Buddhists never believe in destined fate; rather, we believe all phenomena is the product of causes and conditions and subject to change. If everything is destined and changeless, then why do we bother to undertake dharma study and practice? Is it the goal of studying dharma to change fate? Therefore, in order to dismantle these preconceptions and transcend these causes and conditions, we must practice dharma.
The most amazing and outstanding of the Nyingma tradition is terma. Although other traditions have terma as well, and many masters of those tradition are tertons, the source of terma is Guru Rinpoche. Guru Rinpoche’s time was in the Old Translation period, when only Nyingma tradition was existent, thus most of terma texts are in the sphere of the Nyingma tradition.
Without keeping our mindset at bay when dying — only engaging in dharmic activities such as offering and prostrating to the buddhas and bodhisattvas, reading scriptures, etc — one might descend to the three lower realms due to a split second of anger.
The process of coming out of meditative concentration can also be called “getting up from a sitting.” After completing our practice at a sitting, we should not get up immediately but rather look back and reflect on the practice.