2012 Handout 8 – Presentation of GOOD QUALITIES of: BUDDHA’s BODY (including – Jnana-kaya / Wisdom Truth Body; Sambhoga-kaya / Enjoyment Body; Three-Fold Nirmana-kaya / Emanation Body (Artisan Nirmanakayas [བཟོ་བོ་སྤྲུལ་སྐུ་]; Incarnated Nirmanakayas [སྐྱེ་བ་སྤྲུལ་སྐུ་] and Supreme Nirmanakayas [བཟོ་བོ་སྤྲུལ་སྐུ་]; BUDDHA’s SPEECH; and BUDDHA’s MIND (explained by way of two aspects: Knowledge & Compassion).
Track 1 - Taking Refuge in the Causal & Resultant Buddha, Dharma & Sangha
Fear & Faith – the Two Causes for Taking Refuge
Do Practitioners of lower spiritual scope (who seek an end to Lower Rebirth)
Take Refuge in the Resultant Dharma Jewels?
Track 2 - Buddha’s Have No Fear, so are they Buddhists?
Do Arhats Take Refuge?
What makes you not a Buddhist?
Track 3 - Handout 7, cont., (source: Je Tsong Khapa’s Lam Rim Chenmo):
Practitioners of the Intermediate & Great Spiritual Scopes:
- Fear of Great Scope Practitioners that prompts Refuge: “the suffering of all sentient beings”.
- Don’t Buddhas fear the suffering of all sentient beings?
- Four Good Qualities of the Buddha (per Arya Asanga):
- The Buddha has attained the sublime state of fearlessness;
- is an expert in training disciples;
- has great compassion;
- is not pleased with material offerings.
- By knowing the Outstanding qualities of the Buddha’s Body, Speech, Mind & Enlightened Activites:
- [Handout 8] Qualities of Buddha’s Kayas: Mental bodies, Emanation bodies
- Are Sentient Beings’ Bodies Manifestations of Mental Consciousness?
- How can we understand Emanations? and more.
NOTES of Class 5 (April 18) rough draft transcript of class offered for what it's worth.
This is the 5th 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.