First of all, on this very auspicious Guru Rinpoche Day, I would like to share with you this short video in which I give some advice on how to solve our problems in daily life. I also explain the meaning and significance of supplication to Padmasambhava by means of the six vajra verses.
I would like to share with you this amazing aspiration made by Guru Rinpoche on the request of Trisong Detsen. This is an aspiration for all the future generations, the precious masters and the precious sanghas.
For today’s Guru Rinpoche Day, I would like to share with you an excerpt from “The Prayer in Seven Chapters to Padmakara”. And from the fourth chapter, “The Prayer Requested by Namkhé Nyingpo (nam mkha’i snying po)”.
And now to continue on where I left off last month from Calling the Guru from Afar. Last time we went over the four preliminary contemplations: samsara, precious human birth, impermanence, and karma. Today we will go over the eight faults followed by the antidotes.
On an occasion like this, I’m reminded of the prayer, Calling the Guru from Afar by the Great Rime master, Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye. When reciting this prayer, it is crucial to have a firm confidence in the fact that one’s Guru personifies all the Buddhas of the three times.
I hope that this reminder on this very auspicious Guru Rinpoche Day becomes a means for you to stabilize your ground, that it gives you the strength to not drift away from the path and at the same time gives you motivation to approach your fruition.
Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche explained that in the Ngak kyi Sojong, we are mending and restoring the commitments of the vows of the individual liberation in accordance with the Hinayana system, the bodhisattva trainings in accordance with the Mahayana system, and the samaya commitments in accordance with the Vajrayana system.