Introduction & Word Meanings.
i read that there's no Diamond Way without Teacher (Tibetan: Lama; Sanskrit: Guru).
Aside from 'Teacher', word 'Lama' means 'Highest Wisdom', i heard.
Aside from 'Teacher', word 'Guru' means 'Heavy with Precious Qualities', i heard.
'Rinpoche' means 'Precious One'; The word is used as a way of showing respect when addressing those recognized as reincarnated, older, respected, notable, learned and/or an accomplished Lamas or teachers of the Dharma, Buddha's Unsurpassable Teachings.
Importance of Guru Rinpoche in Vajrayana Buddhism.
''Padmasambhava' means 'Lotus-born', which refers to Guru Rinpoche's birth from a lotus in the land of Oddiyana.
Guru Rinpoche, the 'Precious Master', is the founder of Tibetan Buddhism and the Buddha of our time.
Whereas Buddha is known primarily for having taught the teachings of the sutra vehicle, Padmasambhava came into this world, and to Tibet in particular, in order to teach the tantras.
While Buddha Shakyamuni exemplifies the buddha principle, the most important element in the sutrayana path, Padmasambhava personifies the guru principle, the heart of Vajrayana Buddhism, and he is therefore known as the 'second Buddha'.'
May all beings have happines and causes of happiness,
May they be free from suffering and the cause of suffering,
May they always experience true happiness, which is totally free from suffering,
May they remain in the great equanimity, which is beyond attachment and aversion.
OM MAHAKALAYE SOHA
OM A RA PA CA NA DHIH
OM MANI PEME HUNG
OM AMI DEWA HRI
OM KALACHAKRA SOHA
OM AH HUNG BENZA GURU PEMA SIDDHI HUNG
Namaste, blessed be.