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Buddhadharma : Fall 2006
buddhadharma| 59 |fall 2006 arise, be sure to recognize your nature so that they all dissolve as the play of dharmata. Even though you practice in such a way that there is not even as much as a hair tip of a concrete refer- ence point to cultivate by meditating, do not stray into ordi- nary deluded diffusion, even for a single moment. Instead, make sure that every aspect of your daily activities is embraced by an undistracted presence of mind. Whatever occurs and whatever you experience, strengthen your conviction that they are all insubstantial and magical illusions, so that you can experience this in the bardo as well. In short, at all times and in every situation, make sure that whatever you do turns into the sacred dharma and dedicate every virtuous action toward enlightenment. By doing so, you will fulfill your guru’s wishes and be of service to the buddha- dharma; you will repay your parents’ kindness and spontane- ously accomplish the benefit of yourself and others. Please keep this in your heart. Even if you were to have met me in person, I would have had no superior advice to give you, so bring it into your practice in every moment and in every situation. The History of the Heart Essence of the Dakinis By Padmasambhava Homage to all the sublime masters. In order to create trust and authenticate the source, here I shall briefly mention the succession of lineage masters. To quote the Union of Sun and Moon Tantra: Unless the meaning of the history is explained, The flaw of distrust will develop Toward these teachings of the Definitive Great Secret. As for the history of how this transmission occurred, this same tantra continues: Through blessings the teacher Samantabhadra with consort Entrusted the sovereigns, Who are the Sattva recipients not inferior to himself, So that all dharmas were liberated by knowing one, Beyond the confines of bondage and liberation. Through the blessings of Vajrasattva They arose in the mind of the self-appeared Garab Dorje, Who entrusted the tantras to Shri Singha. The Tantras That Liberate by Wearing of the utterly perfect fruition He entrusted to Padma of Uddiyana. Reveal them to the fivefold disciples. Thus it was said. To explain, in the dharmadhatu palace of Akanishtha of the utterly pure space, the glorious Bhagavan Samantabhadra with consort, the dharmakaya beyond defilement, is not made out of any entity whatsoever but is manifest in a form with face and arms. From within this unconstructed state of dharmakaya, in the realm of Akanishtha, he taught glorious Vajrasattva by means of natural blessings. Glorious Vajrasattva, the sambhogakaya adorned with the major and minor marks, in the celestial palace of the Blazing Fire Mountain charnel ground, taught, with few words, the emanation Garab Dorje, the one who though remaining in the world of men is equal to the buddhas in realization. Garab Dorje taught the master Shri Singha in the charnel ground of Wild Jungle by establishing the actuality in Shri Singha him- self. Shri Singha then taught the great vidyadhara known as Padma Totreng Tsal, the one whose vajralike body is beyond birth and death, passing and transmigration, in the great char- nel ground of Sosaling, by revealing the natural state free of assumptions. Padma Totreng Tsal then taught Tsogyal, the Lady of Kharchen, the one who received the prophecy from all the daki- nis, in the Tidro Cave at Upper Zho, by divesting her of deluded meditation, assumptions, and mental darkness and revealing the fivefold wisdom essence by establishing it as a self-luminous actuality. I, the Lady of Kharchen, then acted as the compiler and gave my blessings that these teachings may be transmitted to the minds of those in the future who are endowed with a karmic link. Thus I entrusted them to the dakinis and concealed them as a precious earth treasure. May they meet with the des- tined one in the future! Samaya. Seal, seal, seal. The Spontaneous Vajra Manifestation of Awareness and Emptiness: An Aspiration of the Great Perfection of Manjushri, the Inseparable Nature of the Ground, Path, and Fruition By Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche You assume the nondual form of being the wisdom body Of the sugatas and their sons throughout the ten directions and the four times. Ever-Youthful Manjushri, within your state of equality, May we be spontaneously perfected in the nature of nonaction. By devotion to the Primordial Lord, the glorious master, And regarding him as the dharmakaya of equality, May we obtain the great empowerment of awareness display Through the blessing of the realization of the ultimate lineage being transmitted to our hearts.