By Lama Yeshe, Lama Zopa Rinpoche,

ISBN-10: 1891868012

ISBN-13: 9781891868016

In those talks, Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche clarify the nice merits of training Dharma as an ordained individual, the right way to continue the ordination natural, the aim of the monastic group, how one can stay jointly as priests and nuns, and masses extra. the need for the lay neighborhood to help the Sangha is additionally made transparent, and never in basic terms clergymen and nuns yet lay practitioners, too, will achieve a lot by way of analyzing this ebook.

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You have much better facilities and education and far easier lives than they did back then. You people are incredibly lucky. But I still want each one of you to be very strongly motivated at a personal level: “I myself (not we, but I) am responsible for bringing Dharma to the West. ” That doesn’t mean that you change completely overnight and tomorrow walk around like some crazy evangelist. Just be relaxed, but at the same time dedicated. Then you’ll be happy, no matter what sort of difficult situation you find yourself in—happy because you’re serving others.

I’m joking! Anyway, what I am saying is that I want you to use your wisdom. I cannot tell you what to do. I do trust you to use your method and wisdom to come up with some way of establishing a Western monastery where we can both take care of ourselves materially and do our duty according to the vinaya. Can you motivate yourselves to accomplish this? I want you to generate a strong motivation, otherwise, we won’t make it. There are too many obstacles, too many hurdles. I expect mistakes to be made.

For example, some monks and nuns have their own money and can take care of their own food, clothing, and so forth. Others do not. Both those who have their own money and those who don’t should work for, say, two or three hours a day for the benefit of the organization, with the aim of creating a strong Sangha community. If you are really dedicated, you can always fit everything in. But we are lazy; therefore, we rationalize. We can’t even manage to do a one-hour puja. Don’t you think you’re rationalizing when your mind finds it too difficult to spend an hour at the Sangha community puja?

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