Garchen Rinpoche on Bodhicitta

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Garchen Rinpoche on Bodhicitta

Postby muni » Fri Apr 27, 2012 8:34 am

Which is the stronger of these, love or the sun?

The warmth of love is deeper and stronger than sunlight. The sun sets. It can burn you, but loving compassion never does harm. It is beyond any comparison.



...I have said many things but there are two main points. First, you have to see all beings as your beloved. This has an immense benefit, like a wish fulfilling jewel. This is the practice of relative bodhicitta. The second point is absolute bodhicitta. You have to be aware of the nature of mind, no matter how many thoughts arise. You should not be distracted by thoughts, but be mindful.


....All disasters are caused by mistaken thought. Mistaken thoughts cause disasters when you are careless. Not only will there be attacks from the outside, but from the inside too. The attacks from the inside are the afflictive emotions. Supporting the practice of recognizing the nature of mind is relative bodhicitta, Of all emotions, anger is the worst. It will destroy yourself and others. So you have to be careful. The result of anger is obvious in the recent attacks. There will be endless destruction if you engage in anger. If you attack one, they will attack two, and so forth. So you should be mindful of the result of anger.



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Re: Garchen Rinpoche on Bodhicitta

Postby muni » Thu May 03, 2012 7:36 am

The cause of happiness is unbiased love.

The cause of suffering is self grasping.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcUqhifbD3o Then you know the nature of your mind.
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Re: Garchen Rinpoche on Bodhicitta

Postby honestdboy » Sun May 20, 2012 7:02 am

Quick question: Does Garchen Rinpoche speak English? He is headed my way soon. :namaste:
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Re: Garchen Rinpoche on Bodhicitta

Postby catmoon » Sun May 20, 2012 7:20 am

hah! The Muni Monster strikes again!



Well said, Muni.
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Re: Garchen Rinpoche on Bodhicitta

Postby Konchog1 » Sun May 20, 2012 7:42 am

honestdboy wrote:Quick question: Does Garchen Rinpoche speak English? He is headed my way soon. :namaste:
He's mastered hello and thank you.
Equanimity is the ground. Love is the moisture. Compassion is the seed. Bodhicitta is the result.

-Paraphrase of Khensur Rinpoche Lobsang Tsephel citing the Guhyasamaja Tantra

"All memories and thoughts are the union of emptiness and knowing, the Mind.
Without attachment, self-liberating, like a snake in a knot.
Through the qualities of meditating in that way,
Mental obscurations are purified and the dharmakaya is attained."

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Re: Garchen Rinpoche on Bodhicitta

Postby heart » Sun May 20, 2012 8:17 am

honestdboy wrote:Quick question: Does Garchen Rinpoche speak English? He is headed my way soon. :namaste:


He have a very good translator with him.

/magnus
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