A Complete Guide to the Buddhist Path by Khenchen Konchog Gyaltshen, Khenmo Trinlay Chodron

By Khenchen Konchog Gyaltshen, Khenmo Trinlay Chodron

Buddhist teachings offer a variety of equipment for bringing higher that means and happiness into our lives and into our relations with others. In A entire consultant to the Buddhist Path, Khenchen Konchog Gyaltshen Rinpoche finds those tools in direct, brilliant, down-to-earth language. on the middle of this paintings lies The Jewel Treasury of Advice, a textual content composed through Drikung Bhande Dharmaradza (1704–1754), the reincarnation of Drikung Dharmakirti. Khenchen Rinpoche translates those old teachings with compassion, humor, and a willing expertise for his or her relevance in modern Western lifestyles. those that basically are looking to examine and perform the Buddha's teachings will locate this an vital advisor.

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M any small actions will gather and swell like the ocean. These are not merely Buddhist beliefs; these are the causes that create our world no matter who we are. Our study and practice give us the opportunity to understand this and to be sincere with ourselves even in small things. hh^h; * Saying or doing whatever comes to mind is the storehouse o f all nonvirtue. Investigate before you act. Until you gain the fruit o f what you do, it is important to continue. or do everything that comes to mind.

The following story about a scholar-monk who lost everything illustrates this point: A monk went to a monastery to study Buddhist philoso­ phy. After becoming well established as a scholar, he left the monastery and started giving teachings on his own. Because of his eloquence and scholarship, he gathered many disciples and patrons. But, unfortunately, he fell in love with one of his female patrons. The disciples felt that they could no longer trust him, so they left him as did all the other patrons.

Therefore, we should not take the Vajrayana for granted. We are very fortunate to have accumulated enough positive karma from our many life­ times so that we can hear these teachings. We should be inspired by their rarity, develop courage, and take responsibility to follow them sincerely. Sometimes we may hear the secret mantra teaching, but do we know it? If we don’t know it, then we haven’t really heard it. ” This is called the paradoxical story of owls. The owl had received a lot of empowerments but didn’t understand Dharma teachings.

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