By Sally Kempton
Kempton exhibits readers the right way to realize and invite: Kali, bringer of energy, fierce love, and untamed freedom Lakshmi, who confers prosperity and sweetness Saraswati, for readability of conversation and instinct Radha, who contains the divine strength of non secular longing Bhuvaneshvari, who creates the gap for sacred transformation Parvati, to evoke creativity and the potential to like. With a wealth of meditations, visualizations, mantras, teachings, and tales, this ebook offers a pragmatic advisor for activating the currents of the divine female in each element of your lifestyles.
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50 Tsongkhapa's Six Yogas of Naropa Tsongkhapa concludes the section by saying, "It is best if here the empowerment is into a mandala from either the Hevajra or Chakrasamvara cycles. " Although these lineages were brought to Tibet by Marpa, along with the lineage of the Six Yogas, they also existed in the Land of Snows prior to Marpa' s time, for example, in the lineage of Maryul Loden mentioned above. Tsongkhapa's point is that although the Six Yogas are a synthesis of elements from diverse tantric sources, their foundation is the first of them, the doctrine of the inner heat yoga.
Simultaneous to this, as the air begins to flow through the nostrils and the five sensory consciousnesses revive, whatever appearances occur are seen as emptiness, emptiness as ecstasy, and ecstasy as the mandala deities. This is the practice to be cultivated in the post-meditation sessions. Thirdly Gyalwa Wensapa speaks of how the three blendings are engaged at the time of death and in the bardo, Introduction 39 The yogi who is not able to accomplish the realizations of the highest stage before the time of death should cultivate the resolution to apply the technology for retaining the clear light of death, arising in the Sambhogakaya in the bardo, and taking birth with the incarnation of a tantric master, a mantracharyin.
Similarly, the legacy of a" great retreat" of three years, three months and three days was also designed by Marpa, and these days is maintained in most schools. In my translation of A Book of Three Inspirations I have taken the liberty of moving Tsongkhapa' s treatment of these two meditationsVajrasattva and Guru Yoga-from their placement in the treatise to the back of the book, where they appear respectively as Appendices I and II. Tsongkhapa presents the two meditations in detail, because in his time they were not especially widespread practices, and he wanted to make it clear that he endorsed them wholeheartedly.