Termo

Tibetano:

སྐལ་བ་

skal ba

Sânscrito:

Português:

fortuna

English:

fortune

Also translated as destiny, luck, merit. In understanding this term it should not be forgotten that an individual’s “luck” (or lack of it) in the present life is the result of positive (or negative) deeds he or she has performed in past lives. The “fortunate beings” to whom Dudjom Rinpoche addresses this work are not merely lucky to be disciples receiving teaching. It is because of the spiritual studies and practice they have undertaken in previous lives, and the connections they have made with the lineage masters of the present teaching, that they are now able to fulfill their “destiny” to continue to progress spiritually. Those of evil destiny, with little or bad fortune, do not have such luck, as a result of their previous negative actions and meager stock of positive ones. [TLWF 2011]