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Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche teaches through verse, pointing out the essence of a teaching.  Enjoy the quotes.


Three Essential Points

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Khenpo Tsültrim Gyamtso Rinpoche

Quote of the Week
October 15, 2010


Three Essential Points of Mahamudra Meditation

In brief, when one is resting in meditation, there are three points. The first point is
rang-bap in Tibetan. Rang means "itself," and bap means "to fall." The phrase
could be translated as "fall into itself." Or one could say "settle into itself" or

"settle naturally." The second point is ma-chö in Tibetan, which means "nonfabrication"
or "noncontrivance." The third point is lhö-pa, which means "relaxed" or "loose."

Those are three points for how one should rest: settle naturally, without
contrivance, loosely.

    --From Mahamudra Shamatha and Vipashyana, Rocky Mountain
Shambhala Center, 1991,
p.35.  Translated by Elizabeth Callahan.