When, in the course of an empowerment…

Padmasambhava

“When, in the course of an empowerment, a teacher sets forth the pith instructions and gives an introduction to the ground nature (the spontaneously present, fundamental nature of the mind), it is of course possible for disciples to recognize this through the power of the blessings received. But if this does not happen, they need to gain certainty in it through hearing and reflecting on the teachings – whereby it is understood that all phenomena are the appearances of inconceivable suchness.”

~ Kyabje Kangyur Rinpoche

 

*Image: ‘Padmasambhava’ by Michael Ash, 2007

Parting From The Four Attachments

Sakya Dakini

“If you are attached to this life, you are not a true spiritual practitioner.
If you are attached to samsara, you do not have renunciation.
If you are attached to your own self-interest, you have no bodhichitta.
If there is grasping, you do not have the View.”

༈ ཚེ་འདི་ལ་ཞེན་ན་ཆོས་པ་མིན།
འཁོར་བ་ལ་ཞེན་ན་ངེས་འབྱུང་མིན།
རང་དོན་ལ་ཞེན་ན་བྱང་སེམས་མིན།
འཛིན་པ་འབྱུང་ན་ལྟ་བ་མིན།

~ Parting from the Four Attachments
Imparted in a vision by Manjushri to the Sachen Kunga Nyingpo

*Image: ‘Sakya Dakini’ by Michael Ash, 2007