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Empowerment Question

Post by sangyey » Fri Sep 09, 2016 5:04 pm

I received a Dzoghcen empowerment and I was wondering since it is Highest Yoga Tantra if I can practice other deity practices without having to get their empowerment?

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Re: Empowerment Question

Post by Malcolm » Fri Sep 09, 2016 5:17 pm

sangyey wrote:I received a Dzoghcen empowerment and I was wondering since it is Highest Yoga Tantra if I can practice other deity practices without having to get their empowerment?

Thank you.
Which empowerment?

But in general, you can practice any deity for which you have the mantra lung and the description of the practice.
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One can understand that all of those Dharmas in
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Re: Empowerment Question

Post by sangyey » Fri Sep 09, 2016 5:28 pm

Which empowerment?

Trekcho

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Re: Empowerment Question

Post by Malcolm » Fri Sep 09, 2016 5:32 pm

sangyey wrote:
Which empowerment?

Trekcho

There is no "empowerment" for trekchö. Trekchö actually means one understands the meaning of Dzogchen directly.

Do you mean you received direct introduction?

In any case, in order to practice some deity, you need the lung of the mantra and the description of the deity, instructions on how to practice and what to do.
Buddhahood in This Life
འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔


[A]nything at all that is well spoken is the word of the Buddha.

-- Ārya-adhyāśaya-sañcodana-nāma-mahāyāna-sūtra

The different sūtras in accord with the emptiness
taught by the Sugata are definitive in meaning;
One can understand that all of those Dharmas in
which a sentient being, individual, or person are taught are provisional in meaning.

-- Samadhirāja Sūtra

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Re: Empowerment Question

Post by sangyey » Fri Sep 09, 2016 5:35 pm

Yes, I received direct introduction.

Okay, thank you.

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Re: Empowerment Question

Post by sangyey » Wed Mar 08, 2017 1:08 am

I also have another question......If I received an empowerment for a deity from one lineage can I use another lineage's sadhana text for the deity?

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Post by Grigoris » Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:53 am

sangyey wrote:I also have another question......If I received an empowerment for a deity from one lineage can I use another lineage's sadhana text for the deity?

Thank you.
If you have "the lung of the mantra [and sadhana] and the description of the deity, instructions on how to practice and what to do."...
Yes!
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Re: Empowerment Question

Post by Karma_Yeshe » Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:03 am

Grigoris wrote:
sangyey wrote:I also have another question......If I received an empowerment for a deity from one lineage can I use another lineage's sadhana text for the deity?

Thank you.
If you have "the lung of the mantra [and sadhana] and the description of the deity, instructions on how to practice and what to do."...
Yes!
It is also very good if you have someone you can ask questions about the particular sadhana you are practising.

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