Buddhist Tantra uses skull's separation from consciousness to signify selflessness of Blank Essence. Therefore, in Tantra there is the Five-Buddha crown consisting of five skulls that represents both the Five Buddhas and the Five Wisdoms of Buddhas.
Recently it occurred to me that, if crystal skull is adopted as such representative, then its transparency would signify more the lack of characteristics in Blank Essence. Furthermore, if a straight vertical tube is opened at its center to signify that the Central Channel had been opened, then it would match further the fruitful realization of Tantric practices.
I revealed my ideas to some disciples, and soon afterwards responses came in. In Taipei some small size crystal skulls had been found to make a five-pendant necklace and a ring. In Beijing a bracelet consisting of such skulls had been ordered. And in Chengdu a disciple not only rejoiced in the significant and Dharma-befitting ideas but also aspired to make a donation toward the offering.
As soon as such superior Dharma conditions had gathered, this early morning in a dream auspicious inspiration attained:
Then later in the dream I learned of the causal conditions that would bring about the exhibition of sariras of Gampopa and those of another patriarch (this signified the continuation and propagation of Dharma practitioners), and then uncover many precious items from red earth (this signified the discovery of many Nyingmapa Termas). After I woke up I could not remember the details; however, there is no doubt that all these were auspicious omens. I carefully recorded here all above superior Dharma events and inspirations to share with all beings, and may all share the Dharma benefits!
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