Receiving the Blessings of Guru Yoga

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Dudjom Rinpoche and Dodrubchen Rinpoche
Sikkim’s Sacred Place Pema Yangtse
ca 1965.

… If there is no devotion for the Lama, even if one completes the requirements of sadhana practice according to the six tantric teachings  of meditation deities, supreme spiritual attainment will never be obtained. Even many of the common spiritual attainments such as long life, prosperity, magnetizing, and so on, will not be accomplished. If by chance there is some minor accomplishment, it requires great hardship and the path will not be profound. If unerring devotion develops in the mind, obstacles on the path will be cleared, advancement will be made, and all common and supreme spiritual attainments will be accomplished without relying on anything else. These are the reasons this practice is called the profound path of Lama’i Naljor. …

A Cascading Waterfall of Nectar
Thinley Norbu
Shambhala Publications
Copyrite 2006

Photo:
This rare photo captures the great Master Dudjom Jigdral Yeshe Dorje and Dodrubchen Rinpoche at the occasion is the consecration of the famous Zangdopalri carving on the top floor of Pema Jamngtse Gompa in Western Sikkim in the 1960th.

At the side of Dudjom Rinpoche is the young Dzongsar Khyentse Tulku (l) and Gonjung Tulku (r) and in front are Khachö Rinpoche, the chief lama of Sikkim and head lama of Pema Yangtse Monastery (l) and his brother known as Serdup Rinpoche who actually had completed the carving and constructing of the Copper Colored Mountain at the top floor of the Pema Yangtse temple.

 

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