everything we can get in the west is only an introduction

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Re: everything we can get in the west is only an introduction

Post by Hanzze » Sat Feb 12, 2011 6:28 am

Adamantine wrote:
tamdrin wrote:
Jinzang wrote:Whether a teaching is high or low, ultimate or relative, depends mostly on you and your receptivity to the truth. Siddhartha got the most profound understanding of the meaning and purpose of renunciation just by going for a ride on his chariot. How often do we drive around and what understanding do we get from what we see? Receptivity and sincerity are everything.

Ever been to India? If you have it is easy to see how one may generate renunciation just going in the street there. As opposed to America per say...
Yes in some ways the U.S. is like Siddhartha's palace: old age, sickness and death are hidden away. . to a certain extent anyway. It's almost impossible not to be confronted by it every moment in some parts of India.
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Re: everything we can get in the west is only an introduction

Post by Grigoris » Sat Feb 12, 2011 10:11 am

conebeckham wrote:As for me, I am reading Taranatha's Lam Rim--all about the Four Thoughts. Highly recommended, for all....I'm one for repeated exposure.
You got an electro version of that for perusal? Thank you!
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Re: everything we can get in the west is only an introduction

Post by conebeckham » Sat Feb 12, 2011 7:51 pm

Nope--no electro version, unfortunately. It's published by LTWA, and I found a copy pretty cheap from Alibris.

"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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