It may have escaped you, but our friend Vajradhara adhers to the buddhist school of thought. You might be aware that the buddhist tradition is not a theistic tradition, no? In other words, in a theistic religious sense the buddhistic school of thought is silent on the issue of deities, ie gods. If gods are adressed in any fashion, I believe the school of thought holds it that gods are, too, governed by the same principle of karmic fate that all other sentient beings are.
The four things that our esteemed Vaj was refering to are the four thoughts that turn the mind. These are, more or less, mental tools that focuses the mind on the Dharma, meaning (within a buddhistic framework) the plethora of mechanisms that govern our conditioned existence. That's what the "turn the mind" stuff's all about.
In short the four thoughts are (somewhat simplified): appreciating the wonder of the (hard to attain) human existence, remembering the inpermanence of our fleeting existence, focusing the mind on the karmic causality, and lastly, denouncing the samsara (meaning more or less 'random rebirth', void of control). Oversimplified; by utilizing these tools the adherent makes it possible for the being to escape the cycle of uncontrolled rebirth. As stated, these are very crude approximations.
Predictably, Vaj can of course expound on these concepts and rectify any blatant errors and misunderstandings that I -- due to my shallow understanding -- may have regarding these matters.