Image courtesy of Orgyen Tobgyal Rinpoche
The following texts are currently available as part of our Ethical Guidelines series:
- A Powerful Pith Instruction to Abstain from Tobacco, the Tenacious Demon Plaguing People of Degenerate Times revealed by Jigdral Tutop Lingpa
This text from the terma cycle known as The Ocean of the Profound Essence (zab tig rgya mtsho) relates the mythical origins of tobacco and warns readers against its use, noting how it incites destructive emotions and ultimately leads to rebirth in hell.
In this text from his collected songs Nyala Pema Dündul describes the visionary encounter with Avalokiteśvara that first made clear to him the suffering involved in meat-eating and led to his adoption of vegetarianism.
In this short text, Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche explains some important points of conduct to be observed by the sangha of monastic practitioners and the sangha of vidyādhara yogins. It was written with a view to preserving aspects of tradition in danger of being lost forever.