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Teacher and their advices, thoughts and wishes


Teacher and their advices, thoughts and wishes

You may possess the power and force of a world ruler, but unless you gain mastery over your mind, when the time of death arrives, you still haven’t attained the power of freedom.

~ Guru Rinpoche

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As we have already seen, reversing the attitude of not wanting to suffer is the whole basis for transforming suffering into our spiritual path. This is because we simply won’t be able to turn suffering into the path as long as anxiety and irritation continue to eat away at our confidence and disturb our mind.

The more we arrive at actually transforming suffering into the path, the more we will enhance and reinforce all our previous practice. This is because our courage and good humour will grow all the more, once we can see from our own experience how suffering causes our spiritual practice and qualities to blossom.

It is said that by training gradually with smaller sufferings, ‘step by step, in easy stages’, then in the end we’ll be able to handle big suffering and difficulties too. We must go about it like this, because it is extremely difficult to have an experience of something which is beyond our level or capacity.

~ Dodrupchen Jigme Tenpe Nyima

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Comment by Luna Arjuna 13 minutes ago

If you can view gold and dirt with equanimity and see them as equal,
That is a sign of having realized the illusory nature of transient things.

~ Nyala Pema Dundul

Comment by Luna Arjuna 17 hours ago

All of the various types of teachings and spiritual paths are related to the different capacities of understanding that different individuals have. There does not exist, from an absolute point of view, any teaching which is more perfect or effective than another. A teaching's value lies solely in the inner awakening which an individual can arrive at through it. If a person benefits from a given teaching, for that person that teaching is the supreme path, because it is suited to his or her nature and capacities.

~ Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche

Comment by Luna Arjuna on Monday

Within emptiness, everything exists in a harmonious state, whether it is good, bad, beautiful, or ugly. Just as all the oceans have the same flavour of salt, everything arises and interacts within emptiness.

~ Shantarakshita

Comment by Luna Arjuna on Monday

All appearances that arise as objects of the five senses, are like reflections of planets and stars in the ocean. Whatever arises, evenly rest without grasping in the expanse.

~ Yangthang Rinpoche

Comment by Luna Arjuna on Sunday

The only place that you can never fall from, is the awakened state.

~ Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

Comment by Luna Arjuna on November 23, 2019 at 12:14am

What do I mean when I say, "Keep your mind on yourself?" Your real Self is your heart, not your human heart, but your spiritual heart. Your heart is God. Keep your mind stayed on God in your heart. If you want to use your imagination to begin with, you can image a sphere of white light in your heart on the right side of your chest, your spiritual heart. And allow all your thoughts to merge into your heart.

Robert Adams

Comment by Luna Arjuna on August 20, 2019 at 5:49pm

We do not have to create emptiness, as it has always been the nature of reality. We just have to get rid of our ignorance that is preventing us from directly experiencing it.

~ Chamtrul Rinpoche

Comment by Carmen Elsa Irarragorri-Wyland on August 1, 2019 at 7:41pm

Indeed, dear Eva, they are very good, this last one, even more so...

Comment by Eva Libre on August 1, 2019 at 4:38pm

Listen up, old bad-karma Patrul,
You dweller-in-distraction.

For ages now you’ve been
Beguiled, entranced, and fooled by appearances.
Are you aware of that? Are you?
Right this very instant, when you’re
Under the spell of mistaken perception
You’ve got to watch out.
Don’t let yourself get carried away by this fake and empty life.

Your mind is spinning around
About carrying out a lot of useless projects:
It’s a waste! Give it up!
Thinking about the hundred plans you want to accomplish,
With never enough time to finish them,
Just weighs down your mind.
You’re completely distracted
By all these projects, which never come to an end,
But keep spreading out more, like ripples in water.
Don’t be a fool: for once, just sit tight.

~ Patrul Rinpoche

Comment by Eva Libre on August 1, 2019 at 4:31pm

Thank you, Carmen, for your all-round attention!


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