Daily Wisdom / Tibetan Dharma

The Most Mystical Dalai Lama

Book coverThe Fifth Dalai Lama (1617–1682) was perhaps the most mystical
of all the Dalai Lamas in that he seemed to spend much of
his time in a state of trance. During these trances many gurus of past
ages, as well as mandala deities, buddhas, and bodhisattvas, would
appear directly to him and give him secret transmissions, initiations,
and teachings. As the Thirteenth Dalai Lama says of the Great Fifth
later in this chapter, he “was continually absorbed in the wisdom
dance that experiences all appearances as pure vision.”

From From the Heart of Chenrezig: The Dalai Lamas on Tantra, page 255.

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