Ocean of Dharma

Learning to Rise Like the Sun

Book coverThe Great East has three qualities: it is primordial, eternal, and self-existent. The vajrayana or tantric discipline can also be presented in terms of these three qualities. Here, these characteristics are the transformation of the three marks of samsaric, or confused, existence. Suffering is transformed into primordial existence or bliss. Change, or impermanence, becomes the continuous freshness of eternal existence. And egolessness becomes unborn;, self-existing being. In the dawn of vajrayana, we are learning how to rise, rather than how to die.

From “Introduction” inThe Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma,Volume Three: The Tantric Path of Indestructible Wakefulness, page 15.

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