Thrangu Rinpoche, The Life of Tilopa & The Ganges Mahamudra (Namo Buddha Publications & Zhyisil Chokyi Ghatsal Publications, ). * Fifth Shamarpa  ‎translation by Ken McLeod · ‎translated by Ari Kiev · ‎translation by Lama Yeshe. Tilopa (–) was born in either Chativavo (Chittagong), Bengal or Jagora, Bengal in India . External links[edit]. An English translation of "The Ganges Mahamudra" · Several English translations of "The Ganges Mahamudra". The great Mahasidda Tilopa said to Naropa: “Mahamudra cannot be taught.” The most The great Ganges river is used as a metaphor to describe Mahamudra.


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Mahamudra instructions[ edit ] Tilopa also gave mahamudra instruction to Naropa by means of the song known as "The Ganges Mahamudra," [5] one stanza of which reads: The fool in his ignorance, disdaining MahamudraKnows nothing but struggle in the flood of samsara.

Have compassion for those ganges mahamudra suffer constant anxiety! Sick of unrelenting pain and desiring release, adhere to a master, For when his blessing touches your heart, the mind is liberated.


Without any verbal utterance, your speech becomes like an echosound inseparable from emptiness. Think of nothing whatsoever with the mind and look at the dharmas of the leap. The body is without meaning, empty like a bamboo stalk. The mind is like the ganges mahamudra of space. Rest relaxed within that, without letting it go or ganges mahamudra it.

Rest relaxed in that state without sending it out or placing it in, letting it go or attempting to place it.

If mind has no directionit is Mahamudra. With this you will attain unsurpassable awakening. Those who follow tantra and the vehicle of the paramitasthe Vinayathe Sutrasand the various teachings of the Buddha with ganges mahamudra attachment for their individual textual traditions and their individual philosophy will not come to see luminous Mahamudrabecause the seeing of that luminosity or clear light is obscured by their intention and attitude.

The conceptualized maintenance of vows actually causes you to impair the meaning of samaya. Without mental directedness or mental activitybe free of all intentionality.

Ganges Mahamudra – text | Unfettered Mind

Thoughts are self-arisen and self-pacified like designs on the surface of water. If you do not pass beyond the meaning which is not abiding and not conceptualizing ganges mahamudra focusing, then through not passing beyond that, you do not pass beyond or transgress samaya.

This is the torch which dispels all obscurity or darkness.

If you rest in this, you will be liberated from the ganges mahamudra of samsara. If you rest evenly within this, all of your wrongdoing and obscurations will be burned.

This is called for those reasons the torch of the doctrine. Foolish people who have no interest ganges mahamudra this will only be continually carried off by the river of samsara.

Those foolish people experiencing intolerable sufferings in lower states of existence are worthy of compassion. Wishing to attain liberation from intolerable sufferingrely upon a wise guru. These things of samsara are meaningless or pointless, the causes of suffering.

And since all of these ganges mahamudra that have been done or made are pointless, look at that which is meaningful. If you are beyond all grasping at an object and grasping at a subjectthat is the monarch of all views.

Ganges Mahamudra by Tilopa (translated by Lama Yeshe Gyamtso)

If there is no distractionthat is the monarch among all meditations. If there is no effortthat is the monarch among all conducts. When there is no hope ganges mahamudra no fearthat is the final result, and the fruition has been attained or revealed.

There is no path to be traversed and yet, in that way you enter the path to buddhahood.