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Compassionate Action by Chatral Rinpoche, Zach Larson

By Chatral Rinpoche, Zach Larson

This is often the 1st publication to turn into to be had within the West by means of some of the most respected non secular figures in South Asia. integrated is a beneficiant choice of his essays, in addition to a biography and plenty of images from all through his lifetime.

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I’m telling you from my own experience; only good things have happened to me from giving up meat. Question: Many Tibetans quote a sutra passage that says if one does not hear, see, or suspect that meat has been obtained especially for you, then it is acceptable to eat. How do you respond to this? Rinpoche: If the animal being killed is unseen, then it is something like stealing something without being caught. That would also be deemed acceptable if you used this rationale. You could say something dirty without being heard — as if you need evidence to judge whether it is a sin or not.

These types of teachings are regarded as secret and are preserved by a direct one-to-one transmission from a realized master to a fully qualified disciple. One such person who was ready to receive Chatral Rinpoche’s profound teachings was a remarkable practitioner known as Yüm Kusho-la, the consort of Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche. The following is an account of this transmission of teachings, which took place in the final days of her life, written by her son Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche:39 Chatral Rinpoche…came to see her.

I didn’t get sick or die when I stopped eating meat; no negative consequences came to me. I can travel by vehicle, airplane, or train without getting nauseous or dizzy and I never get headaches. I am a human being 26 Chatral Rinpoche’s Steadfast Commitment to Ethics formed with flesh and blood like anyone else and am proof that giving up meat does not make one ill like many Tibetans seem to think. I’m telling you from my own experience; only good things have happened to me from giving up meat. Question: Many Tibetans quote a sutra passage that says if one does not hear, see, or suspect that meat has been obtained especially for you, then it is acceptable to eat.

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