the disturbing emotions, that is the grasping at self. So this text then revolves around finding the di... at is it that can do direct damage to grasping at self?
If we could recite this text on a regular basis... the enemy. Enemy of course refers to grasping at self but also to self-cherishing. Now there’s 2 types of self-cherishing – there’s the self-cherishing that
vabhaava-nirde`sa]]), '[[Elaboration of the Three Self-Natures]],' was reputedly his last, and his [[Twe... for a theory of a [[wp>substrative]], [[permanent self]] that is the [[doer]] and [[recipient of karma]]... ; the empirical consciousness (mano-vij~naana); a self-concerned, self-aggrandizing mentality called manas; and the aalaya-vijñaana. Vasubandhu describes each
re not view) refers to the misapprehension of the self which
is said to be the root of cyclic existence – the misapprehension of self of persons.
If we consider the view of the tr... aking about a case in which, in focusing upon the self in one’s own continuum, one apprehends it to
be a self that is self-sufficient and substantially existen
is understood to be the
person’s being empty of self- sufficiency and substantial existence.
Is it ... e, the
acquired misapprehensions that grasp at a self-sufficient, substantially existent person and the... larly with the misapprehension that grasps at the self-sufficient, substantially existent person, this ... e wisdom that realises the person’s lack of being self-sufficient, substantially
existent because those
root of all
problems, the misapprehension of the self together with its seeds.
In addition to this w... their views, they all hold that grasping at
the self of persons is the root of cyclic existence. There... hese schools identify this misapprehension of the self of persons (or grasping at the self of
As we are studying grounds and paths, perhaps firs
number of abbreviations have been used, which are self-evident, e.g. tr. for translation, translator, et... attain the sure Buddha-wisdom.
一切法界自身表 Buddha's self-manifestation to all creation.
一切法空 sarvadharma-... ot phenomenal, it is effortless, just as it is 自然 self-existing.
一眼之龜 A sea turtle with only one eye, a... 身自性佛 In one's own body to have the trikāya of the self-natured, Buddha, i.e. by personal surrender to th
ife, through countless kalpas, practising virtue, self-conscious he came forth to life, without confusio... freshing from the springs, flowed here-and there, self-caused; in the palace all the waiting women were ... red throughout the heavens, whilst angelic music, self-caused, was heard around; the whole world of sent... range and miraculous, as to his birth,
37. Though self-possessed and assured in his soul, was yet moved
from causes and conditions;
That they are without self, without creation, without experiencer,
Although... out master, like the earth. This body is without
self, like ﬁre. This body is without lifespan, like th... four elements. This
body is empty, transcending self and the qualities of self. This body is igno-
rant, like plants and rocks. This body is inactive, bein
伏忍 The first of the 五忍 five forms of submission, self-control, or patience.
伏藏 To bury, hide away.
伏陀... (1) King, sovereign; Siva and others; intp. by 自在 self-existing, independent; applied to Guanyin and oth... e on top of the protuberance.
自 sva, svayam; the self, one' s own, personal; of itself, naturally, of course; also, from (i. e. from the self as central). 自 is used as the opposite of 他 anoth
is no room for mundane concerns of this life, or self-cherishing thoughts, or perceptions and apprehens... also not allow concern for this and future lives, self-cherishing, and the appearance of and adherence t... practices, consists of:
18.104.22.168.1. Instantaneous self-generation
22.214.171.124.2. Consecration of the inner o... gs and torma rite
126.96.36.199.4. Consecration of the self-generation offering
188.8.131.52.5. Vajrasattva medit
d Buddhists, affirming and negating the object of self-grasping view;
Owing to the evident and the conce... nstructs on the various aspects
Of its [view of] “self” there evolved numerous non-Buddhist schools.
Som... se and effect.
Only the body and mind are the “self,” which disintegrate so there is no before or aft... e Thirty Tenets are their scriptures.
There is a “self” that is devoid of qualities, of activity, and is
lessness of person is the person’s
lack of being self-sufficient and substantially existent. How the person is empty of being self-sufficient
and substantially existent has alread... ts all hold that the person being empty of being
self-sufficient and substantially existent is the subt... orrespond
to it? The acquired misapprehension of self of persons.
Once again, if something is an un
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How can those who are [[self]]ish 19 thrive on this poison?
When [[affliction... n) samsara,
(through) this demonic messenger27 of self grasping.
We should separate28 from the experienc... all seize216 this deceiver disguised as me217.
Oh self grasping is this, sever all doubt218.
Now (Yam... 28 this brutal one229 called the evil demon230 of self grasping,
degenerating what is holy231, ruining23
tion, also a courtesy title for a disciple; and a self-depreciatory title of any monk; v. 鐸 dahara.
小律儀... in world' i. e. monasteries.
山僧 (1) 'Hill monk', self-deprecatory term used by monks. (2) A monk dwelli... skilful or wily one, i. e. the heart or mind.
己 Self, personal, own.
己利 Personal advantage, or profit... own heart.
己心法門 己心中所行法門 The method of the self-realization of truth, the intuitive method of med
rse participants only
the misapprehension of self,
the misapprehension of sentient beings and
t... ticularly in connection to the misapprehension of self –
Although the first three of course correspond to the misapprehension of the self of persons, the fourth is