3rd Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche on the Path to Liberation

3rd Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche (1954-1992)

3rd Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche (1954-1992)

“The Mahamudra path is called the path to liberation. If you are able to practice and when you realize the Mahamudra instructions that you are receiving, you will have achieved liberation. One must be a proper vessel, though, i.e., one needs to be a qualified disciple who is capable of receiving these profound instructions without distorting them.

Such a qualified disciple needs the favorable acquirements and must uphold a pure relationship with his or her Lama. When a qualified disciple meets his or her Root Lama, he or she can achieve instantaneous enlightenment and realize the pure state of Vajradhara, Dorje Chang in Tibetan. This is only possible because Mahamudra has the sublime power to instantaneously dispel all mental obscurations that impede realization… A disciple experiences liberation by means of many different methods and in reliance upon the personal bond he or she has with the Root Lama, who in turn needs to be an authentic and qualified Guru. A Root Lama can point to the nature of the mind by using a symbolical word or gesture.”

From the 3rd Jamgon Kongtrul‘s instructions based on “Pointing Out the Dharmakaya” composed by the Ninth Karmapa, Wangchuk DorjeFull text here.

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