|In brief, by outer, inner and secret means, the
student can manifest the qualities of the awakened mind and activities
of the enlightened ones. Outwardly, discipline and ethical behavior are
of utmost importance; inwardly, cultivation of the altruistic intention
and activities to gain enlightenment for the sake of all living beings;
and secretly, utilizing the subtle energies of the physical body -
channels, veins and essential drops in meditation to place the mind in
the state to realize emptiness directly.
Thupten Ngodrup, Nechung Medium giving blessings
The path of the union of sutra
and tantra offers immeasurable methods for accomplishment and rapid
realization. By means of oral transmissions, commentaries and
empowerments, the unbroken lineages of the teachings have passed from
master to disciple until the present day.
"Although sentient beings are intrinsically Buddhas,
They are obscured by adventitious defilement.
Remove the defilement, and there is the real Buddha." (3)
1. Kindness, Clarity and Insight, the XIV Dalai Lama, Snow Lion
2. Buddha Mind, Longchen Rabjam's writings on Dzogpa Chenpo, Snow Lion
3. Tag-Nyi Tantra from Kun-zang La-may Shal-lung, Paltrul Rinpoche,
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