The Pureland of Green Tara?

The Pureland of Green Tara?

Postby Tree » Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:11 pm

What is this? I have never heard of this. Do people have any more info?

http://www.khempo.com/teachings_green.htm

All of these deities, all of these enlightened beings that we are visualizing in front of us in the sky, are not just there in empty space, but are there in the pure land of Green Tara. That pure land is called Yulod Kurpa, which means "the Turquoise-colored Pureland". This is her heavenly, or celestial, paradise, which is complete with all aspects of a diving paradise, and is characterized by this turquoise color. This entire assembly arises here in this green pure land. This is the name of Her celestial paradise, where living beings go to attain enlightenment. Something should be said about this turquoise-colored paradise. It resembles some sort of fantastic heavenly rock 'n roll party. The deities there are filled with bliss, spending their time in dance and song, special enlightened dance and song, so that if ordinary beings even perceive it, even see it, they are filled with a sense of happiness and faith.
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Re: The Pureland of Green Tara?

Postby Konchog1 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:21 pm

Most if not all Buddhas have Pure Lands in Tibetan Buddhism. But they are usually only mentioned in the Sadhanas.

I rarely hear of people praying to be reborn anywhere but Sukhavati. Although I have heard of people being reborn in their Yidam's (personal deity's) Pure Land, usually Padmasambhava's Pure Land or Vajrayogini's.

Does this information help? I'm not quite sure what you're asking.
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Without attachment, self-liberating, like a snake in a knot.
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Re: The Pureland of Green Tara?

Postby Tree » Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:25 pm

Konchog1 wrote:Does this information help? I'm not quite sure what you're asking.


Yes, it's very interesting.
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Re: The Pureland of Green Tara?

Postby dzogchungpa » Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:33 pm

It is mentioned several times in this book:
http://www.amazon.com/Delog-Journey-Realms-Beyond-Death/dp/8177690930
but if I recall correctly there is not much detail.

Here is another reference:
http://www.yulokod.ca/buddhas.htm
I think the passage quoted there is from the book above.
ཨོཾ་མ་ཧཱ་ཤུནྱ་ཏཱ་ཛྙཱ་ན་བཛྲ་སྭཱ་བྷཱ་བ་ཨཱཏྨ་ཀོ་྅ཧཾ༔

The thousands of lines of the Prajnaparamita can be summed up in the following two sentences:
1) One should become a Bodhisattva (or, Buddha-to-be), i.e. one who is content with nothing less than all-knowledge attained through the perfection of wisdom for the sake of all beings.
2) There is no such thing as a Bodhisattva, or as all-knowledge, or as a ‘being’, or as the perfection of wisdom, or as an attainment.
To accept both these contradictory facts is to be perfect.
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Re: The Pureland of Green Tara?

Postby Tree » Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:42 pm

dzogchungpa wrote:It is mentioned several times in this book:
http://www.amazon.com/Delog-Journey-Realms-Beyond-Death/dp/8177690930
but if I recall correctly there is not much detail.

Here is another reference:
http://www.yulokod.ca/buddhas.htm
I think the passage quoted there is from the book above.


Amazing stuff. :twothumbsup:
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