Having the teachings of the Dharma available gives human beings a precious opportunity, one we cannot afford to lose.

At present, we may not be ready to take full advantage of this opportunity, for the words that could accurately bring the Dharma into Western languages do not yet seem to be available.

However, this is beginning to change. In the near future, as the realization of new Dharma students matures, they may well develop ways to present the Buddhist path in forms appropriate to the modern world.

The more fully students investigate the teachings, explore their meaning, and follow the path they lay out, the more readily the conditions for this transmission can be set in place for the benefit of all.

Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche
Mind over Matter

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