There are only two choices: Victim of life of Victor of life. We are hurled from womb to womb. You can lie down to wait or you can get on with it! That's life - you have to get engaged
In Tales of Awakening 65 students of Namgyal Rinpoche tell stories of interactions they had in a class or traveling around the world with their teacher of meditation. There is great diversity in viewpoint, realization before and after the interactions and in the signal he sent to each student in that moment in their lives. In the sum of the stories, teachings, and quotes, the essence of this book emerges.
Gathered by Rab Wilkie & David Berry
Published April 23, 2012
Don’t look to the Lama to save you. If the Lama could, it would have been done long ago. You must walk the path yourself. Put responsibility on your own true nature.
We were standing on the bridge in Kinmount and looking at a house in the distance that was completely burned down in a fire the night before.
One of our Dharma friends had lost everything in that house and Rinpoche quietly said, “See how it can all go up in flames so fast at any time. It’s best you get to work on your meditation. Those results do not disappear in any fire and last from lifetime to lifetime.”
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