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HH Ling Rinpoche: Generating Bodhicitta

HH Ling Rinpoche: The most important step in spiritual growth is the first: the decision to avoid evil and cultivate goodness within your stream of being. On the basis of this fundamental discipline, every spiritual quality becomes possible, even the eventual perfection of buddhahood.

HH Ling Rinpoche, New Delhi, India November 1979. Generating Bodhicitta

Bodhicitta and wisdom

The enlightened attitude, bodhicitta, which has love and compassion as its basis, is the essential seed producing the attainment of buddhahood. Therefore, it is a subject that should be approached with the pure thought, “May I gain enlightenment in order to be of greatest benefit to the world.”

If we want to attain the state of the full enlightenment of buddhahood as opposed to the lesser enlightenment of an arhat, nirvana, our innermost practice must be cultivation of bodhicitta. If meditation on emptiness is our innermost practice, we run the risk of falling into nirvana instead of gaining buddhahood. This teaching is given in the saying, “When the father is bodhicitta and the mother is wisdom, the child joins the caste of the buddhas.” In ancient India, children of inter-caste marriages would adopt the caste of the father, regardless of the caste of the mother. Therefore, bodhicitta is like the father: if we cultivate bodhicitta, we enter the caste of the buddhas. Continua »

 

Ven. Rizong Rinpoche: Bodhicitta and Emptiness.

Ven. Rizong Rinpoche: The root of suffering should be fully understood.

Ven. Rizong Rinpoche: Bodhicitta and Emptiness.

Brief teaching conferred on August 28, 2009 by Ven. Rizong Rinpoche at Rizong Labrang, Leh, Ladakh, JK, India. Transcription and editing by Dr. Luciano Villa and Eng. Alessandro Tenzin Villa for Free Dharma Teachings Program for the benefit of all sentient beings. Treanslation by Mr. Tenzin Tzepag.

Ven. Rizong Rinpoche

These two subjects are very important. They represent very high teaching. For beginners teachings about sunyata or emptiness could brought craziness, as it is mentioned in the text. Especially we have Lam Rim by Atisha http://www.sangye.it/altro/?cat=14 and later by Lama Tzongkhapa http://www.sangye.it/altro/?cat=22, both suitable for beginners. Is very important to practice Lam Rim step by step. The main teaching of the Lam Rim is Lam Tso Sum: Continua »

 

Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche: The Bodhisattva

Chogyam Trungpa Rinipoche: The Bodhisattva

The bodhisattva—the renowned ideal of Mahayana Buddhism—is not a god or deity but a way of being we can all aspire to. Continua »

 

Shri Bhadra: Refuge and Bodhichitta

bbbhhVerses of Refuge and Bodhichitta by the Great Kashmiri Pandita Shakya Shri Bhadra

Motivated by the wish to free all beings,

Continually, I shall take refuge

In the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha,

Until the essence of enlightenment is reached.

With wisdom and with heartfelt love,

Diligently, for the sake of sentient beings,

I shall place myself before the buddhas,

And generate the perfect mind of bodhichitta.

http://www.lotsawahouse.org/indian-masters/shakya-shri/verses-refuge-and-bodhichitta

 

The Everflowing Nectar of Bodhicitta

bh11The Everflowing Nectar of Bodhicitta.
The Practice of Thousand-arm Chenrezig and the Eight Verses of Thought Transformation. The Mahayana Thought Training Annihilating the Demon of the Self-Cherishing Mind.

Tibetan root text by Langri Tangpa Dorje Senghe.

Introduction
What follows is an eight-verse teaching that contains the entire technique for transforming the mind into relative and absolute bodhicitta. It was composed by Langri Tangpa Dorje Senghe, a disciple of the virtuous friend, perfect in all knowledge, Kadampa Potowa Rinchen Sal, who in turn was a disciple of the holy lamp of the teachings, Atisha. Of his guru Potowa’s eight heart-sons, Langri Tangpa was the only one to receive the special instructions on exchanging oneself with others.

The practice of these teachings has three divisions: the preparation, the actual practice, and the completion. Continua »