2012 Handout 4 - cont., 70 Topics of the Ornament (verses 10-18). Chapter 1 of the Ornament, Introduction, Ten Topics of the Knower of All Aspects of the Conqueror set out in Chapter 1.
2012 Handout 5 - Review of 1st Topic of Chapter 1 - Bodhicitta. 2nd Topic of Chapter 1 - Mahayana Practice Instructions & its Ten Sub-Topics.
Track 1 - Handout 3: continue Review of Perfection of Wisdom Course through 2011, i.e.,
Verses 4-18 - Summary of the Ornament (Table of Contents) -
Track 2 - Handout 3: Summary of the Ornament, cont.
Verses 4-5 - Eight Clear Realizations - explained in 8 chapters by way of
Seventy Topics - Verses 6-18.
Track 3 - Handout 4: First Chapter of the Ornament:
Ten (10) Topics of Chapter 1 characterize the Omniscient Mind of a Buddha (First Clear Realization called an Exalted Knower of All Aspects).
Those 10 Topics are:
- Mahayana Practice Instructions
- Path of Preparation
- Buddha Nature
- Objects of Focus
- Three Great Goals
- Armor-Like Practice
- Engaged Practice
- Practice of Accumulation
- Practice of Definite Emergence
Topic 1 – BODHICITTA – Studied in Fall 2010 & Spring 2011 terms.
Topic 2 – Mahayana PRACTICE INSTRUCTIONS: General Introduction
TEN (10) Mahayana PRACTICE INSTRUCTIONS (sub-topics of the Second Topic of Ch. 1):
1. Two Truths (Conventional Truth & Ultimate Truth) – studied in Spring 2011 term
2. Four Noble Truths – studied in Fall 2011 term
3. Three Objects of Refuge – subject of this Spring 2012 term.
We may reach some of the remaining Practice Instructions during Spring 2012 term:
Three kinds of Diligence, i.e., Enthusiastic Effort/Perseverance of
6. Thoroughly applying oneself to the path of practice.
7. Five visions
8. Six Clairvoyances
9. Path of Seeing
10. Path of Meditation
NOTES of Class 2 (April 11) - rough draft transcript of class offered for what it's worth.
This is the 2nd class of the Spring 2012 term Perfection of Wisdom course
which addresses Refuge, the 3rd sub-topic of the 2nd Topic
(Mahayana Practice Instructions) of Chapter 1 of Maitreya's
Ornament for Clear Realizations - Abhisamayalamkara.