sunnuntai 6. tammikuuta 2019

The Five Pillars of Open Heart by Karl Eikrem

The Five Pillars of Open Heart

by Karl Eikrem

Whenever the teachings of the Lotus-Born are manifested in this world, and a new lineage born, a basic structure takes form. This structure consists of five pillars, each of which has three layers of meaning: outer, inner and absolute. 

The five pillars are the Guru, His Pure Land, Buddha, Dharma and Sangha, and their levels of meaning are as follows:

The outer meaning of Guru refers to the revealer of the teachings, the head of the lineage. The inner meaning of Guru refers to the energetic presence and blessings of Guru Rinpoche, the master. The absolute meaning of Guru refers to Self-Arising Awareness itself. 

The outer meaning of His Pure Land refers to the center of teaching, or temple. The inner meaning of His Pure Land refers to the vibratory field of the Copper-Coloured Mountain. The absolute meaning of His Pure Land refers to Self-Arising Awareness itself. 

The outer meaning of Buddha refers to the Shakyamuni Buddha, who laid the foundation. The inner meaning of Buddha refers to Bodhicitta, the key to enlightenment. The absolute meaning of Buddha refers to Self-Arising Awareness itself. 

The outer meaning of Dharma refers to the teachings of sutra. The inner meaning of Dharma refers to the teachings of tantra. The absolute meaning of Dharma refers to Self-Arising Awareness itself. 

The outer meaning of Sangha refers to the community of practitioners. The inner sangha refers to the community of all sentient beings. The absolute meaning of Sangha refers to Self-Arising Awareness itself.

May all beings be free!
All beings are free!