The Benefits of Dorje Shugden’s Practice

Dorje Shugden is a Dharma Protector who has arisen in this form specifically to safeguard our Dharma practice. Therefore, the very moment we begin our spiritual connection with him through our prayers, offerings and refuge is the moment he begins his work to sustain us on the spiritual path.

However, many of us are new to the Dharma and our immediate concern may not be for our spiritual practice, mind transformation or even Enlightenment; many of us are more concerned about our immediate problems: relationship conflicts, monetary concerns, career dilemmas, bills to pay, mouths to feed and jobs to fulfil.

We must realize that as long as we are alive, such problems will continue to plague us, to a greater or lesser extent. We therefore need assistance that is fast, efficacious and something we can place our full trust in.

This is where Dorje Shugden comes in, as he is the most supreme among all the Dharma Protectors. Dorje Shugden holds a vajra hook in the crook of his left arm which reflects his powerful ability to attract all desired material and spiritual resources for our worldly and spiritual life.

Also, with his enlightened nature, which is the same as Manjushri’s, the Buddha of Wisdom, he will skilfully alleviate our problems so we can focus more on our spiritual practice. Many people develop faith quickly in Dorje Shugden because they receive very clear signs that he has alleviated their problems. Often, practitioners enter the Dharma in this way when their immediate prayers are answered swiftly.

Dorje Shugden’s strength and ability are boundless. Devotees of Dorje Shugden will be able to share with you numerous examples of how he has rescued them from dire circumstances, in ways that other Protectors are unable to do at this time.

Dorje Shugden is able to come to our assistance much quicker because he is in the form of a worldly god although his mind is that of a fully enlightened Buddha – Manjushri. This worldly form is symbolised by the boots that he wears, which represents a very close, strong karmic affinity that he has with us.

When Dorje Shugden first arose as a Dharma Protector, the Great Fifth Dalai Lama tried to destroy him with some of the deadliest fire rituals. However, due to his indestructible, fully enlightened nature, Dorje Shugden was not destroyed in any of the rites and survived all of the attempts. Actually, the Dalai Lama did this to reveal Dorje Shugden’s real nature and the enlightened level of his power, attainments and efficacy.

It was with these enlightened qualities that Dorje Shugden was able to guide the current incarnation of the Dalai Lama safely out of Tibet during the Chinese invasion. Dorje Shugden is now also the main force behind the phenomenal growth of the world’s largest Tibetan Buddhist organizations and continues to perform countless other modern-day miracles.

If we place our trust in Dorje Shugden, we should have full faith that he will know what is best for us. He will bestow what is ultimately most beneficial for our spiritual practice and overall well-being. Therefore, we may not get exactly what we pray for or we may receive something else that we didn’t ask for.

When we find ourselves in such a situation, we should be grateful that Dorje Shugden has given us this opportunity to push our spiritual practice to another level and trust that what he has given us is for our highest benefit in the long term. There is no need to question Dorje Shugden’s better judgment and lose focus of the bigger picture.

Also, Dorje Shugden has 32 deities in his mandala that are each emanations of himself. Each of these deities bestows a type of blessing on practitioners and assists the principal deity to perform different beneficial actions:

Duldzin Dorje Shugden

The principal deity who leads us on the right path and alleviates all outer and inner obstacles.

Vairochana Shugden

The ‘purification’ emanation of Dorje Shugden. He is very efficacious in helping us to heal from life-threatening or incapacitating diseases.

Ratna Shugden

The ‘increase’ emanation of Dorje Shugden. He increases our merit and material resources or leads us to those who can bring us abundant resources.

Padma Shugden

The ‘control’ emanation of Dorje Shugden. He helps us to control our own difficult mind or situations and other people/beings who are difficult to tame.

Karma Shugden

The ‘wrathful’ emanation of Dorje Shugden. He helps to overcome extremely dangerous and negative situations.

The Eight Guiding Monks

They empower us to hold our spiritual vows and commitments.

The Nine Mothers

They assist Tantric practitioners with the higher meditations.

The Ten Deities

They help to alleviate all outer and inner obstacles, like broken samaya, which will take us away from our spiritual path.

Finally, because Dorje Shugden is an emanation of Manjushri, propitiating him will also bless you with excellent memory, a sharp mind, creativity and empowering speech that is clear and precise in its meaning.

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  1. Is Dorji Shugden Buddhist way of practicing religion?

  2. My family literally bumped into Dorje Shugden by accident. In fact, we had no idea who he was until I started reading about him here, at DS.com. So, I begin with a big thank you for shedding light on my understanding on this great Protector and his practice.

    On hindsight, I realize how protected we have been in the last couple of decades because we placed DS on our family altar and offered him water or tea daily.

    One member of my family met with a serious accident where her vehicle skidded and flew across a large ditch. The miracle is: there was not a single scratch on the car or her. After the toll truck retrieved her vehicle and put it back on the road, she recollected that she felt as if the car was being “held” so prevent a hard landing on the ground. The family gave thanks to Dorje Shugden.

    Personally, many of my wishes for the family business was fulfilled to free my mind to practice without worries.

    I am most grateful to this great protector and pray for the ban to be lifted very soon so that more people can enter his protection and receive the blessing of pure Dharma.

  3. I have been practicing Dorje Shugden practices since young. Personally I feel that it is very beneficial. I have never have doubts if Dorje Shugden is an enlightened being or not. Through the swift actions and constant help from this protector it already shows that he is an enlightened protector.

    I am very fortunate to have met this protector in my life. Thank you DS.com for explaining who he is to the rest of us online. Allowing us to understand who this great protector truly is.

  4. I rejoice for this practice being so well explained with everyone. Dorje Shugden and his 4 emanations, as well as the 8 guidings monks, the 9 mothers and the 10 assistants, are ready to help us on our path towards enlightenment. We have created many different obstacles and karma and we need Dorje Shugden’s help very much. The path towards Buddhahood is very beneficial and can help countless beings in this way, this is why we have to overcome so many obstacles. Usually, it is easy to do something bad, but to do something virtuous is much more difficult but it will lead us the right way. See how to do Dorje Shugden’s practice here: http://www.dorjeshugden.com/prayers/daily-prayers/short-sadhana-of-dorje-shugden/

  5. This is the perfect timing! I have been searching for protection for my family for over 20 yrs. I am convinced that this is my rescuer. I am as if of this morning thanking God for this Protector of my lighten soul! DORGE SHUGDEN.

    Love Maria L. Curiel

  6. great Dorje Shugden

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.…Instead of turning away people who practise Dorje Shugden, we should be kind to them. Give them logic and wisdom without fear, then in time they give up the ‘wrong’ practice. Actually Shugden practitioners are not doing anything wrong. But hypothetically, if they are, wouldn’t it be more Buddhistic to be accepting? So those who have views against Dorje Shugden should contemplate this. Those practicing Dorje Shugden should forbear with extreme patience, fortitude and keep your commitments. The time will come as predicted that Dorje Shugden’s practice and it’s terrific quick benefits will be embraced by the world and it will be a practice of many beings.

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