TIBETAN, LION'S ROAR, HOP-GAR, LAMA KUNG-FU
Precepts of the Lion's Roar!
Padmasambhava:Guru Senge Dradog "The Guru With A Lion's Roar!"
The Precepts of The Tibetan Lion's Roar! Art:
Simhanada Vajramukti Sangha
(Senge- Ngwa Dorje-Lag Pa Gen- Dun)
The Four Noble Truths:
All existence is filled with suffering
The cause of suffering is desire
Liberation from suffering is possible
The noble eight-fold path is the route to liberation
The Eightfold Path:
Taking First Refuge in The Three Jewels:
Buddha, Dharma and Sangha
Firstly; "To take refuge in the Buddha, Dhamma and Sangha and to see with real understanding the Four Noble Truths, ~ Suffering, the Cause of Suffering, the Transcending of Suffering and the Noble Eightfold Path that leads to the transcending of suffering, This indeed is a safe refuge, it is the refuge supreme. It is the refuge whereby one is freed from all suffering."
To take refuge, is best done with the guidance of a Buddhist Monk, or a Sangha Martial arts Teacher. However, if such a person is not available, it is possible to 'Become A Buddhist' by Taking Refuge before an image of the Buddha. Place this image, which may be a statue, a picture or even a computer graphic such that when you kneel before it, it is at the level of your head or higher. Kneel before the image and put your palms together at your chest. Compose yourself, calm your mind and bow three times to the image such that your palms and forehead touches the floor. Then recite the following formula (Given in English and Pali, which is the ancient language of the scriptural texts). You may wish to use the Pali but English or your own native language is also appropriate:
Pali Followed by
The Five Buddhist Lay Precepts: These Follow The 'Taking Refuge';
Again, the Five Precepts are taken by reciting in Pali (or English or your chosen Language) while in the kneeling position.
Buddhist scriptures, and those of the Lion's Roar! Lama Martial Art, and those further written parts of the Transmission of the Art as directed by the Teacher, including THIS WEBSITE
The Bodhisattva Vow:
"May I attain Buddhahood for the benefit of all sentient beings.
All beings, without number, I vow to
Endless blind passions I vow to uproot
Dharma gates beyond measure I vow to penetrate
The way of the Buddha I vow to attain"
To The Sangha
Entry To the Simhanada Vajramukti Bija Mandala
To enter the Sangha is to enter the Lion's Roar Seed Mandala
Commitment to the Teacher:
Students and disciples are committed to the teacher- the source of transmission for the art and to his example of personal and spiritual development. The teacher is committed reciprocally to his students and disciples, to teach the art, and to live an exemplary life: Om Ah Hum Vajra Guru Siddhi Hum.
Commitment to the Art:
Students, disciples and masters alike, are committed to the right study, practice and dissemination of the art and its precepts.
The SimhandaVajramushti Sangha practices in the unity of physical body, higher mind, and transcendent spirit, as one, immanent in the person of the martial artist. The transformation of instinct into spirit made manifest in physical form. External, internal and transcendent. There is no duality, simply the Lion's Roar! of the Buddha's Dharma with the goal of realization of Buddha Nature: Om Mane Padme Hum.
Commitment to the Sangha:
Students, disciples and masters, are in commitment to the brotherhood and community of the Sangha (Gen-Dun) to the lineage from Tibet and thru China, and, to those generations in posterity yet to enter the Sangha: Om Ah Hum Vajra Simhanada Sangha Hum
The Secret initiations and transmissions of the Simhanada Sangha, Lion's Roar! Martial Art: The First Step is initiation into the Simhanada Vajramukti Bija Mandala:
Student or Disciple?:
Just as a Guru requires certain qualifications, so should a disciple fulfill some criteria. A proper disciple should consider him/herself as a patient, the teacher as a doctor, the Dharma as medicine and one should take the medicine: practice the Lion's Roar Lama Martial Art!
As His Holiness the Dalai Lama says: "There is no substitute for hard work"
A proper student/disciple should avoid the so-called 3 faulty attitudes:
- being like an upside down vessel: refusing to learn and scepticalA proper student/disciple should fulfill the 3 requisites:
- being like a leaking vessel: forgetting everything and showing no interest
- being like a polluted vessel: being very prejudiced and believing to know everything better than the teacher
- lack of prejudice, being open-minded
- intelligence and a critical mind: not blindly following orders
- aspiration: wanting to practice and experience results (not just theoretical study but empiricism, and gnosis)
Entry to this Lion's Roar! Martial Art, and Sangha, in any capacity, is to enter the Simhanada Vajramushti Mandala.
There are many paths that lead to entry. Each progression towards the Center is thru initiation
Om Simhanada Vajramukti Hum
To become a Student (Exoteric Martial Arts) member of the Sangha, there is no absolute requirement to 'Take Refuge', although some students will make this immediate commitment. As a Student member, and, if a decision is made to Take Refuge, then only the first three of the Jewels need be committed to: Buddha, Dharma and Sangha.
Therefore, Student members of the Sangha may be entered by a Teacher according to their discretion even if they have not yet Taken Refuge in the First Three Jewels: Om Ah Hum Vajra Guru Siddhi Hum.
Taking Refuge In The Tantric Jewels:
To become a Disciple (Esoteric Martial Arts) member of the Sangha, the Refuge should be re-taken, and this time it is usual to add the further Tantric Jewel; the Guru (Teacher). According to initiation stage, Disciples may Take Refuge additionally in the Lineage and Yiddam Deities, and in the Dharma Protectors. Disciples are inducted as appropriate to their level of achievement and progression: Om Ah Hum Vajra Simhanada Sangha Hum.
However, if the teacher accepts a Disciple who for their own reasons of conscience or other religious belief cannot take Refuge in either the Three Buddhist or later, the Three Tantric Jewels, then this too is at the discretion of the Teacher: Om Ah Hum Vajra Guru Siddhi Hum.
Teachers know that the journey is individual and that they have the responsibility to see into the heart of the Disciple: Om Mane Padme Hum.
There are many Initiations in the Art. Each Initiation leads deeper into the Simhanada Vajramushti Bija Mandala.
Students and Disciples of the Simhanada Vajramushti Tantric Martial Art follow appropriate paths according to their status Om Mane Padme Hum