ATIYOGA * DZOGCHEN : BEYOND EGOCENTRIC WAYS
Alive Dharma teaching, December 27, 2009
Homage to primordial Buddha Samantabhadra*Samantabhadri :
With their great compassion may he/she leads us on the Path of natural liberation.
Dear wordlwide Friends of Buddha Dharma , may this Alive Dharma teaching find you in peace, health, wisdom, compassion and prosperity now and all 2010. May noble and meaningful increase and all your enlightened wishes be swiftly fulfilled . Wish-granting prayer of Samantabhadra Buddha (part 2) is connected with this teaching http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtxoGSk1wJk
On Christmas we published new video : Dialogues & Ars Sacra for world peace.
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OM MANI PADME HUM
II.BUDDHIST SPIRITUAL * RELIGIOUS ACTIVITIES
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2.3. Collective prayes and meditations of Buddha Dharma-OBF International
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Verses of Prayer to Eight noble auspicious ones, Sampa Nyur Drupma, Shitro sadhana or Vajrasattva 100-syllable mantra, Wish-granting prayer of Samantabhadra, silent contemplation: Tara Tulku Rinpoche gives direct introduction to the natural Sound*Light of Dharmata….dedication of merit, Long-life prayer. See related Visual Dharmas.
III.INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY BUDDHIST STUDIES
Gentle Rain of Nectar Blessings, Collected works, Vol VI
3.1.Relax in natural state – beyond egocentric ways, part 2
Homage to primordial Buddha Samantabhadra*Samantabhadri :
With their great compassion may he/she leads us on the Path of natural liberation.
Those who are not aware of sublime Knowledge within remain in attachment to oneself and enmity toward others , as Kunzang Gongpa Zangthal teaches. One can not teach spiritual Path , Buddhist path and Atiyoga Dzogpa chenpo Path with egocentric ways. Ancient Dzogchen master Shri Singha explained clarity dream of great Tibetan translator Vairocana : “But there will come a time in the future when various practitioners with broken vows have their hearts seduced by the gongpo demon . They will distort the sacred Great perfection. Disparaging true teachings while exaggerating falsehood, they will bring many people to ruin.
Your Tibetan people are also gullible and therefore indecisive, so there will come a time when these teachings of the Great perfection are no more than the “scent lingering in an empty box. Padmasambhava of Uddiyana and the learned Vimalamitra are both holders of my lineage, as well as accomplished in the meaning of Great perfection.” (8)
Only by following teachings of authentic Atiyoga * Dzogchen master who has blessings of Atiyoga * Dzogchen leneage, who is keeping pure samaya*commitment and who can show the Path of natural liberation of Atiyoga * Dzogchen by introducing you directly to innate Sound*Light of Dharmata beyond egocentric ways, one can proceed on the Path toward complete Enlightenment. Nowdays Dzogchen teachings became fashionable, because many spiritual practitioners like ideas of self-centered ambitions. Many egotistic people are teaching spirituality nowdays… Following such egotistic teaching only reinforces the ego and conceptual ignorance. True blessings always come from Dharmakaya Buddha Samantabhadra*Samantabhadri, being unseparable from Vajrasattva*Buddha Locana, Garab Dorje, Shri Singha, Vimalamitra, Padmasambhava . Blessings of Buddha Vajrasattva purify and open meditators consciousness to receive Wisdom blessings of Body, Speech, Awareness, Enlightened qualities and enlightened activities of Samantabhadra-Vajrasattva_Garab Dorje lineage. 100-syllable matra of Vajrasattva teaches : OM VAJRASATTVA SAMAYA…..MAHASAMAYA SATTVA A. … returning to primordial purity, symbolised by the sacred letter A. Purified skandha of consciousness – without egocentric ways- is Buddha Vajrasattva. Relax in that Knowledge of primordial purity, hearable as natural Sound*Light of Dharmata.
Don´t visualise anything…just see your body as rock crystal – Vajrasattva, Vajra Being. Crystal clear. Awareness of Vajrasattva, crystal clear. Stable like the mountain. (9) Vajrasattva Buddha purifies all samaya*commitments, beginning with the vows of individual liberations (pratimoksha vovs), Bodhicitta vows and refuge vows, Bodhisattva vows, 14 root tantric vows and secondary tantric vows and the four great samayas of Atiyoga * Dzogpa chenpo. One can not uphold Dzogchen samayas without keeping pratimoksha vows, beginning with five ethical precepts of Buddhism (pancasila).
All-accomplished Master Shri Singha already warned future generations, including now living generations, that sacred teachings of Great perfection will be perverted by those with broken samayas. It is our responsibility to keep the sacred Atiyoga*Dzogpa chenpo lineage A-live. It is A-live only with pure commitments (as explained above). Pure commitments is like crystal Vase to receive supreme blessings of Samantabhadra*Samantabhadri-Vajrasattva*Buddha Locana- Garab Dorje and all lineage masters in unimpeded continuity. Tsog offering verse (10) teaches : “May we be enlightened in the primordialy pure youthful vase Body.”
May these words of Heart advise and essential meaning awaken present and future generation. May everyone relax in primordialy pure natural state beyond egocentric ways…
1. Samantabhadra yab yum simbolises Dharmakaya.
2. Vajrasattva yab yum simbolises Sambhogakaya.
3.Shakyamuni Buddha foretold supreme emanation Prahevaja – Garab Dorje in the Nirvana sutra.
