Entries by Michael Ash

When, in the course of an empowerment…

“When, in the course of an empowerment, a teacher sets forth the pith instructions and gives an introduction to the ground nature (the spontaneously present, fundamental nature of the mind), it is of course possible for disciples to recognize this through the power of the blessings received. But if this does not happen, they need […]

Parting From The Four Attachments

“If you are attached to this life, you are not a true spiritual practitioner. If you are attached to samsara, you do not have renunciation. If you are attached to your own self-interest, you have no bodhichitta. If there is grasping, you do not have the View.” ༈ ཚེ་འདི་ལ་ཞེན་ན་ཆོས་པ་མིན། འཁོར་བ་ལ་ཞེན་ན་ངེས་འབྱུང་མིན། རང་དོན་ལ་ཞེན་ན་བྱང་སེམས་མིན། འཛིན་པ་འབྱུང་ན་ལྟ་བ་མིན། ~ Parting from […]

When you see a lofty mountain…

“When you see a lofty mountain Be reminded of the inner view; The view is the teacher’s mind, Inseparable from the nature of your own. When you see a lovely forest, Be reminded of experiences and realization; Have no hopes of doubts about them, They are all the teacher’s play. When you see a garden […]