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Dalai Lama Quote of the Week

How to Become a Receptacle Suitable for Cultivating the Paths.
You are made into a vessel suitable for cultivating the path through entering a mandala such as that of the Vajra Element, receiving initiation, and receiving the pledges and vows.

Concerning this, there are two types: those who merely enter a mandala and those who enter and receive initiation, of which there are two types. The former are those who cannot hold the vows of the five lineages but who hold the Bodhisattva vows; only the initiation of a student is granted to them. However, to those who can hold both Bodhisattva and mantra vows the full initiation of a vajra master is granted.(p.78)

–from Yoga Tantra: Paths to Magical Feats by H.H. the Dalai Lama, Dzong-ka-ba and Jeffrey Hopkins, translated and edited by Jeffrey Hopkins, published by Snow Lion Publications

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