Tsoknyi Rinpoche

A Quote by Tsoknyi Rinpoche on fearless, simplicity, freedom, bodhisattva, spirit, two accumulations, compassion, expands, unity, care for others, know within yourself, and how to be free

    "The true bodhisattva spirit grows out of this personal sense of freedom.  You discover that you don't feel so needy anymore.  You don't crave another refueling - with shamatha or with other people's love and attention - because you know within yourself how to be free, how to be confident.  With this sense of security and freedom, you begin to direct your attention to the needs of others.  The compassion expands.  This is my point about inner simplicity as the basis for living fearlessly in a complex world.
    This principle of fearless simplicity involves training in the two accumulations as a unity and experiencing the fruition of such training.  We have found a true, effective remedy for ego-clinging, negative emotions, the twofold ignorance, and adversity.  We have persevered in the two accumulations, and we have grown confident in liberation.  We are now open and spacious, and from within that sense of fearless simplicity, we can accomadate all phenomena.  We can naturally care for others unpretentiously; no one is a threat any longer."

Tsoknyi Rinpoche

Source: Fearless Simplicty

Contributed by: Sacred Elements

A Quote by Tsoknyi Rinpoche on buddhism, rigpa, dzogchen, nondualism, and clinging

What is the difference between the real state of rigpa and the imitation?
Check whether or not there is any clinging, any sense of keeping hold of something. With conceptual rigpa you notice a sense of trying to keep a state, trying to maintain a state, trying to nurture a state. There is a sense of hope or fear and also a sense of being occupied. Understand? The keeping means there’s a sense of protecting, of not wanting to lose it, in the back of the mind. This is not bad, it’s good, and for some people there’s no way around training like that in the beginning. Through training in this way, that conceptual aspect becomes increasingly refined and clarified.

So you practice more, more, more. Now you have more of a sense of openness, but still you’re holding this openness. All right, then, let the openness go. Let’s say that after two months you let it go. But still you’re staying within the openness—so then you practice letting go of the staying. And somehow there is still a remnant of wanting to achieve it again. So you let that go as well, and slowly again let it go, let it go, until you become very much “just there,” and finally very free and easy.

Tsoknyi Rinpoche

Source: http://www.pundarika.org/journey/Tcollection.html

Contributed by: Ryan

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