By Lama Zopa Rinpoche
In the spring of 1997, i used to be doing retreat in a single of the Vajrapani Institute's beautiful cabins while I heard that Zopa Rinpoche used to be arriving to wait an FPMT board assembly. That spring, His Holiness the Dalai Lama had given Yamantaka initiation and statement, and that i had a number of questions concerning the security wheel perform. nearly miraculously, Rinpoche had the time to determine me and that i posed my questions. He answered in brief, and concluded by way of asserting that others would wish to benefit approximately this too, so he could train it to the practitioners within the region. I marveled on the success of having the ability to listen to the extra wide teachings workforce surroundings could provide.
In Rinpoche's regular sort, earlier than he taught the safety wheel element of the sadhana, he lined the previous meditations and therefore 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.
3 The 4 Immeasurables
4 Meditation at the 4 Immeasurables
5 Dissolving into Emptiness
6 the last word Guru, The Deity, and You
7 Meditation on Yamantaka
9 the security Wheel
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There is nothing else except the HUM. The inner vision is like smoke, like the inside of a house filled with bluish incense smoke, but you are not seeing it with your eyes. " I just described one way of meditating on emptiness, so I will not repeat it each time. How does the smoke-like vision appear to me? It appears as something real from there. It appears not merely labeled by mind. That is the refuted object. That is a hallucination, which means it is totally non-existent. While you are one-pointedly looking at that, think in your heart that it is totally non-existent.
Do as above, starting with the sentient beings in the hell realm. ] Think in a similar way towards the hungry ghosts. " Remember not just their suffering of hunger and thirst, which is the particular suffering of hungry ghosts, but think of them experiencing all the sufferings of samsara, including the suffering of pain, the suffering of change, and especially pervasive compounded suffering. " I won't repeat the instructions each time. They are the same as above. ] May all sentient beings never be parted from happiness (bliss).
I'm not saying that. 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.
A Chat About Yamantaka by Lama Zopa Rinpoche