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Illusion's Game : The Life and Teaching of Naropa - Chogyam Trungpa

Illusion's Game

The Life and Teaching of Naropa

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Published: 28th June 1994
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In what he calls a "200 percent potent" teaching, Chogyam Trungpa reveals how the spiritual path is a raw and rugged "unlearning" process that draws us away from the comfort of conventional expectations and conceptual attitudes toward a naked encounter with reality. The tantric paradigm for this process is the story of the Indian master Naropa (10161100), who is among the enlightened teachers of the Kagyu lineage of the Tibetan Buddhism. Naropa was the leading scholar at Nalanda, the Buddhist monastic university, when he embarked upon the lonely and arduous path to enlightenment. After a series of daunting trials, he was prepared to receive the direct transmission of the awakened state of mind from his guru, Tilopa. Teachings that he received, including those known as the six doctrines of Naropa, have been passed down in the lineages of Tibetan Buddhism for a millennium.

Trungpa's commentary shows the relevance of Naropa's extraordinary journey for today's practitioners who seek to follow the spiritual path. Naropa's story makes it possible to delineate in very concrete terms the various levels of spiritual development that lead to the student's readiness to meet the teacher's mind. Trungpa thus opens to Western students of Buddhism the path of devotion and surrender to the guru as the embodiment and representative of reality.

Editor's Foreword
"Life of Naropa" Seminar I: New York, 1972
Naropa and Usp. 3
Genuine Madness and Pop Artp. 8
An Operation without Anestheticsp. 32
Something Very Ticklingp. 50
"Life of Naropa" Seminar II: Karme-Choling, 1973
Pain and Hopelessnessp. 55
Giving Birth to Intellectp. 69
Choiceless Awarenessp. 87
Beyond Shunyatap. 100
Mahamudrap. 116
The Levels of Mahamudrap. 131
Notesp. 151
Glossaryp. 153
Transliteration of Tibetan Termsp. 162
About the Authorp. 163
Meditation Center Informationp. 168
Indexp. 171
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780877738572
ISBN-10: 0877738572
Series: Dharma Ocean Series
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 194
Published: 28th June 1994
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 14.0  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.26
Edition Number: 1