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The Gateway To The Ocean Of Bodhichitta

A Mind-Training Prayer by Jamgön Kongtrül Lodrö Thaye By the truth of the ultimate mind of enlightenment, Generated by mighty and sublime Avalokiteshvara And all the buddhas and bodhisattvas, May supreme bodhichitta be born In myself and in all beings under the sky. May the cause of suffering, the anger of all beings, And its […]

True Empowerment

“When, in the course of an empowerment, a teacher sets forth the pith instructions and gives an introduction to the ground nature (the spontaneously present, fundamental nature of the mind), it is of course possible for disciples to recognize this through the power of the blessings received. But if this does not happen, they need […]

Parting From The Four Attachments

“If you are attached to this life, you are not a true spiritual practitioner. If you are attached to samsara, you do not have renunciation. If you are attached to your own self-interest, you have no bodhichitta. If there is grasping, you do not have the View.” ༈ ཚེ་འདི་ལ་ཞེན་ན་ཆོས་པ་མིན། འཁོར་བ་ལ་ཞེན་ན་ངེས་འབྱུང་མིན། རང་དོན་ལ་ཞེན་ན་བྱང་སེམས་མིན། འཛིན་པ་འབྱུང་ན་ལྟ་བ་མིན། ~ Parting from […]

Just As No Darkness Exists At The Center Of The Sun

“Just as no darkness exists at the center of the sun, To a yogi, universe and beings all arise as deities – And the yogi is content. Just as no ordinary stones exist on an island of gold, To a yogi all sound resound as mantras – And the yogi is content. Just as a […]

When You See A Lofty Mountain…

“When you see a lofty mountain Be reminded of the inner view; The view is the teacher’s mind, Inseparable from the nature of your own. When you see a lovely forest, Be reminded of experiences and realization; Have no hopes of doubts about them, They are all the teacher’s play. When you see a garden […]