Karmic Management

I have decided for the first time in my life to have a place of my own… I would like to unashamedly ask if any of you would consider helping me to purchase the Rainbow House, with either a gift or a loan.” –Geshe Michael Roach, 2009

‘Home’ for me means Rainbow House… This place was bought and paid for by a huge group of my friends and students about 5 years ago, and I would like once more to express my grateful thanks to each of you who contributed. This is the first time in my life that I have had my own home, and it means a lot to me.” –Geshe Michael Roach, 12/2014

I’ll start whining and begging you for money to keep the Three Jewels open. The landlord doesn’t take smiles as rent, therefore you should help, OK? Help us out… We need money to keep the place open. This is a chronic, unpleasant truth of life that the owner of the building refuses to take yoga classes as payment for the rent.” –Geshe Michael Roach, 11/2014

2 comments

  1. jcarlos

    I am interested in the message, not the messenger. Michael Roach can be an hypocrite, it doesn’t matter. What matters is the if the principles are sound. He will reap bad ‘realities’ from bad seeds just as anyone else. The same goes for the good ones.

    • mrf

      Hi jcarlos, I get what you’re saying, but GMR’s message at many of his talks — that you can have plenty of money, good health, and a beautiful partner easily and quickly in this lifetime simply by applying principles of karma — is not supported by scriptures or commentaries, or by evidence of his own life. A sound presentation of karmic principles can be found at Berzin Archives, Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive, and many other places.

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