ATIYOGA*DZOGCHEN : THREE TESTAMENTS OF GARAB DORJE
Alive Dharma teaching, Febr 28, 2010
Homage to Shakyamuni Buddha.
Homage to Vidyadhara Garab Dorje .
May our awareness become liberated into the Buddha state.
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II.BUDDHIST SPIRITUAL*RELIGIOUS ACTIVITIES :
2.1.Gentle Rain of Nectar Blessings , Collected works, Vol VI.
Three Testaments of Vidyadhara Garab Dorje
Homage to immaculate Buddhas !
i.Introduction: Three Testaments of supreme Master Garab Dorje are thus revealed : this Visionary Dharma describes all 3 lineages of transmission as explained in Nyingma Vajrayana Buddhism-Visual Dharma. To study, reflect, embed , share, favour, rate 5* and comment it beings great blessings it is empowered with the Sound*Light of the Ultimate nature. Treat this Visionary Dharma with great respect !
Three Testaments are translated according to the meaning, not literally.
Supremely Blissful Vajra Vidyadhara Garab Dorje- was 1st human Master of Atiyoga*Dzogchen, born around 360 years B.C. after the Parinirvana of the Buddha. He was born at Dhanakosha in the country of Uddiyana (probably Swat valley in N Pakistan). As emanation of Sambhogakaya Buddha Vajrasattva he revealed 6.400.000 Dharmas which were later divided into Semde, Longde and Mengak-de teachings of Atiyoga*Dzogchen. Supreme Dharmas like 18 tantras of Upadesha are most sublime spiritual teachings in our galaxy. They exist in 13 other galaxies. This Dharmas will benefit beings until samsara is emptied. Garab Dorje taught 3 Testaments to his heart disciple Manjushrimitra when he was about to leave this world. Penetration of Sound root tantra (Tib. dra tal gyur) is 1st of 18 tantras it has close connection with 3 Testaments, because Penetration of Sound is the root of all Buddhas teachings. All 1002 Buddhas of this Fortunate Kalpa listened to Penetration of Sound and they will teach, one after another , from the Reverberation of that same Sound of Tathagatas. Thus is this Visionary Dharma inspired by the Penetration of Sound root tantra, for which Vidyadhara Vimalamitra wrote the commentary : sgra thal ‘gyur rtsa rgyud ‘grel sgron ma snang byed. Sound of Vajra is Vajra speech, non-dual Sound of all Tathagatas. In the Tagdrol sacred diagram we see Vajra song with Lineage masters: Samantabhadra Yab-Yum, Vajrasattva Yab-Yum, VidyadharaGarabDorje,Manjushrimitra,Shri Singha,Jnanasutra,Vimalamitra, Guru Padmasambhava and Khandro Yeshe Tshogyal.In the middle part there are Dharma verses & the mantra from the Guru sadhana of Garab Dorje , to inspire faith & devotion for this sublime Dharma of Garab Dorje. Khyentse Chökyi Lodro (1896-1959) wrote them according to his dream-pure vision. Sound of Vajra is great Clear Light Energy of primordial state. All ancient Masters of Atiyoga*Dzogpa chenpo accomplished Rainbow Body of great transfer. Thus we pray with fervent devotion. Atiyoga Lineage prayer invokes the blessings of primordialy pure Dharmakaya, Blissful Sambhogakaya and Compassionate Nirmanakaya Buddhas. Sound Vajra is the state of pure and total Presence, equally praised by all Teachers who have been the Light of the world, wrote Vidyadhara Manjushrimitra in his Dharma: Chang-chub kyi sem Gom-pa : Cultivating primordial state of pure and total presence.
