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Saturday, February 28, 2009

Muses, Dakinis and Doorknobs

I believe the spirit of enlightenment, the yearning to awaken this great aspiration, is like calling the muse. Great artists and great creative people might cultivate a mind capable of drawing the creative spirit close to them. I understand it used to be personified as the Athenial spirit of creativity.

I didn’t know about muses before, but it certainly sounds like the dakinis doesn’t it?
What we Tibetans would call the dakini might be called the muse in other cultures. An artist or poet might sit with their pen raised in the air while praying or entice the muse to arrive in order for them to be able to put their pen to paper and cause their work to become extraordinary.

The powerful creative energy of the muse is the same as the creative energy of the higher tantric practices. The references in sadhanas to “May the Dakas and Dakinis...” is not ordinary because they are sacred energies connected to transcendent evolutionary development. However, we can make some connection between them. Imagine if the western tradition had this calling to the muse in a spiritual development way.

We must be very careful when we call the muses so that we don’t get the mucus instead. It sounds very similar doesn’t it, but when the mucus comes…., Well, you just might not know what you’re going to get.

Even advanced practitioners, when they are calling the dakinis, must know what they are doing or they are going to call the doorknobs instead of dakinis. Some pretty sad stories have ensued when people thought the dakinis were with them, when in fact they were just doorknobs. Are you with me?

In practice at more inner levels we learn to be careful in discerning which doors to open and which doors to close simultaneously. In general, however, the lower energies need to be reduced and what remains needs to be balanced and stable to act as energetic support for higher practices.

There is a correct balance in the various body/mind energy centers. Normal energies remain in stable balance in the whole body/mind until deep meditation when they are called inside. Without that balance there could be, for example, a lot of investment of energy in the root chakra, so it becomes like a crowded barroom. Like walking into a steamy bar it gets loud or aggressive. It gets crowded with discordant energies that become confusing. If you are very invested there with awareness activating energy in the root center and you are calling forth the muse, it will quickly become calling forth the mucus.

So Buddhism teachings request that you not give a lot of thought about calling the dakas and dakinis for a very very long time to your inner process, because you just don’t know who might answer.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Put The Teakettle On, Tibetans Are Coming!

Todays blog is a direct transcript from 2002 with only minor transcribers editing. I have learned so much since arriving here in June 2000. Even the past two months I have learned so many new words, grammar using and communication through writing. I thank you all for giving me opportunity and I thank the everlasting Buddha that blesses and encourage me to do more. Please forgive my poor English in the following and note how much cultural education I was accumulating then.

This is the Mahayana text which has to do with awakening a very special mind in your world-system, which wishes to be free. It is like the animal activist group PETA – they go to laboratories and open cages to free the animals, and many of the animals just sit in their cages. They don’t know what freedom is. In the same way, ordinary human beings don’t even know the name of freedom yet. You could say, “It’s possible to be free,” and they would say, “That’s nice. What’s on TV tonight?”

Those of you who are irrepressible in your anxiety – it’s like an anxiety but a good kind of anxiety – that wants not just to experience, not just like gathering another kind of experience…you go white-water rafting and then you go to Hawaii and you’d like to experience what it’s like in Machu Piccu. Not just gathering experience but being free of like…if you were made to walk on a sidewalk that was all pins and you were beings continuously punctured by needles and pins. Like that, you have a continuous source of suffering which cannot be stilled except through the enlightened state.

Intelligent human beings go around and around and around on this. “If only the nuclear power plants were be closed down, I know the world would be a happy place and we could all be happy together.” So they close down as many as they can, and when they close down the last one will the world be a perfect and ideal place to live? In the 1300’s they thought this; not about nuclear power plants but something else. In the year 1000 they thought this. The year Jesus was born they were thinking all about this. “Wouldn’t it be nice if the King of Judiah would just stop taxing, I know the world would be a wonderful place.” On and on and on. If only this would happen then I know everything would be OK.

On a larger scale and on an individual scale…“If I could only finish college I’d be OK” or “If only I get my retirement pension then everything will be OK.” That would be better because at least you would be free of having to go to work every day.

Like that, you have a certain level which you have something marvelous happen to you individually where you were able to touch that suffering. And your response was, “I don’t want to suffer like that anymore. I don’t want to suffer anymore.” Like that, you have a certain rebellion. You’re not listening to the main drummer anymore…the rock ‘n’ roll and all of these things. You are not only willing but you are actively turning back and wanting to go home. This wanting to go home becomes a litany.

Guru is looking so carefully now through American eyes as the manifestations of this anxiety. You truly don’t have yogic methods from the time you are very young in order to entice your inner. There are wonderful wonderful religious outer practices and there are some inner practices too, but you don’t have an inner practice. That is what we Tibetans are very very good at.

