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By Dudjom Rinpoche, Padmakara Translation Group

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

There appears to be like no finish to the introductory books filled onto the Buddhism bookshelves nowadays, yet Counsels from My middle deals amateur practitioners earnest knowledge from a Tibetan grasp, Dudjom Rinpoche (1904-1987). He does a superb activity of proposing simple thoughts like samsara and the 4 Noble Truths, besides a few reflections at the significance of the Dalai Lama and the dream for a unfastened Tibet.

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I pray that you will read and think about them often. Ignorant Wakindra Dharmamati, monk of Shakyamuni, who goes by the name of Zarong Trulshik Shatrul, wrote this in Trashi Pelbar Ling, La Sonnerie, Dordogne, France on the auspicious twenty-fifth day of the eleventh lunar month, 1999. Jayantu! 1 One of them dates from as early as 1962, but on the whole, they were delivered during the 1970s, some in the East and some in the West. The talks were recorded, and were later transcribed and published in a small volume, probably in Kathmandu.

A subtle ego-apprehending consciousness emerges from it, and the sense of “I” and clinging to “I” manifest. When this happens, another mental state occurs, projected outward onto objects, which are perceived as being outside and separate from the mind. The primary mechanism of “I-apprehension” may be compared to a house with six doors, corresponding to the six consciousnesses. This is how it works: “I-apprehension,” the thought of “I,” expands into other mental states. Thus a second thought arises and is projected (let’s say through one of the doors of the house) toward various patches of color that are the objects of the visual sense.

Pray too that all the beings in the world, particularly of this noble land of India, and especially of Tibet, the Land of Snow, be swiftly freed from the suffering and torment inflicted in this decadent age, and that they be set before a feast of fresh and perfect happiness and prosperity. Lamas and tulkus, there is just one last thing. I want to tell you of my great hope and expectation.

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