Buddhahood, or fruition, is actually very close, and very personal to us. We can realize that if we understand that Dharma means our own mind. Be careful not to view Dharma as some sort of exercise or a homework assignment–it’s really very personal!
Bodhisattvas arise from their practice of the path, but mainly through their own aspirations. Here, Phakchok Rinpoche briefly explains the importance of aspiration and the importance of Samantabhadra’s role.
For today’s Guru Rinpoche Day, I thought of extracting few pith instructions by Padmasambhava to his close student, Trisong Detsen and a brief overview of how it all started.