His Eminence Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche the Third, entitled “Calling the Lama from Afar” that was written by Jamgon Kongtrul Lodrö Thaye the Great. (English); Calling the Guru from Afar by Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye. (English); Guru Yoga for Bokar Rinpoche by His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa. Its name is Calling the Guru from Afar, and it was written by Jamgon Kongtrul, one of the greatest masters of recent times. His name was also.
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Bless us that self-awareness by liberated into its ground.
Therefore it is necessary to gradually develop sincere devotion and xfar. Again, I am very sad to see many practitioners leave a retreat and then only respect Lamas who sit on a high throne, who wear robes made of brocade and silk, and who have a title, without respecting the retreat master who transmitted all the teachings to them. Kindest root guru, the gracious, please hear us.
Although several devoted practitioners have encouraged me to write something like this for a long time, I neglected to do so. This verse reminds us that there konftrul no quality as beneficial and important as patience and that there is no fault as detrimental as anger. Preceded by monks carrying incense, he walked down the central aisle towards a throne luminous as liquid gold and shaped like the rising sun.
The guru appears in different forms, mainly three ones which are the symbolic guru, the real guru and the dharma guru the mind or essence of the guru which is the entire dharma.
When a Vajrayana disciple practices the path, progress depends upon the stability and certainty he or she has generated and developed. Therefore, one feels joy that many living beings are able to engage in the outer and inner training, instead of only confusing others.
The source of all activities are the Dakas and Dakinis, those energy forces within each and every living being that appear as four types of activities: Look from your personal knowing, the pure realms. It is not necessary to memorize each name by heart.
True meditation is not merely sitting or concentrating on something special, that is just the method to develop the real practice of holding onto awareness. It is important to know that the root guru is the one who enables the practitioner to see the nature of the mind.
The Lama’s mind is the inseparability of clarity and emptiness, and also there lies the Three Bodies of the Buddha without any flaw.
When a disciple realizes the true essence of his or her own mind, then he or she realizes the ultimate Guru, the ultimate Lama, who is in truth the own non-deluded mind. Bless us that our path is free of obstacles.
Lama, think of us. While not helping others, we will bring them only harm.
Calling the Lama from Afar by Jamgon Kongtrul
Having accumulated merit and purified negativities, may I and all living beings without exception swiftly establish the levels and grounds of Buddhahood. One needs to remember and never forget that everyone may die any moment, and one needs to be certain that only the Buddhadharma is beneficial at klngtrul.
One runs after thoughts and tries to possess them, one attempts to describe the mind with words and expressions, and gets stuck on ideas and beliefs; this is what brings forth real confusion! Help us to perfect the great display of mind, primordially pure, And to complete the four stages of ati yoga.
Imagine that they are present, right before you, alive with kind, wise eyes, looking directly at you, and shining with resplendent light. Finally, out of the nature of emptiness and clarity is manifested the actual activity and body of the Lama, the Nirmanakaya. It is very important to have a clear mind, difficult for Westerners to understand when studying the Tibetan tradition of Buddhism. In these dark times, swiftly protect with your compassion Tibetan disciples, all those who are destitute and without refuge.
Bless us that we curtail all of our scheming. In school, one changes teachers as one goes through classes and courses, so one is accustomed to various teachers.
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Thank you so much. What we presently call Buddhism arose out of India; the Buddha Shakyamuni originally taught there and his dharma teachings spread from there. And let us reach to the end of four visions. Some people appear to be practitioners, but their mind is overwhelmed and controlled by negative habits, which hinder them from actually doing good.
There are three types of suffering in samsara: We therefore fervently pray to our Lama to bless us so that we are able to tame our own mind. Due to the force of karma, one only causes more pain. There are three stages while establishing a relationship with a Lama: Shangpa Kagyu masters, the matchless, please hear us.
Orgyen Dechen Lingpa, please hear us.