Meaning of the empowerment is not necessarily drinking nectar or having long life pills. There is an empowerment based on an object, and then there is an empowerment based on non-object empowerment. Simply “Tingdzin tshig-gi wang“, “Tingdzin tshig-gi wang” is meditative empowerment. So both method are similar, maybe one has less object, one has more object.
Like an example, if it’s like a Niguma empowerment, like enlightened dakini, Niguma’s empowerment, or Sukhasiddhi’s empowerment, the long life empowerment of the Sukhasiddhi and Niguma, it has much more objects, like an example, there is “tseril”, the long life pills, the nectar, and then there’s a vase, long life vase, and then there’s the arrow with the five clothes, “dadar” we call it. And then there is a “tsebum” (sacred vase). So, and then there is all these objects.
So then if you look at the Chakrasamvara practice or empowerment, then there’s all the empowerment of all the different objects. Including with all the five deities, all the four deities combined together. So there’s a “Gyu De Lha Nga” (རྒྱུད་སྡེ་ལྷ་ལྔ་ – five tantric deities) empowerment, there’s 108 deities. But in 108 deities, the mainly empowerment is coming from the five deities, and there’s a preliminary empowerment, there’s a primary empowerment, there’s a secret empowerment and there’s an absolute empowerment.
So all these are necessary.
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To be continued…