Do Not Be Sad.

There is this:

Kyabje Chatral Rinpoche left two messages as his final testament. He said, “First there is no need to search for my reincarnation after i have passed. Second, don’t be sad.”

-Quote from FB Nyingma Teachings Page.

As Dudjom Yangsi Kyabje Dudjom Pema Shepa Rinpoche was a heart son of Chatral Rinpoche we should consider the above and also this widely circulated text to mean what it means, not to figure as an empty bunch of words. With special attention to: “Do not be sad” part. We must always wish for Chatral Rinpoche and 3rd Dudjom Rinpoche return and continued guidence.

Then there is more:

“Before His Holiness Chatral Rinpoche passed away (at age between 103 -105 years), a disciple asked him, “How will the rise and fall of the Dharma be like in the future?”

Chatral Rinpoche replied, “Support and take refuge in those spiritual masters who focus their practice in solitary retreat. Before one attains enlightenment, one should also enter into solitary retreat to focus on one’s practice under his or her close guidance and mentorship. If not, it will be just like now, where everywhere is flooded with Khenpos who give empty talks. Those ignorant ones, who run after fame and fortune, and establish their own factions, will cause people to have aversion for Buddhism and lead to the extinction of Buddhism sooner or later. Hence, it is said that the authentic Dharma is not in the monasteries, it is not in the books and not in the material world, but within the mind. There is a need to awaken it through practice and to realised (actualised) it, in order to be called the continuation or preservation of the Dharma.”

-Quote from FB Nyingma Teachings Page.

Above two points from Kyabje Chatrel Rinpoche, one shorter and one a bit longer compell all who consider themselves as entered into practice to continue on. It is in fact should be so that we do not have a choice. But to really know our mind. Samsara’s wheel of Birth; Old Age; Sickness and Death can not be stopped from within and with attachment to it’s suffering.

As Buddha on the “Wheel of Life” Thangkas is shown pointing the way out of the suffering of the cycling existence to be outside. So we should always concentrate in that direction.

With hands folded making requests for Rinpoche’s return.


Image is from front cover of Rinpoche’s book. Compassionate Action. It’s available on amazon.

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