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Hi everyone, i try to forward lots of Delko Kyantse Rinpoches precious teaching on facebook, it is very important teaching and i think everyone should pay more attention it will be great blessing from Him. Life is very short not much time to waste o worldly pleasure, better to think of the future and Dharma. Dharma is best company, best friend because you will take together when you die.
"Constant devotion endows us with lasting serenity and satisfaction. Simply mentioning the name of our spiritual master transforms the field of perceptions. Visualizing the guru above the crown of our head for just an instant dissipates all the veils of illusion. Such devotion is the ring that allows the hook of his compassion and pull us out of the mire of samsara."
- Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche -
"The stronger our devotion, the greater the blessings. But to have no devotion is like hiding oneself in a house with all the doors and shutters closed. The sunlight will never get in."
- Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche -
"When you are watching a film, people in it appear to be really fighting battles, loving each other, and so forth, but none of these things are actually happening. It is all just fantasy. Try to see all your joys and sorrows as if you were
watching a movie, letting go of the idea that you have to strive hard to avoid whatever is difficult or unpleasant. This will make your happiness indestructible."
- Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
Recognizing the kindness of the lama, we remember his face, his expression, and his speech with devotion, again and again. An immediate sense of gratitude is present, and we know that through the lama's presence and his blessings, hearing his voice and receiving his teachings, we will swiftly progress on the path of liberation."
"Some people spend all their energy, and even risk their lives to achieve fame. Fame and notoriety are both no more than an empty echo. Your reputation is an alluring mirage that can easily lead you astray. Discard it without a second thought, like the snort you blow from your nose."
Patrul Rinpoche teaching continue,
Continue Patrul Rinpoche's Advice, There are three things which are best forgotten; Anger against one;s enemies; Attachment to love ones; Slothful sleep. Three are three things which is better to restrain; one's tongue in public; one's hand in private; one's thought all the times. three are three things which one should keep quiet about; one' own virtues; The faults of others;
Sept 23rd Patrul Rinpoche's advice, Three things should not be forgotten; The grace filled Guru; The Enlightened Buddha; Recollection and Awareness. Three things should be remembered; The preceptor who ordains you; The teaching that reveal the Path And Discipline. There are three things that you must have; The Mind which stays where the Body is; A body which remain in the right Place; A mind which dwells in a state of Relaxation. It is vital that young people, the guardians of our future, develop a strong awareness of the futility of violence and war.
They can learn from the examples of Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr., that non-violence is the best way to ensure peace in the long term. Because the twentieth century was a century of violence, let us make the twenty-first a century of dialogue.
Sept 18 Our mind is spinning around
by Patrul Rinpoche(1808–1887
23rd May everything in our life is temporary or impermanence and it means changing so if things are going well enjoy it because it wont last forever,and if things are going wrong or bad don't worry, too much because it can't last forever either
20th May the mind of the ordinary beings is like an elephant crazy on alcohol. like a mirror through it one can see everything clearly and precisely. the more we clean the mirror the more reflection appears more clearly. similarly the more we check the mind with awareness and mindfulness the more we will be able to see our mind more clear. the point here is most people ignore the nature of mind and blame others for their problems as well as looking at the problems from outside so it is almost impossible to see your own problem.
Thank you and i hope everyone will enjoy this wonderful teaching.