Hi, i have a question.
Do you need to be a skilled and experienced meditator, or to put it another way do you need to have a stable and solid foundation and meditational experience to be able to gain liberating or liberative steps when doing vajrayana deity yoga and sadhana. in example vajrakilaya or vajrayogini.
i know that chenrezig works perfectly even though you are not advanced meditator but these more esoteric and ''potent'' sadhanas of different deities.
i just read in a book alled Diamond Mind - a psychology to meditation. a great book even though i just started. clarifies perfectly all the aspects of meditation.
anyway, that first you need to come in terms with the inner surveillance that happens automatically, judgements, opinions etc that create feelings ( for a short or a longer period ) of time since we go into reaction mode. and we should be able to come in terms with our mind and be OK with all that happens in the mind and not judge or criticize or condemn or whatever it. that with mindfulness practice we should relax with no goal in mind to achieve something from meditation and just relax and come to terms with the content of our being and our mind.
anyway, i havent even achieved that so im a very beginner meditator.
i still want to practice vajrayana along my meditation practice and i dont have a question about Chenrezig because it is perfect.
i also experience negative forces at play in my life and i have the opportunity to do a Vajrakilaya Drubchen and receive Vajrakilaya empowerement from HE Garchen Rinpoche.
is it worth going and after that adopting Vajrakilaya as a regular practice to put an enlightened force to deal with negativities. or is this a way or repressing parts of my self and not coming to terms with what is.
or can you with mindfulness both come to terms with what is and still do vajrakilaya to make it easier and gain some confidence and sense of security.
also if anyone here does the Drikung Kagyu's Vajrakilaya practice or is familiar with Vajrakilaya practice could someone tell me what the sadhanas are like.
thank you. hope it wasnt a too long message / question / contemplation.
i would appreciate conversation from this post.
If the thought of demons
Never rises in your mind,
You need not fear the demon hosts around you.
It is most important to tame your mind within....
In so far as the Ultimate, or the true nature of being is concerned,
there are neither buddhas or demons.
He who frees himself from fear and hope, evil and virtue,
will realize the insubstantial and groundless nature of confusion.
Samsara will then appear as the mahamudra itself….