The Way to Rely Upon Dorje Shugden

There are two ways to rely upon Dorje Shugden: in thought and in deed. If we recognize that Dorje Shugden is the embodiment of the Three Jewels, if we remember his kindness in protecting and preserving the Buddhadharma, if we recall how he eliminates obstacles and gathers the necessary conditions for Dharma practitioners, and if with deep faith we develop respect for him and hold these special feelings continually, we are relying upon Dorje Shugden in thought.

With deep faith and conviction in Dorje Shugden we can practise his extensive, middling, or condensed sadhana. After completing a close retreat we can engage in peaceful, increasing, controlling, and wrathful actions and gradually achieve the supreme attainments. By engaging in these practices we can protect others by helping them to eliminate their obstacles and develop wisdom, to find the right conditions for practising Dharma, to fulfil their wishes, and to meet with success in their daily lives. Whenever we engage in any of these deeds with faith we are relying upon Dorje Shugden in deed.

There are many commentaries, rituals, and sadhanas in relation to Dorje Shugden which were composed by high Sakya and Gelugpa Lamas. For beings of this present age the late Trijang Dorjechang, who was the embodiment of Buddha Shakyamuni, Heruka, Atisha, and Je Tsongkhapa, wrote his great commentary to Infinite Aeons, the praise to Dorje Shugden composed by Tagpo Kelsang Khädrub Rinpoche. He also wrote many special rituals and yogas for gaining different attainments connected with Dorje Shugden.

Source: Tharpa Publications / Wisdom Buddha Dorje Shugden website, 2008

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  1. om mani peme hum

  2. As in the article it says you can rely on Dorje Shugden in thoughts or in deeds. My views as in thoughts is if you have full faith in the 3 Jewels and believe that Dorje Shugden is a Buddha. And all Buddhas know what is good and what is not good for you. Whatever that may go wrong when you practice Dorje Shugden think that there may be a reason for negative things to happen. As this may be a blessing for you to avoid things to happen to you which may be fatal. Therefore the thought is the result of a blessing. As in deeds we can do Retreats, pujas and Sadhanas which will be the cause for Dorje Shugden to protect ourselves and from other obstacles.

  3. (Speaking in a view of a laymen) who doesn’t want freedom from obstacles, great wisdom and the ability to be happy? Honestly, there is no one in his/her right mind that rejects all of the above. Dorje Shugden have been a great deal of help to me ever since I took practice of him. DS is an ear to listen and a deity that you can really rely on in faith and belief. Karma is something we all have to degenerate ourselves by doing more good deeds and not just simply relying on DS all the time but DS is there to help slowly clear each step of the path for us to reach the road of Enlightenment.

  4. As the above article it says to rely on Dorje Shugden, have strong faith in Him and the Three Jewels, the practitioners will gain inner and outer wealth. When upon death Dorje Shugden will also be there to guide us and bring us to take a swift and good rebirth. And finally to reach the path of Enlightenment.

    With my passed experience, DS has helped me and my family so much, when we were deeply facing financial difficulties. By committing to His prayers and sadhanas each day. After not long later, we have overcome the situation. And the wonderful news is that our financial status are even better than before.

    For those who are in the same situation with me, may you have full trust in DS and the 3 Jewels, committing to His practice you and your family will be protected by DS. OM BENZA WIKI BITANA SOHA.

  5. Like what the article has said that we can rely upon Dorje Shugden both in thought and in deed. It shows that Dorje Shugden is definitely an enlightened Dharma protector that is an emanation of Manjushri. Hence, we can take refuge in Dorje Shugden, seeking help from him when we need it. Not only for materialistic help, but also spiritual help. Requesting Dorje Shugden to guide us towards enlightenment.

    Since Dorje Shugden is an enlightened Dharma protector, he would ask nothing in return when he has helped us.

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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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