Disciples of the Four Groups were finally bestowed the Aryacalanatha Deity homa ceremony conducted personally by Grand Master on 11/29/2009 with the empowerment of the same, after an eagerly anticipatory wait. Once the word was out about the homa ceremonial assembly, afar came Acharya Masters, Dharma Professors, Dharma Instructors and fellow devotees from U.S.A., Canada and other areas of the world to uphold the venue. The warm enthusiastic spirit of the fellow devotees to uphold has virtually dispelled the wintery coldness.
At 3:00 p.m. in the afternoon, the King of Dharma, the Living Buddha Lian-Sheng was ushered into the Homa Ceremonial Hall by a procession of Acharya Masters. After having overseen and blessed all the offerings and paid homage to the Mandala Shrine, Grand Master immediately seated Himself in the homa throne. On earnest supplication and incantation to the principal deity by Grand Master and all pious attendees, the venue was saturated with spiritual energy while the flame in the homa cauldron blazed on; this enabled all participating attendees to interfuse with the flaming radiance of Namo Aryacalanatha Deity.
After the homa ceremony finished, Grand Master pointed out in His Dharma exposition that Aryacalanatha Deity is the decretal-chakra enamation (教令輪變化身) of Tathagata Buddha. As soon as Grand Master mounted the homa throne, the spiritual interfusion with the principal deity commenced immediately; the Dharma spiritual currents saturated the whole body while being exposed to the field energy emitted by Aryacalanatha Deity. The field energy is analogous to magnetic force generated by a strong magnet which overwhelmingly constrained Grand Master. Grand Master therefore could not perform His routine of hand mudras (gestures) spontaneously. In the mean time, a Adarsa or Great Perfect Mirror was seen in the space, within which were eight Padmakumara Deities performing mudras of purification, enchancement, enthrallment and subjugation; the homa ceremony was essentially ministered by Namo Ayracalanatha Deity and Eight Padmakumara Deities granting all wishes of the Four Groups of disciples!
Next, the King of Dharma continued on with His discourse on the book ``Emptiness within Great Bliss`` per Shri Hevajra, Chapter 9. Grand Master pointed out, although the sadhana of the tantric dharma is simple, its significance is profound. Before entering the Mandala Shrine, one must brush the teeth and cleanse one`s own body, mouth and mind. If one neglected the chores of brushing the teeth, washing the face and body and enter the Mandala Shrine casually, one would have committed the karma negligence. The practitioner should have cleanse oneself physically along with appropriate mantras.
The King of Dharma, Grand Master taught the disciples of the Four Groups the oral key abstracts in invoking a deity at issue: the practitioner has to visualize the Lineage Root Guru presiding atop one`s head; a Vajra anchor that hooks on the practitioner`s head which connects to the Lineage Root Guru above; next, visualize Hevajra Deity presiding over in space and extends an anchor to the Mandala Shrine through the practitioner`s heart and navel chakra. The kin entities of Hevajra Deity reside at the navel chakra and emerge afterwards at the peripheral area of the navel (please consult the book for more details). Grand Master encouraged the disciples of the Four Groups to practice according to the prescribed sadhana or method; one has to practice single-mindedly so as to feel the downflow of the Dharma current till the principal deity descends upon you in spiritual union. This spiritual union is empowerment in unification. As long as one practices assidiously, he or she shall benefit from it. Practice daily, take refuge daily and receive empowerment daily.
The disciples of the Four Groups were awakened suddenly to the significance of oral key abstracts; one must practice single-mindedly to achieve attainment and shall gratefully retribute Grand Master by honoring the Guru, treasuring the Dharma and practicing diligently.