Friday, September 28, 2012

Class 6 - Texts Studied in Geluk colleges; Gyaltsab Je on Diligence

Download PDF's of Class Handouts, Notes, and MP3 Tracks from the 6TH class of Fall 2012 term held on Friday, September 28.

DOWNLOAD Handouts - text for Class 6:

2012 Fall Handout 7

ALL FALL 2012 PDF Handouts are HERE.


Track 1 - Review Je Tsong Khapa's Lam Rim Chen-mo material on Diligence/Joyous Effort presented in Classes 2-5.

Track 2 - Background to Debate & Study at IBD & Geluk Monastic Universities
  • Buddha’s Teachings & Indian Commentaries
  • Geluk Tradition of Tibetan Buddhist Scholarship & Studies:
    • Approach to Study:  Deep Understanding rather than learning Vast collection of information.
    • Brief History of Geluk Studies & Debate
    • Panchen Sonam Drakpa – Textbook author for IBD, Drepung Loseling & Gaden Shartse Monastic Colleges and several Nunneries.
Track 3 - [HANDOUT 7] Ornament's Presentation of Three Types of Diligence - Diligence of: 
  1. Non-Adherence, 
  2. Non-Weariness, and
  3. Thoroughly Upholding the Mahayana Path.
Commentaries on the Ornament by Haribhadra, Gyaltsab Je and Je Tsong Khapa re Diligence.

Track 4 - Gyaltsab Je’s Outline/Commentary on Maitreya & Haribhadra's presentations of the Three Diligence:
  • Manifest Discordant Factors
  • Manifest & Dormant Anger
  • Eliminating Manifest Anger (with Patience) versus Eliminating Anger’s Seeds
  • Instructions on the Causes for Non-Degeneration of One's Practice re Diligence of Non-Adherence
    • The Three Doors
    • Reflections on Emptiness to Curb Attachment.

Track 5 - Diligence of Non-Adherence per Haribhadra and Gyaltsab-Je’s Commentaries:
  • Practitioners of Weak Faculty or Strong Faculty vis-a-vis Understanding Emptiness.
  • Clarifying relationship of conceptual realization of Emptiness and entry into and advancement on the Five Mahayana Paths.
  • Distinguishing healthy loving attachment and clinging attachment.
  • What precisely does 'happiness of the body' mean.
  • Is Emptiness, which has negative connotations (empty box or feelings of depression) a good translation to mean the lack of inherent existence?
  • Limitless love versus limited anger, etc.

NOTES of Class 6 (Sept 28) rough draft transcript of class offered for what it's worth.  

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This is the 6TH class of the Fall 2012 term Perfection of Wisdom course
which addresses Diligence (Joyous Effort), the 4th-10th sub-topics of the 2nd Topic (Mahayana Practice Instructions) of Chapter 1 of Maitreya's
Ornament for Clear Realizations - Abhisamayalamkara.

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