Uncertain about Key Point of Tantra

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Uncertain about Key Point of Tantra

Post by sangyey » Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:41 pm

Hello,

I know that Tantra speaks about the unity of conventional and ultimate truth or the feature of there being the unity of this in one act of consciousness but I am uncertain if this is something that runs through all of Tantra or if it something that comes into play only during a specific phase. For example, if you are practicing the generation stage with the visualization of the deity and the mantra repetition besides merely focusing on the deity or the mantra do you try to have the two aspects unified or is it something that will only occur in a specific section of the practice?

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Re: Uncertain about Key Point of Tantra

Post by Malcolm » Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:49 pm

sangyey wrote:
Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:41 pm
Hello,

I know that Tantra speaks about the unity of conventional and ultimate truth or the feature of there being the unity of this in one act of consciousness but I am uncertain if this is something that runs through all of Tantra or if it something that comes into play only during a specific phase. For example, if you are practicing the generation stage with the visualization of the deity and the mantra repetition besides merely focusing on the deity or the mantra do you try to have the two aspects unified or is it something that will only occur in a specific section of the practice?

Thank you.
When you are a beginner, you generally practice the two stages, creation (relative) and completion (ultimate), in stages. But the real intention is that the two stages be unified from the beginning.
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: Uncertain about Key Point of Tantra

Post by sangyey » Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:51 pm

Thank you for the clarification.

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