By Khenchen Konchog Gyaltshen, Khenmo Trinlay Chodron
Buddhist teachings offer a variety of tools for bringing better 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 tools in direct, bright, down-to-earth language. on the middle of this paintings lies The Jewel Treasury of Advice, a textual content composed by means of 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 clearly are looking to learn and perform the Buddha's teachings will locate this an quintessential advisor.
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Practice is not necessarily only sitting in one place and chanting mantras. 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.
It is very important that you practice more than other people. It is necessary that you wear the robes mentally just as you wear them physically. Try to exhibit all the good qualities of mind when you wear robes. Of course, you w on’t have this right at the beginning. But you start to practice and progress through each step, one day at a time. That will inspire others and will become a cause for their respect. If you wear robes as a means to encourage other people to serve you in a w ay not available in your ordinary life, then this becomes a cause of delusion and suffering for yourself and others.
The more we see of them, the more we want to see. As a side effect, depression and all kinds of negative thoughts come, and our Dharma practice falls apart. Even lay people who are not involved in Dharma practice are affected in this way. hh^h; * Through wearing robes, one cultivates a virtuous mind. Wearing lay dress and weapons is a cause o f the mind o f nonvirtue. In particular, religious dress inspires and reminds one o f renunciation. It is a sign o f the glory o f the Victor’s teachings.