The Importance Of Practising Guru Yoga

ImptGuruYoga_GNAll mental afflictions comes from the mistaken notion of clinging to existence. Only the realisation of the wisdom of emptiness can completely remedy this attachment and the fastest and safest way to realise the wisdom of emptiness is through Guru Yoga. Although Guru Yoga is labelled as part of the preliminary practices, but in truth, it is the core of all practices. All the other practices can be coalesced under this practice. In the Nyingma, Sakya, Kagyu and Gelug schools of Tibetan Buddhism, emphasis is always placed on Guru Yoga. Once Guru Yoga is accomplished, all the 84,000 dharma teachings are also accomplished. If one abandoned Guru Yoga, that is equivalent to abandoning Guru and abandoning all the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas.

The lama of great kindness, Lama Achuk Rinpoche said, “Our life-long endeavour should be to seek to reach inner attunement or unification with our Guru.”

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