Author(s) : Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche & Ricard, Matthieu
The practice of guru yoga, merging with the mind of the master, lies at the heart of the Vajrayana Buddhist tradition of Tibet. Although the path can be traversed only by individual effort, the advice of an experienced spiritual guide is essential.
This particular guru yoga is called the Wish Fulfilling Jewel, and is the outer practice from the Longchen Nyingtik terma revealed by Rigdzin Jigme Lingpa. The hallmark of the guru yoga practice, in fact the very practice itself, is a lucid, pure and intelligent devotion. Through the power of devotion and the blessing of the master, a moment will come when a transformation takes place, in which the student recognizes the wisdom mind of the guru to be no different from his or her own mind, and boundless realization is born.
"Through the guru yoga practice, all obstacles can be removed and all blessings received, and through merging our mind with the mind of the guru and remaining in that state of inseperable union, the absolute nature will be realized. This is why we should always treasure guru yoga and keep it as our foremost practice." ~ Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.