Dealing with Emotions ~ Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche

For aeons, almost everything we think and feel, all our interpretations have been rooted in hope and fear, which in turn, have bound our minds up in turbulent emotions, constraining them to such a degree that we no longer have any control over them. That is why, according to the shravakayana teachings, we need to tame the mind, or from the bodhisattvayana point of view train it to become useful, or from the vajrayana perspective recognize mind.

~ Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche

from the book “Not for Happiness: A Guide to the So-Called Preliminary Practices”

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Rebirth ~ HH Dalai Lama

In the stage of death, consciousness becomes more and more nuanced, less dependent on the body of this world, and finally this subtle consciousness becomes reincarnated.

I also know some children who have clear, factually accurate memories of past life, which means that life has a conscious presence besides the body, and this consciousness will be reincarnated, so it is extremely important to take care of our consciousness.

~The Dalai Lama’s “Magic Words”
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Please remember this and practice accordingly ~ Kyabgon Phakchok Rinpoche

“I would like to remind you of Guru Rinpoche’s profound teaching, from the Gradual Path of Secret Mantra (Sang-Ngak Lamrim):

‘As an antidote to attachment, cultivate compassion;
as an antidote to aversion, cultivate loving-kindness;
as an antidote to ignorance, cultivate bodhicitta.’

Compassion is the best antidote to attachment, because when you have genuine compassion, you have no selfish desires.
Loving-kindness is the antidote to aversion, because when you wish others to have happiness, you have no ill-will or enmity.
Bodhicitta is the antidote to ignorance, because it is the realization of the empty nature of mind.

Please remember this and practice accordingly.”

~ Kyabgon Phakchok Rinpoche is a lineage-holder of the Chokling Tersar, the Profound Treasures of Chokgyur Lingpa from the Nyingma School of Early Translations and also a throne-holder of the Riwoche Taklung Kagyü lineage.

Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche was his father, Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche his grandfather, thus he is also a descendant of Terton Chogyur Lingpa. He is the elder brother of Dilgo Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche. He has received extensive training and completed long retreats. He often teaches in English and has written a few books—most recently “Awakening Dignity.”

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