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Postby Totoro » Tue May 15, 2012 5:50 am

In the spirit of where there is a demand, there is supply, we should have aspirations and longing for the appearance of the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas to never to cease, and—to put it in a trendy term—their swift rebirth. But this rebirth should not be limited to a Tibetan child who has been raised in a particular culture or tradition. We can wish for Buddha's rebirth in all forms, even as something seemingly insignificant as the breeze, to remind us of the values of love and compassion and tolerance. We must aspire to galvanize myriad manifestations of the Buddha, not just throne-hopping, Rolls Royce-driving tulkus who are a product of nepotism.


What did Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche mean by 'product of nepotism'?

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Postby Konchog1 » Tue May 15, 2012 6:41 am

Totoro wrote:
In the spirit of where there is a demand, there is supply, we should have aspirations and longing for the appearance of the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas to never to cease, and—to put it in a trendy term—their swift rebirth. But this rebirth should not be limited to a Tibetan child who has been raised in a particular culture or tradition. We can wish for Buddha's rebirth in all forms, even as something seemingly insignificant as the breeze, to remind us of the values of love and compassion and tolerance. We must aspire to galvanize myriad manifestations of the Buddha, not just throne-hopping, Rolls Royce-driving tulkus who are a product of nepotism.


What did Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche mean by 'product of nepotism'?

Thanks.
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Re: Quote by DJKR

Postby Dechen Norbu » Tue May 15, 2012 5:51 pm

nepotism
favouritism shown to relatives or close friends by those with power or influence
[from Italian nepotismo, from nepote nephew, from the former papal practice of granting special favours to nephews or other relatives]

DKR would be the child in "the emperor's clothes" tale, saying what a lot of people know, but are afraid of stating.
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Postby Matylda » Tue May 15, 2012 10:55 pm

Dechen Norbu wrote:nepotism
favouritism shown to relatives or close friends by those with power or influence
[from Italian nepotismo, from nepote nephew, from the former papal practice of granting special favours to nephews or other relatives]



Yeah, it is exactly what happens in Tibetan Buddhism... they have their powerful clans and families which take care of the business, still they do it. In Tibet now Chinese use that point to control monasteries. Just they put their own tulkus, and that is something very clever. And there are Tibetans who play the game... It is much to win - money, power, position etc.

Rinpoche once said that tulku system one day will destroy or ruin Tibetan Buddhism.
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Postby Dechen Norbu » Wed May 16, 2012 12:49 am

:lol:
Yes, that's one of the tings I like about him. And his clear explanations too. Great teacher right there.
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Postby practitioner » Wed May 16, 2012 2:21 am

Yes, a great teacher. Anyone who hasn't read this book should.
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Postby tomamundsen » Wed May 16, 2012 2:27 am

practitioner wrote:Yes, a great teacher. Anyone who hasn't read this book should.
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His restricted text on ngondro is excellent as well. http://www.siddharthasintent.org/teachi ... anual.html

Personally, I love the guy.
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Postby Dechen Norbu » Wed May 16, 2012 2:32 am

Yes, as are the others.
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Postby ReasonAndRhyme » Wed May 16, 2012 4:54 am

His new one is highly recommendable, too.

http://khyentsefoundation.com/2012/03/rinpoches-newest-book-not-for-happiness/

I wonder if it is the same as the ngöndro commentary mentioned before?

tomamundsen wrote:His restricted text on ngondro is excellent as well. http://www.siddharthasintent.org/teachi ... anual.html


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Postby tomamundsen » Wed May 16, 2012 10:00 am

ReasonAndRhyme wrote:His new one is highly recommendable, too.

http://khyentsefoundation.com/2012/03/rinpoches-newest-book-not-for-happiness/

I wonder if it is the same as the ngöndro commentary mentioned before?

tomamundsen wrote:His restricted text on ngondro is excellent as well. http://www.siddharthasintent.org/teachi ... anual.html


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I don't think so. The ngondro commentary is titled Longchen Nyingthig Practice Manual.
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Postby rai » Wed May 16, 2012 10:33 am

ReasonAndRhyme wrote:His new one is highly recommendable, too.

http://khyentsefoundation.com/2012/03/rinpoches-newest-book-not-for-happiness/

I wonder if it is the same as the ngöndro commentary mentioned before?

tomamundsen wrote:His restricted text on ngondro is excellent as well. http://www.siddharthasintent.org/teachi ... anual.html


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hi ,

it seems to me that the first part of the book (chapters 1-6) is a new text and the second part of the book , the explanations of the practice, are based on the free Ngondro Manual available on SI but edited and some things added.
Disdaining the lower and unable to grasp the higher,
talking of emptiness, such a person will neglect cause and effect,
mouthing on about the view while in a state of self-deception.
It would be better to concentrate on the gradual path.

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Re: Quote by DJKR

Postby ReasonAndRhyme » Wed May 16, 2012 10:27 pm

Thank you!

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