The essence of Immortality: A Sacred practice by Ven Maritika Rinpoche
by Katiza Satya, 29-May-2017
We are honored to have received the teachings and blessings of Maratika Rinpoche at Delight Yoga on May 15th and 18th. We are very grateful to share one of his teachings transmitted in Amsterdam on May 18th, 2017 through this blog. Besides the texts, we hereby share the pictures for visualization of HRIH and Buddha Amitayus with you also.
Long Life Mediation on Amitayus
A brief gathering about the essence of Immortality.
Taking Refuge (three times)
To the kind assembly deities of immortality,
and all mandala deities,
until we receive the long life Vidyadhara (wisdom)
we respectfully take refuge in you.
Generate Bodhicitta (three times)
Hrih, I and all sentient beings,
to receive the body of immortality,
by practicing the assembly deities of long life,
through the activity of appropriate training,
may we generate bodhicita to liberate all sentient beings.
Hrih, The self-realized Hri syllable radiates clouds of light rays.
All ten directions are encompassed by the vajra (indestructible) tent,
in the center of that is the wisdom palace,
in the center of the wisdom palace is an enchanting throne of lotus and sun.
There the Hrih syllable transforms itself as Buddha Amitayus,
red-colored with hands i the mudra of meditation and holding the long life vase,
adorned with robes and ornaments of the Sambhogakaya and seated in vajra (indestructible) posture,
possessing all the major and minor marks and emanating brilliant light,
his three sacred places (forehead, throat and heart) are marked by the three syllables,
from these three syllables light rays radiate and dissolve into himself
VAJRA SA MA DZA ,DZA HUNG BAM HO
In the heart is a lotus and a moon,
on that the concentration is the syllable Hrih,
surrounding the syllable is known as the red mantra,
light rays emanate form by making offerings
and then absorb back all the attainments,
all beings achieve the body of immortality,
the power of all indestructable and immovable phenomena,
dissolve into the concentration which is Hrih,
all the bodies are filled with the blessings of immortality,
like an indestructible vajra,
and the immortal become the great bliss.
OM AH HUNG VJRA GYANA AYU KHE
HUNG DRUM NIR DZA
SAR WA SIDDHI PHALA HUNG AH
(recite this as much as possible with concentration and divine pride silently. Sometimes do Vajra breathing and mix these two practices)
At then end of the session the contents and container melt into rays,
and dissolve into the pure heart syllable Hrih,
that becomes beyond vision and inexpressible,
relax in the nature of immortality.
once again instantly arise in the form of the deity,
just like water welling up in water.
By the merit of this virtues,
accomplishing the Buddha of longevity (Amitayus),
may all beings without exception,
be established on that level
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Katiza Satya is a yogini in heart and soul. She is An experienced Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance (ERYT500-RYT 500) and licensed to certify students at the 200 & 500 hour levels.