Samstag, 11. Februar 2017

11.02.2017 - Insight3 and "karma" and habits etc...

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19.12.1997 - Interpretation of dali48

But death can not be foreseen:
We do not know when and how it will happen to us - so it's wise to prepare for it - before it will happen... (Dalai Lama)

True devotion is an unbroken susceptibility to the "truth" - True devotion has its roots in an awe-inspiring gratitude...

The essential nature of the mind:
Words can not describe it - No example can make it clear - "Samsara" does not make it worse - "Nirvana" does not make it any better - it was never born. It never stopped. It was never freed. It was never blinded. It has never existed. It was never non-existent. It has no limits. It falls into no category... (D. Rinpoche)

The only thing we really have is the "here and now" - what we have done in our lives is shaping us to the person who we are when we die - and everything really matters...

We are afraid to let go, we are afraid to live really, because to learn how to live is to learn how to let go - To hold tight gives us exactly the pain that we want to avoid at any cost...

Nowhere was anyone angry, sick or sad, no one did evil, no one was proud - and the whole world became quiet, as if it were finally perfect... (Buddha)

The still revolutionary insight of Buddhism is:
Life and death are in the mind (see eg Breath etc. - d.48) and nowhere else - The spirit is the universal basis of all experience - the creator of happiness and misfortune, the creator also of what we call life and death...

"karma" is not fatalistic or determinant - "karma" is creative as an artist - "karma" expresses itself like a dancer...

The Tibetan word for body, "lu" = "something what is left behind" - like luggage. Every time we say "lu", we are reminded that we are merely travelers - who have temporarily taken refuge in this life and in this body...

We idealize freedom, but to our habits we slavishly devote us - For us, change is equated with loss and suffering...

And when change comes - we try to numb us as much as possible (see eg alcohol, "coma-drinking" etc. - d.48)...

Stubborn and without asking, we hold to the assumption that durability gives security - transience, on the other hand, does not... (D. Rinpoche)


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