Brian Beresford Tribute
"Now here is a real yogi!"
I would like to tell a story. I had the good fortune in 1978 to attend a private discourse given by His Holiness the Dalai Lama on Heruka tantra. There were only three Westerners there, the rest were abbots and tantric monks. His Holiness came to particular points in the text where he would stop and ask a question. This would happen several times and usually His Holiness would get an answer from the abbots. However at one particular point, His Holiness was not satisfied with the answers he got. He would go to this abbot, then that abbot, sometimes chiding them for not knowing the answer. Lama Yeshe was sitting four rows from the front. I could see him from where I sat. He shyly put up his hand, blushed red, and said 'Perhaps Your Holiness means this, that.' 'Yes! Exactly!' said His Holiness. 'Now here is a real yogi!'