Kongtrul's Treasury of Knowledge

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Motova
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Kongtrul's Treasury of Knowledge

Post by Motova » Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:28 pm

May I read the entire collection if I have received Shitro and DI from ChNN?
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The four means of converting beings to the Dharma are generosity (which itself as four aspects: giving material gifts, conferring fearlessness, loving kindness and teaching Dharma), pleasant speech, conduct and setting an example.

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Re: Kongtrul's Treasury of Knowledge

Post by Spelare » Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:58 pm

The Treasury of Knowledge is not a restricted text. Shambhala, who publish the English translations of that series, generally indicate in their online product descriptions if a text has been restricted by the translator at a teacher's request. Certain practices may require empowerments from qualified teachers. I think the series is more of an encyclopedic outline of various practices that exist, though, so I don't think it could serve as a practice manual by itself.

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Re: Kongtrul's Treasury of Knowledge

Post by Motova » Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:08 am

Spelare wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:58 pm
The Treasury of Knowledge is not a restricted text. Shambhala, who publish the English translations of that series, generally indicate in their online product descriptions if a text has been restricted by the translator at a teacher's request. Certain practices may require empowerments from qualified teachers. I think the series is more of an encyclopedic outline of various practices that exist, though, so I don't think it could serve as a practice manual by itself.
Thank you, that makes sense.
Malcolm wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2014 3:58 pm
The four means of converting beings to the Dharma are generosity (which itself as four aspects: giving material gifts, conferring fearlessness, loving kindness and teaching Dharma), pleasant speech, conduct and setting an example.

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Re: Kongtrul's Treasury of Knowledge

Post by Lingpupa » Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:26 am

What Spelare said.

The Treasury is quite large, and therefore not for the faint-hearted. But studying it is a doable project. Depending on your life and time available for study you could get through it in a small number of months or a couple of years. I'd encourage any committed kagyu student to have a go at it, and it could be good for dzogchen aspirants too.

All the same, again as Spelare said, it's not a practice manual, much more a way of getting a decent foundation in the teachings. If you are drawn to study it - then go, go, go!
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Re: Kongtrul's Treasury of Knowledge

Post by Motova » Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:52 pm

Lingpupa wrote:
Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:26 am
What Spelare said.

The Treasury is quite large, and therefore not for the faint-hearted. But studying it is a doable project. Depending on your life and time available for study you could get through it in a small number of months or a couple of years. I'd encourage any committed kagyu student to have a go at it, and it could be good for dzogchen aspirants too.

All the same, again as Spelare said, it's not a practice manual, much more a way of getting a decent foundation in the teachings. If you are drawn to study it - then go, go, go!
Thank you.
Malcolm wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2014 3:58 pm
The four means of converting beings to the Dharma are generosity (which itself as four aspects: giving material gifts, conferring fearlessness, loving kindness and teaching Dharma), pleasant speech, conduct and setting an example.

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