Question: What happens to a visualized buddha at the end of our meditation period, during the dissolution stage? Does this buddha go away?
Answer: During the dissolution or completion stage of practice, the buddha we have been visualizing doesn’t really leave—it is only the structure or imagined form that is dissolving. Actually, the buddha never came and the buddha never leaves: it’s all just a display. The very reason this is known as the “completion” stage is because everything is now complete and nothing whatsoever is missing.
We are out of the loop of the trap of structure, and are merging with the original, simple, and natural state in which everything is complete. This meditation purifies the notion of death and all the fear and anxiety that can go along with it. Resting in this awareness without any notion of holding on to structure is known as the “dharmakaya status.”
Venerable Khenpo Rinpoches
Opening the Wisdom Door of Anuyoga
Photo of the main temple at Padma Samye Ling one year ago on April 19, 2017 by Lama Laia Pema Tsultrim.
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