What Makes A Vajracharya?
Written by Zanze Pandit
Dechan Jueren had said, "You are a Vajracharya if you know your mantras and if you don't you are not."
If you received a Dharma Name and Abhisheka directly from Dechan Jueren, you have in fact received an empowerment to become a Vajracharya, whether you have a high-visibility yellow jacket on or not.
If you received a Five-Buddha Crown, you are definitely a Vajracharya in the Chinese Mahayana Buddhist tradition.
If you have dual Five-Buddha Crowns, you have both Garbhadhatu and Vajradhatu.
Ultimately, you have to know, not just memorize, enough mantras to be a bonafide Vajracharya. After all, the old name for this school is Mantrayana.
A Vajracharya should also know how to setup a proper Vajracharya Altar and be able to explain the significance of everything on the altar.
A Vajracharya has genuine instead of idiotic compassion.
A Vajracharya has genuine instead of ignoramus' wisdom.
A Vajracharya has genuine instead of foolish courage.
Above all, a Vajracharya has humility instead of empty pride.
In other words, a Vajracharya focuses on awareness over awashed in one's own saliva.
Do you want to be a Vajracharya of substance or of superficiality?
The following is a very brief, not an exhaustive, list of initiated Vajracharyas.
Vajracharya in Demark:
- Pernille, Zhihua
Vajracharya in German:
- Linda, Dexue
Vajracharya in Japan:
- Taisei, Zhicheng
Vajracharya in Mexico:
- Eduardo, Chanyuan Denao
Vajracharya in Canada:
- Betty Jane, Chanqi De'e
Vajracharya in Ireland:
Vajracharya in UK:
Vajracharya in USA: