||Buddha, Dharma, Sangha - TL August 2008
|In order to really be able to say that you know about
Buddhism, you have to know about Buddha, dharma and
sangha. This I will teach according to the teachings of
Lord Maitreya known as Mahayana Uttaratantra.
Buddha, Dharma, Sangha, from the August 2008 issue of Thar Lam (Palpung Zhyisil Chokyi Ghatsal Publications)
||Devotion - TL April 2006
|The foundation of devotion is confidence in your
essence. If you don.t have confidence in your essence, you
cannot have true devotion; it becomes more like fear than
devotion. In the Mahayana Buddha taught bodhichitta.
Bodhichitta is your essence. The thought, "I wish to
become a Buddha to show all sentient beings how to
become Buddhas", is bodhichitta.
Devotion, from the April 2006 issue of Thar Lam (Palpung Zhyisil Chokyi Ghatsal Publications)
||Guru-Disciple Relationship - TL April 2008
is translated into Tibetan as Lama. La means .above. and
ma means .mother,. so somebody who is above you, who
you respect, learn from, and who cares for you like a
mother. That is Lama. Lama is for all sentient beings.
Then you have your personal Guru from whom you are
learning the dharma.
Guru-Disciple Relationship, from the April 2008 issue of Thar Lam (Palpung Zhyisil Chokyi Ghatsal Publications)
||The Root Guru
|What exactly Is a "Tsawe-Lama" or "Root-Guru"?
There are several forms of Tsawe-Lama but we need only discuss the two most
important ones here.
Provided courtesy of Samye Ling
||The Root Lama - TL December 2007
|There are different types of Root Lamas a practitioner of
Tibetan Buddhism can have, but I will only discuss the
two most important ones here. They are the rTsa-ba'ibla-
ma and the bLa-ma'i-brgyud-pa, translated as "Root
Lama" and "Master of the Succession", respectively. Guru
is the Sanskrit honorific term for "master", so it is often
used when referring to one's Root Lama.
The Root Lama, from the December 2007 issue of Thar Lam (Palpung Zhyisil Chokyi Ghatsal Publications)