Points To Ponder
Written by Vajratara, based on Pandit Talk - Sept. 2011
He who has learned the method to help himself has the possibility to help others. If a person has truly entered the state of reality seeing one's past, present, and future lifetimes, you do not need to preach to him, he will naturally correct his behavior and change his destiny.
The Cultivation Methods of the Chinese Esoteric School follow the empowering path of the Indivisible Doorway of the Three Mysteries Yoga. These methods can guide the dedicated cultivators to quickly achieve the inner realization of the perfect, clear and clean wisdom.
The Corresponding Union of the Three Mysteries refers to:
The hands holding the mudra intact;
The mouth chanting the mantra unbroken;
And, the mind doing the visualization clearly;
All three must be performed simultaneously.
The Cultivation Methods of the Chinese Esoteric School are the results of the wisdom of generations of esoteric practitioners. Tens of thousands of students have verified these methods in the past twenty years. It has clear, step by step instruction, which is easy to understand and practice, and may guide the cultivators to achieve success in as little as 100 days.
Dharma is the Truth - The Law of Reality. When we refer to practicing Dharma, what we actually mean, is practicing techniques which guide us to the self realization of the Truth - Dharma. The practice of Dharma is of little value if the aim is not to gain self-realization. i.e. we must remind ourselves not to get caught in the trap of thinking doing the practice or accumulating numerous practices is an end in itself. It is often said that knowledge is power. It is not. It is what we do with that knowledge which makes it powerful. It is the same with these practices. Used with dedication to self-realization they have immense power.
We must also remember on our path that a student may have many teachers just as a teacher may have many students. A real teacher knows this and would not dream of restricting a student's growth. It is wise however, having tried and tested different teachers and methods to choose one as your major focus, so that you may direct your energy and move forward rather than being a Jack of all trades and master of none. It is also wise to remember that our teachers are human and therefore not perfect. We ought not put them on pedestals and risk forgetting that it is the Truth, the Dharma, that they may transmit that we are seeking, not an idol.
Zanze Pandit's presentation of these practices aims to give the students an understanding of the underlying concepts, philosophy and operating principles on which the practices are based. He believes this is absolutely necessary so the students feel a real connection to their practice instead of feeling they are merely following dry technical steps.