Lineage question

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Lineage question

Post by jig »

Hello everyone and sorry for my low knowledge, although I am eager to learn. I have a question about Lineages. Is there an Initiation needed, or can I get approvement to study in a lineage from afar if I can't come to a centre of that lineage. Any answer is apreciated . Thank you and Tashi Delek all.
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Re: Lineage question

Post by KonchokZoepa »

what usually connects you and the lineage is the refuge ceremony and an empowerment if we are talking about vajrayana. that is the initial connection you make with a lineage, after the empowerment you are authorized to do certain practice, form, specific to that lineage. but there is no initiation to a lineage really other than that. at least not that i know of. and if there is, it is not the normal case scenario. what connects you to the lineage is the lama and his instructions and blessings and your practice of the practices of that lineage.
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….


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