By Dudjom Rinpoche, Jigdrel Yeshe Dorje, The Padmakara Translation Group

The rules of Vajrayana perform are laid out with eloquence and precision the following through one of many maximum Tibetan Buddhist masters of our age. His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche’s remark at the initial practices (ngöndro) is proficient by means of his profound consciousness and wide-ranging scholarship, and illuminated with an array of quotations from the Vinaya, Sutra, and Tantra traditions. as well as the statement at the outer and internal initial practices, he offers different worthwhile directions at the right view, behavior, and task of a practitioner. Dudjom Rinpoche taught that the conclusion of the lessons of the good Perfection relies totally at the perform of those initial practices, hence his compassionate exposition of them the following makes this e-book a very priceless source for an individual who seeks to take away the stumbling blocks among themselves and the whole freedom of enlightenment.

Translated by means of Padmakara Translation workforce.

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In the next life, they will fall into the lower realms. In the first place, teacher and disciple accept each other without each examining the other. Then, although the disciples, for the novelty of it, may show respect and make gifts to the teacher, they get angry over circumstantial trifles, crying insults and being rude. Even if they stay alone, they find fault in the slightest thing and discourage all the teacher’s close disciples. Some disciples may praise their teachers in their presence and make a false show of devotion, but in their minds there is neither faith nor respect, and they are secretly using their artful ways to play them false.

The truth of suffering C. The truth of the path D. The truth of cessation Subsection Two: The Uncommon, Special Preliminaries That Sow the Seeds of the Profound Path in Five Stages CHAPTER NINE: Taking Refuge, the Entrance to the Path I. General points to be understood A. Taking refuge, the entrance 1. The reasons one needs to take refuge 2. Identifying the object of refuge a. The causal object of refuge i. The refuge objects of the common vehicles (1) Worldly objects of refuge (a) Inferior refuges (b) Supreme refuges (2) Supramundane objects of refuge (a) Objects in which realization is manifest (b) Sources of inspiration (c) The absolute object of refuge ii.

See glossary, seven noble riches. i. The twofold goal: one’s own goal and that of others. j. “The Great Omniscient One” (Tib. kun mkhyen chen po) is another epithet of Kunkhyen Longchen Rabjam (1308–1363). k. , in this degenerate age. l. The udumbara flower is used in Buddhist teachings as a symbol of extreme rarity. See glossary. m. , the fact of whether or not the teacher is a realized being. CHAPTER TWO The Qualifications of the Disciples Following a Master THE FOUR HUNDRED SAYS: Impartial, intelligent, and having interest— Such listeners are said to be suitable vessels.

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