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 statement at the initial practices (ngöndro) is expert via his profound consciousness and wide-ranging scholarship, and illuminated with an array of quotations from the Vinaya, Sutra, and Tantra traditions. as well as the statement at the outer and internal initial practices, he presents different useful 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 totally at the perform of those initial practices, hence his compassionate exposition of them the following makes this booklet a very useful source for an individual who seeks to take away the stumbling blocks among themselves and the entire freedom of enlightenment.
Translated by way of Padmakara Translation crew.
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They have realized the treasure in their teacher’s mind and hold the instructions of the aural lineage. They have seen their teacher’s way of practicing and know how to accomplish the twofold goal. Through diligence in the practice, they have gained great clouds of accomplishments; Able to transform others’ perceptions, they lead them on the path to liberation. The teachings of the sutras and tantras have come down to them and their commitments are pure. Take such learned and accomplished glorious protectors on the crown of your head.
The duration for which one takes refuge 4. The manner in which one is protected 5. The ritual for taking the refuge vow 6. The precepts of taking refuge a. The actual precepts i. Special precepts (1) Precepts with regard to things one must avoid (2) Precepts with regard to things one should do ii. General precepts (1) Not to forsake the Three Jewels, whatever one might stand to gain (2) Not to seek refuge elsewhere, whatever happens (3) To constantly remember the virtues of the Three Jewels and make offerings (4) Remembering the benefits, to take refuge six times a day b.
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