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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 8:49 am 
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Khenpo Tsultrim Gyatso Rinpoche

Accumulating Merit - bSod-nams-bsags-pa


Translated by Ari Goldfield


Before listening to Lord Buddha’s teachings, I want to ask you to give rise to supreme bodhicitta. Supreme bodhicitta is developed and increased by first thinking of one’s father and mother in this life and then extending the gratitude and love one feels for them to all sentient beings, even to one’s enemies. We want to attain the state of complete, perfect, and precious enlightenment for their sake. We know that in order to be able to benefit all sentient beings, we need to listen to, reflect, and meditate upon the genuine Dharma teachings with all the enthusiasm we can muster in our hearts. Please give rise to supreme bodhicitta when you listen attentively.

We think of our parents first because our opportunity to practice the Dharma in this lifetime is due to the immense kindness they have shown us. We think of our enemies, too, because they were the ones who gave us the exceptional possibility to practice patience when they were unkind and hurt us. Furthermore, there is not a single enemy who was not our caring father or mother at one time in the past, so that is why we remember them with gratitude. We think of the nature of the minds of the people we are associated with - our friends, our enemies, and all sentient beings. We know that the nature of the mind of every single sentient being is clear light, the enlightened heart that is the Buddha nature. Since we have the Buddha nature, we can be sure that we will benefit others immensely. Just as the nature of our own mind is clear light, the nature of our parent’s mind is also clear light. Likewise, the nature of mind of all our friends and enemies is clear light. The nature of mind of every single sentient being is clear light.

“Realizing the true nature of reality, Mahamudra,
depends upon accumulating a vast amount of merit.” - Khenpo

More here: http://www.rinpoche.com/teachings/merit.htm

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 11:03 am 
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Interesting thing, this recitation-meditation.

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"There is no such thing as the real mind. Ridding yourself of delusion: that's the real mind."
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"Neither cultivation nor seated meditation — this is the pure Chan of Tathagata."
(Mazu Daoyi, X1321p3b23; tr. Jinhua Jia)

“Don’t rashly seek the true Buddha;
True Buddha can’t be found.
Does marvelous nature and spirit
Need tempering or refinement?
Mind is this mind carefree;
This face, the face at birth."

(Nanyue Mingzan: Enjoying the Way, tr. Jeff Shore; T2076p461b24-26)


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:53 am 
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It is Astus. :smile:


Neither bondage nor liberation have ever been perceived with regard to it. However, like bondage and liberation in dreams, bondage and liberation are merely mind's imputations.” Rinpoche.



The grasping to the images of dream/movie. We need skilfull ideas to recognize ideation.
It is like we write the Dharma words on water surface.
When we grasp to words in the water, then Dharma remains samsara's interesting game.

The Vietnamese teacher said: "For things to reveal themselves to us, we need to be ready to abandon our views about them.”
The Chinese teacher said: "Surrender!"

The water doesn't grasp anything. Illusion by a split must be in order grasping/modelation is possible.

Apologize my needless rambling in between.........oh yes; the importance of practice.
:anjali:

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 3:28 pm 
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Very interesting and inspiring, thanks Muni.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 11:17 am 
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mindyourmind wrote:
Very interesting and inspiring, thanks Muni.


For me as well. Very happy it inspires you as well.

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