The Heart Essence: My Heart’s Advice

Composed spontaneously in 1987 at the isolated holy place of Mount Wutai, The Heart Essence: My Heart’s Advice is one of H.H. Jigme Phuntsok Rinpoche’s most important works. In only 23 verses, it summarizes the entire Buddhist path from the most basic instructions all the way to the Great Perfection, the peak of all practices. This text is particularly relevant for practitioners of this day and age who may be challenged to cultivate sufficient wisdom, faith, and energy to seek out a path encompassing the study of all Buddhist sutras and shastras. By understanding what is taught in this text, one will clearly actualize how to practice step by step and will gain accomplishments by practicing accordingly.

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Audio Recordings (with simultaneous English translation)

All the infinite teachings of the buddhas, so vast in number,
Are imparted purely as a means to subdue our own mind.
Don’t put your faith in words alone! I urge you once again:
Let the key points of the deeper meaning seep into your hearts!