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 trained through 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 observation at the outer and internal initial practices, he presents different worthy 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 the following makes this ebook a very necessary source for somebody who seeks to take away the stumbling blocks among themselves and the full freedom of enlightenment.
Translated through Padmakara Translation crew.
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Thus, I tell you, the greatest negative action, worse than killing all sentient beings, is to teach a doctrine that leads beings astray. l Even if they should happen to come across such teachers for just a little while, sentient beings with impure perception see faults in them—as has happened many times, starting with Devadatta who saw faults in the Bhagavan. Moreover, most people nowadays have the same store of negative deeds and misfortune, and so they perceive faults as good qualities and good qualities as faults.
Because they are well versed in the methods for accomplishing the great goal with little difficulty and are untiring in their compassion, they benefit others on an infinite scale. With their broad and flawless vision stemming from their immense learning in the teachings in the sutras and tantras—the sublime words of the Sugatas—they are a vast treasure store of the Dharma. With their boundless activities in steering beings upward, they draw them along the path to liberation. Unstained by negative actions of body, speech, or mind, they are free of all defects.
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