By Khenchen Konchog Gyaltshen, Khenmo Trinlay Chodron
Buddhist teachings supply various tools for bringing higher which means and happiness into our lives and into our relations with others. In A whole advisor to the Buddhist Path, Khenchen Konchog Gyaltshen Rinpoche finds those equipment in direct, vivid, down-to-earth language. on the center of this paintings lies The Jewel Treasury of Advice, a textual content composed via Drikung Bhande Dharmaradza (1704–1754), the reincarnation of Drikung Dharmakirti. Khenchen Rinpoche translates those historical teachings with compassion, humor, and a prepared know-how for his or her relevance in modern Western existence. those that basically are looking to research and perform the Buddha's teachings will locate this an integral advisor.
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It makes us better human beings. The author repeat edly mentions noble thought. This is very important. Noble thought refers to love and compassion, to bodhicitta. There is no greater or higher “ thought” than this. Whatever we do, whatever skill we have, we should act with altruistic thought and compassion. Even if we just clean the shrine, we should do it with respect in order to purify our mind. This way, everything we do can become part of our Dharma practice. Practice is not necessarily only sitting in one place and chanting mantras.
There are not so many positive thoughts. Negative thoughts arise effortlessly, like a running stream, because we are so used to that pattern. Virtuous thoughts are more rare because they require a lot of effort and mindfulness. So when thoughts arise, examine them. Investigate very carefully before you say anything or act. Look at your motivation. If your thoughts are D o n ’t s a y negative, purify them and implement other practices. When a strong negative thought arises, it tends to push you into action.
D awa then consulted a fortune teller for advice on how to regain his sons. The fortune teller said he should apolo gize for the mistake he’d made in the first place. So the next day D awa took all the gold dust, along with other gifts, and brought it all to Nyim a. “ I deeply regret what I did, and apologize. ” D awa wept and insisted very strongly, so Nyima eventu ally gave him back his sons. So, when you practice Dharma or make a friend, do so out of sin cerity and honesty, with love, compassion, and respect, and without many expectations.
A Complete Guide to the Buddhist Path by Khenchen Konchog Gyaltshen, Khenmo Trinlay Chodron