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To not become happy because of praise, To not become unhappy because of blame, To support one's own good virtues, This is the character of the supreme being.
If the intention is good, the levels and paths are good. If the intention is bad, the levels and paths are bad, Since everything depends on intentions it is important that we make them positive.
Do not do anything harmful to one another, do only what is good. Discipline your own mind to subdue negative emotions.
Do no evil whatsoever, practice virtue perfectly, tame your mind completely. This is the teaching of the Buddhist doctrine.
The second Buddha and incomparable Lotus-born master who we remember and honour on this tenth day of each month. To begin, I’ve chosen a profound teaching on refuge that Guru Rinpoche gave in answer to a request by the dakini … Continue reading
What to Adopt and Abandon for the Monastic Sangha and the Order of Vidyadharas.
by Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche.
Om svasti prajnabhya! Incomparable guide of this fortunate aeon, king of the Shakyas, Embodiment of all the buddhas, the lake-born Lord of Oddiyana, King and subjects, and all the vidyadharas of the kama and terma lineages—To you, this perfect field for gathering merit and wisdom, respectfully I bow! Two communities of sutra and mantra practitioners, shaven-headed monks and long-haired yogins, With the view of the Middle Way and the conduct of the vinaya, And the ultimate union of the
generation and completion stages, the Great Perfection— Continue reading
I bow to the sublime embodiment of wisdom Buddha. My sincere wish to repay your kindness. However small a flower is, it is still an offering to Buddha. Even small a gift may be, it is still a token of gratitude. Every day of my life, my good heart is always the best church. There is no need to go to church every Sunday.
Having bad intentions, selfishness, being arrogant and being angry is like being drunk every day. When you are drunk all the time, you make many mistakes. In the same way, having these negative intentions you will never be successful because you also make many mistakes, just like you are drunk all the time.
Buddhist teachings teach loving kindness but if people are being negative and superficial the Buddhist teaching always directly or indirectly is subdued. because Buddha is a great Doctor, and his teaching, (Dharma,) is great medicine. Continue reading
No sutra, tantra, or sastra speaks of any being ever attaining perfect Buddhahood without having followed a spiritual teacher. We can see for ourselves that nobody has ever developed the accomplishments belonging to the stages and paths by means of … Continue reading
Everything is circumstantial and depends entirely on one’s aspiration.
The right attitude combines the vast attitude of the bodhicitta, the mind of enlightenment, and the vast skills in means of the Secret Mantrayana attitude.
THE VAST ATTITUDE OF THE BODHICITTA
There is not a single being in samsara, this immense of ocean of suffering, who in the course of time without beginning has never been our father or mother. When they were our parents, these beings’ only thought was to raise us with the greatest possible kindness, protecting us with great love and giving us the very best of their own food and clothing. Continue reading
A Prayer To Recognize my Own Faults and Keep in Mind the Objects of Refuge,
by kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche. I pay homage to the guru. Shakyamuni, Victorious One. Supreme guide of the realm for this fortunate aeon, Sons of the Victorious one, assembly of noble Bodhisattvas who tame sentient beings,
Lord guru, matchless savior of beings in the dark age, the three Roots and oath-bound Dharma guardians, again and again, I ask from my heart, recalling you with longing and one-pointed mind, Please turn your attention toward me. Continue reading
BUDDHIST TERMINOLOGY: THE BARBARIAN
In terms of secular western thinking, the word “barbarian” often conjures images of a cruel, brutish, merciless savage who, armed with a club or other means of violence, is intent on wreaking havoc. At the least, the word is associated with a person who may be from an undeveloped, uneducated area or country and regarded as lowbrow, crude, and vulgar.
However, in the Buddhist lexicon, the meaning of “barbarian” signifies something quite different. Rather than a person with sights set upon inflicting mayhem, the Buddhist term is more akin to what westerners think of as a “heathen”, hedonist or non-believer. It refers to “jungle mentality”, one who has the body of a human but the limited view of a jungle animal. Continue reading
Published for the first time, this commentary by one of the great Tibetan masters of the 20th century, Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche will
appear in The Collected Works of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche (Shambhala, 2010)
The following teaching is an explanation of the way to examine the mind according to a text written by Lama Mipham, called “The Wheel of Investigation and Meditation That Thoroughly Purifies Mental Activity.” Why is this teaching called the “wheel of investigation”? Because just as a wheel revolves all the time, we need to constantly investigate the true nature of things.
This constant investigation will eliminate deluded thoughts and lead to an understanding of the true nature of the mind.
How do we investigate the nature of mind and the root of samsaric delusion? The very root of delusion is the thought of “I,” the habit of clinging to the notion of a “self.” This notion is simply due to a failure to investigate. There is no such thing as a truly existing,
autonomous self. We fabricated this concept in the same way that we make up all our other thoughts. Then, after constructing this self over and over again, we get so used to our invention that it seems to really exist as a distinct entity. Continue reading
H.H Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche displaying the vitarka mudrā, Teaching, Giving Instruction, Reason, Preaching, Transmission of the Dharma mudra, after a visit to the Sakya Dharma Center, 1976, SeaTac Airport, Seattle, Washington, USA
Three Short Teachings By Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche: Thoughts and the Mind
Like waves, all the activities of this life have rolled endlessly on, one after the other, yet they have left us feeling empty-handed. Myriads of thoughts have run through our mind, each one giving birth to many more, but what they have done is to increase our confusion and dissatisfaction. Continue reading
Without reliance on each of the three vehicles,the vows of individual liberation, of the Bodhisattvas, and of the Mantras-to cut that old tree of the three poison shat stands in the middle of the plain of samsara,How could there be … Continue reading