yet another of Je Rinpoche's reality checks

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yet another of Je Rinpoche's reality checks

Postby mudra » Thu Jun 09, 2011 10:06 am

This passage from the Lam Rim Chen Mo (vol 2, chapter on Joyous Perseverance) haunts me:

Je Tsongkhapa: "....some people may think knowledge is most important for practicing the teaching and make knowledge alone crucial. When they inquire into the teachings, they dispel by means of study the confusion of ignorance, but meanwhile - because they were not cautious about the other afflictions - their mindstream is utterly ruined by the stain of wrong behavior. Other people may think that disciplining the mind is much more important than knowledge and thus emphasize meditation. Casting away caution about the enemy, confusion, they neither study nor learn the teachings, so they become greatly confused about engaging in what is to be adopted and rejecting what is to be cast aside under the rules of the vows they have taken and are thus continually overcome by infractions"
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Re: yet another of Je Rinpoche's reality checks

Postby Caz » Thu Jun 09, 2011 4:30 pm

Manjushri Je Rinpoche never fails to amaze me. :buddha1:
Abandoning Dharma is, in the final analysis, disparaging the Hinayana because of the Mahayana; favoring the Hinayana on account of the Mahayana; playing off sutra against tantra; playing off the four classes of the tantras against each other; favoring one of the Tibetan schools—the Sakya, Gelug, Kagyu, or Nyingma—and disparaging the rest; and so on. In other words, we abandon Dharma any time we favor our own tenets and disparage the rest.

Liberation in the Palm of your hand~Kyabje Pabongkha Rinpoche.
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Re: yet another of Je Rinpoche's reality checks

Postby emptydreams » Fri Jul 08, 2011 7:49 am

Je Rinpoche's emphasis on taking the teachings as a whole is really following the exact same path as what Atisha taught. But thanks for sharing as it is something i must always keep in mind as well!
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Re: yet another of Je Rinpoche's reality checks

Postby mudra » Sat Jul 09, 2011 2:59 am

Jamkar wrote:Je Rinpoche's emphasis on taking the teachings as a whole is really following the exact same path as what Atisha taught. But thanks for sharing as it is something i must always keep in mind as well!


And Jowo Atisha, the Buddha and the lineage before him...
How fortunate we are!
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Re: yet another of Je Rinpoche's reality checks

Postby emptydreams » Mon Jul 11, 2011 4:20 am

mudra wrote:
Jamkar wrote:Je Rinpoche's emphasis on taking the teachings as a whole is really following the exact same path as what Atisha taught. But thanks for sharing as it is something i must always keep in mind as well!


And Jowo Atisha, the Buddha and the lineage before him...
How fortunate we are!


Yes! It is extremely rare to have met with Je Rinpoche's teachings. In the Lamrim text, its said that a man made prayers to the Panchen Lama that he would be buddhist in his next life. The Panchen Lama said this will happen. When he made prayers to be Gelug again, the Panchen Lama said this will not happen. Therefore i want to put in full effort to put the teachings and training from this lineage.

We as Gelugs should really realize that it is not easy to encounter Je Rinpoche's teachings.
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Re: yet another of Je Rinpoche's reality checks

Postby Caz » Mon Jul 11, 2011 11:43 am

Jamkar wrote:
mudra wrote:
Jamkar wrote:Je Rinpoche's emphasis on taking the teachings as a whole is really following the exact same path as what Atisha taught. But thanks for sharing as it is something i must always keep in mind as well!


And Jowo Atisha, the Buddha and the lineage before him...
How fortunate we are!


Yes! It is extremely rare to have met with Je Rinpoche's teachings. In the Lamrim text, its said that a man made prayers to the Panchen Lama that he would be buddhist in his next life. The Panchen Lama said this will happen. When he made prayers to be Gelug again, the Panchen Lama said this will not happen. Therefore i want to put in full effort to put the teachings and training from this lineage.

We as Gelugs should really realize that it is not easy to encounter Je Rinpoche's teachings.[/quote

Very true Jamkar Je Rinpoches teachings are very profound the Gaden ear whispered lineage is worth practising and worth preserving for future generations, It will be nice afer this life has done for our heart practise to guide our mind on the thread of clouds straight to Tushita heaven and recieve direct instruction from the great master himself. :namaste:
Abandoning Dharma is, in the final analysis, disparaging the Hinayana because of the Mahayana; favoring the Hinayana on account of the Mahayana; playing off sutra against tantra; playing off the four classes of the tantras against each other; favoring one of the Tibetan schools—the Sakya, Gelug, Kagyu, or Nyingma—and disparaging the rest; and so on. In other words, we abandon Dharma any time we favor our own tenets and disparage the rest.

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Re: yet another of Je Rinpoche's reality checks

Postby kerby » Sun Jul 24, 2011 6:18 pm

We are very fortunate, indeed.Thank you for the posts. :smile:
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Please remain until samsara ends.
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