A Worthwhile Life

A Worthwhile Life

Date of Advice:
October 2017
Date Posted:
December 2018

Rinpoche sent this letter to a student advising how to make life most meaningful.

My most dear, most kind, most precious, wish-fulfilling one,
How are you? I’m sure you are very happy, having a meaningful life for sentient beings. I met your friend and we had a talk, and that’s why I am sending these cards, to say hello.

Please live your life with bodhicitta as much as possible, while eating, walking, sitting, sleeping or doing your job.

You must be very busy, but I think what makes life most worthwhile is if you can study Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand from beginning to end, slowly, slowly. If you read it mindfully, then it’s meditation. Do that three times. It’s very good to read it from beginning to end, write down anything you don’t understand, and later that can be discussed, not with anybody, because you might get wrong understanding, but with a student who has studied well or a geshe.

With much love and prayers ...