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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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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
FLORIDASUN 10/2/2012 11:19AM

    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

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RIDMYCOCOON 9/11/2012 10:48AM

    great post! emoticon

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KALIGIRL 9/11/2012 9:14AM

    I'm in for the mental and spiritual baggage!

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DDOORN 9/10/2012 11:00AM

    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! :-)


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DOR2BFIT 9/10/2012 9:52AM

    So true, thank you!

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DEBIGENE 9/9/2012 8:13PM

    This is the BEST quote !!! It IS sound SPARKADVISE for sure !!!

Thanks for sharing it.

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AZIMAT 9/9/2012 3:06PM

    What a beautiful being. I wonder where his next incarnation will be or is.

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2BMYOWN 9/9/2012 2:12PM

    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.

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TWINSFITBY40 9/9/2012 11:14AM

    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

Comment edited on: 9/9/2012 11:15:46 AM

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JESPAH 9/9/2012 11:00AM

    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.

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BELLAMEMAW 9/9/2012 7:24AM

    wonderful and thought provocating - thank you! Pat

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FRANCESCANAZ 9/9/2012 7:16AM

    Trulshik was the teacher to the stars, You my beloved Maha are The Teacher of the Spark People! emoticon

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GOANNA2 9/9/2012 5:59AM

    Wonderful blog as always. Thank you so much.
I will also post on my FB status.
Namaste. emoticon

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WATERMELLEN 9/8/2012 7:06PM

    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!!

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LADY_MARIANA 9/8/2012 4:04PM

    Thank you so much for this wonderful quotation. It is much to muse upon. Your blog is always wonderful to read.

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SLASALLE 9/8/2012 12:07PM

    As always, you share the best teachings out there!! xoxoxo

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EARTHSEAME 9/8/2012 11:24AM

    I might have to repost this as my Facebook status!

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CRYSTALJEM 9/8/2012 11:18AM

    This is such an important concept that I need to be reminded of often. Thank you.

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