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By Lama Zopa Rinpoche

ISBN-10: 1891868063

ISBN-13: 9781891868061


In the spring of 1997, i used to be doing retreat in a single of the Vajrapani Institute's gorgeous cabins while I heard that Zopa Rinpoche was once arriving to wait an FPMT board assembly. That spring, His Holiness the Dalai Lama had given Yamantaka initiation and observation, and that i had numerous questions in regards to the defense wheel perform. virtually miraculously, Rinpoche had the time to determine me and that i posed my questions. He replied in short, and concluded via asserting that others would need to benefit approximately this too, so he might educate it to the practitioners within the zone. I marveled on the luck of having the ability to listen to the extra large teachings crew surroundings could provide.

In Rinpoche's standard sort, ahead of he taught the security wheel element of the sadhana, he lined the previous meditations and hence gave in-depth teachings at the 4 immeasurables, vacancy, and taking demise because the route to dharmakaya. I later transcribed and edited these teachings to create this book.


Editor's Introduction
1 Motivation
2 Introduction
3 The 4 Immeasurables
4 Meditation at the 4 Immeasurables
5 Dissolving into Emptiness
6 the final word Guru, The Deity, and You
7 Meditation on Yamantaka
8 Emptiness
9 the security Wheel
10 Dedication

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But if you stop your ordinary view and visualize the place as a mandala instead, then in dependence upon this pure object, your thoughts will be pure. A pure object helps your mind have pure thoughts. It protects your mind from critical, judgmental thoughts and enables you to collect merit, purifY, and approach enlightenment. Similarly, thinking of yourself or others as the deity does not mean that your ordinary flesh and bone body is the deity's holy body. First, you meditate on emptiness to purify the ordinary appearance and 49 A CHAT ABOUT YAMANTAKA concept of yourself and others, then you visualize the deity's holy body, the pure aggregates, and then you meditate that yours is the deity's holy body.

OM SVABHAVA SHUDDHA SARVA OM SUNYATA]NANA DHARMA SVABHAVA SHUDDHO HAM VA]RA SVABHAVAATMAKO HAM Because I myself, the deities, the field of merit, and all other phenomena are dependent designations, everything becomes empty, having the true nature of selflessness, and is parted from the four extremes of eternalism, nihilism, and so forth. Although the verse follows the mantras in the sadhana, His Holiness advises reciting the verse on emptiness first and the mantras afterwards. When you meditate and know the meaning of the mantras, you see that reciting them after the verse is more suitable.

INSTANTANEOUS SELF-GENERATION Instantaneously I arise in the form of the glorious Vajra Bhairava, with one face and two arms, holding cleaver and skullcup. Within emptiness, your wisdom instantly manifests as a lotus. The petals in the four main directions are red. In the southeast and northwest, they are yellow; in the southwest green; and in the northeast black. Your mind is the dharmakaya, the transcendental wisdom of non-dual bliss and emptiness. It appears in the form of a shaft of blue light which then becomes Yamantaka, dark blue, with one face and two arms, holding a skullcup and a curved knife.

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