On the occassion of the birthday of our precious Mahaguru Padmasambhava, Phakchok Rinpoche shares with us Guru Rinpoche’s profound teaching from the “Sang-Ngak Lamrim,” as well as some important advice based on his own experience and what he has witnessed in others.
On this Guru Rinpoche day, I would like to share with you all some of Guru Rinpoche’s precious pith instructions, from the fourth chapter of the Dispeller of All Obstacles (Tukdrup Barché Künsel), “Quintessential, All-Embracing Wisdom” (Yangtik Yeshé Zangtal).
When we remember our good heart, our sense of dignity is restored. We must always remember that we are good, even though we make mistakes. Being inherently good and making mistakes are not contradictory. Mistakes merely reflect that we are in a process of becoming who we already are; mistakes do not and cannot affect our pure nature.
Phakchok Rinpoche, Awakening Dignity, Chapter 3: Beyond the Beautiful and the Ugly