The conduct of speech begins with refining your wind energy because wind is the cause of speech. To refine your winds, perform the three-part breath purification exercise three times. Imagine that all the negative, dualistic emotional energy that has been clogging your channels is being completely removed. When you breath out, make your exhalation slightly longer, and feel that all the toxic energy in your body is streaming out of your nostrils and mouth into far away space, where it completely dissolves. When you finish the exercise, feel very confident that your winds and channels are now completely pure and filled with refined wisdom energy.
To practice the conduct of mind, strongly feel the presence of Guru Padmasambhava either right above your crown chakra or in your heart center. Full of intense longing, devotion, and confidence, feel that he is the complete and perfect embodiment of all enlightened beings and lineage masters, and recite prayers and mantras according to your sadhana practice. During this time, keep your body and speech relaxed. Relax your mind as well, but remain concentrated on what you’re doing. When your recitation is complete, visualize that Guru Padmasambhava dissolves into light, which then dissolves into your heart. Feel that his enlightened energy completely merges with your own, and meditate. Rest your mind in the natural state, and the moment a thought arises— whatever it is—do not be alarmed. Simply look at it. The moment you look at the thought, it dissolves.”
Venerable Khenpo Rinpoches
The Beauty of Awakened Mind (pg 144)
Photo of Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Rinpoche during the Vajrapani Windhorse Retreat at Padma Samye Ling on May 26, 2018.
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