A story in Sogyal Rinpoches book

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A story in Sogyal Rinpoches book

Postby MoesTavern » Sun Aug 12, 2012 8:43 am

Greetings,

A couple of years ago I read Sogyal Rinpoches book "The tibetan book of living and dying". In it there was a story about a meditator that felt sorry for a dying dog, and the worms that where feeding on the dog. Thus he saved the worms by sticking his tongue out in the dogs wound so that they could leave his body without harm, then, when he had carefully rescued all the worms the meditator realised that there was no dying dog in front of him - but the Buddha. Does anyone in this forum know where this story comes from?

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Stewart
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Re: A story in Sogyal Rinpoches book

Postby Stewart » Sun Aug 12, 2012 8:51 am

In a nutshell, It's the story of Asanga, and his aspiration to meet Buddha Maitreya. Through developing compassion for the dog, he purified his final obscurations and it appeared as Maitreya.

http://www.himalayanart.org/image.cfm/358.html
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Re: A story in Sogyal Rinpoches book

Postby MoesTavern » Sun Aug 12, 2012 11:52 am

Thank you Stewart!


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