Advice to Tame This Crazy Mind

Advice to Tame This Crazy Mind

Date of Advice:
September 2013
Date Posted:
December 2020

A student had finished practices advised by Rinpoche and wrote to request more.  Rinpoche thanked the student for the inspiring letter and gave further advice. The student’s letter and Rinpoche’s response are below.

Student’s Letter

Five years ago, you give me advice for my practice and I just finished it all. I did 100,000 mandala offerings. It was a great retreat. I also did Lama Tsongkhapa Guru Yoga 200,000 times and I completed writing the Arya Sanghata Sutra five times. These five years were very helpful, as my mind looks more and more into the Dharma. Every day I try to do prostrations, read the Golden Light Sutra, the lamrim, the Diamond Cutter Sutra, Calling the Guru from Afar and commitments. I’ll now start to write the Diamond Cutter Sutra. Dear Guru, please can you offer me new advice to tame this crazy mind?

Rinpoche’s Response

My most dear, most kind, most precious, wish-fulfilling one,

Wow, a billion, zillion times thank you for your wonderful inspiring letter. It’s good what you have done. Wow, wow, wow, great, great, fantastic, fantastic, fantastic!

You asked for more practices:

  • Vajrasattva: 20,000
  • Nyung näs: three. It’s good to do a nyung nä every year as well.

Thank you very much. I want to express billions of prostrations to you, thank you very much.

With much love and prayers ...