By Dudjom Rinpoche, Jigdrel Yeshe Dorje, The Padmakara Translation Group
The principles of Vajrayana perform are laid out with eloquence and precision right here by way of one of many maximum Tibetan Buddhist masters of our age. His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche’s statement at the initial practices (ngöndro) is expert through 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 observation at the outer and internal initial practices, he presents different valuable directions at the right view, behavior, and job of a practitioner. Dudjom Rinpoche taught that the conclusion of the lessons of the nice Perfection relies completely at the perform of those initial practices, hence his compassionate exposition of them right here makes this e-book a very beneficial source for someone who seeks to take away the hindrances among themselves and the full freedom of enlightenment.
Translated by way of Padmakara Translation crew.
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Such disciples of evil destinyc are vessels for numerous faults. They have little faith and hardly any shame with regard to themselves, decency with regard to others, or compassion. They are of an evil family13 and bad-natured. They conduct themselves badly and have little fortune. Their minds and afflictive emotions are very gross. They break the precepts and confuse positive and negative actions. They do not keep their vows or commitments. They have no control over their afflictive emotions and are ignorant of the antidotes.
They see the things of this life as useless chaff and are therefore accomplishing the great long-term goal. They have mastered the teachings of the Great Vehicle and know how to use skillful methods for benefiting beings. The Compendium of the Buddhas’ Wisdom has this to say: These courageous and powerful beings have abandoned their homeland; They speak the truth and act in accord with the teachings. Like the lion, the king of animals, They examine things thoroughly; incomparable are their virtues.
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A Torch Lighting the Way to Freedom: Complete Instructions on the Preliminary Practices by Dudjom Rinpoche, Jigdrel Yeshe Dorje, The Padmakara Translation Group