5 Element Practice and 5 Buddah Families

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5 Element Practice and 5 Buddah Families

Postby Shemmy » Sun May 04, 2014 3:25 pm

I haven't encountered any mention of this connection in Dzogchen Community's 5 elements practice. In general the elements are linked to the 5 families and was curious if anyone knew whether these are considered linked in ChNN's 5 element practice or not. If he hasn't said anything about it, maybe we shouldn't speculate, tho we probablu will anyway, but primarily just wondering if I had just simply missed something he'd taught or whether they are simply not considered to be connected in ChNN's teachings.

On a side note, for me, the 5 elements practice is much faster at getting me to where i need to go as far as being in a meditative state. Very useful, liberating, time saving and amazing stuff. :alien: :alien: :alien: :alien: :alien: :alien: :alien: :alien: :alien: :alien: :alien: :alien: :alien: :alien: :alien: :alien: :alien: :alien: :alien: :alien: :alien:
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Re: 5 Element Practice and 5 Buddah Families

Postby heart » Sun May 04, 2014 3:49 pm

The five khandros of the five buddhas are the five elements, so there is a clear connection.

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Re: 5 Element Practice and 5 Buddah Families

Postby Shemmy » Sun May 04, 2014 4:25 pm

So then are we also or actually practicing the 5 Khandros by doing 5 elements?
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Re: 5 Element Practice and 5 Buddah Families

Postby Sherlock » Sun May 04, 2014 4:43 pm

You can also take a look at Mandarava practice.
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Re: 5 Element Practice and 5 Buddah Families

Postby Shemmy » Sun May 04, 2014 4:50 pm

Ok, thanks, I'll keep that in mind for the day I get instruction in that practice.
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Re: 5 Element Practice and 5 Buddah Families

Postby heart » Sun May 04, 2014 6:12 pm

Shemmy wrote:So then are we also or actually practicing the 5 Khandros by doing 5 elements?


Yes, their essence.

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Re: 5 Element Practice and 5 Buddah Families

Postby Shemmy » Sun May 04, 2014 11:04 pm

Thanks Magnus that is very enriching info, much appreciated.
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