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The [[empowerment]] that we receive when we are first introduced into the [[mandala]] by an authentic [[vajra master]] is the '''ground empowerment'''.  
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The [[empowerment]] that we receive when we are first introduced into the [[mandala]] by an authentic [[vajra master]] is the '''ground empowerment'''.<ref>[[Patrul Rinpoche]], ''[[The Words of My Perfect Teacher]]'' (Boston: Shambhala, Revised edition, 1998), page 332.</ref>
*At that moment, at ''best'' one realizes the view of the absolute empowerment.  
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*In the ''middling'' case, one has the experience of bliss, clarity, and non-thought.  
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During the empowerment,
*At ''least'' one should experience a certainty that one’s body, speech and mind are the [[three vajras]], with a mind undistracted by anything else.  
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*a disciple of ''superior faculties'' should realize the [[view]] related to the empowerment.  
An empowerment received in this way will be the support for the path of [[Vajrayana]].<ref>[[Patrul Rinpoche]], ''[[The Words of My Perfect Teacher]]'', page 396.</ref>
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*A disciple of ''middling faculties'' should have the experiences of bliss, clarity, and absence of thought.  
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*Even disciples of ''inferior faculties'' should feel a firm conviction, impervious to distractions, that their body, speech, and mind are the [[three vajras]].  
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An empowerment received in this way will be a proper empowerment that will serve as a basis for following the [[Vajrayana]] path.<ref>[[Khenpo Ngawang Pelzang]], ''[[A Guide to the Words of My Perfect Teacher]]'' (Boston & London: Shambhala, 2004), page 277.</ref>
  
 
==References==
 
==References==

Latest revision as of 15:48, 25 March 2015

The empowerment that we receive when we are first introduced into the mandala by an authentic vajra master is the ground empowerment.[1]

During the empowerment,

  • a disciple of superior faculties should realize the view related to the empowerment.
  • A disciple of middling faculties should have the experiences of bliss, clarity, and absence of thought.
  • Even disciples of inferior faculties should feel a firm conviction, impervious to distractions, that their body, speech, and mind are the three vajras.

An empowerment received in this way will be a proper empowerment that will serve as a basis for following the Vajrayana path.[2]

References

  1. Patrul Rinpoche, The Words of My Perfect Teacher (Boston: Shambhala, Revised edition, 1998), page 332.
  2. Khenpo Ngawang Pelzang, A Guide to the Words of My Perfect Teacher (Boston & London: Shambhala, 2004), page 277.

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