Maintaining a strong grip on the habits ~ Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche http://justdharma.com/s/ujdb1  Millions of people in this world are interested in some version of meditation, or yoga, or one of the many so-called spiritual activities that are now so widely marketed. A closer look at why people engage in these practices reveals an aim that has little to do with liberation from delusion, and everything do to with their desperation to escape busy, unhappy lives, and heartfelt longing for a…

Maintaining a strong grip on the habits ~ Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche http://justdharma.com/s/ujdb1 Millions of people in this world are interested in some version of meditation, or yoga, or one of the many so-called spiritual activities that are now so widely marketed. A closer look at why people engage in these practices reveals an aim that has little to do with liberation from delusion, and everything do to with their desperation to escape busy, unhappy lives, and heartfelt longing for a…

The quintessence of the path ~ Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche http://justdharma.com/s/8mk4k  The quintessence of the path is to have the wisdom that realizes egolessness. Until we have this wisdom, we have not understood the essence of the Buddha’s teaching.  – Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche  source: http://www.lionsroar.com/approaching-the-guru/

Approaching the Guru

A talk on devotion by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, given in 1996 in Boulder, at the commemoration of the death of His Holiness Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.

Mindfulness is our practice ~ Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche http://justdharma.com/s/byetd  I will repeat that mindfulness, in other words ‘awareness,’ is our practice. We are ignorant beings, and as such require constant reminders about the importance of making the effort to land in this awareness. Therefore all our guru’s activities—from when he yawns or coughs, to when he appears or disappears—are his way of reminding us to come back, again and again, to mindfulness. And as long as we are…

Just Dharma Quotes (Buddha Nature ~ Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche.

I don't give a damn ~ Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche http://quotes.justdharma.com/i-dont-give-a-damn/  If we could not be bought by praise or defeated by criticism, we would have incredible strength. We would be extraordinarily free, there would be no more unnecessary hopes and fears, sweat and blood and emotional reactions. We would finally be able to practice "I don't give a damn." Free from chasing after, and avoiding other people's acceptance and rejection, we would be able to appreciate…

If we could not be bought by praise or defeated by criticism, we would have incredible strength. We would be extraordinarily free.

Going beyond the "eight worldly dharmas" ~ Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche http://justdharma.com/s/civbx  We should really have this aspiration. We should pray that one day we reach a stage where we have enough courage to become just like these eccentric people. Right now, we can only afford to be slightly nonconformist. A little bit of craziness is okay. It’s kind of character building activity. But we are very scared of going beyond that! We would be outcast and all that.     So we should pray…

Going beyond the "eight worldly dharmas" ~ Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche http://justdharma.com/s/civbx We should really have this aspiration. We should pray that one day we reach a stage where we have enough courage to become just like these eccentric people. Right now, we can only afford to be slightly nonconformist. A little bit of craziness is okay. It’s kind of character building activity. But we are very scared of going beyond that! We would be outcast and all that. So we should pray…

Going beyond Rational and Irrational Devotion ~ Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche http://justdharma.com/s/1zgm6       There are three types of devotion: rational devotion, irrational devotion, and beyond rational and irrational devotion.     Saraha, the guru of the great Nagarjuna, defined devotion as trust in cause, condition, and effect — trust in the nature, the game, and the play of karma. This type of devotion is rational devotion.    Irrational devotion, though, has no basis in logic. It’s…

A talk on devotion by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, given in 1996 in Boulder, at the commemoration of the death of His Holiness Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.

Altruism bolsters self-confidence ~ Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche http://justdharma.com/s/hsgxm  One of the great blights suffered by modern people is a lack of self-esteem or healthy sense of self. It leads some new students to ask if taking on the suffering of others in tonglen practice might cause them to lose confidence in themselves. Quite the opposite is true. The attitude we cultivate as bodhisattvas — of longing to offer the best of everything to others and willingly accept all loss…

A talk on devotion by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, given in 1996 in Boulder, at the commemoration of the death of His Holiness Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.

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