There are two types of beings.

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There are two types of beings.

Postby kerby » Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:40 pm

To me in this world there are only two types of beings: my benefactors of love and my benefactors of patience. The majority are my benefactors of love; they are very kind and help me. Some try to cause harm and create obstacles; these are my benefactors of patience. The kindness of each benefactor is equal, and thus my love for them is equal. Maybe my benefactors of patience are even more kind to me, as they allow me to practice the perfection of patience. I am thus very grateful to all those who do not like me and make me tame my anger. At the same time I feel great compassion for their sorrow, but as they allow me to practice patience and my anger and jealousy to gradually diminish, they are my teachers. Thus, in the end, when I attain enlightenment and all my anger and jealousy are no more, it is due to their kindness. For this reason I love them greatly. -- Garchen Rinpoche
In the land encircled by snow mountains
You are the source of all happiness and good;
All powerful Chenrezig, Tenzin Gyatso,
Please remain until samsara ends.
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Re: There are two types of beings.

Postby swampflower » Tue Apr 12, 2011 11:10 pm

These words of Garchen Rinpoche are those of a true Boddhisatva.
Oṃ Tāre Tuttāre Ture Svāhā
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