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


Phenomena and Pure Being

Khenpo Tsültrim Gyamtso Rinpoche 


Quote of the Week
October 14, 2011 




Phenomena and Pure Being

 The dualistic appearance of our enemies
We think is truly real
This is what creates the suffering of our anger
And the pain of the anger's consequences
But the pain of our angry action's consequences
Is greater than the pain of the anger ever was

The dualistic appearance of our friends
We think is truly real
From this comes the suffering of change and your heart gets broken
Our friends make us suffer more than enemies ever could

And so if you know the practice so profound
Of being free of attachment and full of love
Both friends and enemies turn into dharma resources
Adverse conditions become your dharma friends

Verses from "A Summary of Maitreya's Text, Distinguishing Phenomena and Pure Being" composed by Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche, Dechen Choling, July 2004. Translated and arranged by Jim Scott.