The Way to Rely Upon Dorje Shugden

There are two ways to rely upon Dorje Shugden: in thought and in deed. If we recognize that Dorje Shugden is the embodiment of the Three Jewels, if we remember his kindness in protecting and preserving the Buddhadharma, if we recall how he eliminates obstacles and gathers the necessary conditions for Dharma practitioners, and if with deep faith we develop respect for him and hold these special feelings continually, we are relying upon Dorje Shugden in thought.

With deep faith and conviction in Dorje Shugden we can practise his extensive, middling, or condensed sadhana. After completing a close retreat we can engage in peaceful, increasing, controlling, and wrathful actions and gradually achieve the supreme attainments. By engaging in these practices we can protect others by helping them to eliminate their obstacles and develop wisdom, to find the right conditions for practising Dharma, to fulfil their wishes, and to meet with success in their daily lives. Whenever we engage in any of these deeds with faith we are relying upon Dorje Shugden in deed.

There are many commentaries, rituals, and sadhanas in relation to Dorje Shugden which were composed by high Sakya and Gelugpa Lamas. For beings of this present age the late Trijang Dorjechang, who was the embodiment of Buddha Shakyamuni, Heruka, Atisha, and Je Tsongkhapa, wrote his great commentary to Infinite Aeons, the praise to Dorje Shugden composed by Tagpo Kelsang Khädrub Rinpoche. He also wrote many special rituals and yogas for gaining different attainments connected with Dorje Shugden.

Source: Tharpa Publications / Wisdom Buddha Dorje Shugden website, 2008


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3 Responses to “The Way to Rely Upon Dorje Shugden”
  1. Tom says:

    om mani peme hum

  2. Arisa says:

    As in the article it says you can rely on Dorje Shugden in thoughts or in deeds. My views as in thoughts is if you have full faith in the 3 Jewels and believe that Dorje Shugden is a Buddha. And all Buddhas know what is good and what is not good for you. Whatever that may go wrong when you practice Dorje Shugden think that there may be a reason for negative things to happen. As this may be a blessing for you to avoid things to happen to you which may be fatal. Therefore the thought is the result of a blessing. As in deeds we can do Retreats, pujas and Sadhanas which will be the cause for Dorje Shugden to protect ourselves and from other obstacles.

  3. Rinchen says:

    Like what the article has said that we can rely upon Dorje Shugden both in thought and in deed. It shows that Dorje Shugden is definitely an enlightened Dharma protector that is an emanation of Manjushri. Hence, we can take refuge in Dorje Shugden, seeking help from him when we need it. Not only for materialistic help, but also spiritual help. Requesting Dorje Shugden to guide us towards enlightenment.

    Since Dorje Shugden is an enlightened Dharma protector, he would ask nothing in return when he has helped us.

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