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Tantric Path of Purification, The

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Common to all four traditions of Tibetan Buddhism, the practice of Vajrasattva is used to purify obstacles to spiritual development, negative karma and illness.

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Purification of the mind is essential for anybody who wishes to advance along the spiritual path. In this book renowned Tibetan master Lama Thubten Yeshe explains one of the most powerful purification practices in the vast array of Buddhist teachings, Vajrasattva meditation. Included is an entire section of retreat instructions - required reading for anybody who undertakes one.

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"This book is the first full-length treatment of the Vajrasattva meditation/visualization practice, which is considered very important by all four schools of Tibetan Buddhism. We are very generously given a close-up view of how the meditation is to be done, including its associated rituals, and also of the minutiae of an actual Vajrasattva retreat. Lama Yeshe's accompanying instructional talks are, as always, precious and enormously clarifying and encouraging."       ~Georg Feuerstein

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"When we take refuge, our main obligation is to keep our karma straight, to avoid defiled, negative actions. But often we cannot do so, even though we understand on an intellectual level that if we keep on creating such actions again and again, we shall continue endlessly in the cycle of suffering and conflict. This is because we do not have a deeply integrated understanding of karma. Those with such an understanding never recklessly create negative actions.

I know Westerners quite well. They are intelligent, but their minds are divided. On the one hand they desire to have perfect wisdom and to keep their karma straight. On the other they are impelled by the force of their bad habits, which prevents them from keeping their karma straight. This causes them a lot of suffering. When difficult circumstances arise, the negative energy overpowers the positive because many Westerners have never built up within themselves the force of good habits; they also lack deep, internal understanding of the nature of karma, of cause and effect."

Author Yeshe, Lama
Book Type Trade Paperback
Page Count 311 pp.
Publisher Wisdom Publications 1995
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