The Words of My Perfect Teacher (Revised Edition) (Sacred Literature Series)

By Patrul Rinpoche

A favourite of Tibetans—and of the Dalai Lama himself— The phrases of My excellent instructor is a realistic consultant to the religious practices universal to all Tibetan Buddhist traditions. it's the vintage remark at the initial practices of Longchen Nyingthig, a cycle of teachings of the Nyingmapa institution. Patrul Rinpoche makes his topic available via a wealth of news, quotations, and references to daily life, giving the textual content the entire lifestyles and surroundings of a compelling oral educating.

This moment, revised version (of the e-book initially released via HarperSanFrancisco in 1994) is the results of an in depth and painstaking comparability of the unique Tibetan textual content with the English translation through the Padmakara Translation workforce. the recent version additionally comprises translations of a postface to the textual content written a century in the past for the 1st published Tibetan version by means of the 1st Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche, and a brand new preface through Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.

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This continent of jambudvipa provides a selected power60 to the consequences of activities, in order that what we do early in existence is probably going to have an impact later within the comparable life-or even without delay if performed in sure remarkable situations. so that you could lodge to robbery, fraud or alternative ways of taking what's no longer given within the hopes of having wealthy is to just do the other of what we had meant. The karmic impression will seize us on this planet of the pretas for plenty of kalpas. Even in the direction of the tip of this existence, it is going to start to have an effect on us and may make us an increasing number of impoverished, an increasing number of stricken.

In the future, as he used to be on his strategy to a marriage with a fistful of beans in his hand, he met the Buddha ~antisarar:-a, who used to be traveling to the village. Moved by way of extreme devotion, he threw him his beans. 4 beans fell into the Buddha's begging bowl and others touched his center. The maturation of this act used to be that he was once reborn because the common emperor over the continent of Jam bu. end result of the 4 beans that fell into the bowl, he reigned over the 4 continents for 80 thousand years. due to one of many that touched his center, he grew to become sovereign over the world of the 4 nice Kings for one more 80 thousand years; and thanks to the second one, he shared both with thirty-seven successive Indras their sovereignty over the Heaven of the Thirty-three.

No matter what is kept up is sure to expire. A king could rule the entire international and nonetheless turn out as a vagabond. Many begin their lifestyles surrounded through wealth and finish it ravenous to loss of life, having misplaced every thing. those who had herds of countless numbers of animals 365 days may be lowered to beggary the following through epidemics or heavy snow, and an individual who used to be wealthy and strong in simple terms the day ahead of may possibly all at once locate himself soliciting for alms simply because his enemies have destroyed every thing he owns. that each one this stuff occur is whatever you will see for your self; it truly is most unlikely to hold directly to your wealth and possessions without end.

While you're really not able to rework your motivation, it might be greater to put off the meritorious act until eventually 126 ACTIONS: reason AND impression later. at some point Geshe Ben used to be anticipating a trip from a great number of his benefactors. That morning he prepared the choices on his shrine in entrance of the photographs of the 3 Jewels really well. analyzing his intentions, he discovered that they weren't natural and that he used to be purely attempting to provoke his consumers; so he picked up a handful of dirt and threw all of it over the choices, announcing, "Monk, simply remain the place you're and do not wear airs!

Upon getting met a noble religious pal with all of the needful features, stick to him with none predicament for all times or limb-just because the Bodhisattva Sadaprarudita Bodhisattva Dharmodgata, the nice par:u;lit Naropa the preferrred Tilopa, and Jetsun Mila Marpa of Lhodrak. First, this is the tale of ways Bodhisattva Sadaprarudita turned the disciple of Dharmodgata... Sadaprarudita used to be trying to find the Prajfia• The identify Sadaprarudita ability "Ever Weeping. " Dharmodgata skill "Sublime Dharma.

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