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A Liberation Upon Hearing, Part 13: Dedicating Merit for Others


In this video, Phakchok Rinpoche answers a student’s question about how our own practice can benefit any being in the bardo. Rinpoche reminds us that belief or disbelief in Vajrayana or even Buddhist practices from the deceased being’s side is not required. Listening to A Liberation Upon Hearing can aid a being to attain whatever rebirth they are most connected to.

Rinpoche says that the Vajrayana teachings emphasize our inherent, natural dignity. We can be sure of the benefit that our practice brings to beings because the nature of the mind is primordially pure. Ultimately, we have the same nature as the lama or the guru. When we have certainty in that fact our compassion and meditation will effortlessly benefit beings.

This video is part of Rinpoche’s teachings held during Kyabje Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche‘s 2022 Fall Seminar at Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery, where Phakchok Rinpoche taught upon The Bardo Thödol, A Liberation Upon Hearing.




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