Moderator: Tibetan Buddhism moderators
tatpurusa wrote:Try to be aware and feel that your guru is the embodiment of the unbroken lineage of gurus and disciples beginning with Amitabha. He represents Amitabha to you in this life.
Through your guru you recieve the blessings and wisdom of Amitabha and of his whole lineage. By this you are becoming an intimate part of it; becoming one with an authentic, living tradition or transmission (parampara).
Luke wrote:So, you're suggesting that I visualize my lama in his ordinary form without the red skin, etc. of Amitabha?