Lama Tharchin on the Benefits of Empowerment

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Lama Tharchin on the Benefits of Empowerment

Post by phantom59 » Sat Jun 09, 2012 5:48 pm

'Generally, I received the same wangs (empowerments) from Dudjom Rinpoche maybe hundreds of times. One of the benefits of receiving a wang is to purify samaya. When we receive a wang, afterwards do we keep pure samaya?

Each time we receive a wang we pacify broken samaya, increase its power and refresh its blessings. It is always beneficial to receive a wang. When there's something important, we do repeat wangs. For example, when people are very ill, they'll repeat a long life wang a hundred times. When people are dying we do a Zhitro (hundred deities) wang a hundred times. It's only beneficial and can never hurt to receive empowerment.'

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Re: Lama Tharchin on the Benefits of Empowerment

Post by kirtu » Sat Jun 09, 2012 10:12 pm

phantom59 wrote:'Generally, I received the same wangs (empowerments) from Dudjom Rinpoche maybe hundreds of times. One of the benefits of receiving a wang is to purify samaya. When we receive a wang, afterwards do we keep pure samaya?

Each time we receive a wang we pacify broken samaya, increase its power and refresh its blessings. It is always beneficial to receive a wang. When there's something important, we do repeat wangs. For example, when people are very ill, they'll repeat a long life wang a hundred times. When people are dying we do a Zhitro (hundred deities) wang a hundred times. It's only beneficial and can never hurt to receive empowerment.'
That's true. But what is the actual theory of empowerment that would be taught in tantric shedra? Why exactly did Indian Vajrayana create empowerments?

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"Even if you practice only for an hour a day with faith and inspiration, good qualities will steadily increase. Regular practice makes it easy to transform your mind. From seeing only relative truth, you will eventually reach a profound certainty in the meaning of absolute truth."
Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.

"Only you can make your mind beautiful."
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