The opportunity to meet a spiritual master and to receive instructions, contact
with the Mahayana path, the ability to generate the awakening mind, and in particular, the freedom to practice Dharma are conditions that are extremely difficult to gather together. Even in worldly matters of little importance, no one will
ever pass up a unique and fortunate opportunity when it presents itself. Thus, if
we have the chance created by these conditions, we should not allow it to slip by
without using it wisely.Copyright Brian Beresford, 1977, 1996. Excerpted from Advice from a Spiritual Friend, with permission of Wisdom Publications, 199 Elm St., Somerville MA 02144 U.S.A, www.wisdompubs.org
This site provides an on-line database of commentaries on the Tibetan Buddhist meditation practices of lojong (Mind Training) and tonglen.