The-Tibetan-Book-of-Living-and-Dying

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NotesPREFACE1. Rinyoche, a term of respect meaning "Precious One," is given tohighly revered teachers in Tibet. It was widely used in the centralpart of the country; but in eastern Tibet the title was held in suchesteem that it tended to be applied only to the greatest masters.2. A bodhisattva is a being whose sole wish is to benefit all sentientbeings, and who therefore dedicates his or her entire life, work,and spiritual practice to the attainment of enlightenment, in order tobe of the greatest possible help to other beings.3. Jamyang Khyentse was also a leader, one who inspired movementsof spiritual change; in everything he did, he promoted harmonyand unity. He supported monasteries when they fell on hardtimes; he discovered unknown practitioners of great spiritual attainment;and he encouraged masters of little-known lineages, givingthem his backing so they were recognized in the community. He hadgreat magnetism and was like a living spiritual center in himself.Whenever there was a project that needed accomplishing, heattracted the best experts and craftsmen to work on it. From kingsand princes down to the simplest person, he gave everyone hisunstinting personal attention. There was no one who met him whodid not have their own story to tell about him.1. IN THE MIRROR OF DEATH1. This account follows Khandro Tsering Chödrön's memory ofLama Tseten's death.2. The name Lakar was given to the family by the great Tibetansaint Tsongkhapa in the fourteenth century, when he stopped at theirhome on his way to central Tibet from the northeastern province ofAmdo.3. Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche, Life in Relation to Death (CottageGrove, OR: Padma Publishing, 1987), 7.399

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