Saturday, November 19, 2016

Two Methods for Accomplishing the Practice of Dzogchen

After our White Tara practice tonight, Acho Rinpoche did the following sharing.
There are two methods for attaining the practice of Dzogchen (The Great Perfection).
The first method requires a practitioner to learn widely and practise renunciation, bodhicitta and the Six Perfections (offering, discipline, tolerance, diligence, meditation and wisdom), who eventually needs to attain the state of emptiness in order to accomplish the practice.
The second method requires a practitioner to trust his root guru fully, with utmost reverence and confidence in his teacher and believing in his teacher as a Buddha. The greater his confidence is in his teacher as the Buddha, the greater is the power of blessing he would receive in return. In short, a practitioner must find a qualified spiritual guide and trust his spiritual guide completely as a Buddha; however, it is actually very difficult for one to fulfil the second conditions due to his personal ego.
Reported by Sun-Moon KFS on 14-11-2016