No matter where we look, absolute Guru Padmasambhava is always with us. It’s our nature and our beauty, as I’ve said so many times. If we remain in the pristine, openness state of our nature, everything is the beautiful, dynamic mandala of Guru Padmasambhava.
Whatever technique you use, if you clearly understand this meaning, and apply the technique and the teachings of the Buddha with joy, devotion, and bodhichitta, you will be “following in the footsteps” of Guru Padmasambhava. You’re practicing and activating your nature. In general, on the absolute level, following exactly in the footsteps of the absolute Guru Padmasambhava means to liberate all dualities as dynamic wisdom displays. When you have this determination, courage, and confidence, and you embrace everything beautifully without grasping and clinging on to it, then what comes? Blessing.
“Blessing” is when you discover the nature of bliss-emptiness and its splendid, magnificent qualities exactly and completely as they are without being disturbed or obscured by any mundane habitual patterns. This is the ultimate blessing. We fully discover the quality of the absolute Guru Padmasambhava as it is—108%! Blessings don’t just luckily come after we wait around for them. Discover yourself with confidence, joy, and bodhichitta. Bring forth the force, the power, and the splendid energy of your nature. This is the absolute blessing.”
The Essential Journey of Life and Death, Vol. 1 (pgs 58-59)
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