Many modern students follow teachers around and accumulate empowerments and transmissions and take many teachings. But this is not a substitute for practice. Pure students don’t hang around the teachers that much. They come for instruction, or guidance, or clarification, and then they go off and practice.
from the book Turning Confusion into Clarity: A Guide to the Foundation Practices of Tibetan Buddhism
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Further quotes from the book Turning Confusion into Clarity:
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- What creates samsara
- You are discovering yourself
- Befriending the monkey mind
- The real obstacle to resting meditation
- Becoming the awareness
- Turning toward awakening
- Ordinary sangha