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By Dudjom Rinpoche, Padmakara Translation Group

Counselsfrom My Heartis one of many few volumes of teachings by means of Dudjom Rinpoche, a mythical meditation grasp of the Nyingma lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, to turn into to be had in English. It positive aspects talks to scholars awarded in Dudjom Rinpoche's routinely incisive and direct variety, bringing the undying heart-counsels of this nice instructor vividly to life

There looks no finish to the introductory books filled onto the Buddhism bookshelves nowadays, yet Counsels from My middle bargains amateur practitioners earnest knowledge from a Tibetan grasp, Dudjom Rinpoche (1904-1987). He does an exceptional activity of featuring simple innovations like samsara and the 4 Noble Truths, in addition to a few reflections at the significance of the Dalai Lama and the dream for a loose Tibet.

Translated by way of Padmakara Translation workforce.

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Furthermore, the samayas of the Secret Mantra relate not to the actions of body and speech (which are the specific preserve of the Vinaya) but to the mind. And they can be damaged in a single instant. 37 If you have genuine contempt for a non-Buddhist religion (to say nothing of other Buddhist tenet systems), you have committed the sixth downfall. You must repair your samaya as soon as it is damaged. The more you delay, the heavier the fault will be. Consequently, if you commit even a small infraction or allow the samaya to degenerate even slightly, do not dismiss it as unimportant but diligently confess it at once.

Consequently, if you commit even a small infraction or allow the samaya to degenerate even slightly, do not dismiss it as unimportant but diligently confess it at once. 38 This is your samaya. Of course, you may not be able to perform lots of meditations and recitations on all sorts of deities, but if you meditate on Vajrasattva, the sovereign of all mandalas, you will in fact be meditating on all of them. This meditation is praised as a way of purifying all breaches, downfalls, and negativities.

What is the sign that someone has received the teachings of the supreme Dharma and is practicing them? Whoever has heard and absorbed the teachings becomes serene and self-possessed. Ours is not a tradition that inculcates anger and encourages us to fight; it does not encourage us to get involved with our defiled emotions. On the contrary, the Buddha has taught us to get rid of our defilements as much as possible. The point is that, having received the Dharma teachings, we should find when we examine ourselves, that, even though we may not have been able to eradicate our defilements totally, our anger has at least diminished a little.

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