The Words of My Perfect Teacher

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The Words of My Perfect Teacher

Postby Sherab Rigdrol » Fri May 31, 2013 8:10 pm

Which version would you recommend:

The new revised one
http://www.amazon.com/Words-Perfect-Tea ... ct+teacher

Or the old one
http://www.amazon.com/Perfect-Teacher-R ... e+rinpoche
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Re: The Words of My Perfect Teacher

Postby dzogchungpa » Fri May 31, 2013 8:48 pm

ཨོཾ་མ་ཧཱ་ཤུནྱ་ཏཱ་ཛྙཱ་ན་བཛྲ་སྭཱ་བྷཱ་བ་ཨཱཏྨ་ཀོ་྅ཧཾ༔

The thousands of lines of the Prajnaparamita can be summed up in the following two sentences:
1) One should become a Bodhisattva (or, Buddha-to-be), i.e. one who is content with nothing less than all-knowledge attained through the perfection of wisdom for the sake of all beings.
2) There is no such thing as a Bodhisattva, or as all-knowledge, or as a ‘being’, or as the perfection of wisdom, or as an attainment.
To accept both these contradictory facts is to be perfect.
- Conze
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Re: The Words of My Perfect Teacher

Postby Sherab Rigdrol » Fri May 31, 2013 9:07 pm

I'm leaning towards the 1996 edition. But again, I'd like some feedback as to which is most preferred.
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Re: The Words of My Perfect Teacher

Postby tomamundsen » Fri May 31, 2013 9:36 pm

I read both of those a few years apart, and I don't remember many big differences. I read the older one as a hardback, so that was a nicer book in general. That's all I can remember. I don't think you'll go wrong with either.
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Re: The Words of My Perfect Teacher

Postby Sherab Rigdrol » Fri May 31, 2013 9:43 pm

Does the new version have the Dilgo foreward?
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Re: The Words of My Perfect Teacher

Postby tomamundsen » Fri May 31, 2013 11:05 pm

Sherab Rigdrol wrote:Does the new version have the Dilgo foreward?

Yes.
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Re: The Words of My Perfect Teacher

Postby Nilasarasvati » Sat Jun 01, 2013 4:58 am

The old Lama Kazi one would be really interesting to read, but the newer ones are the more renowned.
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Re: The Words of My Perfect Teacher

Postby Sherab Rigdrol » Sat Jun 01, 2013 6:58 am

Thanks Tom! I just wanted to make sure they were similar copies. Been putting off this purchase for way too long.
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