The main focus of the Ocean of Amrita, a hidden teaching of Padmasambhava, is mending and purifying the vows one has taken. Just like it is important to wash our clothes regularly to keep them clean and mend them when they are in need of repair; no matter what level of Buddhist practice you might be involved in, it is also important to regularly mend and purify your commitments. It is practically impossible for ordinary people like ourselves to keep any of the three levels of precepts, the tendency to go against the precepts constantly increases due to strengthening the habit of breaking promises and not sticking to what we have committed ourselves to. Therefore it is absolutely necessary to atone for our failings by regularly doing mending and purification practice. Within the terma here, The Ocean of Amrita (Ngakso Drubchen), has as its’ main purpose mending and purification of one’s commitments. Very kindly Padmasambhava designed this practice with people like us in mind, for just by doing this practice we can totally purify and restore all of our commitments.