Fulfilment

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Fulfilment (Tib. བསྐང་བ་, kangwa, Wyl. bskang ba) is often practised in conjunction with confession, especially during the tsok feast.

Dodrupchen Jikmé Tenpé Nyima offers an explanation of kangwa and how it differs from tsok offering in the colophon to his fulfilment prayer for Yumka Dechen Gyalmo:

The term ‘fulfilment’ is explained as follows. If we distinguish between the feast and the fulfilment offering, then the feast offering is mainly a practice of pleasing the guru and the deities of the mandala with the nectar of food and drink. Then, the fulfilment is so called, because it perfectly pleases or satisfies the deities by means of the blessing of a vast wealth of sensual delights created by the mind and those actually arranged. This is how the difference between feast and fulfilment can be understood. Furthermore, it also refers to the purification based on the vast practice of the instructions on the “great remorseful purification” of the faults of broken samaya which earn the displeasure of the deities of the mandala. In this respect, “fulfilment” can be taken to mean the healing of one’s own samaya or the healing of the wisdom minds of the deities. Generally, feast and fulfilment are not entirely unrelated, as when the fulfilment of the elaborate is said to be the ‘first portion’ offering in the mandala ritual of the Assembly of the Deathless Three Kayas [of Sherab Özer].[1]

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