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The shin­ ing forth of both (emptiness and appearances) as the in­ separable essence is the great blissful son, the union of the ultimate sphere and primordial wisdom (dByxng-Ye gNyis-Med), and it is the mandala of root-enlightened M ind. Meditation, the Path The following is a summary of writings of MiphamVDGD ,7j: and Tenpa’i Nyim a:MK 2,1 &b One meditates that all the deities are completed within one’s own i ’a;na-body. 1Things appear in various forms of good and evil, acceptance and rejection, and one becomes attached to them.

For outer tantras this is not the basis. Regarding the two stages, in inner tantras one meditates on the development and perfection stages in union, as one sees all as total purity without discrimination; but in outer tantras one meditates on them separately. Regarding em­ powerments (dBang), in outer tantras the “ vase empower­ ment” (Bum-dBang) is the main one and in the inner tantras the “ secret empowerment” (gSang-dBang), “ wisdom empowerment” (Sher-dBang), and “ verbal empowerment” ( Tshig-dBang) are the main ones.

C) Having contemplated on the implements (signify­ ing) the divine m ind, the recollections and thoughts arise as contemplation and the concepts are liberated as divine contemplation, (d) Having seen the projections and with­ drawals as the colors of the deities, they are liberated as divine lights, and the letters are liberated as divine, as the primordial wisdom-nature. (e) Having seen the clarity as divine postures, seats, thrones, and costumes, whatever appears is liberated as divine mansions.

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