Chapter 47: Guhyasamaja Practice
|Translated by True Buddha Translation Team
Translator: DJ Chang
Editor: Henry Wolf
A disciple asked,
''Grandmaster Lu transmitted Hevajra, Yamantaka, and Mahottara, and explained Hevajra and Kalachakra in detail. Why have you not yet transmitted Guhyasamaja and Cakrasamvara? Would you please transmit them as well?''
''That being the case, I will write about them in this book!''
The disciple asked,
''In the preliminary section of every sadhana always include Fourfold Refuge, the Four Immeasurable Vows, Bodhicitta Verse and Mantra, Karma Purification, and Emptiness Visualization. Besides these, does True Buddha School have other characteristics?''
''The addition of Great Homage, Mandala Offering, Armor Protection, and Repentance make the practice even more complete.''
''Would Grandmaster Lu please explain how to visualize Guhyasamaja in the main section?''
''After visualizing void, a vajra foundation, walls, and a palace surrounded by burning mountains emerge from a hum syllable. A hum syllable in the center of the palace transforms into a lotus. Within the lotus appears a sun disc. Crossed vajra sceptres appear within the lotus, then transform into Guhyasamaja.''
''How to visualize Guhyasamaja? ''
''Guhyasamaja is blue with three faces and six arms. The faces are black, white, and red respectively. His two front arms embrace his consort Sparshavajra, while the hands hold a vajra bell and a vajra sceptre respectively. His left hands hold a jewel and a sword. Sitting upon on a lotus dais, he may look wrathful, happy, or a combination of the two.''
''The crown ornament of the deity is Akshobhya Buddha. His body adornments are the same as other Vajra deities, or he may also wear colorful silk.''
The disciple further asked,
''How to chant his mantra after the completion of the visualization?''
''His mantra is Om, bie-zha, da-ke, hum-hum, so-ha. Recite the mantra 108 times.''
''Do we enter samadhi at the end of the recitation?''
''It's best to first have the hum syllable in one's mind. Through the hum syllable, one's body transforms into Guhyasamaja. One then enters samadhi.''
''How to form the mudra during the visualization?''
''Place the palms together and interlace the fingers inward. Straighten the index fingers and touch the fingertips together.''
''Are Emerging from Samadhi, Praise Verse, Dedication, and Great Homage still the concluding part of the practice? Do we also recite Hundred Syllable Mantra?''
''Can we write our own praise verse and dedication?''
''You certainly can.''
I shall explain that:
The praise verse can be:
Blue wrathful deity
With Akshobhya Buddha as his crown ornament
Undertaking deliverance of sentient beings
I pay homage to Guhyasamaja
One must receive empowerment for this practice from the guru personally.
One may practice it for calamity eradication, enrichment, harmonization, or subjugation as needed.
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