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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Revelation of a Horse
What constitutes a horse of the finest quality? According to ancient Chinese text, " An excellent horse leaps as soon as it sees the shadow of a whip". That means the finest horse will instantly gallop full-steam ahead upon seeing the shadow of the whip in his master's hands, there's no need to wait for the the whip to fall on him. However, the truth is the horse is still kept under restraints and his mind is uneasy, therefore the horse is not really a first-rate horse. When selecting the finest horse from a herd, the horse breeder or trainer prefers to choose the most unconstrained horses, those that follow their instincts and jump wildly to and fro. Consequently, the horse turns out to be brilliant and exceptional.
The same applies to people - with a free and unaffected mind, one is able to be carefree and enjoy oneself in worldly affairs. Only from being apart from desires and attachments can one have the ability to be free and at ease. An adept is someone who is sentimentally non-attached and is therefore naturally unhindered. The worst of human suffering stems from our mind being bound by attachments and soiled with concerns. Hence, the key lies in seeing our mind in the world over, then letting go after realising that the mind is nowhere to be found, and finally relinquishing even the thought of letting go. This is to reach a truly boundless, unhindered and carefree state of being!
From Shang Longrik Gyatso Rinpoche