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Simplicity brings happiness, great wisdom, and pure peace. Complexity brings pain, creates evil thoughts, and persistent troubles. The simple inner heart is rich and bright. It may seem dull, but it contains beautiful fragrance, no debris, and an openness accommodates everything.
People who truly understand simplicity have great wisdom.

It has been around 9 years since I last came to Norway to give teachings. I’m so glad to have the opportunity to come back to Norway and European countries for Buddhist teachings, and to propagate Buddha's compassion and wisdom. May the merits accumulated from the teachings continually be dedicated to worldly beings who suffer, especially the victims of the Indonesian tsunami and their families! May they be free from sufferings and gain happiness!
May all disciples and sentient beings who have karmic connections with me be always auspicious, healthy and happy!

-Khenpo Sangpo Rinpoche

Unfortunately, I think we will have big environmental problems in the years to come, and I think we must take personal responsibility. If I am willing to take responsibility, then perhaps others who know me also will do that.

-Khenpo Sangpo Rinpoche

Our mind is compassionate by nature. I encountered many obstacles this life and once lost everything overnight. But my mind remained calm and peaceful because I faced the gains and losses with a detached mind. It seems all material wealth is lost on the surface, but loving-kindness and compassion in our hearts bring the biggest wealth and greatest strength to our lives.

~An excerpt from the book “Crystal Clear Mind” written by Khenpo Sangpo Rinpoche~