By Dudjom Rinpoche, Jigdrel Yeshe Dorje, The Padmakara Translation Group
The principles of Vajrayana perform are laid out with eloquence and precision the following via one of many maximum Tibetan Buddhist masters of our age. His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche’s statement at the initial practices (ngöndro) is proficient by way of his profound recognition 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 worthy 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 completely at the perform of those initial practices, therefore his compassionate exposition of them the following makes this ebook a very necessary source for an individual who seeks to take away the hindrances among themselves and the whole freedom of enlightenment.
Translated by way of Padmakara Translation team.
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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.
II. Comiti de traduction Padmakara. III. Title. 3’44—dc22 2011012953 The Padmakara Translation Group gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the MACH Foundation and Tsadra Foundation in sponsoring the translation and preparation of this book. Contents List of Illustrations Foreword Acknowledgments Preamble The three defects of the pot The six stains PART ONE How to Follow a Spiritual Friend, the Root of the Path CHAPTER ONE: The Qualifications of Masters to Be Followed CHAPTER TWO: The Qualifications of the Disciples Following a Master CHAPTER THREE: How to Follow One’s Masters I.
Good disciples have vivid faith—that is, great joy and keen interest with regard to the teacher and instructions; eager faith—a yearning for the result of the practice; confident faith that entertains no doubts; and consummate faith unaffected by petty circumstances. They are thus completely ready to receive blessings. They are firmly committed in their determination to accomplish unsurpassable enlightenment, and constant in their practice, never postponing it. As they have the intelligence and clarity to investigate the profound meaning of the way things truly are, experiences and realization come to them easily.