The Story of Padmasambhava.

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The Story of Padmasambhava.

Postby muni » Sun Jun 13, 2010 10:18 am

Although that is the definitive biography of Guru Padmasambhava, the historical figure Guru Padmasambhava’s life-story as known to the common disciples is as follows. When the time for Guru Rinpoche to liberate the beings of this world approached, on the tenth day of the sixth month of the Monkey year, he appeared miraculously in the blossom of a lotus in the lake called "Ocean of Milk" in South West Odiyana, which is also known as Lake Danakosha located on the Afghanistan-Pakistan frontier. However there are different interpretations regarding his birth. Some Indian historians affirm that he was born to a minister or a King of Odiyana, and some claim that he appeared instantaneously on the summit of Mt. Malaya in Sri Lanka. But Guru Padmasambhava’s treasure teachings confirm the version which states that he was born spontaneously from a lotus. This source is the most renow and thus the following history is provided accordingly.

http://www.muktinath.org/buddhism/padmasambhava1.htm
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Don’t investigate the root of things,
Investigate the root of Mind!
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You will know everything but nothing
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Re: The Story of Padmasambhava.

Postby muni » Sun Jun 13, 2010 11:39 am

This webside conteins interesting texts.
Projecting onto others is projecting onto projections. The answer lies in us, not in the other.

Don’t investigate the root of things,
Investigate the root of Mind!
Once the mind’s root has been found,
You’ll know one thing, yet all is thereby freed.
But if the root of Mind you fail to find,
You will know everything but nothing
understand. Guru Rinpoche.


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