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The Brilliance of Naked Mind: Secret Visions of Gesar, King of Ling

by Douglas J. Penick

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THE BRILLIANCE OF NAKED MIND is an account of the Secret Visions of GESAR, KING OF LING. These visions, songs and prayers invoke the timeless lineage of enlightened society. Included here as biographies and supplications of TELOPA, the living embodiment of lineage ; KUKKURIPA, embodiment of limitless compassion ; MEHKHALA and KANKHALA who embody the union of prajna and devotion ; KING INDRABHUTI, the exemplar of an enlightened sovereign. THE BRILLIANCE OF NAKED MIND also presents biographies of all 32 rulers and RIGDENS of the legendary kingdom of SHAMBHALA. These rulers each manifests directly the brilliance of naked mind.

“Douglas Penick presents these stories as a living and still vital strand in the tradition which has the power to guide us in the darkness and confusion of our daily life.”
-Dr. Francesca Fremantle (co-translator with Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche of THE TIBETAN BOOK OF THE DEAD and author of LUMINOUS EMPTINESS.)

“It’s a diamond. It’s a sky of fireworks. Read this book from the middle. Read it upside down. Post it on your fridge. Scintillate with it.”
- Prof. Kidder Smith (former chair of Asian Studies, Bowdoin University, author of many translations and articles on S.E.Asian culture, lead translator on the Denma Translation Group’s Sun Tzu’s ART of WAR.) ( )
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THE BRILLIANCE OF NAKED MIND tells of the secret visions of the legendary warrior, Gesar, King of Ling. It is a collection of stories and invocations that are the ground for Gesar, King of Ling’s pursuit of enlightened society. The texts include vivid biographies of Tilopa, embodiment of lineage; Kukkuripa, embodiment of compassion; the sisters Mehkhala and Kanhala, essence of unified devotion and prajna; and King Indrabhuti, exemplar of enlightened sovereignty. These are followed by an extensive account of all the rulers of the Kingdom of Shambhala which concludes: “Shambhala opens, In the unchanging now of heart-light. To which you always return.” The texts are loosely bound together in a retelling of Gesar’s conquest of the Demon Lord, Satham, King of Jang. They are aspects of the myriad worlds he passes through. Each world contains its own wakefulness for Gesar and for us to discover.

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