Dorje Tröllö is the incendiary holder of the Three Terrible Oaths:
Whatever happens; may it happen!
Whichever way it goes; may it go that way!
There is no purpose!
The Three Terrible Oaths are a statement which places
the practitioner in the entirety of his or her own situation. There is no
‘nicer’ spiritual world to which the practitioner can retreat. Whatever
happens; may it happen, means that we do not make attempts at surreptitious
deals with reality in which we delude ourselves that our practice will allow us to
‘live happily ever after’. Whichever way it goes; may it go that
way, means that when we fall from the towering cliff of birth – we do not
pretend that the end result of that fall is not death. There is no purpose,
means that there is no one overriding, overarching, all inclusive –
‘purpose’. God is not working ‘His’ purpose out. There is
no such ‘God’ and
no such ‘purpose’. Reality is simply the dance of emptiness and form and
compassion is the recognition that everything is its own purpose of itself. Each
moment of reality is perfect as it is.
Khandro Déchen says
the following of Dorje Tröllö:
His hair blazes upward in furious
flurries of searing flame. His eyebrows crackle with electrical
storms of sparkling fire, displaying his ability to obliterate every nuance of
dualistic distraction into the immaculacy of pure and total presence. He wears the
wrathful five-skull crown as the sign of his power to transform conflicting emotions
into the spectral wisdoms of chö-ku; and to instantaneously transform degraded
forms of the physical elements into the play of chö-ying.