By Thinley Norbu
Personal memories of an esteemed Tibetan Buddhist grasp, starting from touching memoir to funny storytelling, from sharp cultural remark to deeply felt verse--illustrated with infrequent pictures in complete color.
Illustrated with colour photographs released for the 1st time, this university of recollections presents an extraordinary glimpse into the lifetime of an esteemed Tibetan Buddhist instructor. the writer units a paranormal temper as he describes his early years in "Snowland" (Tibet) as considered one of seven childrens of a popular Nyingma grasp. Thinley Norbu Rinpoche's storytelling alternates earthy humor with poetic sensitivity and gentle sensuality. Describing his travels in Asia, Europe, and the US, he provides thumbnail sketches of individuals and areas, in addition to sharp-sighted statement on Western cultural traits and Dharma scholars' confident and damaging traits. greater than simply an autobiography, this written delivering is an expression of Rinpoche's knowledge, compassion, and private cognizance.
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With conservative disapproval, Enlightened Indestructible 32 Freedom from Activity introduced me to Gently Tuned Wisdom Intelligence of Phenomena and pointed out my style, not knowing that we had already met. But instead of scolding me, Wisdom Intelligence of Phenomena said, “Don’t mind external custom. If you synthesize, the essence of all Buddha’s teachings is intention. You must always try to increase good intention. ” Later, I met all of these lamas again. I met Gently Tuned Wisdom Intelligence of Phenomena in Fruit Valley, where I received teachings on cutting through all substantial and insubstantial phenomena and simultaneous passing, and I met Indestructible Wisdom Teacher from Polo, from whom I received teachings on Samantabhadra’s Prayer of Basis, Path, and Result, and on the Essence of Secret Teachings and its commentaries.
There are rivers, waterfalls, and blessed holy caves, including one called Tiger’s Lair. Near Tiger’s Lair is a waterfall that has rainbows in its mist. There are also many monasteries and temples filled with images, and toward the direction of the sunrise there is a holy cave called Lion’s Castle where Padmasambhava manifested the mandala of glorious Vajra Kumara. With Bhutanese dancers. For many years, Padmasambhava, Victorious Great Powerful Empowerment of Speech, and many other saints and wise persons blessed Dragonland.
In Nepal, Rinpoche paints a statue of Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava) that he designed. In the East, from ancient times, magic smiths and wisdom 60 masters blessed by deities have performed consecration ceremonies invoking deities to empower their images. Empowered images have spiritual wisdom essence, and their owners continuously show their deep respect by making prayers and offerings to them. When favorable circumstances come together, and the karmic connection is made between faith and the wisdom deity’s blessing, these images automatically become alive and splendid through the energy of pure phenomena and pure faith.
A Brief Fantasy History of a Himalayan: Autobiographical Reflections by Thinley Norbu