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Fifty Stanzas on the Spiritual Teacher

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Postby Aemilius » Mon Mar 21, 2011 2:54 pm

Homage to Gregkavarnos, the great being !
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Re: Fifty Stanzas on the Spiritual Teacher

Postby Grigoris » Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:33 am

Hey! Careful where you're bowing, you're dirtying my shoes with your forehead!
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"My religion is not deceiving myself."
Jetsun Milarepa 1052-1135 CE

"Butchers, prostitutes, those guilty of the five most heinous crimes, outcasts, the underprivileged: all are utterly the substance of existence and nothing other than total bliss."
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Re: Fifty Stanzas on the Spiritual Teacher

Postby Caz » Wed Mar 30, 2011 12:42 pm

Do love the 50 stanza's :thumbsup:
Abandoning Dharma is, in the final analysis, disparaging the Hinayana because of the Mahayana; favoring the Hinayana on account of the Mahayana; playing off sutra against tantra; playing off the four classes of the tantras against each other; favoring one of the Tibetan schools—the Sakya, Gelug, Kagyu, or Nyingma—and disparaging the rest; and so on. In other words, we abandon Dharma any time we favor our own tenets and disparage the rest.

Liberation in the Palm of your hand~Kyabje Pabongkha Rinpoche.

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Re: Fifty Stanzas on the Spiritual Teacher

Postby Grigoris » Sat Apr 02, 2011 5:55 pm

"My religion is not deceiving myself."
Jetsun Milarepa 1052-1135 CE

"Butchers, prostitutes, those guilty of the five most heinous crimes, outcasts, the underprivileged: all are utterly the substance of existence and nothing other than total bliss."
The Supreme Source - The Kunjed Gyalpo
The Fundamental Tantra of Dzogchen Semde

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Re: Fifty Stanzas on the Spiritual Teacher

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"My religion is not deceiving myself."
Jetsun Milarepa 1052-1135 CE

"Butchers, prostitutes, those guilty of the five most heinous crimes, outcasts, the underprivileged: all are utterly the substance of existence and nothing other than total bliss."
The Supreme Source - The Kunjed Gyalpo
The Fundamental Tantra of Dzogchen Semde

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Teacher & Root Guru

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Re: Teacher & Root Guru

Postby zerwe » Tue Jan 31, 2012 5:45 am

I am sure there are all sorts of technical answers. Some say that your root guru may be whom
you have received tantric initiation from, etc... However, the best answer I have heard/read is
that your root guru should be the one who moves your heart the most. The one who has the greatest impact
on your mind stream.
Shaun :namaste:

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Re: Teacher & Root Guru

Postby twonny » Tue Jan 31, 2012 8:49 am

"To go beyond samsara and nirvana, we will need the two wings of emptiness and compassion. From now on, let us use these two wings to fly fearlessly into the sky of the life to come." — Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

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Re: Teacher & Root Guru

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འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔


Free of hope and fear, relax.
Human life spent in
a state of great spaciousness is enjoyable.


— Kunzang Dechen Lingpa

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Re: Teacher & Root Guru

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Re: Teacher & Root Guru

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འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔


Free of hope and fear, relax.
Human life spent in
a state of great spaciousness is enjoyable.


— Kunzang Dechen Lingpa

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Re: Teacher & Root Guru

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Re: Teacher & Root Guru

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འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔


Free of hope and fear, relax.
Human life spent in
a state of great spaciousness is enjoyable.


— Kunzang Dechen Lingpa

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Re: Teacher & Root Guru

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Re: Teacher & Root Guru

Postby heart » Tue Jan 31, 2012 5:40 pm

Excellent post Namdrol!

/magnus
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"The principal practice is Guruyoga. But we need to understand that any secondary practice combined with Guruyoga becomes a principal practice." ChNNR (Teachings on Thun and Ganapuja)

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Re: Teacher & Root Guru

Postby conebeckham » Tue Jan 31, 2012 6:38 pm

Yes, excellent. This should be a "sticky" response, any time the question of root guru comes up--this nails it.


"Absolute Truth is not an object of analytical discourse or great discriminating wisdom,
It is realized through the blessing grace of the Guru and fortunate Karmic potential.
Like this, mistaken ideas of discriminating wisdom are clarified."
- (Kyabje Bokar Rinpoche, from his summary of "The Ocean of Definitive Meaning")

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Re: Teacher & Root Guru

Postby Arnoud » Tue Jan 31, 2012 7:31 pm

Thank you very much N-la. That was awesome!


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