By Yeshe Tsogyal
Padmasambhava, the Indian mystic and tantric Buddhist grasp, is moment purely to Buddha Shakyamuni because the most renowned personage within the Tibetan culture of Buddhism. within the 9th century, he made the adventure around the Himalayan Mountains to set up Buddhism for the folk in that kingdom. Now, greater than 1,000 years later, we will listen and be touched by way of his voice as contained inside of this selection of oral suggestion. the choices in Dakini Teachings are well timed suggestion - brief, direct directions on the subject of the 3 degrees of Buddhist perform: Hinayana, Mahayana, and Vajrayana. the most emphasis of Padmasambhava's instructing is that non secular wisdom needs to be custom-made and never stay as mere concept. The publication comprises an introductory discourse via Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche and a quick biography of Padmasambhava by way of Jamgon Kongtrul the 1st.
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In this dark age, one will fall into the hands of Mara unless one follows a qualified master. 6. THE CEREMONY The ceremony for taking the bodhicitta vow is as follows. Having arranged an extensive display of offerings before the Three Jewels on the fifteenth or the eighth of the waxing moon in an auspicious year and month, pay respect to the sangha. Offer a ganachakra to the yidam. Make extensive torma offerings to the dakinis, Dharma protectors, and elemental spirits. Give away all your possessions and gather a vast amount of merit.
Keep the Precious Ones as your only source of refuge and make supplications to them. Pray to the Precious Ones for blessings. Think that your present representation of the Three Jewels, whether a cast image, carved relief, a painting, a stupa, a volume of a book, or so forth, is the dharmakaya. It is possible that the essence of dharmakaya will be suddenly realized when making prostrations, offerings, or supplications. Even if that does not happen, by prostrating and making offering to the Three Jewels and creating a karmic connection, one will become a disciple of a buddha in the future.
5. THE OBJECT The object from whom you take the bodhicitta vow should be a master who has the Mahayana aspiration and whose mind is filled with love and compassion. He should be a teacher who does not act for the benefit of himself for even an instant, and who observes his precepts without transgressions. In this dark age, one will fall into the hands of Mara unless one follows a qualified master. 6. THE CEREMONY The ceremony for taking the bodhicitta vow is as follows. Having arranged an extensive display of offerings before the Three Jewels on the fifteenth or the eighth of the waxing moon in an auspicious year and month, pay respect to the sangha.
Dakini Teachings: Padmasambhava's Oral Instructions to Lady Tsogyal by Yeshe Tsogyal