Dzogchen and Padmasambhava by Sogyal Rinpoche

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Therefore to recite the Vajra Guru Mantra once is equivalent to the blessing of reciting the whole of the Tripitaka,22 or practising the whole teaching of the Buddha. These twelve branches of the teaching are the antidotes to free us from the twelve links of interdependent origination, which keep us bound to samsara: ignorance, karmic formations, discursive conscious­ ness, name and fonn, senses, contact, sensation, craving, grasp­ ing, existence, birth, old age, and death. They are the mechanism of samsara.

This is the pure perception (dag nang), the sacred outlook. When you invoke Padmasambhava you can do so by chanting the Seven-Line Prayer, the prayer that i s most commonly u sed in the Nyingma and Dzogchen tradi tions. liTo this very prayer, you can give your whole mind, in devotion," said Guru Rinpoche. He also said: When a disciple calls upon me with yearning devotion, And with the melodious song of the Seven-Line Prayer, I shall come straightaway from Zangdokpalri, Like a mother who cannot resist the call of her child.

Intrinsically, all realms are the pure realms of the buddhas, yet at present on account of our karmic vision, we are unable to see them purely. This is the pure perception (dag nang), the sacred outlook. When you invoke Padmasambhava you can do so by chanting the Seven-Line Prayer, the prayer that i s most commonly u sed in the Nyingma and Dzogchen tradi tions. liTo this very prayer, you can give your whole mind, in devotion," said Guru Rinpoche. He also said: When a disciple calls upon me with yearning devotion, And with the melodious song of the Seven-Line Prayer, I shall come straightaway from Zangdokpalri, Like a mother who cannot resist the call of her child.

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