What I have said once in Tibetan language so you may have heard about this. But maybe some of
you may not have heard what I've said in Tibetan so my English is not so good definitely but I will still try to say few words in English, maybe summarized but I have described in Tibetan.
I don't need to explain too much on what has happened and what is going through these days and so the Rinpoche passed away relatively, apparently, because in the ultimate sense you may have heard of this kind of deathless. So Rinpoche never moves he never walked away from us. And he's always within us. But if you are still lacking such knowledge and understanding, the knowledge of Buddha dharma then although he's within you but you may not feel of him. You perform pujas, prayers and you call his name and doing supplications and prayers yet you don't feel. Simply cry, feeling sad, does not work. Simply being with him or sitting outside with his apartment no work, doesn't make any sense. So what do you need is the determination of devotion, faith then this devotion and faith whether he lives in this world or he alive or he's gone doesn't make any difference between. He's always within us. His compassion and his loving kindness and his care and his love is always within us. Right? So this will help us to progress our practice, our devotion, our wisdom, if you are able to realize each and every instructions that is given by rinpoche is going to be very beneficial for yourself and is going to be very beneficial for all sentient beings, is going to be very beneficial for the lineage.
The sense of the relationship between the guru and disciple is rather very profound, very profound. This profoundity of the relationship between the disciple and the guru is carrying until you are all fully enlightened. So this is very much depends on how you keep the instructions in your own mind that is very important. This way we make relation. This way we make very profound relationship between the disciple and guru or whatever you call between teacher and student. So if you have confidence that your guru is still within you, not just simply say my guru is with you of course your guru is not with you. When you are in the restaurant the guru is not in the restaurant with you anyway. When you eat zanba or eat breakfast, the guru doesn't eat breakfast. When you eat breakfast this does not make the fulfillment of his wish. Right? But this is rather more profound and the sense of profundity so which is realizing your mind is never separate from his mind. Realizing, experiencing, not only that you are able to make the development of understanding charactery or intellectually. Intellectually understanding is very basic we need to be crossed from this level to the state of realization which means fully experienced and fully realized with the determination, with the confidence. That can be developed through the genuine devotion and genuine faith towards the guru.
Sometimes you may say my guru is not so happy today when you see him, you are expecting his full smile. But sometimes he shows you long face then your devotion is shaky, then you come out with the tears, sadness, hatred. Then you may say that my guru is crazy. So you see, do you have really solid and steady of devotion? You should examine, you should reflect your devotion, you should reflect your faith. So still lacking of the Buddha dharma, knowledge. You should read more the life story of like Milarepa, Gampopa, the life story of the great Naropa and Tilopa, that how profound the relationship between them. You always say that these stories are very expiring but where is your experiential. When certain circumstance that come to you and then you lose your control. And sometimes you may hate the dharma so very much still on the mundane, the worldly sense. Although you act as a Buddhist, although we act as a dharma practitioner but when you face the certain circumstances then you are unable to apply the dharma correctly.
So therefore as a student of Rinpoche or as a disciple of Rinpoche, you just simply say I'm Rinpoche's disciple is not sufficient at all, is not enough. You have very heavy duty and responsibility to fulfill the wishes of Rinpoche through application of Buddha dharma correctly. And examining your own characteristic in everyday life. And you have to judge yourself that how much changes you are albe to make through the training of your mind and through the application of each and every those instructions that Rinpoche has given in the past.
Now talking about for long round, practice is not so easy, is not easy. When the weather is good and when you are having the good coffee, the good restaurant around, everything seems ok with you, no complain then you think I can do buddha dharma. And you feel that I can do dharma practice. But certain circumstances which is unpleasant and irritate then you lost your control and then you cannot apply buddha dharma at that moment instead you complain these and that. Certain of the complain said that I have been the Buddhist over twenty years, twenty years, forty years, how come? I don't feel benefit of my practice. So it looks like you are try to blame on the dharma instead to yourself. This is not good idea still something is lacking, something is lacking.
So therefore I would like to request you as the student and the disciple of the Rinpoche you should show good example to others. When you engage some certain negativities, it may damage your guru's fame and your guru's position also, very dangerous. People might think how come? If you are short temper, sensitive person, very irritate person. Then this person next to you may think oh, so he claimed as a good Buddhist practitioner yet how come that he could not change his character. Then he or she might think your guru might be worse than you. Right? Because he was expecting that you are rely on your own guru, receive teachings, might be changed, but now you are still carrying same these negative character, does mean the dharma didn't work with you. So it's very bad image for the lineage, bad image for your guru.
