words to the west

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Re: words to the west

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"Even if you practice only for an hour a day with faith and inspiration, good qualities will steadily increase. Regular practice makes it easy to transform your mind. From seeing only relative truth, you will eventually reach a profound certainty in the meaning of absolute truth."
Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.

"Only you can make your mind beautiful."
HH Chetsang Rinpoche

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Detachment is the final happiness. ~Sri Saraha

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Postby heart » Thu Dec 29, 2011 7:44 pm

"We are all here to help each other go through this thing, whatever it is."
~Kurt Vonnegut

"The principal practice is Guruyoga. But we need to understand that any secondary practice combined with Guruyoga becomes a principal practice." ChNNR (Teachings on Thun and Ganapuja)

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Postby heart » Thu Dec 29, 2011 7:55 pm

"We are all here to help each other go through this thing, whatever it is."
~Kurt Vonnegut

"The principal practice is Guruyoga. But we need to understand that any secondary practice combined with Guruyoga becomes a principal practice." ChNNR (Teachings on Thun and Ganapuja)

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Re: words to the west

Postby Adamantine » Thu Dec 29, 2011 7:59 pm

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Postby heart » Thu Dec 29, 2011 8:00 pm

"We are all here to help each other go through this thing, whatever it is."
~Kurt Vonnegut

"The principal practice is Guruyoga. But we need to understand that any secondary practice combined with Guruyoga becomes a principal practice." ChNNR (Teachings on Thun and Ganapuja)

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Re: words to the west

Postby ngodrup » Thu Dec 29, 2011 8:43 pm

I would remind the debaters that the point in providing the link
of Lama Tharchin's comments is that Dungse Rinpoche was not
prejudiced. He scolded both eastern and western practitioners. ;)

Much of what has been said bears no resemblance to the actual teachings
of these teachers. They both have made many American and European
lineage-holders. There are qualified many Lamas of Western ethnicity
some of whom were enthroned by Dungse Rinpoche. Others whom he
respected were enthroned by other lamas (including his father).

The fact remains, there are some ex-monks, pan-Buddhist, meditators
who call themselves Buddhists -- who are intent on creating a distinctively
"American Buddhism" after their own culturally conditioned perspective.
In other religious contexts they are called culture vultures.

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Re: words to the west

Postby Adamantine » Thu Dec 29, 2011 9:39 pm

:good:
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Re: words to the west

Postby muni » Fri Dec 30, 2011 8:40 am

Detached generosity, genuine love and concern for liberation, by that a warning how it should not run but to respect for the sake of ones own liberation what is been thaught so long. Rinpoche wasn't teaching out of suspicious mind or goal oriented, should say empty knowings' pure love.

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Re: words to the west

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"Even if you practice only for an hour a day with faith and inspiration, good qualities will steadily increase. Regular practice makes it easy to transform your mind. From seeing only relative truth, you will eventually reach a profound certainty in the meaning of absolute truth."
Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.

"Only you can make your mind beautiful."
HH Chetsang Rinpoche

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Re: words to the west

Postby treehuggingoctopus » Fri Dec 30, 2011 10:07 am

. . . there they saw a rock! But it wasn't a rock . . .

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Re: words to the west

Postby Malcolm » Fri Dec 30, 2011 3:11 pm





འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔


Free of hope and fear, relax.
Human life spent in
a state of great spaciousness is enjoyable.


— Kunzang Dechen Lingpa

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Re: words to the west

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འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔


Free of hope and fear, relax.
Human life spent in
a state of great spaciousness is enjoyable.


— Kunzang Dechen Lingpa

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Re: words to the west

Postby mañjughoṣamaṇi » Fri Dec 30, 2011 6:45 pm


“In order to completely liberate the mind, cultivate loving kindness.” --

"The bottom always falls out of the quest for the elementary. The irreducibly individual recedes like the horizon, as our analysis advances." -- Genesis, Michel Serres

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Re: words to the west

Postby ngodrup » Fri Dec 30, 2011 10:28 pm

More to the point, and humorously so, I was present when
H. H. Dungse Thinley Norbu Rinpoche was asked:

"What is the difference between a Tibetan Lama and a Western Lama?"

His oft quoted response was

"Of course, everybody knows...
a Tibetan Lama has a moon-like face
and a Western Lama has a face like the Rocky Mountains!"

There was much laughter, and I cannot remember for certain,
but it seems that he stated further that in terms of inner qualities
there was no difference at all.


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