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6月18日 星期三

The Diligent are the Most Natural and Unconstrained

There was an author who once said that they most enjoyed watching people diligently absorbed in their work. They called it "the most beautiful act in the world." The most captivating stories about the great figures of history revolve around their relentless diligence and the wonderful achievements they accomplished through this persistent drive. Rome becoming an archetype of all the world's civilizations sprung from the actions of its emperor, who though he sat on the throne, would never forget to descend and cultivate the fields every day with his own hands. It was because of this that Rome became the most modern city on the European continent during the time. I have read many of Lord Byron's works. There is one that moved me more than any of the others. Out of praise and admiration for Genghis Khan, Byron poured all of his energy and wisdom into writing 100 drafts of his biography before he finally came upon a version with which he could be satisfied. It is no wonder that he became one of the most famous poets in the world. There is a Buddhist practitioner I knew personally who, for his entire life, did nothing but full-body prostrations. Before he passed away, he had completed 108 sets of the 4 preliminary practices (ngondro), in particular the prostrations. After his cremation, clear images of Buddhas were unexpectedly found on his skull. Michelangelo's greatness stemmed from his insistence on exerting himself for many hours each day in his work, even into his old age and despite his deteriorating physical condition. These examples go to show that a person's success can be measured by how they unceasingly strive to make good use of their life.

From Shang Longrik Gyatso Rinpoche