Outline for the Essay
The book “The words of my perfect teacher” by Patrul Rinpoche a complete translation to Tibetan Buddhism. The book is a classical commentary to the Longchen Nyingtin’s preliminary practices, which is one of the best known spiritual treasures and cycles of teaching of the Nyinmapa School, the oldest tradition of the Tibetan Buddhist. “The words of my perfect teacher” is recommended by Dalai Lama and other senior teachers of Baathist and is a favorite of Tibetans. This book is a practical guide to the inner transformation and introduces the spiritual practices that are fundamental and are common to all traditions of the Tibetan Buddhists.
- The essay will begin with an introduction where it will provide an overview of the Buddhist Concept of impermanence as discussed by Patrul Rinpoche in his book, The words of my perfect teacher
- The essay will explore the Buddhist Concept of impermanence in the Buddhist thought in relation to the text of Patrul Rinpoche; a philosophical work, a ritual text, a form of art, building,, stupa or place associate with his life or teachings.
- The essay will first discuss the characteristics of Buddhist Concept of impermanence in terms of the outer universe in which beings live
- The second subtopic will follow and discuss the characteristics of Buddhist Concept of impermanence in terms of the beings that live in the universe
- The third sub topic will follow and discuss the characteristics of Buddhist Concept of impermanence in terms of the Holy Beings
- The fourth subtopic will follow and discuss the characteristics of Buddhist Concept of impermanence in terms the powerful
In discussing the Buddhist Concept of impermanence, the essay will try to locate the relationship with the larger field of Tibetan Buddhism such as the importance of lineage and transmission, oral and written texts, arts and performance, ritual and meditation practice. Moreover, the topic of Buddhist Concept of impermanence will be considered in terms of its expression and portrayal of a central theme of Buddhist thought.
The topic will be placed this within its cultural landscape, origins and dissemination and preservation of teachings within a related literary, ritual or geographic context. Some of the questions the essay will try to ask and address include:
- Where does Buddhist Concept of impermanence fit in Tibetan tradition?
- What are the origins of Buddhist Concept of impermanence?
- What factors contributed to shaped the Buddhist Concept of impermanence?
- What functions do Buddhist Concept of impermanence serve?
Buddhist Concept of impermanence will be placed in a historical framework and discussed how it reflect or challenge the Buddhist world and thought they inhabit.
The paper will be summarized in a conclusion