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The Dalai Lama explains how to become enlightened in just one life

MOSCOW, November 5, Olga Lipich. It is very difficult to achieve the “state of Buddha”, enlightenment, during just one human life, but it is possible – for this you need to diligently practice the Buddhist teachings, and not necessarily in a monastery or in solitude, the 14th Dalai Lama said on online teachings for Buddhists in Russia. “The tantric texts say that in one life, in one body, we can reach the state of Buddha. In three years and three phases of the moon … It is possible. But it is very difficult, difficult,” – said the Dalai Lama, responding on Friday via video link Russians' questions. The Dalai Lama told how praying not to be like parrots He cited the example of the famous Tibetan yogi and poet of the XI-XII centuries, Milarepa, who is believed to have achieved complete enlightenment in one life. “The depth of his practice is not encompassed by thought … If we practice with the same diligence as Milarepa, we can achieve such a state,” the Dalai Lama explained. solitary meditations, the Dalai Lama replied that leaving the world is not at all necessary. And he reminded about Milarepa's teacher – Buddhist sage, translator Marpa. Marpa lived with his big family, traveled a lot from Tibet to India, practiced the teachings of the Buddha and was widely known as an outstanding lay lama. “We can stay with our family, live in our home … The main thing is how we think what approach do we use, do we have attachment to external things. Dharma (the teachings of the Buddha – ed.) is the practice of training and developing consciousness. the world “, – concluded the Dalai Lama. The XIV Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso was born on July 6, 1935 in the village of Taktser in northeastern Tibet. In 1937 he was recognized as the reincarnation of his predecessor, the XIII Dalai Lama, and in 1940 he was enthroned. After the incorporation of Tibet into China, the XIV Dalai Lama in 1959 was forced to flee to India. His residence is located in the city of Dharamsala in the northern state of Himachal Pradesh, in the foothills of the Himalayas. The Dalai Lama was awarded the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize for his educational activities and peacekeeping efforts. He pays special attention to the development of education and the interaction of Buddhism with modern science throughout his life, and in recent years he has actively collaborated with prominent Russian scientists. The teachings of the Dalai Lama for Russian Buddhists have been held annually since 2009. Before the coronavirus pandemic, they took place in the form of face-to-face communication of a Buddhist spiritual leader with thousands of people – they gathered in the temple of his residence in Dharamsala or in the conference halls of Delhi or Riga, where the Dalai Lama specially visited. In recent years, about one and a half thousand Russians have arrived in India for these exercises, and more than three thousand in closer territorial Latvia. In addition, thousands of the Dalai Lama's followers followed the broadcast on the Internet. Since 2020, the Dalai Lama has been meeting with Russians via video communication at his residence in Dharamsala. In 2021, the Dalai Lama's online teachings for Buddhists in Russia are held on November 4-5 and are dedicated to explaining the treatise of the Buddha of the Future Maitreya “Decoration of the Mahayana Sutras”. as well as answers to topical questions of Russians. They are broadcast with simultaneous translation into Russian on the platform of the Save Tibet Foundation for the Preservation of the Cultural and Philosophical Traditions of Tibetan Buddhism (Moscow, The Foundation is the organizer of the teachings along with the Buddhist Center “Rinpoche Bagsha” (Buryatia), the Central Khurul “Golden Abode of Buddha Shakyamuni” (Kalmykia), the Office of the Kamba Lama of the Tuva Republic and the Center for Tibetan Culture and Information located in the capital. Dalai Lama told Russians how to improve karma


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