Becoming the Compassion Buddha - Foreword
In this book, Lama Yeshe gives a commentary on a practice composed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama called The Inseparability of the Spiritual Master and Avalokiteshvara: A Source of All Powerful Attainments. This commentary provides a detailed explanation of a special type of guru yoga practice, in which the deity is visualized not in the usual form of the deity or yidam, but in the form of one’s actual guru.
We Tibetans consider His Holiness the Dalai Lama to be the manifestation of Avalokiteshvara. Therefore, it is much easier to see the guru, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, as inseparable from the yidam, Avalokiteshvara, and to envision Avalokiteshvara in the form of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. This commentary will be of great benefit to whoever engages in the Avalokiteshvara guru yoga practice written by His Holiness himself.
Lama Yeshe was one of my students, who studied all the philosophical topics and who later became tutor and guru of Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Lama Yeshe established Buddhist centers almost everywhere in the world, successfully, and those centers continue to develop and to train students who are great followers of the Dharma.
This book is a valuable contribution, and will be greatly beneficial to those who practice according to its instructions.
Geshe Lhundub Sopa
Deer Park Buddhist Center
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