06/22/2014 Nine Stages Dharma of the Great Perfection Dzogchen by Grand Master Lu-Rainbow Temple
This is a special on Fire Offering.
Yidam for today: Marici Boddhisattva.
GM gave example of making weapons of Marici like Arrows & Bows from paper and offer into the fire, for effectiveness or yoga with yidam.
For Green Tara's request for dream directives practice, you need to offer 3 Sweet and 3 Whites.
3 Sweets - Red sugar; White sugar; Rock Sugar.
3 Whites - Milk; Cheese; White Flour.
For Dharmapalas, you need 5 meat - horse, cow, lamb, human, chicken - SZ said as his zodiac is Chicken cannot not use chicken meat.
All these meats MUST be Raw, and you can find alternative replacement for those you can't get.
Pigs are pets of Marici, so don't offer Pork! :)
Arrows, bows, swords, all can be drawn on paper and offered.
GM said that he has been doing fire offering for half year and all offering at the various sessions are the Same!
GM clarified the 3 Times -means from beginning, to present, and to future, not limited to only 3 lifetime. This is more than 3 lifetimes only.
Infinite Pass lifetimes, present and infinite future lifetimes.
He talks about Fortune tellers claiming they can see your fortune for 3 Times, its "Bull-shit"!
Can look back into 500 or 1000 lifetimes, only Buddhas can do so.
When we said '10 directions 3 times all tathagatas' it means whole universe.
Maha perfection means from sentient being start to cultivate till Buddhahood.
GM said when you void yourself then you realized that you are Buddha.
That is you can clearly see yourself when you realized that nothing belongs to you, then you know your are Buddha.
GM said Enlightenment is knowing very clearly
如来如去 - as if come, as if go;
空 - Void
空的象征 - What is the Representation of Void. This is within Diamond Sutra.
In cultivation, GM said abiding by Theory and Method, all the way from Yana 1 to Yana 9, of Maha Perfection Dharma to Buddhahood.
Therefore, in Tantrayana, Cultivation must go step by step and most important to achieve Yoga with Yidam, then you are sure you can go to Pureland.
GM said for those that have responses or feel from cultivation or those that have achieved yoga with yidam, they won't easily leave TBS.
Those that left, are those that have not achieved Yoga.
As long as you are diligent, you will sure have some form of responses or feel from cultivation.
Please go listen to GM. :)
Om Guru Lian Sheng Siddhi Hom