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The way we react is our karma!

Saturday, September 08, 2012

Is this sound SparkAdvice -- or what! Rinpoche says, "When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself. Perception is not reality. What appear to be faults in others may actually be reflections of our own emotional afflictions. I don't have an attitude problem; you have a perception problem. Remember the way people treat us is their karma. The way we react is our own."

Judging ourselves and others in this SparkJourney to better health and wellness is one of the primary ways we sabotage our efforts! Along with losing body weight, I'm striving to lose mental baggage as well on this journey.

HH Trulshik was the "Teacher to the Stars" -- the most exalted teachers in this Tibetan Buddhist tradition -- e.g., HH the 14th Dalai Lama, Dudjom Rinpoche, Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Sogyal Rinpoche!!! Now I want to see the documentary about him narrated by Richard Gere now, titled Destroyer of Illusion!

Trulshik Rinpoche Ngawang Chokyi Lodro was born January 1, 1923 in Yardrok Taklung, Central Tibet and died September 2, 2011. He founded the monastery of Thubten Choling in Nepal. In 2010 he became the official head of the Nyingma school. Rinpoche lived in Solukhumbu, Nepal.

Trulshik Rinpoche, France, 2000

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    So VERY true! I find frequently that the things that BUG me the MOST about others...are the EXACT same issues that I have within my own imperfect little self! Enlightening and inspirational my beautiful friend!

    And...of course the very thing that jumped out at me about this wonderful wise teacher (Trulshik Rinpoche Ngawang Chokyi Lodro is that he was born January 1,) so it's VERY encouraging that what I notice about him in my perception is that we hold hopefully similar characteristics...we are both Capricorns! Yay...for THAT perception...that's when we notice things about ourselves and others in a GOOD and positive way.

    Thanks for are always so inspirational to me! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1573 days ago
    great post! emoticon
    1594 days ago
    I'm in for the mental and spiritual baggage!
    1594 days ago
    Not only are those judgments of others a reflection of our own self-judgments, but also often a reflection of life-changing messages we received from others during our early life.

    Time to clean out the old data banks and replace with life-affirming thoughts & messages! :-)

    1595 days ago
    So true, thank you!
    1595 days ago
    This is the BEST quote !!! It IS sound SPARKADVISE for sure !!!

    Thanks for sharing it.
    1595 days ago
    What a beautiful being. I wonder where his next incarnation will be or is.
    1595 days ago
    I think we would all do well to internalize this...and then try to live it. This is an absolutely wonderful quote, serendipitously appropriate for me right now. Thank you for posting this, Maha.
    1596 days ago
    emoticon thanks for yet another great quote and blog. I always look forward to learning all that you share with us at sp. you are such an inspiration. Thanks maha! emoticon
    1596 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/9/2012 11:15:46 AM
    Judging is kind of a two-part activity. It is a reaction to some other thing, person, etc. But the common denominator is the reaction, which is internal.
    1596 days ago
    wonderful and thought provocating - thank you! Pat
    1596 days ago
    Trulshik was the teacher to the stars, You my beloved Maha are The Teacher of the Spark People! emoticon
    1596 days ago
    Wonderful blog as always. Thank you so much.
    I will also post on my FB status.
    Namaste. emoticon
    1596 days ago
    I'm going to try and control my "perception problem": which reminds me that addiction to the approval of others is the most deep rooted addiction I know!!

    And: those raspberry corn muffins sound fantastic, especially with (just a little) maple syrup!!
    1596 days ago
    Thank you so much for this wonderful quotation. It is much to muse upon. Your blog is always wonderful to read.
    1596 days ago
    As always, you share the best teachings out there!! xoxoxo
    1597 days ago
    I might have to repost this as my Facebook status!
    1597 days ago
    This is such an important concept that I need to be reminded of often. Thank you.
    1597 days ago
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