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Padampa Sangye's 80 Verses of Advice (DVD)
Padampa Sangye's 80 Verses of Advice (DVD)
 
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After achieving supreme attainment in India, Mahasidda Padampa Sangye traveled to Tibet and settled in Dingri in the Xizang Province near Mt. Everest. After teaching in that area for many years, Padampa Sangye returned to India. Prior to leaving Dingri he taught eighty verses of advice (sometimes split into 100 verses) to his disciples. These verses provide profound advice relevant to any dharma practitioner. The first verse summarizes the entire set of teachings, advising us not to waste our lives on mundane pursuits, but rather to direct all of our resources to practicing the dharma. The verses then begin by explaining why it makes no sense to hold on to our attachments to mundane possessions, family, friends and even our body, as well as why we should cultivate loving kindness and compassion for all sentient beings. These introductory verses lay the groundwork for an extensive and profound teaching on the only thing we can rely on -- the ultimate nature of mind, thoughts, emotions and phenomena. These verses use many skillful analogies to explain the ultimate nature. This teaching is brilliant. The talk on the verses that explain the ultimate nature merits repeated viewing. Lama Yeshe Gyamtso provides superb translation. This recording has Chapter Points.

Additional commentary on these teachings by Padampa Sangye can be found in The Hundred Verses of  Advice of Padampa Sangye (Sechen Publications 2002).
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  • Chapter Pointing on DVD video recordings
    Chapter points have been set at each transition from Tibetan to English and from English to Tibetan. Because Rinpoche sometimes speaks in Tibetan for long periods at a time, some viewers may wish to jump forward to the English translation (at any time) by using the Next Chapter button (>>|) on the DVD player remote control. Also, for those who primarily speak Tibetan, the same process works for jumping from the English to the Tibetan.

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