GToM Condensed Meaning (Part 2)

Kelsang Wangpo
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Offering the practice of the seven limbs and the mandala has seven parts: Prostration Offering Confession Rejoicing Requesting the Turning of the Wheel of Dharma Beseeching the Spiritual Guide not to pass away Dedication Prostration has five parts: Prostrating to our Spiritual Guide as the Enjoyment Body Prostrating to our Spiritual Guide as the Emanation Body Prostrating to our Spiritual Guide as the Truth Body Prostrating to our Spiritual Guide as the synthesis of all Three Jewels Prostrating to the lineage Gurus and Three Jewels Offering has seven parts: Offering the outer offerings and the five objects of desire Offering the mandala Offering our spiritual practice Inner offering Secret offering Thatness offering Offering medicines, and ourself as a servant Offering the outer offerings and the five objects of desire has two parts: Offering the outer offerings Offering the five objects of desire Making praises and requests has four parts: Requesting by reciting the name mantra Requesting by remembering his good qualities and his kindness Requesting by expressing his good qualities Single-pointed request Requesting by remembering his good qualities and his kindness has six parts: Requesting by remembering his good qualities as explained in the Vinaya scriptures Requesting by remembering his good qualities as a Mahayana Spiritual Guide Requesting by remember his good qualities as a Vajrayana Spiritual Guide Requesting by remembering that he is kinder than all the Buddhas Requesting by remembering that he is kinder even than Buddha Shakyamuni Requesting by remembering that he is a supreme Field of Merit Requesting by expressing his good qualities has four parts: Requesting by expressing his outer qualities Requesting by expressing his inner qualities Requesting by expressing his secret qualities Requesting by expressing his thatness qualities Receiving blessings has two parts: Receiving the blessings of the four empowerments and reciting mantras Receiving the blessings of all the stages of the path Receiving the blessings of the four empowerments and reciting mantras has two parts: Receiving the blessings of the four empowerments Reciting the mantras Receiving the blessings of all the stages of the path has twHow to practice the perfection ofenty-seven parts: effort mental stabilization wisdom How to rely upon our Spiritual Guide, the root of all spiritual paths Developing the aspiration to take the essence of our human life The actual method for gaining the happiness of higher states in future lives Developing the wish to gain liberation How to practice the path that leads to liberation How to generate great compassion, the foundation of the Mahayana Equalizing self and others The dangers of self-cherishing The benefits of cherishing others Exchanging self with others Taking and giving The third to the seventh points of training the mind How to meditate on superior intention and generate bodhichitta How to take the vows of aspiring and engaging bodhichitta How to practice the perfection of giving How to practice the perfection of moral discipline How to practice the perfection of patience How to practice the perfection of effort How to practice the perfection of mental stabilization How to practice the perfection of wisdom by sustaining space-like meditative equipoise How to practice the perfection of wisdom by sustaining illusion-like subsequent attainment How to train the mind in the profound view of the Middle Way Becoming a suitable vessel for the profound path of Secret Mantra, and keeping the vows and commitments purely How to meditate on generation stage How to practice completion stage The way to practice the ritual of transference of consciousness if, having meditated, we have received no signs How to offer prayers to be cared for by our Spiritual Guide in all future lives.

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