The empowerment that we receive when we are first introduced into the mandala by an authentic vajra master is the ground empowerment.
- At that moment, at best one realizes the view of the absolute empowerment.
- In the middling case, one has the experience of bliss, clarity, and non-thought.
- 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.
An empowerment received in this way will be the support for the path of Vajrayana.