By Lama Yeshe, Lama Zopa Rinpoche,
In those talks, Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche clarify the nice merits of practising Dharma as an ordained individual, the right way to continue the ordination natural, the aim of the monastic neighborhood, the right way to dwell jointly as priests and nuns, and masses extra. the need for the lay neighborhood to aid the Sangha is usually made transparent, and never simply clergymen and nuns yet lay practitioners, too, will achieve a lot via interpreting this e-book.
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If you compare your situation to that when Dharma came to Tibet, you will see how lucky you are. You have much better facilities and education and far easier lives than they did back then. You people are incredibly lucky. But I still want each one of you to be very strongly motivated at a personal level: “I myself (not we, but I) am responsible for bringing Dharma to the West. ” That doesn’t mean that you change completely overnight and tomorrow walk around like some crazy evangelist. Just be relaxed, but at the same time dedicated.
Therefore, we should hurry to educate ourselves well so that we can be of maximum benefit to others. In our Sangha community, many students are already experienced in giving lam-rim courses. They have been teaching, and I’m very happy about that. They are growing. Some Sangha members have intuitively understood that they should teach; I didn’t have to push them. But others don’t understand that they should teach and they worry about it: “Lama said everybody has to teach. ” Don’t worry. Whatever your ability, just do as much as you can with your life.
They still think they’re young. Anyway, I just want to emphasize again that I want the senior monks and nuns to take responsibility for ensuring that the future generations of Sangha are comfortable and well-educated for their own growth and for the benefit of others. page 49 Lama Yeshe Wis d om Archive: Adv ice for Monks and Nuns The Benefits of Being Ordained by Lama Zopa Rinpoche This essay was prepared by Rinpoche for publication in Mandala, September-October 1996. It was initially dictated to Ven.
Advice for Monks and Nuns by Lama Yeshe, Lama Zopa Rinpoche,