma that is Done (e.g., killing).    E.  Timing of Result of Karma that Will Definitely Be Experienced - (cont. on Handout 21.)

2011 Handout 21 - cont. E.  Karma that Is Experienced (1) in the Current Life (མཐོང་ཆོས་ལ་མྱོང་འགྱུར་གྱི་ལས།); (2) after Taking Rebirth (སྐྱེས་ནས་མྱོང་འགྱུར་གྱི་ལས།); (3) in Subsequent Existences (ལན་གྲངས་གཞན་ལ་མྱོང་འགྱུར་གྱི་ལས།).  F.  Order of Precedence in which numerous Karmic Imprints that exist in mental continuum RipenG.  Middle Way Consequentialist (Madhyamika-Prasangika) & Great Exposition (Vaibhashika) Tenets re Mental, Physical & Verbal Karma Differ from Sutra School (Sutantrika), Mind Only (Cittamatrin) & Middle Way Autonomy (Madhyamika-Svatantrika) tenets:  1) Karma that is Intention (སེམས་པའི་ལས།) & 2) Intended Karma (བསམས་པའི་ལས།) - (cont. on Handout 22).

2011 Handout 22 - cont. G. Chart.  H. Three-fold Division of Projecting Karma:  (1) Meritorious Karma (བསོད་རྣམས་གྱི་ལས།); (2) Non-meritorious Karma (བསོད་རྣམས་མ་ཡིན་པའི་ལས།); (3) Immovable Karma (མི་གཡོ་བའི་ལས།).  I.  Contaminated Karma & Uncontaminated Karma (ཟག་མེད་ཀྱི་ལས།).  Concludes Truth of Origination & Begins TRUTH OF CESSATION.

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1 comment:

stillfierce said...

Hi Ven Nordron,

We trust all is well.

There appears to have been no new posting since we left Dharamshala at the beginning of October. Can you please let know whether there will be further updates.

Many thanks

Sydney Australia

Peace to all