Thursday, March 19, 2015

Rules of the Sentient Game 2 - Comment [C]

Let me try again :D

[[ "Vimalamitra then put on his Dharma robes and made a gesture of homage to the statue of Buddha Vairochana, the image of the personal practice of the king, saying :

To Vairochana, the form body of the supreme deity,

Vimalamitra, the wisdom deity, bows down

Within the relative state of illusion.

By making this gesture of homage, the image of Vairochana split apart from the top of its head down to the base of its throne. 
King Trison Deutsen thought, "He really is a heretic," and showed an utterly depressed face.

Again Vimalamitra inquired, "Your Majesty, are you displeased?"

"I am not pleased," the king responded.

Making another gesture of homage, Vimalamitra uttered :

To Vairochana, the supreme wisdom deity,

The form aggregrate of Vimalamitra

Confers the true empowerment endowed with the five wisdoms.

Placing his hands at the top of the head of the Vairochana image, it became even more splendid than before. 
Countless rays of light issued forth, filling the Three-Storied Central Temple with light. 
Vimalamitra performed next a consecration by permeating all the divine images at Samye with Rays of Light."]]

The first verse means that the statue of Vairochana is merely a statue. 
It has no Deity / Vairochana inside. 
That’s why when Vimalamitra, the Enlightened One, said he is The Wisdom Deity and then bowed down resulted that the statue split. 
The belief of king and his ministers that the Statues deserved a homage is called a wrong belief or an illusion. 
No matter what statues they are, if there are no relevant Deities inside, they are just a statue and cant bear the insincere homage from Enlightened Ones. 
Actually ever heard that Statues of Gods from the Heavenly Realms also split when Enlightened Ones paid homage to them because of certain monks / abbots forced them. 
Forgot the exact story liao

The Second verse means that the statue is the form being of Vairochana as stated by Vimalamitra in the beginning of the second verse. 
So there is no difference between the statue and Vairochana himself. 
The statue / Vairochana is Vimalamitra and vice versa.

Actually same as Shimu. 
She is merely a human being without any spiritual achievement better than Thubten Ksiti but she demands Thubten Ksiti to bow her. 
Luckily Thubten Ksiti or Shizun doesn’t want to teach her same lesson as King Trison. 
If one of Them wants to do so, its so easy, just with one thought and booom :D

In the Lotus Born, the king’s robe scorched twice, first was early in the beginning when he met Padmasambhava and demanded Him to bow down as he thought he was The King of Tibet. 

He didn’t understand the hierarchy between Dharma King and Worldly King and also the cause effect by demanding so. 

The second was the Vimalamitra :D. 

That’s why I assume the King din really understand what and when is homage must be done. 

So I will advise him and explain to him about that. 

At least on the second time, he quickly asked Vimalamitra not to bow him. 
But he still had a wrong belief about the Statues of Deities that should be paid homage by Enlightened Ones. 
That’s why Vimalamitra taught him a lesson lor.

Then prostration is one type of how people pay homage. I gave the wrong interpretation from Google.


The statue is one that the King uses for "personal practice" - means he is cultivating, agree?

You still not able to pinpoint and focus your comments at the question or topic. :)


Go through the materials you submitted carefully and see what else you can find. 

Please do not assume others will know what you are talking about too! 

Cheers All

Om Guru Lian Sheng Siddhi Hom
Lama Lotuschef

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