Without clairvoyance, we cannot work for other sentient beings - Khunu Lama
Suddenly you will know the different knowledge without study - Thog-'bebs
One may now accomplish the welfare and instruction of all sentient beings, spontaneously and without effort, by simply being, that is to say, by manifesting one's enlightened nature through spontaneously emanating an infinity of Nirmanakaya manifestations - Vajranatha
Lhug-Pa wrote:From what I understand, Taking Refuge must be in the presence of a qualified teacher and/or at least five ordained Sangha members.
Nangwa wrote:Lhug-Pa wrote:From what I understand, Taking Refuge must be in the presence of a qualified teacher and/or at least five ordained Sangha members.
Similar requirements would be necessary if one was taking ordination but none of this is required to take refuge.
One can take refuge from anyone who has the vows themselves.
Kyosan wrote:That's interesting. The person wouldn't need to be a priest?
When I took refuge, it was with two priests at a temple. There probably wouldn't have needed to be two priests, but they both attended because they both knew me and were both living at the temple and conducted ceremonies together.
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