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By Dudjom Rinpoche, Jigdrel Yeshe Dorje, The Padmakara Translation Group

The rules of Vajrayana perform are laid out with eloquence and precision right here by way of one of many maximum Tibetan Buddhist masters of our age. His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche’s remark at the initial practices (ngöndro) is knowledgeable through his profound cognizance and wide-ranging scholarship, and illuminated with an array of quotations from the Vinaya, Sutra, and Tantra traditions. as well as the observation at the outer and internal initial practices, he presents different priceless directions at the right view, behavior, and job of a practitioner. Dudjom Rinpoche taught that the belief of the lessons of the nice Perfection relies solely at the perform of those initial practices, hence his compassionate exposition of them right here makes this ebook a very valuable source for a person who seeks to take away the hindrances among themselves and the whole freedom of enlightenment.

Translated by means of Padmakara Translation crew.

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These points are widely taught in other sutras, tantras, and pith instructions and have been summarized into seven sets of qualifications by the Omniscient Dharma King,f which we shall now explain. The first set of qualifications. On this he writes: Skillful in means, infinitely compassionate, And possessed of the wish-fulfilling treasure of the sutras and tantras, they guide beings. Free of defects, and full of good qualities, Teachers in this degenerate age are the same as the Buddha in person.

Their minds and afflictive emotions are very gross. They break the precepts and confuse positive and negative actions. They do not keep their vows or commitments. They have no control over their afflictive emotions and are ignorant of the antidotes. They are not very intelligent and are difficult to please. They get angry and shout over trifles. They are naturally diligent in non-Dharmic activities. They betray the Buddha, disgrace the Dharma, and destroy the Sangha. When they seek teachings from the teacher, since their minds are not at all at peace, they harm and despise everyone, like hunters.

1st ed. p. cm. Translated from Tibetan. Includes the English translation of the recitation text Zab gsan mkha’ ’gro’i sqin thig gi snon ’gro’i nag ’don zun ’jug lam gyi shin rta. Includes bibliographical references and index. eISBN 978-0-8348-2760-8 ISBN 978-1-59030-909-4 (hardcover: alk. paper) 1. Bdud-’joms ’Jigs-bral-ye-ses-rdo-rje, 1904–1987. Zab gsan mkha’ ’gro’i sqin thig gi snon ’gro’i nag ’don zun ’jug lam gyi shin rta. 2. Rdzogs-chen (Rqin-ma-pa) I. Bdud-’joms ’Jigs-bral-ye-ses-rdo-rje, 1904–1987.

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