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


Overblown Rage

Khenpo Tsültrim Gyamtso Rinpoche
Quote of the Week
March 25, 2011


Overblown Rage

There is a story of one of the mahasiddhas of India, Drin Gyepa, who was
staying in a certain city. Very early one morning, as he was still sleeping,
a nearby blacksmith was creating a huge noise. It woke up Drin Gyepa
from his sleep, and he was furious at being wakened in this unpleasant way
so early in the morning. In the midst of his rage, he looked at its essence.
Because it was so overblown, it was completely without any elaboration of
thought, and mind's essence, Mahamudra, was revealed. This story illustrates
how awareness arises through anger. When you are so angry, there is no
elaboration, no covering. If you look directly at the mind, nothing obscures
its stark nature, so you can have realization.


From Creation & Completion, Karma Dzong, October 1995 & June 1996, p. 87.
Translated by Sarah Harding.