By Lama Thubten Yeshe, Nicholas Ribush, Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche
Like turning into the Compassion Buddha, this can be one other of Lama Yeshe's examinations of key Tantric deity practices within the Tibetan Buddhist culture. universal to all 4 traditions of Tibetan Buddhism, the perform of Vajrasattva is used to purify stumbling blocks to religious improvement, detrimental karma, and disorder. Lama Yeshe, the inspirational instructor who strongly prompted the improvement of Buddhism within the West, came across that the perform of Vajrasattva introduced dramatic effects for his Western scholars. changing into Vajrasattva is a whole consultant to this purification perform, delivering guideline at the strategy, observation at the conventional texts, and perception into tantra. additionally incorporated is a whole portion of whole retreat instructions—required studying for an individual venture a meditation retreat within the Tibetan culture.
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Imic methods. Inner refoge is raking refuge in the buddha you yourself will become. The wisdom of that, your own future buddha, is the inner Dharma refuge object. When you. have attained that stare, you yourself become Sangha: that is the inner Sangha refuge object. At that stage, you not ~nly become Sangha, you attain unity with all Three Jewels of refuge and no longer need to take refuge in something separate from yourself. When you take inner refuge, your mind becomes transcendental omniscient wisdom; this transforms into the divine aspect ofHeruka (or Vajradhara), along with the dakas and dakinis, the peaceful and wrathful bodhisattvas, and so forth, and you take refuge in that.
It is quite wrong to believe that you can outsmart karma by locking yourself in your room, thinking char when you are by yourself, you can do whatever you like. There is no escape! Whether you are with others or nor, karma-creating reactions come automatically. Ifl told you that the only way to meditate was to sit and think of nothing, you would find no time to practice. Karma ensures that most Westerners have to spend their lives either working or doing other external activities. Since you couldn't find time to sit, you would think that your Dharma practice was history.
To do this you need to have at least a deep intellectual understanding of the false conceptions and projections of your ego so that you can somehow purify these at the moment of taking refuge. You can see that this is quite difficult. Secret refoge is the third way of taking refuge. This way of taking refuge is the most difficult of all. You have to recogni2~ that your nervous system is pervaded by blissful daka-dakini energy instead of the usual ridiculous energy of gravitational attachment to sense pleasures, and you rake refuge in that.
Becoming Vajrasattva: The Tantric Path of Purification by Lama Thubten Yeshe, Nicholas Ribush, Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche