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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 1:20 am 
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Is this the traditional understanding, or a new interpretation?


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 2:11 am 
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Garchen Rinpoche emphasizes love very much. He told me the pure lands arise from love. You have to understand that he's a true yogi. He's vibing how American buddhists are discounting the basics for what they think are the advanced esoterics and he's saying that the advanced esoterics are nothing but love. Try to find a hole in that approach. I dare you. ;)


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 2:54 am 
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It is the mind of a Bodhisattva, only caring about others is bodhicitta. This mind is the essence of all deities. If you practice any deity with this mind, you will be very close to the deity and receive blessings. What we call blessings is actually nothing but love. The mind that is free of selfishness and only cares about others is a bodhisattvas mind, such limitless love is relative bodhicitta. A Buddha has not only perfected relative bodhicitta but also ultimate bodhicitta, i.e. a Buddha mind has fully realized that all duality is delusion and that in fact there are no self and others. There are different levels of bodhisattvas, there are ten stages or bhumis a bodhisattva progresses through on the path. The enlightened mind is beyond all paths, there is no more training, it is complete awakening.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 1:52 am 
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One quote by Garchen Rinpoche deserves another:

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A hundred scholars and a thousand yogis can say all they want to say about the nature of mind. But all can be summed up by this teaching of Jigme Lingpa . The mind should never be separate from loving kindness and compassion Loving kindness and compassion should never be separated from emptiness. And mindful awareness should never be separate from emptiness. These are the key teachings.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 2:10 am 
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futerko wrote:
The whole quote,
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It is the mind of a Bodhisattva, only caring about others is bodhicitta. This mind is the essence of all deities. If you practice any deity with this mind, you will be very close to the deity and receive blessings. What we call blessings is actually nothing but love. The mind that is free of selfishness and only cares about others is a bodhisattvas mind, such limitless love is relative bodhicitta. A Buddha has not only perfected relative bodhicitta but also ultimate bodhicitta, i.e. a Buddha mind has fully realized that all duality is delusion and that in fact there are no self and others. There are different levels of bodhisattvas, there are ten stages or bhumis a bodhisattva progresses through on the path. The enlightened mind is beyond all paths, there is no more training, it is complete awakening.

Thanks! :namaste:

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One quote by Garchen Rinpoche deserves another:

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A hundred scholars and a thousand yogis can say all they want to say about the nature of mind. But all can be summed up by this teaching of Jigme Lingpa . The mind should never be separate from loving kindness and compassion Loving kindness and compassion should never be separated from emptiness. And mindful awareness should never be separate from emptiness. These are the key teachings.


Also thanks! That's a good one, too. :namaste:


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 6:48 pm 
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As Kalu Rinpoche said many times, "compassion is the highest siddhi".

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 10:10 am 
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Yes. Lovely! :smile:

Whatever virtuous actions we do, is for the sake of "others", then mind never strays away from ones own liberation.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:16 am 
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Jinzang wrote:
One quote by Garchen Rinpoche deserves another:

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A hundred scholars and a thousand yogis can say all they want to say about the nature of mind. But all can be summed up by this teaching of Jigme Lingpa . The mind should never be separate from loving kindness and compassion Loving kindness and compassion should never be separated from emptiness. And mindful awareness should never be separate from emptiness. These are the key teachings.


Many thanks for your kind referral, Jinzang. :namaste:

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