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

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TWO MANTRAS 395When the syllables VAJRA GURU PADMA are taken together,they also signify the essence and the blessing of the View, Meditation,and Action. VAJRA means the unchanging, diamantine, indestructibleEssence of the truth, which we pray to realize in our View.GURU represents the luminosity Nature and noble qualities ofenlightenment, which we pray to perfect in our Meditation. PADMAstands for Compassion, which we pray to accomplish in our Action.Through reciting the mantra, then, we receive the blessing ofthe wisdom mind, the noble qualities and the compassion ofPadmasambhava and all the buddhas.SIDDHI HUMSIDDHI means "real accomplishment," "attainment," "blessing,"and "realization." There are two kinds of siddhis: ordinary andsupreme. Through receiving the blessing of ordinary siddhis, allobstacles in our lives, such as ill-health, are removed, all our goodaspirations are fulfilled, benefits like wealth and prosperity and longlife accrue to us, and all of life's various circumstances become auspiciousand conducive to spiritual practice, and the realization ofenlightenment.The blessing of the supreme siddhi brings about enlightenmentitself, the state of complete realization of Padmasambhava, that benefitsboth ourselves and all other sentient beings. So by rememberingand praying to the body, speech, mind, qualities, and activity ofPadmasambhava, we will come to attain both ordinary and supremesiddhis.SIDDHI HUM is said to draw in all the siddhis like a magnet thatattracts iron filings.HUM represents the wisdom mind of the buddhas, and is thesacred catalyst of the mantra. It is like proclaiming its power andtruth: "So be it!"The essential meaning of the mantra is: "I invoke you, the Vajra Guru,Padmasambhava, by your blessing may you grant us ordinary and supremesiddhis,"Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche explains:It is said that the twelve syllables OM AH HUM VAJRA GURUPADMA SIDDHI HUM carry the entire blessing of the twelve types ofteaching taught by Buddha, which are the essence of his eighty-four thousandDharmas, Therefore to recite the Vajra Guru mantra once is equivalentto the blessing of reciting,,, or practicing the whole teaching of theBuddha, These twelve branches of the teachings are the antidotes to freeus from the "Twelve Links of Interdependent Origination," which keep usbound to samsara: ignorance, karmic formations, discursive consciousness,name and form, senses, contact, sensation, craving, grasping, existence,birth, old age and death, These twelve links are the mechanism of

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