By Khenchen Konchog Gyaltshen, Khenmo Trinlay Chodron
Buddhist teachings offer various equipment for bringing larger which means and happiness into our lives and into our relations with others. In A whole consultant to the Buddhist Path, Khenchen Konchog Gyaltshen Rinpoche finds those equipment in direct, brilliant, 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 historic teachings with compassion, humor, and a prepared know-how for his or her relevance in modern Western lifestyles. those that essentially are looking to learn and perform the Buddha's teachings will locate this an fundamental advisor.
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There is not a single day in this life when we will have only happiness and peace. What we should do from now on is take refuge in the Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha, renounce samsara, and practice the precious Dharma teachings. ” All the honey bees followed the queen bee and released their attachment to the produc tion of honey. They sincerely practiced Dharma, and that was the beginning of peace and joy in their lives. This doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t have any wealth. It means that we should cut our attachment to wealth, develop contentment, and use the wealth that we have in a better w ay for ourselves and others.
That is why we must be very careful that our actions are truly beneficial. ” M any small actions will gather and swell like the ocean. These are not merely Buddhist beliefs; these are the causes that create our world no matter who we are. Our study and practice give us the opportunity to understand this and to be sincere with ourselves even in small things. hh^h; * Saying or doing whatever comes to mind is the storehouse o f all nonvirtue. Investigate before you act. Until you gain the fruit o f what you do, it is important to continue.
Nyima was a rich man, but was sin gle. Nyima once had to go away for a year, so he asked his good friend D awa to keep a bag of gold dust for him. D awa agreed, but came to think that he could trick his friend and take the gold dust for himself by substituting sand for the gold. When Nyima returned, he asked for his bag of gold. Dawa said, “ I am so embarrassed. A strange thing hap pened while you were away. Unfortunately, the gold dust all turned to sand. ” Nyima didn’t react negatively. “ You are my best friend,” he said, “ so I know you would not tell me a lie.
A Complete Guide to the Buddhist Path by Khenchen Konchog Gyaltshen, Khenmo Trinlay Chodron