The six topics that Gampopa explains in detail in The Jewel Ornament of Liberation are encapsulated in the following verse. My Tibetan language teacher at Esukhia strongly encouraged me to memorize it, so I thought I should share it. The primary cause is the Essence of the Well-gone One. As a working basis, the precious […]
By serving your guru, realizations just come. The potential of all realizations is there within your mind. You just need purification to reveal them. The more you purify, the more realizations you receive. Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Practicing Guru Devotion
Songtsen Gampo, an embodiment of Chenrezig, wrote a text called Mani Kabum (One Hundred Thousand Teachings of the Mani). This is one hundred thousand manis, m-a-n-i-s, not one hundred thousands of money, m-o-n-e-y. Recently, in the United States, His Holiness the Dalai Lama was telling the Tibetan people that first people should chant OM MANI […]
Bodhicitta is the moon of the mind. Bodhicitta is the sun of the mind. Bodhicitta is the jewel of the mind. Bodhicitta is the nectar of the mind. སེམས་ཀྱི་ཟླ་བ་བུད་ཆུབ་སེམས། སེམས་ཀྱི་ཉི་མ་བུད་ཆུབ་སེམས། ། སེནས་ཀྱི་ནོར་བུ་བུད་ཆུབ་སེམས། སེམས་ཀྱི་བདུས་རྩི་བུད་ཆུབ་སེམས། ། Khunu Rinpoche Tenzin Gyaltsen. Vast as the Heavens Deep as the Sea. Wisdom Publications. 1999. This is an extraordinary, poetic text about […]
““Uncountable” is actually countable: you can count one thousand, one million, etc. This expression actually refers to 160 (1 to the power of sixty). That is called ”uncountable.” The word “uncountable” is used in a specific way in Buddhist philosophy. We talk about “three countless great eons”—if a countless great eon is really uncountable, why do we talk about there […]
Wherever you have friends that’s your country, and wherever you receive love, that’s your home. ~ His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso. The Book of Joy. 2016.
By rescuing beings who are about to be slaughtered, By benefiting others by giving life in such ways, By turning away from harming any living creature, You will attain a long life. By caring for the seriously ill, By giving them medicine as a healer, By refraining from harming creatures with stones or sticks, You […]