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.
Day 12 is the Vajrasattva mantra. Vajrasattva is an archetypal bodhisattva, the colour of sunlight on snow. He is particularly associated with absolute purity, our innate purity. There is a spontaneous laughter: “ha ha ha”, this laughter is the realization that we have always been pure, the purity has just been covered up with life. When you chant the mantra you can feel your shortcomings and unskilful actions falling away from you, being purified by Vajrasattva, eventually leaving you with...
By Rijupatha on Mon, 5 Nov, 2012 - 16:23Sunday, November 18th, 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Enter the mythic realm to explore and experience the purifying nectar of Vajrasattva – the Buddha “beyond space and time!” Vajrasattva practice is a way to purify our defilements and recognize the primordial, pure nature of the Buddha within us. The retreat will include a guided meditation, discussion, Vajrasattva puja, and chanting his mantra – perhaps 108 times!
Led by Akashavanda, an enthusiastic Vajrasattva practitioner.