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Some Words of Advice After a White Mahākāla Initiation
Teacher: His Holiness the 43rd Sakya Trizin Gyana Vajra Rinpoche,
Venue: Spain,
Year: 2021

His Holiness the 43rd Sakya Trizin, Gyana Vajra Rinpoche bestowed this teaching at Sakya Thegchog Düdé (Sangha Activa), Barcelona, Spain, on August 22, 2021, after an initiation of White Mahākāla.

This text originated as a series of remarks after a White Mahākāla initiation. It briefly explains the purpose of a wealth deity for those on the Buddhist path. Next, emphasizing the importance of mind training, His Holiness addresses in an accessible way the short-term and long-term goals of Dharma practice.

Source: This teaching was obtained from Sangha Activa Youtube.

 It is said in the teachings that in order to be free from suffering, attain liberation from saṃsāra, and accomplish buddhahood, we must be free from all kinds of attachments. If so, why are there deity practices for wealth, long life, and so on?

What is defined as Dharma practice and what is its goal? Does Dharma practice mean we have to drop out of school or quit working, and live in caves or jungles as a hermit doing the so-called Dharma practice?

In this teaching, His Holiness points out mistaken attitudes, approaches, and behaviors—so we can avoid such blind spots in our Dharma learning and practice.