the excluded middle way

NO! – Tsem Tulku Rinpoche

“Listen carefully. Any real lama will be completely unconcerned with your problems in this life. Any real lama will only be concerned with your death and where you take rebirth.”

Telling it like it is. Hard to swallow perhaps but bye bye Boomeritis!

Another version of the hugely popular teaching by Tsem Rinpoche on the poem of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s “How to Know No”.

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our precious human life

Why bother? Why practice anything? Why be a good person? Why make effort to get Enlightened if this like is just a meaningless trip to our deathbed?

The Tibetan Lamas were well aware of these kinds of questions and objections, and I’m guessing these teachings arose in monasteries where young monks (often as young as 7 or 8 years-old) would have needed a little bit of encouragement now and again.

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