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Sogyal Rinpoche

November 15th, 2007 · No Comments · Filed under: Dharmic

All beings, everywhere, suffer; let your heart go out to them all in
spontaneous and immeasurable compassion.
-Sogyal Rinpoche

And who is Sogyal Rinpoche? Here’s a bio of this Dzogchen master:

And here’s a beautiful short extract from his renowned book, The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying:

“We all feel and know something of the benefits of compassion. But the particular strength of the Buddhist teaching is that it shows you clearly a “logic” of compassion […] in practice our actions are deeply uncompassionate and bring us and others mostly frustration and distress, and not the happiness we are all seeking.

“To realize what I call the wisdom of compassion is to see with complete clarity its benefits, as well as the damage that its opposite has done to us. We need to make a very clear distinction between what is in our ego’s self-interest and what is in our ultimate interest; it is from mistaking one for the other that all our suffering comes.” – Compassion: The Wish Fulfilling Jewel

And here is a taste of Sogyal Rinpoche, explaining

What meditation really is

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