I myself have gone around for lifetimes and lifetimes and lifetimes. Your country is very young; all of these lifetimes I’ve been busy over Tibet side all the time that your country is growing up. You just put down the roads not too long ago and now you have telephone and everything coming. So we decide OK, now they’re ready (laughter). We call you on the telephone and we say, “Put the tea kettle on because we Tibetans are coming now.”

This is truly my first time coming America side, so I’m studying very hard in general, and specifically with my students, what is the manifestation of this anxiety; this angst, my American way would say. “Something’s wrong, something’s wrong. What am I going to do? I need a spiritual path.” OK, look it up in the phonebook and find out where it is.

For my students, I am watching the individual. I’m not watching you as a group. In that way, we’re not going to go around year after year after year after year looking at the same thing again and again and again. I have expectations according to your own abilities. And on the other hand, I’m watching you to make sure that from your side…how do they say? You can lead a horse to water. So your own process must be alive within the possibilities of receiving the teachings here.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Please Don't Do My Meditation for Me!

It is not so easy to understand about gods. Some gods call themselves gods but they are not really gods, they are really bodhisattvas. Some are not really gods, they are Buddhas. However, ordinary gods or beings of other realms including the human realm might call them gods. That is why, in the higher reaches of Tibetan Buddhism, we do not offend them, because their intentions in general are far more benevolent than any ordinary Buddhist practitioner.

In a previous discussion about the four great wishes, it does not matter if you are a fairy princess with your very first wand or a highly advanced practitioner with a sophisticated knowledge base to practice wishing benefit for others. You must train your entire being to wish for the release of sentient beings from suffering for your own energetic transformation.
The purpose of practice is to create lasting change in the mind. You will need to experience the arisal of potential yourself. You are the practitioner and the one who needs the strength. Would you have someone else to make the vast wishes for living beings instead of you? Just because you think the person sitting next to you can meditate better than you, would you say… like hiring a good electrician, “Ok, you do my vast wishes for me because you’re the best?” Even if you dole out your practice to others while you wash their dishes, this is not good if you are capable of practicing yourself. Even if you are not very good at it, you should do the best you can in order to make you stronger inside. No one ever became accomplished by having others meditate for them. It is not enough to receive the dedication of merit if you not practice yourself.

The removal of obstacles is another discussion and others can facilitate that. The lama’s blessings and activities come most alive for the ones doing serious practice. Otherwise, passive practice will not make you stronger. Then, when you get your practice going, you need to remember your practice energetically and not just memorize the words or prayers. Then it needs to be done often to become proficient and spontaneous.

The inner process of an accomplished practitioner is dignified and very correct. That one is able to move energetically to an inner location just as easily as you get in your car, knowing how to drive and finding your way along the roads you arrive at your house in exactly the same way each time. It is possible to learn the energetic equivalents and find your way to a certain place in the interior where you practice grand states of mind that will make you like a god. But the kind of god you will be like is a bodhisattva god and not a self-indulgent son-of-a-gun ordinary god.

"Bitte meditiere nicht für mich!
Es ist nicht so einfach, die Sache mit den Gottheiten zu verstehen. Einige Gottheiten nennen sich selbst Gott, aber sie sind kein wirklicher Gott, sondern eigentlich ein Bodhisattva. Einige sind nicht wirklich Götter sondern Buddhas. Aber gewöhnliche Götter oder Wesen aus anderen Bereichen, einschließlich dem menschlichen Bereich, nennen sie vielleicht Götter. Und so beleidigen wir sie auf den höheren Ebenen des tibetischen Buddhismus auch nicht, da ihre Absichten im Allgemeinen viel wohlwollender sind als die von gewöhnlichen Buddhistischen Übenden.

Wie in einer vorhergehenden Diskussion über die Vier Unermesslichen Gedanken erwähnt wurde, macht es keinen Unterschied, ob Du eine Feenprinzessin mit ihrem ersten Zauberstab bist oder ein weit fortgeschrittener Übender mit einer hochentwickelten Wissensgrundlage, wenn Du Dich darin übst, anderen Gutes zu wünschen. Du musst Dein gesamtes Wesen darin üben, die Befreiung aller fühlenden Wesen vom Leid zu wünschen, damit Du selber energetisch transformiert wirst.
Der Zweck der Praxis ist es, dauerhafte Veränderung des Geistes zu bewirken. Du musst das Aufsteigen Deines Potentials selbst erleben. Du bist der Übende und derjenige, der die Kraft braucht. Möchtest Du, dass jemand anders an Deiner Stelle die großen Wünsche für alle lebenden Wesen ausspricht? Nur weil Du glaubst, dass die Person neben Dir besser als Du meditieren kann - würdest du sagen, als ob Du einen guten Elektriker einstelltest: 'Ok, sag Du meine unermesslichen Gedanken für mich, weil Du darin der beste bist?' Selbst wenn Du Deine Praxis anderen aufbrummst während Du ihr Geschirr für sie wäschst, ist das nicht gut, solange Du fähig bist, selbst zu praktizieren. Selbst wenn Du überhaupt nicht gut darin bist, solltest Du Dein bestes tun, damit Du im Inneren stärker wirst. Niemand ist jemals vollkommen in etwas geworden, indem er andere für sich meditieren ließ. Es genügt nicht die Widmung für die Verdienste zu erhalten, wenn Du selber nicht praktizierst.

