Springs yig bdud rtsi'i thig le
springs yig bdud rtsi'i thig le
Epistle: A Drop of Nectar
Instruction by Ngok Lotsāwa Loden Sherab written as a letter of advice on Buddhist practice framed as a formal correspondence to one Gatön Sherab Drak and other monks. Ngok Lotsāwa covers many topics in his advice from thinking of death and impermanence, cultivating enthusiasm, compassion, bodhicitta, etc., following the discipline and good teacher to cultivating the crop of Buddha's qualities having moistened the seed of buddha-nature by the rain of learning coming from the cloud of one's master. He advises monks to follow the words of Nāgārjuna and understand the notion of emptiness beyond existence and non-existence.
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Mostly likely emptiness but not clear.
He uses the metaphor or seed for buddha-nature and crop for the qualities of the Buddha.
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