Aug 16

Kalu Rinpoche | The Five Dakinis (Afternoon session – Don’t make your mind so rigid)

དཔེ་ན་དེ་རིང་སྤྱན་རས་གཟིགས་ཀྱི་ཐོག་ནས་ཉམས་ལེན་བྱེད། དེ་ནས་སང་ཉིན་སྒྲོལ་མའི་ཐོག་ནས་ཉམས་ལེན་བྱེད། དེ་ནས་གཞེས་ཉིན་སྒྲོལ་དཀར་ཡི་ཐོག་ནས་ཉམས་ལེན་བྱེད་རེད་བ། ད་དེ་རིང་ང་སྒྲོལ་དཀར་འགྲོ་མ་སོང། སྤྱན་རས་གཟིགས་འགྲོ་མ་སོང། དེ་སེམས་ཁྲལ་མ་ཡིན་པ་བྱེད། ཚང་མ་ཆོས་རེད། ཡག་པོ་རེད། ཚོགས་བསགས་དེ་སྦྱང་རེད་བསམ་པས་དེ་བསམ་བློ་གཏང་སྟངས འདི་འདྲ་ཡོད་པ་ཡིན་ན་ཡག་པོ་རེད།

For example, I practice “Avalokiteshvara” today, then practice “Green Tara” tomorrow, and then practice “White Tara” three day from now. Now I haven’t gone to the “White Tara” Practice, and neither have I gone to the “Avalokiteshvara” practice. Don’t worry, it’s all Dharma, it’s all good. Thinking in your heart that these are all pure merits accumulating, it is good to be able to think like this.

Seeing as a Dharma is more important than categorizing things, at least in the beginning. Over the time you pick one then you become very dedicated eventually. But in the beginning, don’t make your mind so rigid. If you practice “Green Tara” today, very good. Be appreciate that you practice Dharma, teachings of the Lord Buddha and visualizing Bodhisattvas, reminding ourselves with the meaning of compassion and the principle is there, the meaning is there. That’s good. Tomorrow you practice “Avalokiteshvara” that’s very good. Day after tomorrow you practice “White Tara” that’s also very good. So everything is linked with the Dharma practice, that’s very good. That sort of open mindset is very important. Eventually, over the time as you progress, then some sort of a personal connection with the one Deity or Protector, that will develop by itself. You don’t have to be selective.

As long as it has the reflection of all the principles of the Lord Buddha’s teaching and some sort of awareness in the mind, that’s good. When you start, you don’t have to be professional, and be good in everything right away. You don’t need to seek approval from people right away. You don’t need that. What you need is, just sense of appreciation, reflection and the meaning of the principle of the Lord Buddha’s teaching and then having a genuine awareness in oneself, regardless of different types of deity practice. That’s what is needed in the beginning.


Torma Offering to the Dakinis of the Five Classes Just for Regular Practice
Kyabje Kalu Rinpoche
Paldenshangpa La Boulaye France
DAY 1 – June 27, 2022 – Afternoon session 15′ 35” (8/10)

To be continued …