The three necessary things to practice the secret tantra teachings of Vajrayana and Dzogchen taught by the Buddha and Guru Padmasambhava:
1. Empowerment (wang)
2. Transmission (lung)
3. Pith Instructions (tri)
“This is what will preserve the authenticity of the teachings, as well as keep the blessings and not be spoiled by intellectual attitudes, thinking this or that might be true, and just experimenting. This has kept as distilled water that started with the Buddha and purified and removed the thirst of those sentient beings who were connected, fulfilling their needs and goals, and then continued until now. Now we are trying to keep that lineage, that light, that stainless golden chain.”
Padma Samye Ling, NY
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