. . . These are the heart jewels of all Buddhists: Intense renunciation, faith, and devotion diligent in practicing the sacred dharma without laziness or procrastination and guarding the tantric commitments as you do your eyes.
Always cultivate compassion and the mind of awakening for sentient beings who were our mothers, and do what you can to help them: This is the training for heirs of the Victorious Ones.
Realization that all phenomena of samsara and enlightenment are empty and recognition of one’s own awareness as dharmakaya constitutes the sovereign view.
To settle in this unfabricated present awareness’s own ground without distraction, grasping, or thought is meditation.
Not to be careless in body, speech, and mind and to align your behavior with the dharma are the practical instructions for perfect conduct. . . .
Wisdom Nectar: Dudjom Rinpoche’s Heart Advice Snow Lion Publications, Jun 30, 2005
Tsadra Foundation Series
translated by Ron Garry
There are boundless virtues in cultivating and increasing one’s faith. It is the foundation for all virtuous practice. It clears away all the sufferings of cyclic existence and is the first step on the path to liberation. As a result ofyour faith, the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas will constantly keep you in mind.
You will have a sense of shame, a sense of decency, and wisdom. In all your lives, as soon as you are born, you will meet a sublime teacher, the sacred teachings, and spiritual companions, and you will thus be able to practice the Dharma. You will be protected by those gods who delight in virtue.
Falling asleep peacefully, in your dreams too you will have pleasant visions of encountering your teacher and the Three Jewels and practicing the Dharma, and you will wake in a happy frame of mind. You will accomplish all your wishes and die peacefully, guided by the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas.
You will have none of the terrifying experiences of the intermediate state. You will be reborn wherever your aspirations lead you, and uphold the lineage of the Three Jewels. Swiftly, you will attain Buddhahood. Such are the infinite benefits of having faith, as we read in the Sutra of the Precious Lamp:
Though for kalpas one might venerate beings Numerous as the atoms of the universes in the ten directions, Bringing them every kind of happiness, In comparison, nothing is more sublime Than the merit of faith in this Dharma.
– Dudjom Rinpoche – A Torch Lighting the Way to Freedom – Shambhala Publications
Self-manifest Buddhahood, this awareness, Is original dharmakaya, never separate from you. You’ve never been separate from it, so just recognize it right now. It is very important to remain settled in the ground of this recognition.
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