Commentary to Heart Jewel
The Heart Practice of Kadampa Buddhism
Tharpaland IRC Red House with Gen Kelsang Devi in English with translation into German
Commentary to Heart Jewel: part 2 Relying upon the Dharma Protector
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This book ‘Heart Jewel’ presents two practices revealed by Manjushri, the Wisdom Buddha. The first is a special Guru yoga in which we visualise our Spiritual Guide as Je Tsongkhapa, who himself is an emanation of Buddha Manjushri. By relying upon this practice we can purify negativity, accumulate merit, receive blessings. In this way, we will naturally accomplish all the realisations of the stages of the path of Sutra and Tantra, and in particular we will attain a very special Dharma wisdom. The second practice is a method for relying upon the Dharma Protector. Through this practice we can overcome obstacles to our practice and create favourable conditions so that we can nurture and increase our pure Dharma realisations.
These two practices are the essential practices of the New Kadampa Tradition of Mahayana Buddhism. They are both included in the sadhana Heart Jewel. By practicing this regularly and sincerely, we will make our precious human life extremely meaningful and we will definitely reap a harvest of pure Dharma realisations. Eventually we will come to experience the supreme joy of full enlightenment.