By Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Padampa Sangye, Padmakara Translation Group

This statement on Padampa Sangye's vintage verses of propose to Tibetan villagers of Tingri—by well known and loved meditation grasp Dilgo Khyentse—offers information for individuals attempting to lead a dharmic lifestyles within the workaday international. those hundred verses, studied for hundreds of years via Tibetans and scholars of Buddhism, comprise an entire survey of the Tibetan Buddhist course. Dilgo Khyentse's full of life explication of every stanza brings to mild subtleties and amplifies the richness of the phrases and their pertinence to our lives. those venerable academics suggest us in in relation to daily problems comparable to loneliness, yearning, relatives squabbles, pageant in enterprise, disagreements with acquaintances, and betrayal by means of friends—as hard to us as they've been to meditators for hundreds of years.

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Live in harmony with the Dharma. Make it the heart of your life and experience. Be the master of your destiny. -27- In the next world, there are neither family nor friends; People of Tingri, place your confidence in the Dharma. We cry out with pain from the prick of a tiny thorn, and shudder at the touch of icy water, but this body, which we cherish so much, will soon be a corpse without any feeling at all. Its only future is to be burned, buried, devoured by dogs or tom apart by vultures. When we leave ·this world, neither our parents, children, friends, nor our servants, houses, and wealth will go with us.

Then, at the moment of death, as the unequalled, Gampopa said, "In the best case, we will realize the absolute nature, the Dharmakaya. In the middle case, certain of being reborn in a Buddhafield, we will be filled with joy, like a child returning home. " Let us prepare oursely'es, from this very moment onwards, and at the moment of death we will be able to apply the teachings we have received. -14- Tile truth of cause and effect ensures that actions yield their full result; People of Tingri, avoid all actions that are negative and e11il.

The all-pervading compassion that emanates from it is the 'body of manifestation' or nirmanakaya. The intrinsic oneness of these three bodies is the 'body of the nature as it is', or svabhavikakaya. These four bodies, or dimensions, of a Buddha have always been present within you. where outside and far away. " you wonder, restlessly. "When am I finally going to make some progress? " Tom between hope and fear, your mind is never at peace. According to your mood, you practice intensely one day, and the next day not at all.

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