By Dudjom Rinpoche, Jigdrel Yeshe Dorje, The Padmakara Translation Group
The rules of Vajrayana perform are laid out with eloquence and precision right here by way of one of many maximum Tibetan Buddhist masters of our age. His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche’s remark at the initial practices (ngöndro) is educated via his profound attention and wide-ranging scholarship, and illuminated with an array of quotations from the Vinaya, Sutra, and Tantra traditions. as well as the remark at the outer and internal initial practices, he offers different worthy directions at the right view, behavior, and job of a practitioner. Dudjom Rinpoche taught that the belief of the lessons of the nice Perfection relies fullyyt at the perform of those initial practices, hence his compassionate exposition of them right here makes this ebook a very invaluable source for an individual who seeks to take away the hindrances among themselves and the whole freedom of enlightenment.
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Particular points on the mandala practice 1. The reasons for making the mandala the main offering 2. The nature of the offering 3. The meaning of the word mandala 4. Different ways of offering the mandala 5. The special feature of the practice 6. The various elements that are visualized in offering the infinite Buddhafield 7. Considering one’s aim in making such an offering 8. The unique benefits II. Clarification of the points of the training in this case CHAPTER THIRTEEN: Training in Guru Yoga and Receiving the Teacher’s Blessings, the Heart of the Whole Path I.
As we find in the Sublime Sutra of the Arborescent Array, Those whom we call spiritual friends avoid evil and apply themselves to virtue. They teach us the authentic Dharma without any mistake, and practice accordingly. Possessed of the seven noble riches,h they strive for enlightenment, and introduce others to it too. The fifth set of qualifications. Teachers who possess the blessings of the lineal transmission Have delighted those who have come before them and hold the lineage of the accomplished ones.
B. Kunzang Tsokye Dorje Chang, referring to Guru Rinpoche in the form of Vajradhara (“Diamond Bearer”) and inseparable from the absolute-body Buddha Samantabhadra (“Universal Good”). c. , the nectar of the teachings. d. Rather than being built of bricks and mortar like an ordinary building, it is made of light. e. Details for visualizing Tsokye Dorje Chang. f. Tib. ’jam dpal rnon po, the supremely intelligent or sharp Mañjushri. PART ONE How to Follow a Spiritual Friend, the Root of the Path The qualifications of masters to be followed The qualifications of the disciples following a master How to follow one’s master CHAPTER ONE The Qualifications of Masters to Be Followed ORDINARY, CHILDLIKE BEINGS ARE INCAPABLE OF PROCEEDING even vaguely in the same direction as the perfect path by the strength of their own minds, so they need first to examine and then to follow a qualified diamond master.
A Torch Lighting the Way to Freedom: Complete Instructions on the Preliminary Practices by Dudjom Rinpoche, Jigdrel Yeshe Dorje, The Padmakara Translation Group