4.Shri Singha was one of Atiyoga ancient masters who transmitted Eighteen Dzogchen Upadesha tantras to Guru Padmasambhava. All ancient Atiyoga masters accomplished Rainbow body of great transference (Phowa chenpo).
5. Yeshe Khandroma Tshogyal was Wisdom consort of Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava). For Her life and liberation (Namtar) see selected bibliography.
6.Wisdom deities (Dewa, Yidam); Dharma protectors (Dharmapala, Chökyong) from together with the Lama/Guru Three Roots of Vajrayana Buddhism.
7.Sensei Morihei Ueshiba – The Art of peace
8.Wellspring of great perfection , pg 242. Gongpo demon personifies the insidious evil spirit of egotism and self-centered ambition. Egocentric ways are selfish ways carrying only for self and personal interest. Egocentric means : self-centered, proceeding from self as the center, as one´s knowledge of the nature of outside world. Egotism can lead to egomania = abnormal or excessive egotism, as opposed to altruism / unselfishness. Gullible means : capable of being easily gulled, duped or deceived. One Lama said many years ago at an open seminar : “It is so easy for us lamas to cheat you people !”… German translator translated this as : “Es ist sehr leicht sie zu unterrichten… It is easy to teach you.” He was corrected by the surprised listeners.
Neuroscientists can proove that human brain absorb every information through listening and visual impressions. Marketing strategists apply this pre-conditioning of human mind in very effective ways – one need only to listen and see commercials long enough to begin to believe . Therefore it is extremely important for all on the spiritual Path not to follow egotistic paths which only reinforce ego and selfishness.
9. Contemplation , stable like the mountain is one of four contemplations of Atiyoga*Dzogpa chenpo.
10. Tsog offering verse by Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche II. See related Visual Dharma.
Selected Bibliography :
1.Wellspring of great perfection, The lives and insights of early masters, compiled and translated by Erik Pema Kunzang, Rangjung Yeshe Publications, Nepal & Hong Kong, 2006
2. Sky Dancer : the secret life and songs of the lady Yeshe Tsogyel, translated by Keith Dowman, foreword by : Thinley Norbu Rinpoche ; RKP London, 1984
E-learning curriculum :
1.How to meditate beyond egocentric ways ?
2.How to recognise signs of egotistic behaviour ?
3.Why it is important to purify egotistic behaviour by accumulating merit and wisdom ?
4.Write your insights about the prophecy of Master Shri Singha, written in this treatise .
„The best of all gifts is the Gift of Truth.“
D h a m m a p a d a
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3.2.QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS :
Re: Buddhism . Dec 21, 2009
How to handle anger? I am a jovial, cheerful person. But once I get offended, I become angry easily. And I will hit back with very hash words. I don’t like to be like that.
Many people are struggling with anger problems. Your observations are sincere and truthful. We could answer your question and give some spiritual advice in one of next Alive Dharma teaching, sent to all Friends on youtube . In such way many more people can benefit from spiritual advice on how to handle anger.
First of all one should not involve oneself with “anger junkies “ – with Toxic anger sindrom. Anger can be explosive (showing outside) or implosive (hidden). Such frustrated people always seek somebody to insult and to quarrel with . TAS is sickness and must be cured by detoxifying the liver (liver chi /energy). Poisoning of liver comes from alcohol, drugs, junk food or just dwelling in environment with angry / poisonous energy . All mental states are addictive and can be easily transmitted on collective level. In Buddhism we call this states collective karma.
There is humorious , but very educational movie : Anger management, showing Toxic anger syndrom from funny side. Look this movie.
At the same time try to increase your positive energy which is your protection against anger. There are righteous “anger” and toxic anger . Righteous “anger” is Mirror-like wisdom. Wish-granting prayer of Samantabhadra teaches more how to liberate the energy of anger into Mirror-like wisdom. Wholesome medicine with vegetarian diet and our formulas with medicinal herbs for detoxifying the energy in your body can also help you a lot. Just to beginn with : regular chanting of Namo Amitabha in a concentrated manner as on this Visual Dharma (video) reduces anger . OM MANI PADME HUM
3.3. Buddha Dharma friend Nutier (France) sent many questions which will be answered on Jan 3. 2010. May peace and happiness be with all of us .
IV. WISDOM WITHOUT BORDERS
4.1. Question and answer on We Women :
December 27, 2009, Her Eminence Tara Tulku Rinpoche said…
Dear Linda, here is answer to your question if Buddhism is a religion ? It is spiritual path toward Enlightenment and religion based on faith in the Buddhas manifold teaching. All my other Alive teaching-some of them published also at We Women blog, describes why it is so. Wishing you peace, health, wisdom and joy in 2010 ***** Tara Tulku Rinpoche
4.2. Selected comments on Visual Dharma : LIGHT OF DHARMA 2010
Beautiful Video, Just Beautiful : ) Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
Thanks Maria Tammy
Just back to wish Happy Christmas.Peace and love .Maria
How I love your videos!!!!Thanks for this brilliant share. Peace ~Maria
have a wonderful holiday! peace2u! eric
very nice video that I like ! I hope that , Buddha dharma have sowed in the world .
Thank you for sharing .nutier
Really beautiful video,peace,love and blessings🙂 *****
Thanks for sharing, may the Truth, love & Peace of mind rule on planet Earth and everywhere now & forever! Happy New Year!!
May you always be blessed abundantly,with love,peace,prosperity, and bliss today and always.My gratitude for this beautiful creation. Namaste. Claire
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