Belief or faith can mean different things depending on the context. Without any investigation, we may think that belief implies a blind, almost ignorant attitude. In this audio teaching, Phakchok Rinpoche discusses his own belief in the Buddha’s teaching and reminds us that solid belief comes about through practice.
I hope that this reminder on this very auspicious Guru Rinpoche Day becomes a means for you to stabilize your ground, that it gives you the strength to not drift away from the path and at the same time gives you motivation to approach your fruition.
It was during the 10th of this lunar month back in the 8th century when Guru Rinpoche first arrived into Tibet. The great Indian Buddhist master Shantarakshita suggested to King Trisong Detsen to invite Padmasambhava, the Lotus-Born Guru, in order to subdue the local hostile negative forces and to consecrate the great monastery of Samye, forever planting the unshakable seed of the sacred Buddhadharma in Tibet.