Unfortunately, the sound is poor. It is very difficult to understand (plus a lot of loud noise in the background). 🙁
I bow down to you my beloved Guru, Garchen Rinpoche. <3 🙏
I am pretty sure that the sound quality does not have to do with which page it is on - rather with the original recording. Because the parameters for delivering sound do not change from one FB page to another. If anyone knows differently please let me know-I am always trying to understand FB better)
His Holiness Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche will lead the 800th Anniversary of Lord Jigten Sumgon's Parinirvana, October 19-25, 2017, at Jangchub Ling Monastery in Dehradun, India. HE Garchen Rinpoche will also attend and encourages all devotees to take part in this historic commemoration.
International Drikung Kagyu Council Tashi Delek to all my Dharma friends. This fall, the Drikung Kagyu Institute, Jangchubling in Dehradun India, will be commemorating the 800th Anniversary of Lord Jigten Sumgon’s Maha Parinirvana. To me, an old man, this is one of the most important events of my life and I will surely attend this special celebration. Likewise, I encourage all followers of the Drikung Kagyu to join us for this prayer festival. Indeed, the practice of the Buddha-dharma is based on prayer and aspiration. Lord Jigten Sumgon is our root guru of many lifetimes and therefore such a gathering is truly inconceivable. At this time, we shall unite the three types of faith and make extensive prayers for the benefit and happiness of all. Moreover, His Holiness, who will preside over this celebration, will also offer teachings. It is my sincere hope that you will be able to attend. Tashi Delek Phunsum-tsok (Perfect Goodness and Auspiciousness)!
Effortful compassion arises due to cultivating the thought, "All sentient beings have been my parents in a past life". It is habituated through perceiving everyone that one encounters as family. For instance, you see an older person as your mother or father, a younger person as your child, a same-aged person as your brother or sister. You cultivate this until great love for all beings has taken birth. Effortful compassion requires an object of compassion.
Effortless compassion arises when you rest within the nature of mind. How? When you see your own true nature, it is very blissful, great joy. Then you understand from personal experience that such sublime happiness actually exists, yet limitless sentient beings have not seen this. Whoever has not experienced this nature suffers greatly. Ordinarily we think that some people have great happiness and not many problems - rich people for example.
Despite the fact that rich people sometimes suffer even more, everyone, to put it briefly, who has not seen the nature of mind suffers. When you realize that, by seeing true happiness immense compassion arises. Effortless compassion does not require an object of compassion. In order for such compassion to arise, you must first experience nature of mind - how thoughts and afflictions dissolve into the unmoving space of timeless awareness without rejecting or accepting.
This is a very happy nature. seeing this, naturally, effortlessly compassion arises for all those who have not been able to see this before. If one has not seen the naturally blissful nature of mind, one is bound to suffer. I bow down to the great treasure of unconditioned love, Chenrezig.
excerpted from Gar Quotes, Vol. 1, Singapore, 2015; original translation by Ina Dhargye.
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