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Tibetan Book of the Dead - The Chakras

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010701

Type of spiritual experience

A description of the experience

From the crown of the spiritual teacher in union with consort,
A white syllable OM, [radiating] rays of light,
Descends into the mid-point between my eyebrows,

The vase empowerment is thus received and the obscurations of the body are purified.
Please confer [upon me] the accomplishments of buddha-body!

From the throat of the spiritual teacher in union with consort,
A red syllable AH, [radiating] rays of light,
Descends into the sense faculty of my tongue,
The secret empowerment is thus received and the obscurations of speech are purified.
Please confer [upon me] the accomplishments of buddha-speech!

From the heart of the spiritual teacher in union with consort,
A blue syllable HUM, [radiating] rays of light,
Descends into the centre of my heart,
The empowerment of pristine cognition is thus received, and the obscurations of mind are purified.
Please confer [upon me] the accomplishments of buddha-mind!

From the navel of the spiritual teacher in union with consort,
A red syllable HRIH, [radiating] rays of light,
Descends into the centre of my navel,
The obscurations which [mundanely] differentiate berween body, speech and mind are purified,
And the fourth empowerment of indivisible coemergence is received.

O glorious and precious root spiritual teacher!
Be indivisibly present, [seated] on the pistil of a lotus within my heart for ever!
Through your great kindness, favour me with your acceptance,
And please confer [upon me] the accomplishments of buddha-body, speech and mind!

The source of the experience

Tibetan Book of the Dead [Bardo Thodol]

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