ii. Practical instructions : Listen and view with awareness. When you hear the Vajra Sound, turn your attention inward and abide in the continuity of Sound*Light of Ultimate nature (Dharma-ta). It is liberation by bare attention-remembering the meaning of the Vajra Song which is Vajra Sound, great secret energy (Dang) of primordial state. Samadhi(contemplation, ting nge´dzin) of Sound was taught by Vidyadhara Vimalamitra (Drimé Shenyen) who is abiding at Wutai Shan mountains of China. Guru Rinpoche gave further advice how to practice supreme Path of Atiyoga*Dzogpa chenpo :Descend with the view and ascend with the conduct. May thus all meditators become vegetarians, saving themselves, the planet and all beings. Vidyadhara Shri Singha also advised not to practice Dzogchen with self-centered ambitions. May we all be in the state of commitment to what is indestructible Vajrasattva Sound of Vajra.
iii.Dedicated to all Masters who taught us great completeness of Atiyoga*Dzogpa chenpo, esp.Kyabje Thinley Norbu Rinpoche, H.H. the Dalai Lama, Chögyal Namkhai Norbu,Ayang Rinpoche, Ontrul Rinpoche and many others. May our awareness become liberated into the state of the Guru Vidyadhara Garab Dorje. We offer this Visionary Dharma , prepared in the special month of Bumjur Dawa, to the Lotus-feet of the Buddha.
iv.Selected bibliography :
1.The Golden Letters. Foreword by Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche. Translated by John M. Reynolds- Vajranatha. Snow Lion Publ. New York, 1996
2.Chögyal Namkhai Norbu: Crystall and the way of light: Sutra, Tantra and Dzogchen. RKP, 1986.
3.Thinley Norbu Rinpoche: The Small Golden Key to the Treasure of the Various essential Necessities of General and Extraordinary Buddhist Dharma. Jewel Publishing House, USA, 1977.
4.Buddha Mind – an Anthology of Lonchen Rabjam´s Writtings on Dzogpa Chenpo. Tulku Thondup Rinpoche. Snow Lion Publ. , USA, 1989.
v.Related Visual Dharmas :*Tsog offering verse Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche II
* 100-syllable mantra of Vajrasattva Ayang Rinpoche
* Wish-granting prayer of Samantabhadra
*Nyingma Vajrayana Buddhism
vi. E-learning curriculum
1. How can one recognise natural/primordial state ?
2.Why should one be without doubts after receiving direct introduction to natural/primordial state ?
vii.Colophon:BUDDHA DHARMA-OBFI 2010
2.18 Scientific Film-video rec.Mangala Konchok Norbu, Tara Tulku Drimed Drolkhar Rinpoche. 1.04 Professional Article : Tara Tulku Bibliographies of researchers & authors http://www.izum.si/cobiss 90321 , 90352
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2.2. Buddhist collective meditations and prayers :
Every Sunday – since 1988- from 4-5 pm (GMT+1) or according to your local time.
Programme of Visual Dharmas: Verses of prayer to Eight Noble Auspicious Ones, sampa Nyur Drupma, Vajrasattva sadhana with 100-syllable mantra or Shitro sadhana of tertön Mingjur Dorje, Kunzang Gongpa Zangthal : Wish-granting Prayer of Samantabhadra, silent contemplation : Sound*Light of Dharmata (Chönyid kyi rangdra); Dedication of merit, Long-life Prayer.
On the anniversary of Vidyadhara Garab Dorje : Guru yoga of white A (evening) or Guru sadhana of Garab Dorje .
III.INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY BUDDHIST STUDIES 3.1.Questions and answers :
Lian Hua – USA . What mantras do you think it is okay to chant without receiving lung or empowerment?
Mantras that are presented in Visual Dharmas are very beneficial to chant even without receiving lung (reading transmission from the Lama) or empowerment. Mantra of Buddha Vajrakilaya requires lung or empowerment – as other mantras of wrathful deities. If one would like to go deeper into the sadhana and understanding of mantra is good to ask for lung or empowerment from the Lama, who is vegetarian, has pure Buddhist vows and lineage , has wisdom and compassion. Mantras are Speech of Wisdom Deities . They must be respected as such. Dharma practitioners can ask for appointment for my Dharma counselling online , on Skype. May your diligent Dharma practice bring you peace, joy, health , prosperity and swift progress on spiritual path toward liberation and Enlightenment.
devilwillcryle OM MANI PADME HUM
Hello, Isn’t OM MANI PADME HUM used for exorcism and to gather the surrounding energy into our body? The reason that I am asking is that I have a step uncle, he is an exorcist. I heard he repeated this statement over and over.Thanks.
