Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche’s new book, Poison is Medicine, was written in response to the misunderstandings and misapprehensions about the Vajrayana that were exposed by the Vajrayana guru-related scandals of the 2010s.
One of my reasons for writing this book is that I would like us all to think about and examine the various issues the recent Vajrayana guru scandals have brought to light, from as many different angles as possible.
My wish is to offer aspiring Vajrayana students a few tips from the tantric texts about how to choose their guru. This book will, I hope, point you in the right direction by supplying you with the tools you need to examine a guru thoroughly before committing yourself.
– Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche
Although Rinpoche is unable to answer any of your questions personally, he is interested in learning about the doubts and uncertainties that remain in your minds after reading this book. So, if you wish, please send your questions, written as concisely and clearly as possible to: [email protected].
Thank you so much—deep gratitude to Rinpoche and everyone who made this publication possible. I can’t wait to read this book.
The way this precious human life is going…I move less and less. My brain is paying karma for a serious childhood mistake. I have seen and I have loved many precious masters. And continue loving them all immensely. I prostrate to a Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo. I know some how he is that which ties it all together. All my best to you always,
I thought I had been unable to finish books due to our adhd screen culture, but it was only merit. It seems I can focus my attention easy if it is dharma nectar from the cleverest and most kind guru of gentle voice, always so precise. May we all have the good merit of an open clear mind, receptive to such profundity.
Thank you so much for this absolutely kind gift to us. This book helped me to accumulate deeper understanding about the Vajrayana path and the misinterpretations, misunderstandings. It also gave me deeper understanding about the guru aspect. Very helpfull!
I had a dream of DJKR the night before I received notification about this book. I asked “How do I avoid a bad rebirth?”. He responded with a smile: “Space.”
Maybe I should become an astronaut?
Is this book available in print?
No, it is not.
But one can print it out oneself.
Thank you so much for the blessings you have granted in”Poison in Medicine” which have helped clarify some of my confusion on the path.
Thanks for your immeasurable Activity and Kindness, Rinpoche.
Does anyone know if this or other recent books are available in audio form? (I realize one can generated audio automatically, but I mean actually read by a person. )
There is one mindstream who can communicate this like this in such way to match modern mind like this. It is a very great miracle to be together, to hear this now – modern Mila Way. Kindness of a Buddha, may we use it in relation to its true worth. Love you Dear Guru Buddha. xo
Thanks you very mutch for all your precious work. Is the book translated to spanish?
I am so very grateful for this generous offering. Rinpoche, may you always be protected, as you are indeed a treasure to us weary pilgrims.
Please make the book available for Kindle. The EPUB format it’s currently in is not readble with Kindle devices.
You may try to open the book in PDF format on Kindle.
Hope it helps.
Thank you for the response. Yes, that’s definitely an option but when you open a PDF book in the Kindle it’s not the same as opening an eBook in that you can’t adjust the size of the text and you can only read whole pages where the letters are often tiny. The option to export as .azw3 is there for all the 84000 publications so, the technology is there already, just need to be implemented and with that could bring this jewel of a book to more people.
Amazon said that they will be adding EPUB support to Kindle in late 2022 or early 2023. You can find more information on google 🙂
I am grateful to DKR for this book. It is valuable and timely instruction that I will be contemplating for some time. So many concerns that I needed addressed were included that my mind was well met — what a fantastic ability!
Hi! Can we hope for a french translation some time in the future?
Hola, I’m from Argentina and first at all I very gratefull of the preciouss effort you and Rinpoche do to educate us. I ask if these text is already trasnlate in spanish. We have a little Sakya Centre in Patagonia and We have a library there for spanish lectors. Thaks you very mutch, and I sorry for my pour english.
yes, the Spanish version is available for downloading at https://siddharthasintent.org/publications/poison-is-medicine/