Words of a great beings



Twelve Invaluable Factors of Harmonious Dharma Practice -

• Learning, contemplating and meditating are the three basic components of harmonious Dharma practice.
• Perseverance, faith and reliance on the Spiritual Guru are the three essential principles which support harmonious Dharma practice.
• Wisdom, discipline, and integrity are the three essential properties of harmonious Dharma practice.
• Joyful detachment, non-sectarian view, and mental agility are the three vital constituents of harmonious Dharma practice.

Padmasambhava [Guru Rinpoche] - Sep 07, 2012

Ten Signs of Having Practised the Dharma -

• It is the sign of having realised the natural state of pure awareness, if you can put all mental deliberation to rest.
• It is the sign that the oral transmission from the Spiritual Guru has become effective, if the discriminating awareness wisdom manifests without partiality.
• It is the sign you have generated devotion to your Spiritual Guru, if you perceive your Guru as a manifestation of Buddha.
• It is the sign that the lineage of the siddhas (the attainment resulting from Dharma practice) is intact, if you continue to receive blessings of beneficial conditions.
• It is the sign that you have accomplished the full potential of discriminating awareness, if you can continually adjust the boundaries of your awareness with ease.
• It is the sign that you have attained the essence of prana-mind (energy of pure consciousness), if you do not feel exhausted in spite of continuous practising through day and night.
• It is the sign that you have attained the essence of meditation, if there is no variance in discriminating awareness, whether you appear to be practising or not practising.
• It is the sign that you are able to perceive the manifestation of form, as a tool to assist your advancement on the path to enlightenment, if you can maintain the awareness of dharmata (innate nature of phenomena and mind), regardless of whatever thought or form may appear to you.
• It is the sign that you have the spontaneous ability to subdue the five poisons (anger, ignorance, pride, desire, envy), if they do not arise in your mind, or even if they do, are instantly rendered harmless.
• It is the sign that you have understood impermanence as being the stamp of samsara, if you are unhindered by sufferings and obstacles.

Padmasambhava [Guru Rinpoche] - Sep 06, 2012

Ten Types of Fantasy in Dharma Practice -
• It is fantasy to claim to know the Dharma without having attended to the teaching.
• It is fantasy to claim you have supra-mundane powers without having accomplished the development stage of Tantric practice.
• It is fantasy to claim you have received the blessing of the Holy Gurus without having engaged in devotional practice.
• It is fantasy to claim you have attained enlightenment without having engaged in meditation practice.
• It is fantasy to claim you have found a master without serving him.
• It is fantasy to claim you are to be liberated through a means that does not have the support of lineage.
• It is fantasy to claim you have attained realisation without the oral transmission from the Spiritual Guru.
• It is fantasy to claim your being is liberated without having engaged in any Dharma practice.
• It is fantasy to claim you have practised without having engaged in sincere effort.
• It is fantasy to claim you are blessed with beneficial conditions without having kept the sacred pledge to the Holy Gurus.

Padmasambhava [Guru Rinpoche] - Sep 04, 2012

Ten Failings of being Unsuccessful in Dharma Practice -

• If you do not examine all the instructions thoroughly, through the keen view of a garuda bird soaring in the skies, you will have the failing of not knowing for certain where your practice may lead to.
• If you do not gain confidence, through putting the instructions into practice, you will have the failing of being unable to incorporate the perspective of the instructions with the actions of actual practice.
• If you do not know how to practice by means of samadhi (tranquil meditative absorption), you will not attain penetrating insight of the dharmata (innate nature of phenomena and mind).
• If you do not practice in accordance to the instructions, you will not know how to practice and liberate all phenomena in your nature.
• If you do not advance gradually, through the Vajrayana instructions, you will generate samsaric consequences instead of being able to cultivate the purity needed for tantric practice.
• If you do not maintain your discipline in accordance to the sacred pledge, you will plant negative karmic seeds of an unsatisfactory future.
• If you do not redeem yourself through Dharma practice, becoming well versed with all its aspects, you will not experience the benefit of Dharma.
• If you do not adopt analytical practice to evaluate all sources of learning, you will not be able to discern the uniqueness of different schools.
• If you do not integrate the individual uniqueness of different schools into one single stream of spontaneous cognition, you will not understand that all teachings are of one flavour.
• If you do not attain illustriousness in knowledge, understanding clearly and distinctly the meaning of all teachings, you will not gain realisation of the Dharma.

Padmasambhava [Guru Rinpoche] - Aug 16, 2012

Four Essential Qualities for Dharma Practice -

• The person who lives by great compassion will attain the Mind of Enlightenment.
• The person who does not practice hypocrisy will be able to hold firm to the Dharma Principles.
• The person who does not practice deception will be able keep their sacred pledge.
• The person who is free from attachment will form no false friendship.

Padmasambhava [Guru Rinpoche] - Aug 15, 2012



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