The-Tibetan-Book-of-Living-and-Dying

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The-Tibetan-Book-of-Living-and-Dying

152 THE TIBETAN BOOK OF LIVING AND DYING

purifying, healing, blessing, empowering, and sowing in you

the seeds of enlightenment.

To make the practice as rich and inspiring as possible, you

could imagine it unfolding in these three phases:

First, dazzling light, crystal white in color, bursts out from

the forehead of the master and enters the energy center in

your forehead and fills your whole body. This white light represents

the blessing of the body of all the buddhas: It cleanses

all the negative karma you have accumulated through negative

actions of the body; it purifies the subtle channels of your

psycho-physical system; it gives you the blessing of the body

of the buddhas; it empowers you for visualization practice;

and it opens you to the realization of that compassionate

energy of Rigpa, the nature of mind, that is manifesting in

everything.

Second, a stream of ruby red light shines out from the

throat of the master into the energy center at your throat, filling

your entire body. This red light represents the blessing of

the speech of all the buddhas: it cleanses all the negative

karma you have accumulated through harmful speech; it purifies

the inner air of your psycho-physical system; it gives you

the blessing of the speech of the buddhas; it empowers you

for mantra practice; and it opens you to the realization of the

radiance of the nature of Rigpa.

Third, a stream of shimmering blue light, the color of lapis

lazuli, bursts out from the heart of the master into the energy

center at your heart, and fills your whole body. This blue light

represents the blessing of the mind of the buddhas: It cleanses

all the negative karma you have accumulated through negative

activity of your mind; it purifies the creative essence, or

energy, within your psycho-physical system; it gives you the

blessing of the mind of the buddhas; it empowers you for

advanced yoga practices; and it opens you to the realization of

the primordial purity of the essence of Rigpa.

Know and feel that you are now empowered, through the

blessing, with the indestructible body, speech, and mind of

Padmasambhava, of all the buddhas.

4- Resting in the Rigpa

Now let the master dissolve into light and become one

with you, in the nature of your mind. Recognize beyond any

doubt that this sky-like nature of your mind is the absolute

master. Where else would all the enlightened beings be but in

the Rigpa, in the nature of your mind?

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