By Thinley Norbu

Like a spontaneous cascade of knowledge nectar, the open and traditional phrases of Thinley Norbu Rinpoche, simple via scholarly elaboration, move right here within the culture of the direct transmissions of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas of the prior. via statement at the initial Practices (Ngöndrö) prayer from the treasure textual content of the nice grasp Tragtung Düdjom Lingpa, insights into many significant practices emerge with the intention to deepen knowing of the rules of Vajrayana Buddhism. additionally incorporated within the e-book is a observation at the Tsok Khang Dechen (Assembly Palace of significant Exaltation), the basis textual content prayer of the second one Kyabje Düdjom Rinpoche, Jigdrel Yeshe Dorje.

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If one cannot be released from karma and its karmic life, then there is no liberation. 11 In Buddhism, the outer and inner aspects of this material world are explained as the characteristics of cause and result that come from interdependent relative truth, agreed on by both the Great and Lesser Vehicles. It is said: All aspects of this outer and inner material world Were not created by gods, Were not made by a doer, Have not occurred naturally, Have not occurred without a cause, And are not changed by time.

We meditate on the preciousness and rarity of our human life; the impermanence of life and the world; the principle of karma, in which everything happens due to causation; and the suffering inherent in samsara, mundane life. When we realize the truth of samsara, we will want to liberate ourselves and others. For this we rely on enlightened ones who are beyond samsaric control. We invoke the blessings of the compassionate and enlightened refuges and meditate on the five Uncommon Inner Preliminary Practices for the sake of all mother-beings: We commit ourselves to Dharma and become Buddhists by taking refuge in the Buddha as the guide, the Dharma as the path, and Buddhists as our supporting community.

The Preliminary Practices embody all three vehicles. The text begins with the four Common Outer Preliminary Practices to inspire us to Dharma and to renounce mundane life. We meditate on the preciousness and rarity of our human life; the impermanence of life and the world; the principle of karma, in which everything happens due to causation; and the suffering inherent in samsara, mundane life. When we realize the truth of samsara, we will want to liberate ourselves and others. For this we rely on enlightened ones who are beyond samsaric control.

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