“Train yourself in the deeds of bodhisattvas, and do this on a grand scale! Shoulder the responsibility of freeing all beings from samsara. Of all the 84,000 sections of the Buddha’s teachings, there is nothing more profound than bodhichitta. Therefore make every effort on the path, uniting absolute and relative bodhichitta, which distills the essence of all the sutras and the tantras. The subduing of one’s own mind is the root of Dharma. When the mind is controlled, defilements naturally subside.”
HH Dudjom Rinpoche
Magical Nectar: Advice for a Disciple
“It was the fifteenth day of the eleventh month of the Fire Tiger year, January 14, 1987, when His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche said to his wife and those close to him, “Now I have completed everything.” Usually he would do all his regular practices, and meditate and pray for people who requested his prayers in many directions, but on this day he said, “I have completed everything, every prayer that has been asked of me. Now I’m going to leave. Please be careful in the future to pay attention. Karma can be very subtle and tricky. We might think something is no big deal, but it may turn out to have serious consequences, so pay good attention to the karmic process. This is what every practitioner needs to pay attention to—even those with the highest realization. I’ve done my part.”
Upon hearing this, many of those present didn’t believe him. They thought he was making some casual statement, but soon afterwards he got sick and passed away. This is how the great ones move.”
Venerable Khenpo Rinpoches
The Essential Journey of Life and Death, Volume 1 (pg 159)
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