The Importance of the Seven Line Prayer

The Importance of the Seven Line Prayer
Mini-Series Teachings Video
with Lama Sonam Rinpoche

Here is the link for the
Bero Jeydren Publication of the Seven Line Prayer

as previewed above.


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Here is the Amazon link for Mipham Rinpoche’s commentary
on the Seven Line Prayer, White Lotus ,
translated by the Padmakara Translation Group
.

Here is the link for Lama Tharchin Rinpoche chanting

NOTE:  Clinking on any of the above links will open a new webpage.

 

Escape from Suffering

Repost from • Ngondro preliminary or foundational vajrayana practices Facebook Page

At present, if you have any physical illness or mental disturbance, or are in an undesirable situation, you panic and are totally upset and paranoid about everything, like someone overcome by nausea. So how will it be when you experience the sufferings of the three lower realms? Alas!

Now the only means of escape from these sufferings is to accomplish the ultimate goal of the supreme dharma; otherwise, there is no way out.

You can hardly bear light pain, such as the prick of a thorn or a mild burn from a spark. If something goes against your desires, if you lose money or find yourself in an unpleasant situation, you get upset. You suspect that everyone wants to harm you, and you become so obsessed with your problems that you even lose your appetite. If you can’t bear even such insignificant sufferings, what will happen when you encounter the inconceivable sufferings of hell?

If someone speaks unkind words to you — even if it’s no more than “You are a liar” — it pierces your mind like an arrow and you think, “How dare he say that to me! I’m not going to let him get away with that!” Even if you come down with a very benign illness, you feel so uneasy and rush to the doctor.

So the only way to put an end to samsara is to practice the dharma. The dharma is offered to you, ready to be used. Therefore, it is up to you whether or not you practice it; the teacher cannot practice it for you.

If you practice with full dedication, you can achieve liberation in the span of this present life; if not, you can prepare the ground for achieving it within a few lifetimes, or at least you will acquire some affinity for the dharma that will eventually lead you along the path.

~ Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche –
A Wonderful Ocean of Advice – Collected Works Vol3 –
Shambhala Publications


 

Samaya is the Life Force of Empowerment

“Samaya is the life force of the empowerment. If you have the realization that you, the deity, and the lama are inseparable within the three vajra states, there is no need to observe any additional samaya. All the hundreds of specific samayas come together in that state. If you don’t have that realization, then at the very least you must restrengthen your bodhichitta, your love, compassion, devotion, and faith; do mantra recitation as often as you can, and even if for only a short period of time, relax your mind in the natural state; and reduce your clinging to worldly concerns.”


Light of Fearless Indestructible Wisdom
The Life and Legacy of His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche
by Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche