Ven Lama Zopa Rinpoche
“Il Veicolo Vajra: far sì che la vostra automobile sia di beneficio a tutti gli esseri senzienti”
Diversi anni fa, in California, Roger [Kunsang, l’assistente di Rinpoce] comprò un’auto per i nostri usi giornalieri. Una macchina rossa, penso che l’abbia avuta da un amico del marito di una nostra studentessa, per un prezzo molto ragionevole. Dentro la macchina c’era una piccola televisione. La macchina era piuttosto rumorosa. Roger era molto contento e così portò la macchina fino alla casa dei Jackson, vicino al Vajrapani Institute, dove alloggiavo a quel tempo. Io non andai a vedere la macchina immediatamente, uscii solo la mattina dopo piuttosto tardi. Quando la vidi, provai a pensare: “Questa è la macchina di tutti gli esseri senzienti”, Continue reading
Chögyal Namkhai Norbu: I will not only keep these commitments only for a few days, but until I have total realization relationships with people, relationships with students, will always exist, so I will keep them.
Chögyal Namkhai Norbu: The 27 Commitments
Namgyalgar, Third Level Training, March 31, 2000
Now I have to say something about my personal commitments. It is very important that my students, particularly in Santi Maha Sangha, know this principle. This principle is not only something I write down to say, “This is my commitment”. I apply them. I wrote these commitments when I started to teach Dzogchen. In the beginning I taught Buddhist teaching in general, also Tantrism, and information in the University. Also ISMEO (Istituto Studi Medio Estremo Oriente) sometimes organized some kind of public lectures. Those subjects were no problem.
Then, later, many people asked me to teach Dzogchen teaching. So in this case, teaching means I am showing the path, and students apply and follow, and they try to have realization. So that is not only for my students, but for myself also. I am still in the human dimension. I am in samsara just like you. There is not much difference. Maybe I have a little more experience of Dzogchen teaching and knowledge. That is true. But we are all in samsara. So we need realization. To have realization we need the path. We need to apply the path, follow the path, in the correct way. Otherwise we could not have realization. So then when I am going to teach someone, “to teach,” means I am working with transmission, working with my path, which is what I am following. Continue reading