Is Tantric Empowerment Necessary? - 11nov21
There is a controversy
about tantric empowerment.
As a young man the Tibetan Lama:
Dza Patrul Rinpoche
wrote a fundamentalist tome
extoling a rigid view of Buddhist practice;
this book is very popular.
However after a lifetime of practice
his final meditation manual
“The Heart Treasure of the Enlightened Ones”
(which is available on Amazon dot com)
through a progressive lens.
In the context of explaining the Chenrezig practice
the book explains (amongst other things)
that traditional transmission and empowerment
are not important.
Surprisingly the fourteenth Dalai Lama of Tibet
wrote an enthusiastic forward to this book.
Essentially a lifetime of practice
transformed Dza Patrul Rinpoche
from a Mace Windu
into a Qui Gon Jinn.
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with a simple
call to action
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