posted on Oct, 3 2015 @ 08:36 AM
So, I'll reply from last to first.
The Vajrapani mantra can be practiced by anyone, and will grant that personal level of realization. Second, I do not subscribe to lamaism, so the
mantra itself is the transmission. No lama is higher than the mantra.
Next, Jimnasium - you choose a very limited and ultra-popularized quote by Shakyamuni (Gautama), who ultimately taught no-self, letting go of one's
own views and perceptions. That is why he told people to let go even of the view of him being correct, because by holding on to that view, they would
be unable to understand that actual practice of the truth that he taught. As for salvation, mantra is pure sound-form, it is an essence of Mind, it is
not within or without, but certainly, it is far more within than the localized consciousness that you identify as "yourself". Yes, mantra is more you
than you are. As for the eternal tao, it cannot be typed in discursive thought, but it can certainly be expressed in signs, sounds, and consciousness
forms, thus typing is also none other than that. In this sense, a mantra is exactly a perfect expression of what you call the "eternal tao".
Moving on, swanne - you are not, as in hinduism, diffusing qualities and vices onto external forms, although the practice of giving away all your
qualities and vices and thus finding some emptiness - can be a very good practice. Nor are you identifying various formal aspects of your life with a
certain deity. Vajrapani is Primordial Buddha, the sense of that being transcendence through primordial aspects, through the very aspects which are
also present in your own being. The difference is the degree to which these aspects are present, and how useful they are in the present. This does not
involve belief or worship - it is a simple practice of gaining concentration with a mantra, a perfect sound-form which activates those qualities. Now,
the idea of taking responsibility for your karma, internally and externally, with all its appearing forms - is a very good idea and a very good
practice. The only wrong part of it is that unless you also take responsibility for your primordial nature, and come to understand it in all its
various archetypal aspects, both internally and externally - such as the nature of mind, such as fully cultivating the body to its spiritual
capability, such as coming to fully know and understand the esoteric structure of the body, such as being able to be fully and continuously active
within reality, beyond your karma and illusory self - see, all these things, unless you come to actually fulfill them, you're really just a regular
human being completely bound by karma. So again, it's not about the external worship of things, it's about the actual realization of your own nature
and its activities - and the first problem you have right now is believing you are a separate and unique self, a name, a form, and so on - and this
keeps you from understanding that the basic lesson of mantra, or of a Vajra deity, is that you are one and the same, no self here, no self there, just
And thus, the basic nature of the problems exposed here: belief that this is about some small self, personal self, individual self, worshiping a
bigger self, a deity, whatever you want to call it. Or the idea that spirituality is exclusively about finding something within, something personal,
the REAL YOU.
None of these are accurate, and if you never practice mantra, you'll really never have the power to know this. And yet, that Vajrapani mantra I gave
is so short that anyone can practice it. And reap the immediate benefits.