Yoga of the Imagined Deity
"...the identity of the development stage is the yoga of the imagined deity. The characteristic of this is the visible and empty form of the deity, which is produced from fabrication and labeling and is concurrent with melting bliss.
The basis for these special qualities is the form of the deity, which is conceptualized by thought. The four special qualities are:
- The special quality of the ritual is to have the complet stages of the ritual of development, as taught by the Victorious One in the tantras of Mantra.
- The special quality of its own result is ability and the development of magical powers.
- The special quality of the essence is the aspect of extraordinary melting bliss sealed by emptiness.
- The special quality of function is to have the three aspects of purification, ripening and perfection complete.