Sangharakshita shares a story from Kalimpong about being woken up in the middle of the night to a very strange occurrence – he saw a dear friend who had passed several years earlier standing in a deep pit next to his bed. His response was to chant the Vajrasattva Mantra.
This FBA Dharmabyte is called ‘Our Pure Nature’ by Aryajaya. From the talk entitled ‘Vajrasattva’ who is associated with Purity and with the time of death. Aryajaya helps us to engage more deeply with the meaning and symbolism of Vajrasattva.
Today’s FBA Dharmabyte,takes us further into the archetypal realm of the Buddha’s and Bodhisattvas. Here Sangharakshita introduces us to “Vajrasattva – The Aspect of Purity”. This is an excerpt from the talk “The Bodhisattva Hierarchy”by Sangharakshita given in 1969.