Kinder than all the Buddhas: the power and practice of guru devotion
The powerful spiritual traditions of Tibetan Buddhism all have a common thread. That thread is the profound wisdom and insight that are gained from our fellow living beings. The most important of these connections is the connection we share with the spiritual teacher. The Tibetan Buddhist teacher is the ambassador of the buddhas—the enlightened community, and it is through the teacher that the student recognizes and fully utilizes their own enlightened qualities. It is through this power that the spiritual teacher is “kinder than all the Buddhas”.
With his characteristic charm, humor, and insight Lama Zopa Rinpoche explains the guru devotion—the cornerstone of Tibetan Buddhist practice that directly connects the student to the lineage of enlightenment. Kinder than all the Buddhas is essential reading for any Tibetan Buddhist student or anyone who wishes to truly understand this extraordinary wisdom tradition.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Lama Zopa Rinpoche is the Spiritual Director of the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT), a worldwide network of Buddhist centers, monasteries, and affiliated projects, including Wisdom Publications. His books include Transforming Problems into Happiness, and Ultimate Healing. He lives in Aptos, California.