Grandmother Tsering Dolma Gyaltong
Tibet was still independent, women were very powerful. Uh, they could hold
the spiritual teaching as the male teachers did. They were also, uh, active
"Make the Spirit that has not arisen in
our heart arise, and when it arises, may it not diminish but increase."
"...We were a very happy people. Our minds were very happy. We could take care of many children. Many generations lived in one house."
"Women had a difficult time in Tibet. I was fortunate, being that I was a girl, to be sent to school. So, in gratitude I would read and write letters for women who couldn't."
"Our mind is what we have
to be really happy within. If everyone really did a
true spiritual practice, which develops into a positive mind, the world
would not be in the dire situation we find it in today."
"People wish for happiness but do not find it. A person might, through much suffering, gather a great deal of money during their life ... but money doesn't bring a person well-being in the end. The real problem is we do not love each other. We do not have this deep pure love that makes the positive connection. There's not enough of that"