“Devotion is deep abiding respect, trust, and confidence. The lama is a realized being, full of wisdom and compassion. The lama knows the Dharma, as well as which practices are suited for each student’s particular needs and abilities. The lama is a role model and an example of spiritual excellence. For centuries, the teachings have helped countless beings cross over unenlightened existence. We too can cross over—eventually we can become like the lama. As we continue to practice, all of this becomes increasingly apparent, and our motivation to practice grows stronger. Devotion is an enthusiastic commitment to our teacher, the teaching, and to our own path and potential.”
Venerable Khenpo Rinpoches
Walking in the Footsteps of the Buddha: The Path to Freedom (pg 21)
Photo of the Yangsi reincarnation of Ven. Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche offering blessings during his enthronement ceremony at PBC Orgyen Samye Chokhor Ling Nunnery in Sarnath, India on October 31, 2018. Photo by Mark McDonnell.
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