Vision of Padmasambhava

The other day my wife and I were discussing some serious and troubling matters regarding her health, and I thought to myself “The doctors are doing what they can do, which practice should I turn to to support their efforts?”

At that moment I looked at the bedroom wall where I have several Thankas hanging and the Padmasamhava Thanka looked absolutely 3-D. I did not feel like I was in a trance state and just to make sure I got up and did some very normal things. I came back to the room and it still appeared 3-D. There  were two thankas next to it, Kuntuzangpo on the right and Yeshe Walmo on the left, but neither of them looked at all odd.

That night I moved the painting downstairs and did a Rigdzin Dhupa Puja (a form of Padmasambhava) and sat in meditation for a long while. I did not so much receive instructions as I did a series of inspirations about setting the thanka and a small puja table near my desk, where my Kilaya thanka and phurbas are kept. Having been focused a lot on Strategic Sorcery based work lately, it has been very refreshing to engage in these practices. After three days I already feel the difference inside. It remains to be seen if it effects the health situation like I hope it will.

The painting still looks 3-D to me whenever I glance at it for more than a second.

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14 Responses to Vision of Padmasambhava

  1. Karmaghna says:

    Keeping your wife in my prayers. Don’t forget Bhaiṣajyaguru!

    • inominandum says:

      I do Medicine Buddha sometimes. I also do White Tara. My favorite healer however is Sidpe Gyalmo.

      This time though, my feeling and divination suggest the need for removing obstacles, which means my main Tantric Practice – Vajrakilaya. This is good as it is by far the Yidam that I am most comfortable with.

  2. Joao says:

    Jason, how do you square your very hands-on approach to life with your practice of Dzogtchen? My understanding of Dzogtchen is that reality already manifests in a perfect way, so I have to work more on my own vision (recognizing the perfection of phenomena) than on action (identifying flaws in the world and trying to correct them using sorcery or other skilful means). What is your take on this issue?

    • inominandum says:

      It is important to divorce the idea of innate perfection that Dzogchen posits from the idea of some kind of divine plan or divine order. Remember Dzogchen is non-theistic.

      The idea of perfection in Dzogchen relates to the method of liberation. There is no need to renounce as in Hinayana, antidote as in mahayana, or transform as in vajrayana. Things are self-liberated in their own space, one merely has to realize the nature of mind.

      When one is fully experiencing the realization Rigpa there is full realization of this, but there is also freedom from karma allowing any kind of action to manifest as the play of awareness.

      When one is not fully realizing this one is subject to karma but one is still free to perform actions as one finds desirable, including the methods of lower vehicles.

      Note that Namkhai Norbu teaches Dzogchen, but also gives transmissions for offerings to spirits, Yidams aimed at various magical actions, as well as the use of Dharmapalas.

      In short, in Dzogchen there is no divine plan that is perfect and which must not be disturbed by the practitioner. All phenomena are occurring within the natural state, including any actions by the Dzogchenpa himself. The particulars of what occurs is not the point at all – those would be the content of mind. In Dzogchen it is vital that you not confuse the nature of mind with the content of mind.

      • Joao says:

        “In short, in Dzogchen there is no divine plan that is perfect and which must not be disturbed by the practitioner. All phenomena are occurring within the natural state, including any actions by the Dzogchenpa himself. ”

        Great answer, thanks.

  3. John says:

    I pray your wife’s health improves!

  4. Alvin says:

    ChNN gave a webcast empowerment of Dorje Drollod a while ago, don’t know if you listened to it but Dorje Drollod seems to combine both Padmasambhava and Vajrakilaya.

    • inominandum says:

      He does, and I have a Dorje Drollo empowerment and Sadhana, but I prefer the old practice of Vajrakilaya.

      Also, all respect to ChNN, I simply cannot wrap my mind around major wrathful empowerments like Drollod being given as a web-cast. Chenrezig and stuff like that yeah. There is a shorty Drollo that is part of the 8 manifestations sadhanas that I could see being given in a short form, but the Drollo practice I have from Chimed Rigdzin is VERY extensive and uber-wrathful. For me, that is the kind of thing I need to get in person.

    • Inominandum says:

      Now that I am thinking of it are you sure that Norbu gave Dorje Drollo? I tends to give Guru Drakphur who is also a combo of Padmasambhava and Vajrakilaya.

  5. ioannis says:

    ooooohhhh….come on jason….
    i also prefer the old school empowerments and i had my doubts the first time i received
    the guru yoga transmission from CNNR…and you know back in the old days it wasn’t even a webcast
    it was time synchronization with vcr…but you know IT REALLY WORKED!!!!
    and i had visible results with the mantras in 3 days….
    CNNR is not a regural lama …

    all my best for your wife.
    why don’t we organize something like a collective healing????

  6. M.G. says:

    Wow. All my best to Tiff.

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