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pacifying thoughts and kleshas

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The methods for pacifying thoughts and kleshas can be divided into the techniques of abandonment , transformation and recognition .

The abandoment of the kleshas , which is based on seeing the kleshas as a problem and therefore being motivated to let them go .

 

The second approach is Transformation is the characteristics of the vajrayana .Whenever a klesha arises like pain , problem instead of attempting to abandon it , you visualize yourself as deity manifesting it .Example in dealing with desire , we can visualize ourself as Amitabha.

 

Why does visualize oneself as deity can help us to transform our klesha ?

How does that work technically ?

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Tashi delek,

 

Why does visualize oneself as deity can help us to transform our klesha ?

How does that work technically ?

 

If you see yourself as the deity, you somehow transform yourself into that deity, developping the goodness, the qualities of that deity. How then could you - while you are the deity - think in a normal and disturbed way?

 

Note that to visualize yourself as the deity, you do need to have received an Initiation of the fourth Tantric class.

 

All the best, Gelong T. Shenphen

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I'm sorry, what does "klesha" mean? I didn't find it in the Dharmaling dictionary.

 

FALSE ALARM :wink:

 

found it:

Disturbing emotions. (Skt. klesha, Tib. nyön mong) Also called the "afflictive emotions," these are the emotional afflictions or obscurations (in contrast to intellectual obscurations) that disturb the clarity of perception. These are also translated as "poisons." They include any emotion that disturbs or distorts consciousness. The main kleshas are desire, anger and ignorance.

 

I guess there is nothing more to add :)

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