“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‘ Samye Temple, Tibet.
Michael Ash, 2007