Lama Tharchin on the Benefits of Empowerment

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Lama Tharchin on the Benefits of Empowerment

Postby phantom59 » Sat Jun 09, 2012 5:48 pm

'Generally, I received the same wangs (empowerments) from Dudjom Rinpoche maybe hundreds of times. One of the benefits of receiving a wang is to purify samaya. When we receive a wang, afterwards do we keep pure samaya?

Each time we receive a wang we pacify broken samaya, increase its power and refresh its blessings. It is always beneficial to receive a wang. When there's something important, we do repeat wangs. For example, when people are very ill, they'll repeat a long life wang a hundred times. When people are dying we do a Zhitro (hundred deities) wang a hundred times. It's only beneficial and can never hurt to receive empowerment.'

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Re: Lama Tharchin on the Benefits of Empowerment

Postby kirtu » Sat Jun 09, 2012 10:12 pm

phantom59 wrote:'Generally, I received the same wangs (empowerments) from Dudjom Rinpoche maybe hundreds of times. One of the benefits of receiving a wang is to purify samaya. When we receive a wang, afterwards do we keep pure samaya?

Each time we receive a wang we pacify broken samaya, increase its power and refresh its blessings. It is always beneficial to receive a wang. When there's something important, we do repeat wangs. For example, when people are very ill, they'll repeat a long life wang a hundred times. When people are dying we do a Zhitro (hundred deities) wang a hundred times. It's only beneficial and can never hurt to receive empowerment.'


That's true. But what is the actual theory of empowerment that would be taught in tantric shedra? Why exactly did Indian Vajrayana create empowerments?

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