The Guru Drinks Bourbon?

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Published In: 2016
ISBN: 9781611803747
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No. of Pages: 272

Book Overview

Devotion to one’s teacher is the lifeblood of the Vajrayana path. Because the guru can and will use whatever means it takes to wake us up, this relationship may require us to drop our most deeply held beliefs and expectations. Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse addresses some of the most misunderstood aspects of this powerful relationship and gives practical advice on making the most of this precious opportunity for transformation. Through stories and classical examples, he shows how to walk the path with eyes wide open, with critical-thinking skills sharpened and equipped to analyze the guru, before taking the leap.

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by Yeshey Choden (May 20, 2021)

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As I am trying to review this book, I feel inadequate to truly comprehend what Rinpoche is revealing. All I can do is try to vaguely surmise the content humbly.
This book is about a most significant Vajrayana Buddhist practice of finding ones Guru and devoting oneself to the ultimate aspiration of realizing enlightenment. Everything from how to identify a good guru over a bad one, some of the challenges in finding a guru in present times and how to inculcate unconditional devotion is articulated with simplicity and sharpness.