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Alive Dharma : UNSEPARABLE VAJRA TEACHINGS, May 31, 2009
8th day of Saga Dawa
Dear Friends of Buddha Dharma,
this day is dedicated to the Medicine Buddhas and to Arya Tara. To multiply the blessings of the Medicine Buddhas throughout the planet we send related Visual Dharma-Buddhist teaching for 3rd millenium. Do the same and help to stop spreading of diseases, famine, poverty and violence in the world.
I.BUDDHIST WHOLESOME MEDICINE – education :
May 31 is also NO TOBACCO DAY. Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche II. wrote about harmful effects of tobacco on human health, poluting the central energy channel and closing it, diminishing innate clarity and wisdom. If you are a smoker, stop smoking tobacco today ! It is very good day for the beginning of your purification . In Buddhist wholesome medicine we offer advice and purification medicine (Concentrated powder : Universal healing tonic) which will help you to purify your energy more swiftly and efficiently. Please support laws in your country which prohibit smoking in public places. We must also think about human rights of children who live in families where parents are smoking. Such children are exposed daily to the harmful effects of passive smoking . This polution can affect their health in young age or later in adult life (astma, cardio vascular diseases,immune defficiency, cancer etc.) Educating children and their parrents must be one of the priorities of all medical doctors. As in England doctors should be awarded additionaly for their efforts in preventing diseases.
One of our favorite movies is the awarded documentary by Michael Moore : Sicco. Everyone should view it with awareness. On the list of efficient medical systems , presented in this documentary we see that Slovenia is just on the following place after US ! We strongly support US President Mr. Barack Obama – Friend of Buddha Dharma on youtube and The White House-Friend of Buddha Dharma on myspace- in their positive efforts for the reform of medical health care in US. Yes, everybody has the right to choose such health care which will truly help him / her in prevention of diseases. We educate constantly about prevention of diseases by promoting healthy and high quality vegetarian diet, meditation , Buddhist Chi Kung workout,martial arts etc. ! At least now when new virus related to swine flu is trying to spread all over the world, everyone with common sense should allready know that meat eating habit is not only ethically unvirtuous, but also dangerous for human health. By becoming vegetarians for the rest of our lives we save lives of sentient beings. There is great merit*positive energy in virtuous actions of saving lives of animals. May you soon become compassionate living being . For this we constantly pray….
II. INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY BUDDHIST STUDIES
Her Eminence Lama Tara Tulku Drimed Drolkhar Rinpoche
GENTLE RAIN OF NECTAR BLESSINGS
UNSEPARABLE VAJRA TEACHINGS
Homage to the innate, self-arisen Sound*Light of primordial purity and spontaneity
There are different kinds of Buddhist teachings. Most advanced are unseparable Vajra teachings of primordial purity (Tib. Kadak) and spontanweity (Lhundrub). When we have stable abiding in the samadhi of Sound*Light of our innate Buddha nature we receive Vajra teachings in unimpeded continuity of Dharmakaya. In Dharmakaya´s (Tib. Chö-ku) dimension of Truth we are unseparable (Tib. Yermed) from all Buddhas wisdom awareness. As Urgyen Guru Lian-shen (1) recently wrote in a letter :
”Sentient beings are sentient beings because they have ignorance. Nothing exist in the Great Void. Yet, from the Great Void reveals all Upaya to help sentient beings.”
For a reasoning, conceptual mind these might seem a paradox. If you wish to understand unseparable Vajra teachings – just leave reasoning, conceptual mind- thoughts alone. Relax and return your attention inward : listen to innate Sound*Light of your Buddha nature, always guiding you, always present, always loving.
Many think that Buddhism is so complicated, full of complicated terms and intellectual explanations. But all 84.000 Buddhist teachings, revealed by the Buddhas, are compassionate skullful means (Skt. Upaya) to lead sentient beings into liberation, accomplishment and enlightenment of THAT Buddha potential within. Atiyoga Dzogpa chenpo Upadesha (secret instructions series) Tantra Penetration of Sound (Tib. Dra thal gyur) teaches : Penetration of Sound is the base of all Buddha`s teachings.”(2) From the naturally self-arisen Sound*Light of Dharmata all Buddha´s teachings arise as compassionate skillful means (Upaya). Everybody who does not know or is not aware of innate Sound*Light of Great Voidness is sentient being, ignorant about innate Buddha nature. Unawareness (Skt. Avidya, Tib. Marigpa) must be awakened into wisdom awareness (Skt. Vidya, Rigpa). Guru Padmasambhava is teaching how to accomplish this : “Descend with the view, ascend with the conduct.” I repeat this again and again and it`s never enough. To descend with the view and ascend with the conduct is the correct, authentic Path of Buddhist practice. We can not leave the view about primordial purity and spontaneity of our innate Buddha nature only as theoretical view, high as Mt. Everest, but behaviour is left on the level of the base camp or even lower ! Our aim is to integrate primordial purity and spontaneity into pure behaviour, benefiting many sentient beings.
