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Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche teaches through verse, pointing out the essence of a teaching.  Enjoy the quotes.


Consider Concepts to be Necessary



Khenpo Tsültrim
Gyamtso Rinpoche


Quote of the Week

January 11, 2013






Gampopa said:

        Consider concepts to be necessary.
        Consider [concepts] to be great kindness.
        Consider [concepts] to be pleasant.
        Consider [concepts] to be indispensible.

This quote contains great blessing and is very helpful for meditation ...

If you can recognize how concepts are pleasant, your mind will not be disturbed.

If, when practicing deity meditation or when working with prana, bindu and nadi, you are able to see any concept or whatever arises as pleasant, your mind will not be disturbed, and prana will not be caught in the wrong place.

Your mind becomes confused, prana enters the wrong nadi, or prana and nadi misconnect when you do not see concepts as pleasant or you try to block thoughts completely.


Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche, Mahamudra Shamabha and Vipashyana, Rocky Mountain Dharma Center, 1991, p. 17.  


Translated by Michele Martin (Lightly edited for the Weekly Quote)