Advice from Khyentse Chokyi Lodro

“Listen! Precious Lama, without remembering the dharma from the depth of my heart, I have just realized my life has ebbed. I am sure that when I die I will go to hell.” Thus wrote Khandro Tsering Chödrön.

As a reply the husband-lama wrote, “But you know what to do. You have means to escape in your hand. Even though you can’t practice myriad ways of practicing the dharma, if you can maintain kindness and dedicate the merit, have aspiration and remember the nature of the mind that is clear and empty in union and most importantly if you remember the guru and supplicate, that is the essence of all the teachings of the Buddha.”

Translated by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche

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