Apr 06

Kalu Rinpoche | Wang Lung Tri (Part 2)

So therefore in the Vajrayana tradition, we have these 3 principles: དབང wang, ལུང lung, ཁྲིད tri.

So “wang” means “empowerment”. “lung” means “transmission”. “tri” means “explanation”, “guideline”.

Okay, so now when it comes to “wang”, “lung”, “tri”, it depends on the different “level” of individual. Now when I say “level”, it doesn’t mean that somehow you hit the jackpot and then somehow you’re a special student, it doesn’t mean like that. Basically different “level” means capacity. No individual is permanently a terrible practitioner. We are bound to change, we are bound to improve over time, with our aspiration, with our commitment and with our dedication.

So therefore it is important not to tell yourself that “Oh, I am a terrible practitioner, I have a lack of commitment, of samaya, lack of the Bodhisattva’s vows”. You should not complain to yourself too much.

Be aware of your own weakness, being aware of your own mistakes. There is a big difference from “making yourself feel guilty”. So “making yourself feel guilty” doesn’t solve your spiritual challenges or the matter.

The most important is that you have to thrive from the realization. If you don’t thrive or make a progress from your realization, just having a guilt trip in your own mind is not really beneficial at all under, any sort of circumstances, regardless of the different religion or spiritual faiths and so on.


Kyabje Kalu Rinpoche
Oral Transmission: Cleansing Practice of AH (Thangdong Gyalpo’s Instruction)
ZOOM January 27, 2024 (4′ 00”)
Shangpa Kagyu UK

To be continued …