Sangpo Rinpoche´s Blog

Sangpo Rinpoche´s Blog

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Rinpoche have created this blog as an inspiration for those who are interested and curious about Dharma teachings.

The Source of Happiness

DharmaPosted by Aksel Sogstad Sun, May 24, 2015 08:14:00
The sources of happiness are the generation of a loving and compassionate attitude and a wise mind. The purpose of engaging in Dharma practice is to attain a more profound level of peace and happiness.

~Sangpo Rinpoche

Rejoice in the Virtous Deeds done by Others

DharmaPosted by Aksel Sogstad Sat, May 23, 2015 11:40:39

The fundamental principle of Buddhism is to truly believe in the cause and effect.

Our human life is precious, so do not let disturbing emotions arise due to our and others’ ignorance. Obstacles can only be eliminated when we let go of afflictions.

Self-grasping leads to sufferings whereas compassion brings happiness.

The positive way to show selflessness is to rejoice in virtuous deeds done by others and do not feel jealous of other people’s accomplishments.

~Sangpo Rinpoche

The Auspicious Buddhist Festival Time in Tibet

DharmaPosted by Aksel Sogstad Wed, May 20, 2015 16:36:43

Good morning, dear students and Dharma friends!

Today is the 1st day of 4th Tibetan month. It is the beginning of the most auspicious Buddhist festival in Tibet. During this month of Saka Dawa (19/05/2015 to 16/06/2015), the effects of positive and negative actions are multiplied by 10 million times.

So let us engage in virtuous activities such as paying homage to Buddha, meditation, chanting mantra and prayers, generating compassion and bodhicitta etc. Dharma practice is strongly recommended in this month.

All virtuous deeds will bring powerful blessings, helping accumulate merits and purifying obscurations. Thus, we should not waste this rare opportunity.

~Sangpo Rinpoche

Buddha Shakyamuni mantra:

~Om Muni Muni Maha Muniye Soha~

The Nature of Greed

DharmaPosted by Aksel Sogstad Wed, May 20, 2015 16:31:50
The nature of greed is that the needs are few but wants are many and one is never content with what one has, still attempting to possess more and more.

Therefore, we should learn to treasure what we have, and do not obtain what we don’t have by using force.

~ Sangpo Rinpoche

Gaining Happiness in a Changing World

DharmaPosted by Aksel Sogstad Tue, May 19, 2015 15:34:56

In life, we will experience living and dying, changing feelings, fluctuations in wealth, gain and loss of power, as well as highs and lows in status. The nature of objects is impermanence as constant change.

That’s why we should enhance our spirituality and develop compassion and wisdom in life. Only by doing this can we be lead on to the path of liberation and gain ultimate happiness.

~ Sangpo Rinpoche

Naropa on Letting Go

DharmaPosted by Aksel Sogstad Mon, May 18, 2015 19:00:19
The famous Indian master Naropa once said: You’re imprisoned by your own attachment, not by external objects. Once you let go of clinging, you’re free from suffering.

~ Sangpo Rinpoche

Compassion Towards Those with Resentment

DharmaPosted by Aksel Sogstad Sun, May 17, 2015 08:20:38
When someone harbors resentment, he or she creates the causes of suffering and is even unaware of the painful consequences of negative karma. Therefore, we should be compassionate to that person and not fall into the same trap of hatred.

~ Sangpo Rinpoche

Being Grateful for our Enemies

DharmaPosted by Aksel Sogstad Sat, May 16, 2015 15:18:29

Compassion and gratitude are the best ways to conquer hatred. We should be grateful for our enemies and other obstacles that help us grow.

Only by having gratitude will we have an opportunity to reflect on our own situation and realise how precious happiness is. Besides, we’re given a chance to correct our behaviour by being aware of our defects. We should also be grateful to them for letting us develop wisdom, creating an inner breakthrough in the face of adversity and removing our negative karma.

~An excerpt from “Crystal Clear Mind” by Sangpo Rinpoche~

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