By Lama Thubten Yeshe, Nicholas Ribush, Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche
"Lama Yeshe was once able to translating Tibetan Buddhist proposal not just via language, yet by way of his presence, gestures, and manner of life." (Gehlek Rimpoche, writer of excellent existence, stable Death)
"One of the nice academics of our time." (Sogyal Rinpoche, writer of The Tibetan publication of dwelling and Dying)
Common to all 4 traditions of Tibetan Buddhism, the perform of Vajrasattva is used to purify adverse karma, disorder, and hindrances to non secular improvement. Lama Yeshe, the inspirational instructor who strongly stimulated the improvement of Buddhism within the West, stumbled on that the perform of Vajrasattva introduced dramatic effects for his Western scholars. turning into Vajrasattva is a whole advisor to this purification perform, delivering guideline at the approach, remark at the conventional texts, and perception into tantra. additionally integrated is a whole component of whole retreat directions - critical studying fabric for an individual venture a retreat within the Tibetan tradition.
Lama Thubten Yeshe (1935-1984) used to be born in Tibet and expert on the nice Sera Monastic college. He fled the chinese language oppression in 1959 and within the past due Sixties, together with his leader disciple, Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche, begun educating Buddhism to Westerners at their Kopan Monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal. In 1975 they based the foreign Buddhist association, the basis for the upkeep of the Mahayana culture (FPMT), which now has greater than one hundred sixty facilities, initiatives and prone worldwide.
Nicholas Ribush is the founding director for the reason that 1996 of the Lama Yeshe knowledge Archive, devoted to retaining the lessons of Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche. He graduated from Melbourne college scientific tuition in 1964 and primary encountered Buddhism at Kopan Monastery in 1972. He used to be an ordained monk from 1974 to 1986. He helped determine knowledge courses with Lama Yeshe in 1976, demonstrated Tushita Mahayana Meditation Centre in New Delhi in 1977, and Kurukulla heart in Boston in 1989. Ribush used to be a member of the root for the renovation of the Mahayana culture (FPMT) board of administrators from 1983 until eventually 2002. He lives in Lincoln, Massachusetts.
Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche is the religious Director of the root for the maintenance of the Mahayana culture (FPMT), a world community of Buddhist facilities, monasteries, and affiliated initiatives, together with knowledge courses. Rinpoche used to be born in 1946 within the village of Thami within the Solo Khumbu quarter of Nepal close to Mount Everest. His books contain remodeling difficulties into Happiness, easy methods to feel free, and supreme therapeutic. He lives in Aptos, California.
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You will say that you are practicing Dharma, but the Dharma that you practice will be nothing but another means of increasing your attachment. Because of your attitude, Dharma wisdom will become just one more material possession instead of the solution to your problems. Then, if someone says, "Your Dharma is kaka," your ego will explode in rage. Taking Refuge 25 Wisdom is wisdom. Why should it bother you if some ignoramus tells you it is excrement or calls your lama a demon? You cannot make things ·into excrement and demons simply by calling them that!
I think, "I am Thubten Yeshe," and in my mind there is this extremely thick image of a head, arms, legs, and grasping sense organs. As long as you see yourself like this you cannot mix your consciousness with 'the everlasting, blissful transcendental wisdom. An understanding of shunyata automatically causes this ordinary, relative image to disappear. If you have sharp intelligence it is not so difficult to understand shunyata. You do not have to learn tremendously complex philosophies or study volumes of texts under many lamas.
Such expectations only disturb your mind. In order to gain higher realizations, it is most important to practice rhe powerful merhods of purification found in the Vajrayana parh. Many lamas have found that purification overcomes rhe hindrances of both negative energy and its imprints. While orher Vajrasattva practices emphasize physical purificatiop, the Heruka Vajrasattva yoga merhod emphasizes mental purification. This makes it especially powerful. THE FOUR OPPONENT POWERS The Heruka Vajrasattva sadhana is divided into rhree parts: taking refuge, generating bodhichitta, and rhe actual yoga merhod.