Mipham Rinpoche gave him the name Tashi Paljor. Khenpo Shenga gave him the name Rabsel Dawa, briliant moon.
The blessings of all the buddhas converged in Dilgo, like in Buddha Amithaba, who took the form of the manifestation of Guru Rinpoche. He was the mind emanation of Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodro, the throne holder of the seat of Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo, and the emanation of his enlightened activity. They were both emanations of the same master.
In this one man all of Tibet's Buddhist heritage was embodid ! He played a hudge part in the survival of the rich spiritual and cultural legacy in Tibet ! No greater enlightened master has appeared in our time ! He was a livig example of the great masters, a testimony and a role model for us today. Khyentse Rinpoche was instrumental in safeguarding all the lineages of Tibetan Buddhism.
Just to think of him is guru yoga, just to gaze a photo of him is to reawaken the view of the nature of the mind. Through his very presence, he communicated the essence, the spirit and the truth of the Great Perfection (dzogchen). He increasingly became himself an introduction to the nature of mind and to the heart of the teachings ! He was actually "liberation upon seeing, upon hearing and upon remembering". In one person, it seemed, a Buddha and a perfect human being coexisted. Just as the Buddha could only describe the absolute by using metaphors, so we too can only portray Khyentse Rinpoche's profound simplicity ans wisdom by likening him to the sky, the sun, the moon or as an ocean or a mountain. His qualities cannot be described in ordaninary terms. Simply to be in his presence transformed your mind that your whole experience of the environment changed. It reveals the innermost nature of your mind, the ultimate nature of everything. As it says in the guru-yoga practice "recognize that the nature of your mind, your own rigpa awareness, is the absolute lama.
How do you merge your mind with the wisdom mind of the master ?
Khyentse Rinpoche replied :
"It's like this :
Through some circumstance or another - it might be through prayer or devotion - a thought of your master arises that captivates you mind, so much that you feel you are not apart from him even an instant. The moment that thought arises, if you leave it right there and rest directly in its true nature (which is the nature of mind) without letting any other thought interrupt or distract you, then your mind is already merged with your master's wisdom mind ! There's no need to make special effort to improve it, as that would only be fabricated. Just remain in that state, without contriving in any way, but simply recognizing that the lama's minf and your mind are one. That is "merging your mind with the wisdom mind of the master."
Samaya When devotion is aroused, all your ordnary thoughts and emotions cease, laying bare the innermost nature of your mind.
If you think of the lama, or even just hear his name (Lama la Karta), that feeling fills your mind, your ordinary being dissolves, and you enter his being. So simply to think of him is to become one with him, in other words one with all the buddhas.
You are infused with his blessing ans transformed, so that you begin almost to feel him within you. That moment is when pure perception has conquered your mind. And that is where yoy buil your faith and your trust.
DEVOTION is the esssence of the path, and if we have in mind nothing but the guru and feel nothing but fervent devotion, whatever occurs is perceived as his blessing ! There is a natural confidence that that there will be taken care of whatever may happen.
ALL FORMS ARE THE GURU ALL SOUNDS ARE PRAYER ALL THOUGHTS ARISE AS DEVOTION
In deze autobiografie is Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche - the third incarnation (sprul sku) of the founder of Khyentse lineage of Tibetan Buddhism - zeer scherp voor sectarische, op persoonlijk voordeel beluste, bewegingen en prijst hij de non-sectarische houding van zijn main guru Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche de hemel in :
In Tibet there are four major schools of Buddhism and each school fiercely preserves and promotes its own traditions. Within each school there are many individual lineages, who have been far more committed to their own interests than to the interests of Buddhism as a whole. This is how sectarian attitudes grow and become strong. As a result, I don't think it is an axaggeration to say that Tibetans have virtually forgotten about Shakyamuni and his teachings !
Followers of this non-sectarian school sought to identify and make use of the best methods from the various long-competing and isolated schools of Tibetan Buddhism. The great Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo and Jamgon Kongtrül Lodro Thaye, who where the visionaries of NON-SECTARIANISM, saw the weaknesss. Khyentse Rinpoche was, in my opinion, the sole authentic holder of the Ri-mé tradition ! Slechts onder grote druk aanvaardde hij de positie van Head of the NYINGMA Lineage after Dudjon Rinpoche passed away.
He wasn't like a blade of grass growing on a mountain's peak, bending in whichever direction the wind was blowing.
At the age of 49 Khyentse Rinpoche left Tibet for Bhutan
shortly after the Sixteenth Karmapa (also born in Denkok) did
and Khyentse Chökyi Lodro passed away in Sikkim.
Shechen Monastery, one the six main Nyingma monasteries of Tibet, was destroyed in the late 1950’s. In exile, Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche transplanted the rich tradition of the original Shechen Monastery to a new home — a magnificent monastery near the great Stupa of Bodhnath, Nepal. It was his wish that this monastery would maintain the philosophical, contemplative, and artistic traditions of the mother monastery.
In 1980, Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche began building Shechen Tennyi Dargyeling Monastery in the Kathmandu Valley.
Shechen is dedicated to the flourishing of Tibetan Buddhist spiritual and cultural activities, and to fulfilling the vision and projects of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.
The present abbot of Shechen Monastery is the seventh Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche, the grandson and spiritual heir of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.
Among the eight principal deities of the Kagyé mandala, there are five wisdom deities who represent the enlightened body (Tib. ku), speech (Tib. sung), mind (Tib. tuk), qualities (Tib. yönten) and activity (Tib. trinlé) of all the buddhas and three semi-worldly or worldly deities.
In 1971, Kesang Choden Wangchuck, the queen of Jigme Dorji Wangchuck built a Guru Temple next to the old Jowo Temple which was consecrated by Dilgo Khyentse. Ever since then the annual rites of great accomplishment for the deities Vajrasattva, Palchen Heruka, and Vajrakilaya have been held in this temple for the well being of the country .
P.S. : When consecrated and bound for usage, the kīla are a nirmanakaya manifestation of Vajrakīlaya.