Request to be Guru and Life Practices

Request to be Guru and Life Practices

Date of Advice:
March 2015
Date Posted:
December 2015

A student wrote asking Rinpoche to be her guru, and for life practices. 

My most dear one,
I have no qualifications as guru, the qualities one should have, so I’m sorry. But you try your best and I will try. You pray and I will pray, and I will give what help I can.

Begin your day with bodhicitta to make the life most meaningful and beneficial for sentient beings, thus transforming your life from iron into gold, not only with Dharma but with bodhicitta motivation.

Lama Tsongkhapa’s Middling Lam-rim is the main lam-rim text you need to study. Read it twice from beginning to end. 

Do effortful meditation, following the lam-rim outline. Repeat this seven times, then do effortless meditation.

After studying the Middling Lam-rim, use The Essential Nectar for your meditation or the outline guide for the Middling Lam-rim.

To help with that, to achieve the realization of the path to enlightenment, to free the numberless sentient beings from oceans of samsaric suffering and bring to full enlightenment, do the following:

With much love and prayers...