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ADVICE FOR NKT

Although Kelsang Gyatso and his star struck followers will find the author disreputable for his being the head of the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism a few years, the Dalai Lama's Dzogchen teacher, builder of Shechen Monastery in Eastern Tibet, a direct descendant of the 9th century Tibetan King, Trisong Detsen (who invited Padmasambhava from India to subdue wrathful spirits and become Dharma Protectors), one of Tibet's greatest Lamas, and highly regarded in Western centers of Tibetan Buddhism, perhaps they can be guided by the words of Khyentse Rinpoche,

"The sign of wisdom is self control, and the sign that we have matured in our spiritual experience is a lack of conflicting emotions. This means that when we have become wise and knowledgable, we should have become serene, peaceful, and disciplined to the same degree - and not negligent, arrogant, or puffed up with pride. Constantly check that you reuse spiritual practices to tame your negative emotions. But if a given practice has the opposite effect and increases your egoism, your confusion and your negative thoughts, you would do better to abandon it, because it is not meant for you."

Although Kelsang Gyatso and his star struck followers find the speaker disreputable, based on their abundant resistance of his teachings and their rampant promotion of self cherishing and disdain for others, Buddha said,

"Do not be satisfied with hearsay or with tradition or with legendary lore or with what has come down in scriptures or with conjecture or with logical inference or with weighting evidence or with liking for a view after pondering over it or with someone else's ability or with the thought "The monk is our teacher.""

Buddha's four noble truths are not beliefs but actions. Wisdom is not memorizations but open mindedness. Compassion is not contemplations but exercises. Awakening is not a noun but a verb.