DANGEROUS FRIEND: THE TEACHER-STUDENT RELATIONSHIP IN VAJRAYANA BUDDHISM

DANGEROUS FRIEND: THE TEACHER-STUDENT RELATIONSHIP IN VAJRAYANA BUDDHISM

By: Dorje, Rig'dzin

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A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Although Tibetan Buddhism continues to grow in popularity, the crucial relationship between teacher and student remains largely misunderstood. Dangerous Friend offers an in-depth exploration of this mysterious and complex bond, a relationship of paramount importance in Tibetan Buddhist practice. According to Tibetan Buddhist tradition, the student must have complete trust in the teacher (the dangerous friend) if he or she is to achieve any understanding. It is the teacher's responsibility to uphold the integrity of the tradition, the basis of which is compassion for all beings, by transmitting it properly to an appropriate student. Likewise, it is the student's responsibility to meet the challenge of carrying on the lineage of teachings. By entering such a relationship, both teacher and student accept the burden of protecting those teachings by understanding them completely and correctly, by practicing them fully and faultlessly, and by transmitting them without omission. Dangerous Friend includes discussions of the following topics: Meeting and recognizing an appropriate teacher. Understanding the gravity of entering the teacher-student relationship. Shifting one's approach from spiritual materialism to genuine Buddhist practice. Accepting the challenge of being truly kind, honest, and courageous.

Title: DANGEROUS FRIEND: THE TEACHER-STUDENT RELATIONSHIP IN VAJRAYANA BUDDHISM

Author Name: Dorje, Rig'dzin

Categories: Buddhism,

Publisher: Shambhala: 2001

ISBN Number: 1570628572

ISBN Number 13: 9781570628573

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: RWARE0000037963