By Thinley Norbu
Personal memories of an esteemed Tibetan Buddhist grasp, starting from touching memoir to funny storytelling, from sharp cultural remark to deeply felt verse--illustrated with infrequent pictures in complete color.
Illustrated with colour pictures released for the 1st time, this college of memories provides a unprecedented glimpse into the lifetime of an esteemed Tibetan Buddhist instructor. the writer units a paranormal temper as he describes his early years in "Snowland" (Tibet) as considered one of seven little ones of a popular Nyingma grasp. Thinley Norbu Rinpoche's storytelling alternates earthy humor with poetic sensitivity and smooth sensuality. Describing his travels in Asia, Europe, and the USA, he offers thumbnail sketches of individuals and locations, in addition to sharp-sighted observation on Western cultural tendencies and Dharma scholars' confident and destructive features. greater than simply an autobiography, this written delivering is an expression of Rinpoche's knowledge, compassion, and private attention.
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At that time, she was eighteen years old with a noble, fresh young body and glowing complexion. She was taller than the others and a little exotic-looking, dressed simply with a long red robe and sash. I easily noticed that she was more enchanting than the others in the group, and I was excited, wondering who she was. ” He said, “Be patient. ” 37 With Sangyum Jamyang Chödrön-la (Smooth Melodious Lamp of Dharma), ca. 1956. After tea, we left the group and went to my future father-in-law’s house.
Your continuous, kind love-weapon penetrates throughout the world, creating peace and understanding. When they die, their precious possessions stay behind in a Swiss bank, causing family feuds. When you died you left behind just one old walking stick and went freely in the ten directions of the Bodhisattvas’ land, leaving the gift of your Bodhisattva actions. Please come back again and again to douse the flames of violent beings with the nectar of your kind and peaceful speech and actions. Later, when I went back to East Dragonland with my wife and children, we couldn’t go to Upper Valley of Amusement, so we just stayed in Above Auspicious Land.
One day he came to me and said very seriously, “Now we must talk and decide how you two can meet. ” When I said, “We have already been together for several weeks,” he was shocked. ” He turned his face and glared at me. Then he interrogated me like a criminal investigator with frowning eyes. “How? Who brought her here? ” After I explained clearly what had happened, he said, “Too fast, too fast,” and he looked disappointed that he had not been the matchmaker. 42 43 On horseback, 1980. On a day when the constellations were auspicious, we made a ceremony with rituals and offerings joined by many groups of people in front of a big altar in my father-in-law’s temple.
A Brief Fantasy History of a Himalayan: Autobiographical Reflections by Thinley Norbu