By Dudjom Rinpoche, Jigdrel Yeshe Dorje, The Padmakara Translation Group
The principles of Vajrayana perform are laid out with eloquence and precision right here via one of many maximum Tibetan Buddhist masters of our age. His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche’s remark at the initial practices (ngöndro) is educated by way of his profound cognizance 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 presents different important 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 worthy source for a person who seeks to take away the hindrances among themselves and the whole freedom of enlightenment.
Translated by means of Padmakara Translation team.
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And being well versed in the means for helping others, they guide beings along the path. As it says in the Highest Expression of Truth, Steadfast in bodhichitta, skilled in means, Endowed with the signs of having realized the ultimate nature, Possessed of power, untrampled by obstacle makers, And blessed by having pleased the teacher— Such is a diamond master. The seventh set of qualifications. Teachers who teach the ultimate essence Liberate all with whom they are connected and join them to the profound path, Introducing them to the absolute body that dwells within, which is the essence of the profound path.
Getting rid of pride VIII. Training in not asserting one’s own independence PART TWO The Main Explanation of the Stages for Setting Out on the Path Section One: The General Preliminary Practice CHAPTER FOUR: The General Preliminary Practice for Each Session, Which Makes One a Fit Vessel Section Two: The Specific Preliminary Practice for the Yogas of the Two Phases Subsection One: The Common Preliminaries That Cultivate the Field of One’s Mindstream with the Four Practices for Turning the Mind CHAPTER FIVE: Reflecting on the Difficulty of Finding the Freedoms and Advantages I.
Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche himself explained many times that realization of the teachings of the Great Perfection depends solely on the practice of the preliminaries. This text contains his own detailed exposition of these essential preliminary practices. The terma tradition from which it comes (discovered by himself and his predecessor, Dudjom Lingpa) covers in one complete cycle all the stages of the path, starting with these preliminaries and continuing right up to the most sublime and profound practices of the Great Perfection.