Pharping is identified with the sacred site of Yanglesho, where Guru Padmasambhava attained the level of a Mahamudravidyadhara.
Asura cave is the sacred site. Such type of sacred site are the magical places which have the power to heal the body, inspire the mind, develop psychic abilities, awaken your true purpose in life and lead you on the path of enlightenment. After visiting this holy place I felt incredible waves of soothing and energizing energy flowing through my body. It was unexplainable. It felt like diving blessings. The next day I was meditating I felt I had physical and spiritual awakening.
Metaphysicians say that sacred sites are situated on intersections of ley lines that are electromagnetic lines in the earth. In these intersections, you can feel vortices or vortexes of energy. Sedona, Arizona is a famous place for these vortexes.
Martin Gray, an expert, who has visited over 1,000 sacred sites in the past 20 years, categorizes sacred sites into four factors that give them special power; those sites that are influenced by the earth, influenced by celestial bodies, influenced by structures of sacred sites and finally influenced by human intent. Of course one site can be influenced by more than one of these factors at once.
When we go through the book “A Great Treasure of Blessings” the life story of Guru Rinpoche it says:
“Then at Yangleshö, present day Pharping in Nepal, he practised the sadhana of YangdakHeruka with the consort Shakyadevi, daughter of a king of Nepal. Powerful spirits caused a three year drought, with famine and disease, and Padmasambhava asked his teachers in India for a teaching to counter them. Two men returned, laden with the tantras and commentaries of Vajrakilaya, and the moment they arrived, the obstacles were pacified. Guru Rinpoche and Shakyadevi both attained the third vidyadhara level, ‘vidyadhara of the great seal, or mahamudra’. Guru Rinpoche recognized that Yangdak is like a merchant engaging in trade-the achievement can be great, but so can the obstacles, whereas Vajrakilaya is like an armed escort; he is needed to guard against obstacles and overcome them. He then composed sadhanas of Yangdak and Vajrakilaya combined, and bound the guardians of Vajrakilaya to As it says in chapter five, the prayer requested by NanamDorjeDudjom, in ‘The Prayer in Seven Chapters to Padmakara, the Second Buddha’:
“In the rock cave of Yangleshö in Nepal,
You accomplished the practice of Yangdak, ‘Essence of Great Bliss’
Liberating all obstacles and obstructors through Vajrakilaya;
And, in this sacred place you attained the siddhi of mahamudra:
To DorjeTötrengTsal, we pray!
To the Lotus-born Guru of Orgyen, we pray!protect the teachings.”