About Shang Rinpoche

Rinpoche’s spiritual pursuit began at a very young age and has spanned many years, in which he received lineages of all four major Vajrayana Buddhist schools—Nyingma, Kagyu, Sakya, and Gelug—from numerous lineage holders and great yogis of our time in India, Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan. Rinpoche has acquired all the necessary empowerments, transmissions, and teachings to become a fully qualified Vajrayana master. Furthermore, Rinpoche is a recognized tulku (reincarnate lama), authenticated by eminent lineage holders and distinguished masters of our time.
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2014年4月24日 星期四

My Mind

Many people cannot master the state of their own mind.
Actually, the mind is not to be used for observation or to be watched.
So herein lies the problem -- where exactly, you ask?
When you don’t feel like observing it, it will secretly come for a visit.
When you don’t feel like observing it, it actually quietly comes to visit.
Gradually, even though you have no desire to observe it, 
the mind will find a way to interact with you.
Little by little, it seems that you start to see its faint outline.
Its image will seem like a recluse separated from you by a thin veil,
although mysterious, yet you feel you may have met before.
Sometimes, you call to it and it responds, yet other times it turns a deaf ear.
Sometimes it’s like a woman passionately in love: 
both nervous and excited, yet also shy and hopeful.
Sometimes, it’s like the Eastern Dragon that sweeps past in the vast sky.
Sometimes, it’s like an old bear that lives in the mountain forest.
Sometimes, it’s like a warrior with an ugly face but an impressive physique.
Sometimes it’s like a Yaksha demon, feasting on souls wherever it goes.
Sometimes it’s bright like an angel flying in the sky, or like a white conch shell.
Sometimes it’s like a drunkard who can’t make sense of any worldly logic.
Sometimes it’s voracious like a python waking from a long hibernation in a cave.
Sometimes it’s like a sterile woman who becomes pregnant, doing things which are unfathomable to herself or to others.
Sometimes it’s as sharp as an eagle dominating the sky, hunting for prey: crystal clear about its direction and goal.
In short, our mind, soul and consciousness are like triplet siblings: although they originate from the same place,
however they often cause people to feel lost, aimless, and confused.
The majority of people probably cannot complete this homework in an entire lifetime!
Concerning my mind.