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story details

Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:43 pm
by Greg
Can someone please refresh my memory - what is the story of the teacher who demanded that his students renounce their former teachers but then would only teach the student who refused to do so. Thanks in advance!

Re: story details

Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:23 pm
by pemachophel
That's the story. Three students came to a Teacher Who they wanted to study with. They all already had been admitted by other Teachers as students. The Teacher said that He would only accept those as students those who renounced their former Teacher(s). Two said they were willing to renounce their former Teacher(s) and one said he wouldn't/couldn't. The prospective Teacher sent to the two students away who were willing to renounce their former Teacher(s). The one who said he would not/could not renounce his former Teacher(s) was allowed to stay because he had shown himself to be an honest and reliable student who stuck by his commitments. In other words, he was not a "musk-hunter."

You'll find this story in Words of My Perfect Teacher.

Re: story details

Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:16 pm
by Greg
That you very much, that is the kind of tip I'm looking for. However, I've been searching the text for a while now and haven't been able to locate it, so any further pointers anyone might have are appreciated.

Re: story details

Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:52 pm
by passel
Greg wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:16 pm
That you very much, that is the kind of tip I'm looking for. However, I've been searching the text for a while now and haven't been able to locate it, so any further pointers anyone might have are appreciated.
I'm pretty sure its in the early part of Word of my Perfect Teacher/ Kunzang Lamai Zhelung; I don't have a copy handy so sorry I can't be any more helpful than that.

Re: story details

Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:08 pm
by Greg
Thanks. I just reread the entirety of the Padmakara translation and I didn't see it. Possibly I missed it, I was reading quickly.

Re: story details

Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:47 pm
by pemachophel
I am quite sure this story is in Kunzang Lamai Zhaylung. It's the only text my original Teacher ever taught and I know I heard this story from Him during one of these lungs.

Re: story details

Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:06 pm
by rai
you might enjoy Ringu Tulku telling the story : )

Re: story details

Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:08 pm
by Greg
Thanks, it's actually very helpful to know that Do Khyentse is the lama in question, that is new info.