Guru Yoga

According to the Vajrayana view, guru yoga is the quintessential practice for attaining liberation. All Buddhas became enlightened by following their teacher’s precious instructions. So the guru is considered even more important than the Buddha because without out the guru there is no way to achieve Buddhahood. When the guru’s instructions have penetrated the student’s heart, this is the same as finding a precious wish-fulfilling jewel in your hand. Someone who has received the guru’s mind transmission has no choice but to attain enlightenment, just as someone falling down a steep mountain totally out of control has no choice but to fall all the way to the bottom. ” ~ Lama Tharchin Rinpoche

Wisdom Nectar: Dudjom Rinpoche’s Heart Advice
© Tsadra Foundation, 2005
Thangka: Dudjom Linpa ~ Guru Rinpoche ~ Dudjom Rinpoche