Do I actually receive the empowerment online? ~ Garchen Rinpoche

Question: Do I actually receive the empowerment online?

The touching of the vase to the crown of the head is the outer empowerment. The inner empowerment is to visualize yourself as the deity. The real empowerment is to realize the nature of your mind.

When you cultivate bodhicitta, that is the real deity, and when you do this, that is when you actually receive the empowerment over the internet.

If you live near the temple and think, ‘Oh, I don’t need to go to the temple; I can just receive the empowerment over the internet,’ that is not the right motivation. If you have the opportunity to come to the temple, then you should come.

If you don’t live nearby and cannot come, but with all your heart would like to, that is the right motivation for receiving the empowerment over the internet.

May all be auspicious!


Garchen Rinpoche


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