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

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INTRINSIC RADIANCE 287At exactly the same time, together with the light of wisdom, adull blue light representing the human realm will come toward youand fierce your heart. Then, driven by pride, you will flee in terrorfrom the intensity of the yellow light, but delight in the dim bluelight of the human realm, and so become attached to it.At this moment do not be afraid of the piercing yellow light, inall its dazzling radiance, but recognize it as wisdom. Let yourRigpa rest in it, relaxed, at ease, in a state free of any activity.And have confidence in it; have devotion and longing towards it. Ifyou recognize it as the natural radiance of your own Rigpa, eventhough you do not have devotion and have not said the necessaryprayer of inspiration, all the buddha bodies and rays of light willmerge inseparably with you, and you will attain buddhahood.If you do not recognize it as the natural radiance of your ownRigpa, then pray to it with devotion, thinking, "This is the light ofthe compassionate energy of Buddha Ratnasambhava. I takerefuge in it." Since it is in fact the Buddha Ratnasambhava comingto guide you amid the terrors of the bardo, and it is the light-rayhook of his compassionate energy, so fill your heart with devotionto it.Do not delight in the dim blue light of the human realm. Thisis the seductive path of habitual tendencies which you have accumulatedthrough intense pride. If you are attached to it you willfall into the human realm, where you will experience the sufferingof birth, old age, sickness, and death, and you will miss the chanceto emerge from the swamp of samsara. This (dull blue light) is anobstacle blocking the path to liberation, so do not look at it, butabandon pride! Abandon its habitual tendencies! Do not beattached (to the dull blue light)! Do not yearn for it! Feel devotionand longing for the dazzling, radiant yellow light, focus with totalattention on the Buddha Ratnasmabhava, and say this prayer:Alas!When through intense pride I wander in samsara,May the Buddha Ratnasambhava lead the wayOn the radiant path of light which is the "equalizing wisdom,"May the supreme female consort Mamaki walk behind me;May they help me through the dangerous pathway of the bardo,And bring me to the perfect buddha state.By saying this prayer of inspiration with deep devotion, youwill dissolve into rainbow light in the heart of the BuddhaRatnasambhava and his consort and become a SambhogakayaBuddha 5 in the southern buddha-field known as "The Glorious."

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