By Yeshe Tsogyal

Padmasambhava, the Indian mystic and tantric Buddhist grasp, is moment basically to Buddha Shakyamuni because the most famed personage within the Tibetan culture of Buddhism. within the 9th century, he made the adventure around the Himalayan Mountains to set up Buddhism for the folks in that state. Now, greater than 1,000 years later, we will listen and be touched through his voice as contained inside this selection of oral suggestion. the decisions in Dakini Teachings are well timed recommendation - brief, direct directions in relation to the 3 degrees of Buddhist perform: Hinayana, Mahayana, and Vajrayana. the most emphasis of Padmasambhava's educating is that non secular wisdom has to be custom-made and never stay as mere thought. The e-book contains an introductory discourse through Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche and a brief biography of Padmasambhava via Jamgon Kongtrul the 1st.

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For this purpose I will take refuge from this very moment until reaching enlightenment! mans, all the buddhas of the ten directions, I and all the infinite sentient beings take refuge from this very moment until reaching supreme enlightenment. % Taking Refuge 19 In the supreme of all peace, devoid of attachment, the Dharma teachings of the ten directions, I and all the infinite sentient beings take refuge from this very moment until reaching supreme enlightenment. In the supreme of all assemblies, the members of the noble sangha who are beyond falling back and who dwell in the ten directions, I and all infinite sentient beings take refuge from this very moment until reaching supreme enlightenment.

You may then argue, If one is protected by taking refuge in such a way, does that mean that the buddhas appear and lead all sentient beings? The reply is that the buddhas cannot take all sentient beings out of samsara with their hands. If they were able to do that, the buddhas with their great compassion and skillful means would have already freed all beings without a single exception. Well then, you may ask, by what is one protected? The answer is that one is protected by the [practice of thej Dharma.

The second training is to not abandon the sublime Precious Onr::s even for the sake of your body, your life, or a valuable gift. Regarding not abandoning the refuge even for the sake of your body: Even if someone threatens to cut your eyes out, cut off your legs, your ears, your nose, or your arms, you should let him do so rather than abandon the Precious Ones. Regarding not abandoning the refuge even at the cost of your life: % Taking Refuge 15 even if someone threatens to kill you, you should let him do so rather than abandon the Precious Ones.

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