i read that before one engages in the Enlightened Love with a partner, it's wise to purify karma & fill mind with as many positive impressions as possible - Ngöndro Practice seems best way for this, at least for me.
i read that during preparation for Phowa (Conscious Dying) Practice one needs to:
* Complete so-called Short Refuge Practice,
* Complete Meditation on the Buddha of Limitless Light,
* If one can additionally do the highly effective purification through the Buddha Diamond Mind and his one hundred- or six-syllable mantra - which removes the roughest obstacles - one has a very good preparation for the Phowa.
Blog author's comments.
The development of Full Mind's Potential on Buddha's Diamond Way in the Karma Kagyu Lineage & School starts with taking Refuge & with Ngöndro Practice.
Ngöndro Practice consists of four stages:
* Prostrations: Karma is purified on the body level, our inner energy channels are purified, power & trust are developed,
* Diamond Mind Meditation: A lot of merit is accumulated, wisdom is accumulated in mind, mind becomes more clear,
* Mandala Offering: We accumulate both wisdom & positive actions equally, we become closer to the inseparability, to the union with Buddhas we give offering for,
* Meditation on Lama: We accumulate mostly wisdom, we might 'melt' with Buddha Karmapa's body, speech & mind.
These Practices purify karma strongly, but in a safe way i read/heard.
Karmic effects of purification are much gentler with Ngöndro than without this Powerful Transcendental Method, i heard in a Buddhist Center - still it's beyond the comfort zone experience, i think - at least for someone mentally ill as me.
i wish that all beings - including me - to be able to experience the Enlightened Love as the Way for Enlightenment, preferably with proper preparations completed before as well.
i wish to experience the Enlightened Love as the Way for Enlightenment, preferably with proper preparations completed before as well, as soon as possible.
i wish that all beings - including me - to be able to complete the Preparations for Phowa & the Phowa practice as well.
i wish to complete the Preparations for Phowa & the Phowa practice as well, as soon as possible.
i wish that all of beings - including me - to be able to complete enough of Ngöndro practices to proceed with the Great Seal Practice.
i wish to complete enough of Ngöndro practices to proceed with the Great Seal Practice, as soon as possible.
i wish to keep my words in full, according to the priorities of Enlightened Love.
FIVE WISDOM BUDDHAS
OM BENZA SATO HUNG
DRUKPA KUNLEY BUDDHA
OM TARE TUTTARE TURE SOHA
OM MANI PEME HUNG
Namaste, as well.