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Three samadhis

Postby wangdak » Thu Nov 29, 2012 3:48 pm

Hello guys, is there someone who could thoroughly explain to me Three samadhis in context of sadhana practice? Are there any good resources on this topic?

Thank you. :namaste:
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Re: Three samadhis

Postby Tanaduk » Thu Nov 29, 2012 3:59 pm

Creation & Completion - Essential Points of Tantric Meditation
JAMGON KONGTRUL LODRO THAYE
Commentary by KHENCHEN THRANGU RINPOCHE

http://www.scribd.com/doc/90673332/Jamg ... Meditation


(Page 108)

The type of creation-stage practice that the text uses for an example is basically a Nyingma model, but it will give you an idea of a creation-stage procedure. The characteristic of a Nyingma approach to the creation stage is the cultivation of what are called the three samadhis or three meditative absorptions. These correspond to the dharmakaya, the sambhogakaya, and the nirmanakaya. The first samadhi, connected with the dharmakaya, is called the samadhi of suchness, and essentially consists of meditation on emptiness. It corresponds to and purifies one's death in the preceding life, up to the point at which the appearances of the preceding life have vanished and there is an experience of nothing whatsoever, which is like emptiness.

The first samadhi, connected with the dharmakaya, is called the samadhi of suchness, and essentially consists of meditation on emptiness. It corresponds to and purifies one's death in the preceding life, up to the point at which the appearances of the preceding life have vanished and there is an experience of nothing whatsoever, which is like emptiness.
Following this meditation on emptiness, which is the samadhi of suchness and corresponds to the dharmakaya, is meditation on the compassion that has the characteristics of a magical illusion. This is called the all-arising samadhi. It corresponds to the sambhogakaya, and it purifies the subsequent experience of the bardo (one's experience after one's previous death and before one's conception in this life). The function of this second samadhi is to form a link between the dharmakaya and the coarse or full manifestation of the nirmanakaya. Therefore, it forms the basis or prelude to the generation of the mandala.
The third samadhi, which is connected to the nirmanakaya, is called the samadhi of cause and is the initial visualization of the seed-syllable of the deity. This corresponds to the emergence of your consciousness from the bardo and its actual entrance into the womb.

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Re: Three samadhis

Postby heart » Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:35 pm

wangdak wrote:Hello guys, is there someone who could thoroughly explain to me Three samadhis in context of sadhana practice? Are there any good resources on this topic?

Thank you. :namaste:


This is excellent, in particular the second text.

http://www.amazon.com/Practice-Padmasam ... 1559393629

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Re: Three samadhis

Postby wangdak » Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:04 pm

Thank you both of you. :-)

Also, do you have something about seed Syllables (HUM, HRIH, OM, TAM etc.)? About their meaning and use, please? :namaste:
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Re: Three samadhis

Postby heart » Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:20 pm

wangdak wrote:Thank you both of you. :-)

Also, do you have something about seed Syllables (HUM, HRIH, OM, TAM etc.)? About their meaning and use, please? :namaste:


The third samadhi is called the samadhi of the seed-syllable. From the seed-syllable hum, hrih, tam and so on the deity and the whole mandala as well as the whole pure universe appears. For example from hrih, can appear Guru Rinpoche, Cheresig or Amithabha or many other deities.

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