Therefore I said you have heavy responsibility to the spirit, the good image, to the followers one has to be very careful with full of mindfulness and alertness. Learning dharma everyday is very important like food, drink, (crop?) is our everyday life similar to this case of buddha dharma of everyday life. Like breakfast you don't need to prepare much, the lunch and dinner you don't need to prepare much is our nature habitant tendency. Right? So nothing much to be paid our intention or preparing our foods and meals of our everyday life. Similar to the dharma practice the minute you get up in the early morning then the duties the responsibilities should be carried with the genuine devotion, genuine faith, the wisdom, mindfulness, alertness, carefulness and cautiousness are very important, are the best supporter, are the best friend of the dharma practitioners.
So therefore to fulfill Rinpoche's wishes although his body left behind, but mind is always within us, mind is always within you, within us. So that you should know, that you should experience. So therefore what I'm saying is simply you feel sad, simply you just cry is not enough, is not sufficient, is not practical. So to carry it with your practice everyday and remember each and every those precious words and instructions have given by rinpoche should remember in your everyday life. So this way can fulfill all his wishes and that way you can make him happy and he would be happy all the time. And his blessings flow over you unceasingly.
So today actually what I have instructed for the monks are more profound way. Of course it doesn't mean that I'm professioner so I talk them in the profound way, but it's kind of rather more and rules of regulations of the monastery which we have to carry on. But for you I just summarize from the previous what I have given speech so I'd like to keep all the instructions of given by Rinpoche that keep in your heart and carry it on.
And then as a buddhist practitioner one should not be so sensitive, have to be more open minded., right? You read book and say everything in book do this don't do this, so if you do opposite way then you are not practitioner. Everyday you (obey heritage?) and you visit temple you do prostration and light up lamps, sitting in front of the image of Buddha. You are acting as doing meditation then you think you are Buddhist. No, real Buddhist, you should change your mental attitude. That's the main responsibility of the Buddhist practitioner. Change, change through training the mind, change through the instructions you have read in the book, and change through the instructions that you receive from your guru, apply within you. With the joyfulness, with the happiness, with the full of wisdom you are joyfully changing your character not forcedly or with the obligation. So this is the very profound teaching of the buddha Sakyamuni and great masters of Indian and great masters in Tibet. Nothing more than that. Even you read pages pages pages……no use if you don't apply them within. So the application is the key point in our dharma practice. Application means try to make oneness, you and the practice, no separate. That's very important.
If you do that, Rinpoche is very happy. His blessing is always within you. You don't need to chant the prayers or sing with the great melody, of course your melody does not make him happy anyway. So if you really wish to make him happy then you should apply the words, the instructions that you have received, applies, combines, make the combination. So try to pill out all the barriers that we have kept from the long period of time through the train of mind and his ultimate wish is this. If you are able to do that. So that's why I would like to request you to be adopted and cultivated those qualities in each and everyday when you are sitting next to Rinpoche's room or you are faraway. There's no distance between you and your guru if you are genuine dharma practitioner. The blessing does not make any difference by distances so therefore you have to be very practical practitioner. And you have to be very the wisdom person then you would not make any mistake, any practice and then you can experiencing the blessing is ultimately there. So you are never separate from Rinpoche. So therefore your body, speech, mind also never separate from the body, speech, mind of the guru, Rinpche. So please kindly keep the words that I have mentioned. Thank you.
Now next I'll read the oral transmission of the prayers of rinpoche's soon rebirth:
Surpreme emanation Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche,even though you have merged your intention into one with dharmadathu,for the sake of the doctrine and beings,in general and in particular, may the moon-like face of your emanation rise again soon!
Although rinpoche is passed away relatively and his mind is unified with the dharmadathu. But for to the sake of Buddha's doctrine and all sentient beings. We request you to come back, it's very short, come back, just say come back. We don't need to say so nicely just say please come back, very soon. And he will come back very soon if you do practice. But otherwise you just enjoy yourselves pain in the body mental disturbance then you say please come back. Then he said oh no you are very stubborn man and I don't want to come back. So we are expecting his soon rebirth and he will come, he will come back like what I'm saying he never walk away from us, never, he will come back, but under condition. The condition is what? We should practice dharma genuinely. We must not forget guru when you walk outside, when you eat food, when you talk with the people, do any activities but never separate your mind from the guru. Then although his body was not be presented in front of us but his compassion, his love, his profundity of Bodhisattva is always within us that we can feel and we do feel undoubtedly.
Therefore the request for soon rebirth is very much base on our everyday practice so with that characteristic and then you are able to associate along with those qualities then he can listen, he can hear, he can hear each and every words that you request, and each and every words you have said from your prayer then he can feel that if you are associate not disassociate, associated with those qualities. Thank you so much.
——by H.E.Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche