A Homage to His Holiness Drubwang Pema Norbu Rinpoche (Penor Rinpoche), a great contemporary master of Buddhism. “… O, gentle and loving, the boundless expanse! … as a cool breeze that dissolved ego’s hardness. … the youthfulness of naked awareness!”
One of the greatest figures of rationality and critical thinking world has ever seen. He is revered by the Mahayana Buddhists as the Second Buddha and many streams of enlightened traditions such as Zen, Dzogchen, Anuttara Tantra and Nalanda scholasticism comes through him.
We claim to be “free thinkers”. But, are we really free in our thoughts?
If this is so, we must be thinking from clear and direct wisdom unstained by habitual presumptions, inclinations and taboos. Often, that is not the case. Whatever we hear, does it remain inside as just pieces of information we can use freely? Rather, it molds us to think in specific ways. What we hear turns into bondage – of presumptions, inclinations and taboos.