Astrologia tibetano-mongola e karma

Astrologia tibetano-mongola e karma

Alexander Berzin, Monaco, Germania, 13 giugno 1996. Traduzione italiana a cura di Valentina Tamiazzo

I benefici di conoscere l’astrologia

In un contesto buddhista, quando riaffermiamo la nostra motivazione all’inizio di una lezione, sottolineiamo sempre come il nostro obbiettivo nell’ascolto sia quello di imparare qualche cosa che possa aiutarci nella vita. Nello specifico, desideriamo imparare non soltanto qualcosa che possa aiutarci a far fronte ai nostri problemi, ma anche ciò che ci permetta di aiutare al meglio gli altri. Continue reading »

Saraha: The Royal Song

Saraha

Saraha

Saraha: The Royal Song

I bow down to noble Manjushri
I bow down to Him who has conquered the finite.

1 As calm water lashed by wind
Turns into waves and rollers,
So the king thinks of Saraha
In many ways, although one man.

2 To a fool who squints
One lamp is as two;
Where seen and seer are not two, ah! the mind
Works on the thingness of them both.

3 Though the house-lamps have been lit,
The blind live on in the dark.
Though spontaneity is all-encompassing and close,
To the deluded it remains always far away. Continue reading »

Longchenpa: Thirty Pieces of Heart Advice

Thirty Pieces of Heart Advice

by Longchen Rabjam (1308—1363)

From his great clouds of prayers arising through wisdom, which permeates the dimension of reality completely, and through the sunrays of compassion, amṛta falls down unceasingly onto the field of students, ripening the offshoots of the three kāyas. I bow down at the feet of the lama, who protects as the embodiment of the Three Jewels. Continue reading »