Maybe you misunderstood why your step uncle is repeating the mantra OM MANI PADME HUM. This mantra is in Sanskrit language and is closely connected with Avalokiteshvara Buddha of compassion. The meaning of mantra is explained in the teaching , related to Visual Dharma about Avalokiteshvara Buddha. It purifies all six realms of existence : hell realm, hungry ghost realm, animal realm, human realm, demi-gods realm and god´s realms. It is very healing to chant OM MANI PADME HUM every day, with devotion and concentration, as shown in Visual Dharma-Buddhist teaching for 3rd millennium.
theravster09 – Australia
Hi! I was playing this video over again and was reading the script (towards the end) which was of interest, “How To Relief The Suffering of The World?”. So how can one do this, for the world? Thanks.
“HOW TO RELIEF THE SUFFERING OF THE WORLD ?” is question in E-learning curriculum of this Visual Dharma. By invoking the Blessings of Medicine Buddhas-by chanting their names-OM SANGYE MENLA- with concentration and devotion, one reduces the suffering of the world, step by step, dedicating the merit of this spiritual practice to all beings.
Homage to Medicine Buddhas .
Subspace4d – Germany-has made a comment on AMITABHA- BUDDHA OF INFINITE LIGHT:
Can you tell me what color of light you take when you die to go to heaven? I mean not rebirth but assention.
NAMO AMITABHA This Visual Dharma teaches you how to come to Buddha Amitabha Pure land, not rebirth in heaven or circling in samsara´s cyclic existence. Just develop faith in Buddha Amitabha, recite His name and you will surely know His Infinite Light.
In WISDOM WITHOUT BORDERS 🙂
Dear venerable , please enjoy my questions , thank you .
In the round of Samsara that beings go through , regardless of the plane they live and die in , the process of being reborn , getting old , sick , dying and being reborn again had been tediously timeless . All beings undergo these process many times in as many great kappas .
Q.162 – How many years are one kappa ?
Q.163 – If Kappa is a measure of time in Samsara , how many kappas are one samsara’s cycle? May peace , happiness be upon you always ! nuttier
These are questions from Buddhist cosmology. In Buddhism, a kalpa generally indicates the length of time between the creation and recreation of the world or the universe, spanning the period of a world´s formation, existence,destruction and non-existence. There are different interpretation of measurement of a kalpa in Buddhism. It often simply denotes a very long period of time, similar to aeon. There are small, medium,great, and incalculable kalpas. Small kalpa would be equivalent to 16.8 million years and a large or great kalpa 1.247 million.
From this quotation from the Seeker´s glossary of Buddhism (Buddha Edu. Foundation, Taiwan, 1998) we can understand that samsara or cyclic existence is almost infinite, when we see samsara as something external or as collective samsara with six realms of existence of sentient beings. More subtle understanding of samsara relates to individual samsara of individual sentient being, for example human being with five skandas or aggregates. When meditator successfully purifies his/her aggregates into five Dhyani Buddhas, as instructed in high inner Vajrayana Dharma, one transcends samsara. For such meditator or great Bodhisattva there is no more samsara. Bodhisattvas of 8th bhumi / level already have hundres of emanations who teach the Buddha Dharma and can help sentient beings.
Is GURU SHAKYA SENGE IS GURU RINPOches way of saying he is Shakyamuni or Gotama Buddha? openbuddhistforum
GURU SAKYA SENGE is one of the Eight manifestations of Padmasambhava, who has very close connection to Buddha Shakyamuni or Gotama Buddha. This answer is from E-learning curriculum.
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