Hung is of primary importance as the root of the practice of Dorje Tsig dün. In the Lama’i Naljor of Ma-gÇig Labdrön a blue hung is visualised at her heart centre. We then receive rays of blue light and the hung appears at our heart centre, unifying our experience of ourselves as manifest beings with the apparitional manifestation of Ma-gÇig Labdrön.
Hung is the symbol of the sphere of realised manifestation – Nirmanakaya, trülku (sPruls sKu). It is the world of tangible appearances into which we are born as beginninglessly enlightened beings. Hung is the soporific, seductive, or searing scenario which can be transformed at any moment into the peaceful, joyous, or wrathful dance of the khandros and pawos.
As the powerful symbol of active compassion, Hung communicates with consummate versatility to those with whom we have no evident connection, and addresses those who are emotionally & conceptually estranged, and who have cut themselves off from our ability to offer our friendship and help. Hung speaks with the hot blood of kindness, in the language of uncompromising warmth, to those who would consider themselves to be our enemies.