Generally speaking, as a wisdom being embodying enlightened energies, Dorje Shugden is perfectly poised to confer all of the benefits of an enlightened mind to those who rely upon him. One of this wisdom being’s primary functions is to offer protection to spiritual seekers. He is especially effective in protecting against negative interferences and clearing obstacles, including those caused by negative speech and gossip against us.
Dorje Shugden also helps us by opening our mindstreams to universal wisdoms, so that we can develop clarity of mind, panoptic understanding and penetrative insight. Those “aha!” moments we sometimes experience in our lives, when we make a decision with ease and confidence, will come more swiftly and frequently with the assistance of Dorje Shugden.
Ultimately, Dorje Shugden eases the suffering of our mind and helps us to acquire the resources we need to achieve our full spiritual potential. Once we forge a relationship with this guardian and most superior of friends, it is a connection of the spirit and mind we will never experience anywhere else. Such is Dorje Shugden’s promise to us.
Regardless of the unique challenges and difficulties we each face in our lives, there is no better friend to have by our side than Dorje Shugden, who will come to the aid of all who invoke upon his blessings.
So, do you have a specific problem that you need Dorje Shugden’s help with? Maybe you fall into one of the categories below…
According to countless meditation masters of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, Dorje Shugden is the embodiment of the Wisdom Buddha, Manjushri. They rely upon him and invoke on his blessings to develop wisdom, memory, understanding and clarity of mind so that their meditations, studies and practices will be successful.
Their aim is to develop control of their mind and an ultimate wisdom that is all-encompassing. Students in school therefore, whether in primary, secondary or tertiary education, will definitely experience academic success as a result of relying upon this Wisdom Buddha.
Entrepreneurs will be pleased to note that one of the results of Dorje Shugden’s practice is penetrative insight. Consistent reliance on Dorje Shugden will develop in us the wisdom necessary to assess a situation and its variables, so that we can easily come to a positive, gainful decision. Those who are spiritually inclined will also come to realise that Dorje Shugden provides all the conducive conditions (materially and spiritually) necessary for us to excel in our spiritual development.
Dorje Shugden is also known for his ability to bestow wealth on those who put their trust in him, both outer material wealth and inner spiritual wealth. In his ‘increasing’ form, he is able to increase lifespan, material resources, merit, spiritual realisations, and all that is good.
For Public Personalities
It is a sign of our times that bad news travels quickly and no one knows this better than people who live their lives in the public eye.
Those in the spotlight are always subject to public opinion and as the old adage goes, the crowd is fickle. At times, this opinion will be positive and at times, it can be negative. When the negative speech becomes overwhelming, it can have a direct impact on our physical and mental wellbeing.
Speech is a collection of vibrations which are received by our body and interpreted by our mind. These vibrations have a tangible and obvious impact on us – when we hear positive speech, our spirits are buoyed and we experience joy and happiness. When we hear negative speech, our energies go down and we feel deflated. Thus on a vibrational level, negative speech leads to negative vibrations which can be directed our way. When such vibrations reverberate through our body, they can cause pain, sickness and poor health.
On a platonic level, negative speech leaves imprints and molds people’s attitudes and views of us, making it difficult for us to accomplish our works with them. Dorje Shugden puts a stop to this. His practice neutralises the effects of negative speech and its energies, safeguards our physical and mental wellbeing and helps us achieve our goals.
One of Dorje Shugden’s four cardinal forms emanates specifically to heal. Indeed, some of his practices are for healing and long life. They purify our bodies and minds with various meditations based on light, eradicating the causes for us to experience disease, sickness and pain. Thus when we attune ourselves to the energies of Dorje Shugden, we can tap into this energy and become a conduit for healing all who come into contact with us.
Those Afflicted by Black Magic
Many cultures around the world have prevalent and powerful traditions of black magic. Black magic affects those who have the causes to be affected, whether it is a karmic cause or some kind of connection with the entity being used to create harm.
As an enlightened being however, Dorje Shugden is fully protected from black magic and spirit interferences. He has no karma to experience harm from such entities and, appearing in a wrathful form, can swiftly dispel whatever spirits are sent to harm those under his protection. Thus when we rely on Dorje Shugden, it creates a connection between us and him, so that he may extend this protection upon us.
Those Affected by Depression
Some of the hardest ailments to treat are those of the mind, since they do not manifest obvious physical symptoms. And of all the mental ailments that exist, none are more nefarious, deeply rooted and yet subtle than depression. Depression can affect anyone regardless of social status, class, economic means, culture and background. Worse, depression is on the rise, with increasing numbers of people registering as depressed despite their living circumstances improving.
The mental fatigue associated with depression is all-pervasive, affecting our outlook, attitude and relationship with the world. When we have a friend like Dorje Shugden, he provides us with spiritual support so that we can develop an innate stability and determination to alleviate the depression which holds us back from reaching our full potential.
For Spiritual Seekers
Enlightened beings exist without labels, beyond our manmade and preconceived notions of what they should do, what they should look like and who they will help. Though his origins are rooted in the Buddhist tradition, Dorje Shugden’s help extends beyond Buddhism, to spiritual seekers who are looking to expand their knowledge of the universe, widen the scope of their compassion practice and return to their true inherent nature – one that is full of light, happiness, love and peace.
For Buddhist Practitioners
Ultimately, as an emanation of the Wisdom Buddha Manjushri whose form represents the Lamrim (or stages of the path to Enlightenment), meditating on Dorje Shugden and relying on his practice will create a strong spiritual bond between the practitioner and the blessings of the Buddhas past, present and future.
Dorje Shugden arose specifically to protect Nagarjuna’s Madhaymaka view as elucidated by Lama Tsongkhapa. Thus, practitioners who rely upon him will develop the stability, mental fortitude and perseverance necessary to experience great success in their study, practice and realisations. With Dorje Shugden’s blessings, we will always exhibit a deep, unquenchable desire to cut the root causes of our suffering now and in all of our future lifetimes.
Dorje Shugden’s origins can be traced through a long line of illustrious incarnations of meditation masters, eminent scholars and prolific teachers who shaped the course of Buddhism and composed innumerable volumes of works that are studied by thousands up until this very day. Among these works are a multitude of prayers which are available for everyone to recite. Reciting them on a daily basis is likened to calling a good friend every day. It is an act of forging a stronger and closer connection with Dorje Shugden so that the pathways for him to come to our aid are always clear and open.
Regardless of our background, purpose or motivation, when we connect with an enlightened being and tap into their energies, we as practitioners can only benefit from such a connection. Dorje Shugden abides in a state of compassion and egoless-ness, with no agenda to benefit himself or to harm anyone. Hence, while friends and sometimes even family may abandon us due to circumstance, Dorje Shugden’s promise to us is unwavering; as a Buddha, he is someone we can fully trust and rely on.
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