The 5 Afflictive Emotions

The five afflictive emotions are the source of suffering. They are: anger, pride, jealousy, attachment and ignorance.

Anger destroys our state of mind. When one is angry, one loses the power to reason. The antidote for anger is compassion and forbearance. It is impossible to kill all the people you hate, or subdue all of one’s enemies but it is easier, and possible, to subdue that anger within one’s own mind.

You will not become ugly if someone tells you so, nor will you become a thief if someone accuses you of stealing. One should practice compassion by understanding that the other person who is angry is not in a state of mind to reason and by adhering to what he says and does, you will also be doing the same to your own state of mind.

Published on - 01-Aug-2016

History of Drukpa Vajrayana

The path to enlightenment is so numerous that it is beyond one’s comprehension. One cannot say that there are a specific number of paths because Buddha has given different kinds of articles to suit the different levels of intellectual capacity of the beings.

According to the Mahayoga Tantra one teaching given by the realized wisdom mind of Buddha would be heard differently by the millions of beings according to their individual capacity.
Generally speaking, there are different Yanas or vehicles in Buddhism: the Shravakayana, Pratyekabuddha Yana and Mahayana. Mahayana is further divided into two Yanas

Published on - 01-Aug-2016

Reflections on the Path of Dharma

In an endeavor to benefit others and self through this website, I would, first of all, like to request for the blessing of our root teacher H.H. the Twelfth Gyalwang Drukpa. Secondly, I apologize for my deficiency in spiritual wisdom and general ignorance. These reflections of mine are not for the eyes of the learned ones but for the low level and beginners to Dharma like me.

Published on - 01-Aug-2016