“Creation stage practice can be generally divided into: (1) visualization and (2) mantra recitation. After we establish the visualization of the deities we recite their mantra. In Vajrayana, when we visualize our environment and ourselves as enlightened, we’re bringing out our inner, self-born awareness wisdom without being disturbed by duality and habitual patterns. We’re discovering the splendid qualities of our inner primordial wisdom, which then shines out through our body and speech. Our body becomes primordial wisdom form and our speech becomes primordial wisdom sound. When the sunlight of our inborn nature of primordial wisdom shines through our speech and body, we’re inseparable from Guru Padmasambhava. In fact, we are Guru Padmasambhava. Our nature of self-born wisdom awareness is absolute Guru Padmasambhava.
When our true nature arises, it transforms all external formations into that wisdom state so there is no interference by dualistic habitual patterns or doubt and hesitation. We stand tall and firm in our original nature as absolute Guru Padmasambhava, without becoming timid and making all kinds of different excuses. We’re confident and fearless in bringing out our beauty and nature. Our nature is love. Our nature is compassion. Our nature is intelligence. Our nature is wisdom. Our nature is beautiful, and we’re going to bring that up. This is known as “practice.” Practice means bringing out our inner heart qualities, and this is the essence of visualization.”
Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche
The Essential Journey of Life and Death, Vol. 1: Chapter 6 (pgs 59-60)
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