By Khenchen Konchog Gyaltshen, Khenmo Trinlay Chodron

Buddhist teachings offer a number of equipment for bringing larger that means and happiness into our lives and into our relations with others. In A whole advisor to the Buddhist Path, Khenchen Konchog Gyaltshen Rinpoche finds those equipment in direct, shiny, down-to-earth language. on the center of this paintings lies The Jewel Treasury of Advice, a textual content composed through Drikung Bhande Dharmaradza (1704–1754), the reincarnation of Drikung Dharmakirti. Khenchen Rinpoche translates those historic teachings with compassion, humor, and a prepared information for his or her relevance in modern Western existence. those that in actual fact are looking to research and perform the Buddha's teachings will locate this an imperative advisor.

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Because of that, he was born as a king in this life. Due to the purity of his previous life, he received the pure teachings and actualized the ultimate meaning. A ll wealth is like the honey o f the bees. It binds one to samsara and is freely taken by others. Much is lost and wasted to no purpose. Therefore, it is important to take wealth’s essence by using it for the Dharma and by practicing generosity. W e d e v o t e so much energy to the accumulation of wealth. We plan many projects and endure hardship, even risk our lives, to accumu­ late wealth.

When you drive a car, travel in a bus or taxi, or cook, just watch your mind and think, “ I am doing this to benefit others. By my doing this, may other beings be free of suffering. ” In this way, everything can become part of a wonderful Dharma practice. h: ^ou may think that small actions o f virtue and nonvirtue may not help or harm. But small karma gives rise to great results. So be careful even in little things. a r e m a n y stories about small karmas bringing great results. Some are mentioned in the books In Search o f the Stainless A m bro­ sia and Transformation o f Suffering.

I s v e r s e provides general advice. These days, the afflicting emo­ tions are coarser than ever. Ignorance, anger, and attachment are all much stronger. These negative thoughts give us little opportunity for happiness. They enslave us and destroy our peace and joy. We are left empty-handed, and we suffer helplessly. We must realize that these negative thoughts are our real enemies. The most effective weapon against them is bodhicitta, so we should make every effort to cul­ tivate altruistic thought on the basis of wisdom and compassion.

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