"Loving-kindness and compassion play such an important role in the Buddhist approach to spirituality that we can say that genuine practice of the dharma is actually based on the development of these qualities. The teachings also emphasize that, unless we practice and integrate these qualities into our everyday lives, it will be utterly impossible to attain enlightenment and liberation. Moreover, without such an integration of loving-kindness and compassion, not only are we failing to benefit others, we are actually harming them, whether directly or indirectly. In the same way that water can never be used to make things dry, and fire cannot be used to make them wet, aggression and harmfulness can never cause enlightenment." Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche, from a talk given in New York City, 1979
Translation by Lama Karma Drodul. These audio recordings have been edited in the "Mainly English" format. 3 teachings and 2 Q&A sessions on 1 MP3 CD.
- "Mainly English" Edition
- Because Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche spoke for long periods of time in Tibetan, his long monologues have been curtailed so that the continuity of the English translations of these teaching is not broken. Thus, the voice heard for the vast majority of the time is that of the translator, Lama Karma Drodul.
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