“Right now is one of the very beautiful moments in our lives. We’re activating and glorifying our innate beautiful nature of love, kindness, and compassion. Therefore, bring more joy and happiness to yourself, and bring joy, happiness, and peace to all living beings. This is so wonderful! What else is there in the world that’s better than this? Think carefully. This isn’t just some statement, or something the Buddha said that we should blindly follow. Think carefully. What do the teachings say? “Connect your mind with your heart, and reflect on whether it’s true or not.” What else are we doing? This is what we’re all doing according to our best capabilities—with devotion, joy, and love. We’re working to bring peace, harmony, and happiness to ourselves and to all living beings.
We’re also trying to remove and release the hindrances and obstacles that are blocking these beautiful qualities. That’s what we’ve been discussing and practicing, and that’s what the Buddha taught. We’re following the voice of the lineage masters. This is wonderful! What could be better? There’s nothing more important than this in life—or even beyond this life. So bring joy and peace into your heart.”
Venerable Khenpo Rinpoches
Walking in the Footsteps of the Buddha: The Path to Freedom (pg 3)
Photo of Ven. Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche in the 1980s.
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