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Four purities

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Four purities

In the generation stage of Deity Yoga, the practitioner visualizes the "Four Purities" (Tibetan: yongs su dag pa bzhi; yongs dag bzhi) which define the principal Tantric methodology of Deity Yoga that distinguishes it from the rest of Buddhism:



    Seeing one's body as the body of the deity

    Seeing one's environment as the pure land or mandala of the deity

    Perceiving one's enjoyments as bliss of the deity, free from attachment

    Performing one's actions only for the benefit of others (bodhichitta motivation, altruism)

see also: Buddhist Paths to liberation