Advice for Tenzin Jamchen

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Kyabje Trulshik Rinpoche

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Advice for Tenzin Jamchen

by Kyabje Trulshik Rinpoche

The Buddha said to tame one's mind.
Recognise all those of the three realms,
Particularly the three lower realms, as your mother;
And cultive relative bodhicitta.
Train continuously in love and compassion.
Absolute bodhicitta means to recognise all phenomena
As unreal, just like dreams, an illusion and so on.
Recognise the eight worldly dharmas, whether pure, impure or a mixture, as poison.
And rely on the supreme medicine instead.
Make the noble attitude of cherishing others more than yourself,
Supreme bodhicitta, your primary concern.
Ema! How meritorious it is to have the support of this human life!
Aho! How auspicious to practise this yoga!

The wholly bewildered mendicant, a follower of Śākyamuni called Gyurme Ngawang Chökyi Lodrö, wrote this in response to a request from the English bhikṣu, the dialectician Tenzin Jamchen (Sean Price). Siddhirastu!

| Translated by Adam Pearcey, 2018.

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