Just as a jewel is capable of removing poverty, so the altruistic mind of enlightenment is capable of removing the poverty, or difficulties of cyclic existence and of solitary peace. Similarly, just as a jewel fulfils the wishes of sentient beings, so the altruistic intention to become enlightened fulfils the wishes of sentient beings.
When the tantras first arrived in Tibet, Tibetans were slow to compose full-blown commentaries on these esoteric works…
Buddhist art: Tantric shrine, disclosing Nirvana within the petals of a lotus.
Short talk by the Dalai Lama on the ‘law of causality and dependent origination’. About 25 minutes.
A short video of a Nepalese sacred-art master and his journey of patience and time. (around 6 minutes)
Buddhist video: Part two: An introduction to mindfulness meditation by Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche at Benchen Monastery on 27 April 2014. (about 1 hour 16 minutes)
Buddhist video: An introduction to mindfulness meditation by Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche at Benchen Monastery on 27 April 2014. (about 1 hour 23 minutes)
It is said that for the absolute, one has wisdom, and for the relative, one has compassion. After his enlightenment Buddha did not need to teach people in order for them to become essentially wiser; he did so in order to try to help people, to provide them with a means by which some of them could come to the same understanding that he had reached…