By Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje, Ringu Tulku, Michele Martin
Traveling the trail of Compassion is the observation at the Thirty-Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva via Ogyen Trinley Dorje, the 17th incarnation of Gyalwang Karmapa. Ogyen Trinley Dorje’s statement connects this respected textual content with our day-by-day lives and our inner most aspirations.
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When that happened, he was so saddened that he became a renunciate, entered the monastery, and devoted him self to Dharma practice. Afterward, having attained realization, he thought, "If I have this unattractive form in th e future, I don't think I'll be able to help other beings. " A teacher's compassion, which opens the door to Dharma, can take many forms. It is said that for some people, no am ount of teaching will help. They will not get anything from a lot of talking and will need something else.
This was certainly beneficial for me, and maybe it can help others as well. Parents do seek to create a wonderful world for their chil dren, but even more splendid is to give them explanations that increase their intelligence and ability to discriminate right from wrong. In Buddhism, we speak of what is to be given up and what is to be taken up. " Therefore, we are guiding our children in the wrong direction if we encourage their self-centeredness. We should teach them what is really useful. For example, parents might grow vegetables and give them to their child.
It's not reading scriptures. It's not meditating. " The Kadampa master replied, "Cut through your attach ment. " Like the person in this story, m any people want to practice, and they take up the preliminary practices of the ngondro. If we 46 s> Traveling the Path of Compassion ask people w hat they did and what was the result o f their prac tice, some will say, "Oh, it was very difficult when I did the pros trations. " These people will talk about how m uch effort they m ade and what difficulties and problem s they had.
Traveling the Path of Compassion: A Commentary on The Thirty-Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva by Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje, Ringu Tulku, Michele Martin