Pray to your Lama and, while praying, blend your mind inseparably with your Lama’s wisdom mind. Having merged inseparably, settle in the state of naturalness, the nature of mind.
To be settled in the state of naturalness, this fresh knowing Uncontrived and unaltered, is luminous naked awareness. When thoughts arise within that nature, Recognize them on arising, and relax within that recognition. Their arising and liberation occur simultaneously, like a drawing on the water’s surface.
When thoughts do not arise, that is non-meditation free from thoughts. Emptiness, beyond meditator and object of meditation, Is called ultimate wisdom present from the beginning. Give up hope and fear; hold to the natural state of awareness.
Thoughts are delusion; stop following after them. Hope and fear are obstacles; don’t go to greet them. If you can rest within the nature that is beyond intellect and activity, You will definitely discover the dharmakaya in your own heart.
“In the absolute sense there is nothing to be purified, no one purifying, and no act of purification. But since we cannot seem to leave it at that, the defilements and obscurations arise. In the illusory perception of our ego-clinging, we experience endless suffering. Since we feel a need for purification, we have this practice as a relative skillful means.
Vajrasattva arises from our nondual awareness, and we visualize his flowing nectar cleansing our defilements. Along with the visualization we say the hundred-syllable mantra, and at the end Vajrasattva dissolves into one’s being, so that ultimately we reach the level of rigpa. In this state there is no defilement that needs to be purified, there is no Vajrasattva who purifies, there is no hundred-syllable mantra as the means of purification. In the natural state of things, in the state of what is, everything is primordially pure like the sky. This is the absolute purification of Vajrasattva.”
“Ngondro Practice According to the Dzogchen View” His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche
Excerpted from Venerable Khenpo Rinpoches’ book, Illuminating The Path
The Prayer for Calling the Guru from Afar, Cloud Banks of Blessings, was written by His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche III Sangye Pema Shepa. It is a supplication for Dudjom Lingpa, Dudjom Yeshe Dorje and Dudjom Sangye Pema Shepa of the three Kayas to ripen our mind and to be liberated through the blessed nectar of the four empowerments.
From the colophon:
“Many years ago, Sangye Gyalmo requested me for such a supplication. I, however, felt it unnecessary at the time and left it. She persisted and so as not to refuse her earnest requests, I reflected on the teaching that the common and uncommon spiritual accomplishments result from supplicating the guru as inseparable from one’s own mind – the indivisible three kayas – and wrote this on New Year’s Day, the Year of the Metal Ox. (Feb 12, 2021).”
We will be reciting theKa Ter Dorsem (Vajrasattva). There will be an online viewable text for this puja. This text is also available for purchase as part of “Vajrasattva Practices for the Time of Death” in digital format here or physical format here.
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