The Buddha worked to benefit three kinds of people. Whoever wanted to avoid suffering received the instructions about cause and effect called Theravada or Hinayana in Sanskrit – the “Way of the Elders” or the “Small Way”. Those who wanted to do more for others were given the Mahayana or the “Great Way”, the teachings on wisdom and compassion.
To people who had strong confidence in their own Buddha nature, Buddha taught the Vajrayana or the “Diamond Way.” Here, Buddha appeared as hologram-like forms of energy and light, or directly transmitted his enlightened view of the nature of mind – the Great Seal (Skt. Mahamudra).
In Diamond Way Buddhism we learn to experience the world from a rich and self liberating perspective. Through practice we develop a deep inner richness which leads to an unshakeable understanding in the nature of mind. Finally, every enlightened energy of the mind unfolds.