Unseparable Vajra Dharma´s teach us how to accomplish our innate Buddha potential into fruit of enlightenment; how to be unseparable from all the Buddhas . As Kyabje Thinley Norbu Rinpoche wrote in one of His prayers : “…to abide forever with immeasurable Buddhas.” (3) Unseparable Vajra Dharma´s also teach us how to benefit sentient beings through wisdom compassion, teaching with unbiased upaya-compassionate skillful means. Unseparable Vajra teachings are like the sun and sunrays- always there, always present, always lovingly radiant. Even if you can not go to teachings and retreats of Buddhist masters – unseparable Vajra teachings are never discontinued . In unimpeded continuity they are always present- after you successfully receive DIRECT INTRODUCTION to the Sound*Light of Dharmata practice.
Ringing of the Bell … just turn your attention inward and listen to the unimpeded Sound*Light of innate Buddha nature, Samantabhadra Buddha within. Have confidence in the View of your primordial purity, spontaneously arising, hearable*visible Sound*Light of Dharmata (Tib. Chönyid kyi rangdra). Continue in that relaxed natural state (4) and cross over the ocean of samsara to the serene continent of three Roots , three dimensions, primordial Buddha Samantabhadra within.
Homage to all Buddhas,
Present in three sacred syllables
OM AH HUM
Great sacred mantra of Vajra Body, Vajra Speech and Vajra Mind
May unseparable Vajra Dharmas empty samsara
through immeasurable upaya –
compassionate skillful means .
May it be auspicious for everyone.
Heart advice (4) on how to practice in Nyingma Vajrayana Atiyoga Essence Lineage of Buddha Samantabhadra-Vajrasattva-Garab Dorje-Guru Padmasambhava….
At Atiyoga Ling, May 20, 2009 Saga Dawa lunar month
Selected bibliography :
1.Grand Master Sheng-yen Lu is the author of :A complete and detailed exposition of True Buddha Tantric Dharma-reprinted in electronic form on DVD : Vajra heart – Visual Dharma about Grand Master Sheng-yen Lu. Vajra-Garuda e-publications, 2006 ISBN 961-91189-5-2
2.Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche :The Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism: Its Fundamentals and History ; Emanations according to the great perfection, Wisdom publications, Boston, 1991; pg. 136. See also: The secret mantra wheel: “And, by means of the imperishable sound of pure vibration, each one (Bodhisattvas) turns the wheel of the doctrine.” Pg. 449.
3.Kyabje Thinley Norbu Rinpoche is the author of excellent Dharma book: The Small Golden Key to the Treasure of the Various Essential Necessities of General and Extraordinary Buddhist Dharma; Jewel publishing House, New York, 1977
4.Related study: The Golden Letters : the three statements of Garab Dorje, the first teacher of Dzogchen, together with a commentary by Dza Patrul Rinpoche etitled “The Special Teaching of the Wise and Glorious King” Snow Lion Publications, New York, 1996.
Related Alive Dharma teaching :
*Atiyoga Dzogpa chenpo oral transmission
* The Cuckoo´s song of Total presence – commentary by Shifu John Chow
Related Visual Dharmas – Buddhist teachings for 3rd millenium:
*Teaching about 7-line Invocation of Guru Rinpoche
* Nyingma Vajrayana Buddhism
* Manjushri-nama-samgiti : part of reading transmission by H.E. Khenchen Pentse Rinpoche
* Chanting the names of Manjushri
* Light of Dharma
INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY BUDDHIST STUDIES
1.What is the meaning of unseparable Vajra teachings ?
2. Why is the Dzogchen upadesha tantra The penetration of Sound (Tib. Dra Thal Gyur) so important ?
3. Why must the Dharma practitioner descend with the view and ascend with the conduct ?
„The best of all gifts is the Gift of Truth.“
D h a m m a p a d a
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© May 2009
III. New VISUAL DHARMA ART – WISDOM WITHOUT BORDERS
for world peace was published on May 30 and sent to all subscribers on youtube and to many other addresses, to multiply positive energy all over the planet and to benefit beings. It is for free embeding to other sites and free sindication (tv stations and mobile phones). Together we meditate and pray for inner and outer peace .
Dear Friend of Buddha Dharma,
we are preparing for 9th Atiyoga Dzogpa Chenpo meditation retreat on the “Dragon island” at Adriatic sea, Croatia. This week we had interesting dialogue with Dharma practitioner from Cambodia/France -about the Buddha´s footprints . Learn more in the comments to Visual Dharma – Pada self-arisen Footteps in the rock. Next Sunday-June 7- it is Dharmachakra day : celebrating Buddha Shakyamuni´s enlightenmnet and parinirvana. It is 21st year of Buddha Dharma´s collective meditations and prayers, held every Sunday from 4-5 pm (GMT +1) or according to your local time. Increase positive energy in your life by meditating and praying with us according to the programme of Visual Dharma (see previous Alive Dharma teachings). If there will be stable internet connection on the “Dragon island” we will send next Alive Dharma teaching on June 7. On this special day we also celebrate 65th Birthday of Grand Master Sheng-yen Lu. See Visual Dharma: Long-life wish-path for Grand Master Lu.
If unstable internet connections occur (weather influences by mobile connection) next Alive Dharma teachings will be sent in 14 days, in this Saga Dawa month of multiplied merit*positive energy for everyone. May your days be full of spiritual progress, peace, relaxation , wisdom and true compassion.
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