Milarepa Guru Yoga

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Milarepa Guru Yoga

Postby KonchokZoepa » Fri Oct 04, 2013 1:59 pm

do you need an empowerment or lung to practice it ?
If the thought of demons
Never rises in your mind,
You need not fear the demon hosts around you.
It is most important to tame your mind within....

In so far as the Ultimate, or the true nature of being is concerned,
there are neither buddhas or demons.
He who frees himself from fear and hope, evil and virtue,
will realize the insubstantial and groundless nature of confusion.
Samsara will then appear as the mahamudra itself….

-Milarepa

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Re: Milarepa Guru Yoga

Postby bryandavis » Fri Oct 04, 2013 2:28 pm

Not sure if it varies in each tradition, Kagyu wise anyway. It is a guru yoga that brings up the winds, channels, and drops and mahamudra, which generally in the traditional approach of most kagyu schools you would need empowerments to be practicing these types of activities. There are references to the purity of the skandas and seeing the body elements as dakinis etc... a tsog at the end and all that jazz.

So if not a required to practice, unless one has had previous exposure to all the theory and terminology it is going to be hard to follow. Personally I received an empowerment before I was introduced to the practice but not sure if it is the across the board standard.

Hope that is a bit of useful information. :shrug:

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Re: Milarepa Guru Yoga

Postby KonchokZoepa » Fri Oct 04, 2013 2:59 pm

it is. thanks. that kind of guru yoga is not currently very relevant to me.
If the thought of demons
Never rises in your mind,
You need not fear the demon hosts around you.
It is most important to tame your mind within....

In so far as the Ultimate, or the true nature of being is concerned,
there are neither buddhas or demons.
He who frees himself from fear and hope, evil and virtue,
will realize the insubstantial and groundless nature of confusion.
Samsara will then appear as the mahamudra itself….

-Milarepa

OMMANIPADMEHUNG

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ls6P9tOYmdo
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Re: Milarepa Guru Yoga

Postby bryandavis » Fri Oct 04, 2013 4:22 pm

on the flipside there is a beautiful praise and supplication sections to Milarepa in the practice which are ok in my opinion to recite as daily prayers.
do you have the practice text? if your interested in those parts of the text let me know I can get a copy to you in some form.
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Re: Milarepa Guru Yoga

Postby KonchokZoepa » Fri Oct 04, 2013 4:32 pm

i sent you a pm. :smile:
If the thought of demons
Never rises in your mind,
You need not fear the demon hosts around you.
It is most important to tame your mind within....

In so far as the Ultimate, or the true nature of being is concerned,
there are neither buddhas or demons.
He who frees himself from fear and hope, evil and virtue,
will realize the insubstantial and groundless nature of confusion.
Samsara will then appear as the mahamudra itself….

-Milarepa

OMMANIPADMEHUNG

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ls6P9tOYmdo
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Re: Milarepa Guru Yoga

Postby bryandavis » Fri Oct 04, 2013 5:14 pm

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Re: Milarepa Guru Yoga

Postby conebeckham » Fri Oct 04, 2013 6:01 pm

The Guru Sadhana of Milarepa, written by Kongtrul, requires wang and lung, yes.

I assume that's the one you're talking about......
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