Innate Happiness: Realizing Compassion-Emptiness by Khenpo Drimed Dawa

By Khenpo Drimed Dawa

Innate Happiness publications busy Westerners at the direction of liberation, the conclusion of compassion-emptiness, with concise weekly practices in keeping with the yogi culture of Tibetan Buddhism. The publication features a short background of Buddhism in India and Tibet, in addition to its significant rules. this can be through transparent, concise steps at the course of person Liberation, the trail of Altruism, the trail of Tantra, and the trail of significant Perfection. each one direction takes the reader throughout the 3 Teachings: ethics, meditation, and knowledge. therefore, it covers a whole cycle of for learn, contemplation, meditation and awareness, every one hugely appropriate for the busy lives of Westerners with little time for formal meditation. may possibly ALL beings feel free!

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You may not like what you learn. But under no circumstances should there ever be repercussions for that honesty. That would destroy the trust as well as undermine you ethical behavior. Thank them and bite your lip if necessary. But never ever “defend yourself,” though it is okay to ask for more details or explanation. Beyond these signs, it can be helpful to review the vows described here and evaluate yourself regarding these behaviors. If there have been missteps along the way, make a concerted effort to change.

It is critical to really understanding each of these trainings and paths. That teaching is known as the Four Reliances. Although you can find variations in wording, they essentially go like this: 1. Rely on the teaching, not the teacher. 2. Rely on the meaning of the teaching, not the words that express it. 3. Rely on the definitive meaning, not the provisional meaning. 4. Rely on transcendent wisdom of deep experience, not ordinary knowledge. It is very important that one not get caught up in words, concepts, or ideas.

We use #6, right mindfulness, to help us do that, being mindful of all we think, say, and do. This is not about meditation, although that is included. It is about the rest of our lives. , ethics. We make a conscious effort to pay attention to all of these throughout the day, and eventually even in our sleep. Right livelihood could be part of right conduct. But here the essence is that we should choose jobs that follow the ethics or moral precepts. One can see that from the very the beginning, the Buddha addressed householders and not just monks and nuns.

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