Guru Yoga of Yuthok
According to Yuthok's teaching, Guru Yoga is the absolute key point to eliminates all disturbing emotions and discovering our inner most transcendental wisdom (or, pure pristine awareness).
In Yuthok Nyingthig there are two main types of gurus: Appearance Symbol Guru and True Self Mind Guru.
There are Four Appearance Symbol Gurus:
• Root Guru, who shows you that your true mind is the Buddha
• Lineage Guru, coming from the Vajra Dhara to your guru
• Text Guru, also known as Non Angry Black Guru, which are any texts or books about true teachings of Bhuddha and enlightened ones.
• Self-Natured Guru, e.g. the five subjects of our five sense organs are gurus (Check the true nature of any form or color we can see. It is perfectly in the state of union of appearance and emptiness, a simple way we can see that life is a perfect guru and everything is a lesson. Even a dream can teach us so much; it can show us how much we are lost in our own illusion.)
The True Self Mind Guru:
At the foundational level, everything is creation and projection of mind itself. Once we realize the ultimate nature of mind, then dualistic emotions will be self liberated and the absolute realization comes within mind itself, which the inner guru realizes is self nature.
The Guru Yoga practice can remove all types of obstacles, and through extraordinary blessing there is hope to achieve instant realization.
The Four forms of Guru Yoga with Yuthok གཡུ་ཐོག་པའི་བླ་སྒྲུབ་རྣམ་བཞི།
a) Outer Guru Yoga གཡུ་ཐོག་བླ་མ་ཕྱི་སྒྲུབ། -
This focuses on Yuthok with the Four Medicine Dakinis and the Mantra of the entire Yuthok mandala - a seven day practice.
b) Inner Guru Yoga གཡུ་ཐོག་བླ་མ་ནང་སྒྲུབ། -
This focuses on Yuthok in the form of Medicine Buddha and includes the practice of the Five Buddhas, includes activating or opening of our five chakras - seven day practice.
c) Secret Guru Yoga གཡུ་ཐོག་བླ་མ་གསང་སྒྲུབ། -
This practice focuses on three roots as guru yoga - seven or more day practice.
d) Union Guru Yoga གཡུ་ཐོག་བླ་མ་དྲིལ་སྒྲུབ། -
A daily life practice of Yuthok Guru Yoga with a short mantra.
see also: Guruyoga