Part 2 of a two-part teaching by H. E. Dagmo Kusho Sakya on Parting from the Four Attachments, a four-line teaching spoken by Manjushri to Sachen Kunga Nyingpo, father and founder of the Sakya school of Tibetan Buddhism. Given at Sravasti Abbey in July 2012.
- Balancing family, work, and spiritual practice; sharing Dharma with children
- Physical distance from one’s teacher
- Advice on motivation, meditation, integrating practice into a busy daily life
- Preparing for death and a fortunate rebirth
- Impermanence is key to giving up attachment
- Pilgrimage in India to deepen connection to Shakyamuni Buddha
Parting from the Four Attachments, as translated by Her Eminence during the first session of this series:
If you are attached to this life, you are not a person of Dharma.
If you are attached to cyclic existence, you will not have renunciation.
If you are attached to your own purpose, you will not have bodhicitta.
If grasping arises, you will not have the view.
For Part 1 of this two-part teaching, see Opportunities that counteract attachment