The Tibetan tradition known as the Six Yogas of Naropa is one of the most popular tantric systems with all schools of Tibetan Buddhism. Structured and arranged by the eleventh-century Indian masters Tilopa and Naropa from various Buddhist tantric legacies, this system of yogic practice was carried to Tibet by Marpa the Translator a generation later. These six yogas—inner hThe Tibetan tradition known as the Six Yogas of Naropa is one of the most popular tantric systems with all schools of Tibetan Buddhism. Structured and arranged by the eleventh-century Indian masters Tilopa and Naropa from various Buddhist tantric legacies, this system of yogic practice was carried to Tibet by Marpa the Translator a generation later. These six yogas—inner heat, illusory body, clear light, consciousness transference, forceful projection, and bardo yoga—continue to be one of the most important living meditation traditions in the Land of the Snows. This book on the Six Yogas contains important texts on this esoteric doctrine, including original Indian works by Tilopa and Naropa and writings by great Tibetan lamas. It contains an important practice manual on the Six Yogas as well as other works that discuss the practices, their context, and the historical continuity of this most important tradition....
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The Practice Of The Six Yogas Of Naropa Reviews
Glenn H. Mullin is an expert on Tibetan Buddhism, having written and translated over two dozen books from the tradition, many works from the esoteric teachings of the great Lamas. This book of his is a superb work on the esoteric practice of the six inner yogas. Ideally, a reader would have a fund of meditative experience, preferably within the Buddhist tradition and preferably under the guidance of an experienced teacher. However, thanks to the translator's 10 page introduction and a clearly written preamble to each of the 6 sections, those new to these teachings will find much that is accessible. Here are brief quotes as outlined in the first section -- The Oral Instruction of the Six Yogas by the Indian Mahasiddha Tilopa.INNER HEAT YOGAThe yogic body, a collection of energy channels,Coarse and subtle, possessing the energy fields,is to be brought under control.ILLUSORY BODY YOGAThe yogi thus contemplates the twelve similesAnd sees the reality of how all things are illusory.CLEAR LIGHT YOGAThe yogi working with the central channelPlaces the mind in the central channelAnd fixes concentration on the drop at the heart.BARDO YOGAConsciousness goes to outer objects, but He (the yogi) regards them as objects of a dream.The appearances of death persist for seven days,Or perhaps as much as seven times seven.And then one must take rebirth.YOGAS OF CONSCIOUSNESS TRANSFERENCE AND FORCEFUL PROJECTIONConsciousness is thrown to the heartOf the deity inseparable from the guru,And from there to whatever buddhafield is desired.Here is one more quote, a quote from Tilopa's student Naropa, perhaps an appropriate quote for anyone thinking of beginning this esoteric practice:"The qualified disciple is someone who hasConfidence, energy, intelligence, and compassion,Is mindful of the shortcomings of worldly life,And has transcended worldly concerns."Again, this is an excellent book on the subject, giving a broad range of teachings on Naropa's Six Yogas. Even if you are only attracted to one yoga, say dream yoga or bardo yoga, this book will serve as a fine introduction.
This book although is very practical requires quite a lot of previous knowledge and practice within the tibetan Buddhist tradition... Otherwise some instructions are completely alien and difficult to grasp.
Wonderful translations of commentaries written about Tsongkhapa's seminal work - The Six Yogas of Naropa.