Das Beseitigen von Hindernissen ist ein anderes Thema und es ist möglich, dass andere dies unterstützen. Der Segen und die Handlungen des Lamas werden für ernsthaft Übende lebendig. Ansonsten macht Dich aber passive Praxis nicht stärker. Wenn dann Deine Praxis gut läuft, musst Du sie Dir auch energetisch einprägen und nicht nur die Worte oder Gebete auswendig lernen. Und dann musst Du sie oft ausüben, um Kompetenz und Spontaneität zu entwickeln.

Der innere Prozess eines vollendeten Übenden ist würdevoll und sehr korrekt. Demjenigen fällt es so leicht, sich energetisch auf eine innere Ebene zu begeben, wie in ein Auto einzusteigen, zu wissen wie man fährt und den Weg über die Straßen nach Hause jedesmal auf gleiche Weise zu finden. Es ist möglich die energetischen Entsprechungen zu lernen und den Weg zu einem gewissen Ort im Inneren zu finden, wo man großartige Geisteszustände übt, die Dich einer Gottheit gleich machen. Aber der Gott, der Du sein wirst, wird wie ein Bodhisattvagott sein und kein zügelloser, gaunerhafter gewöhnlicher Gott." - Domo Geshe Rinpoche ---

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The Power of Hello

We just celebrated Losar here in Kalimpong, and could hear the Tibetans in the street even at 3AM calling to each other or from their open windows, “Losar Tashi Delek! Losar Tashi Delek! Losar Tashi Delek! Happy New Year!" If “Losar Tashi Delek” has the best effect, everyone greeted would be blessed with the four great wishes. (1)

There is a special heartfelt quality when someone calls out to their friends and family, “Losar Tashi Delek! Happy New Year!” as opposed to “Oh, good morning, good to see you,” or “tashi delek, tashi delek” (sounds like tadelay) passing someone in the street. There is a cultivated strength of purpose behind Losar hellos.

For sincere meditators there should be increased spiritual activation inside us greeting others with the correct use of the power of the four great wishes. Someone with greater spiritual purpose and power could simply say, “Tashi delek” and the accomplishment of the great wish blessing is manifested! If we train sincerely, we can become capable of bringing the four great wishes into our everyday life. Then we can see that it is our strength of purpose and powerful motivation that is the actual great wish.

The four great wishes are also called the four immeasurables because they have no limit and benefit innumerable sentient beings. The four great wishes are infinitely fine as well, because of their sophisticated jewel–like qualities. Happy Losar 2009

Footnote(1) How wonderful it would be if all sentient beings were to abide in equanimity, free of bias, attachment and anger. May they abide in this way. I shall cause them to abide in this way. Guru-deity, please inspire me to be able to do so.
How wonderful it would be if all sentient beings had happiness and its causes. May they have these. I shall cause them to have these. Guru-deity, please inspire me to be able to do so.
How wonderful it would be if all sentient beings were free from suffering and its causes. May they be free. I shall cause them to be free. Guru-deity, please inspire me to be able to do so.
How wonderful it would be if all sentient beings were never parted from upper rebirth and liberation's excellent bliss. May they never be parted. I shall cause them never to be parted. Guru-deity, please inspire me to be able to do so.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The Personality of Deity

So, there are different levels of Buddhas. There are also different classes of Buddhas, and different vows and promises and specializations as you might guess. If we think about the myriad beneficial activities of the buddhas and bodhisattvas, there must be some kind of overarching motivating principle that has a penchant for organizing and creation dharmic specialization fueled by the needs of sentient beings.

There are formal vows taken by high level beings bestowed by even higher level Buddhas or self taken promises to achieve certain results for themselves or others in need. The experiences and tendencies that come from these vows also produce further activity. For example, Vajrasattva, the Buddha of purification took vows and made promises to help living beings purify. Green Tara and White Tara, have different specializations, different kinds of vows and promises for activities from each other as well as different than Vajrasattva. So it is not just their interest that produced the experiences of a deity. Perhaps there is something else that could be called higher karma.

For example, by his vow, Vajrasattva is alert for opportunities to benefit others and experiences the activity of his work in purifying beings. In doing that he produces a kind of a high karma that causes him to be called upon again to do purifying. It is a positive feedback loop, so Vajrasattva helps people purify, and he is so good at it that they tell other people who also pray and request Vajrasattva to purify.

The purification facilitated by the Buddha Vajrasattva is comprised not only of deity, but personality, and deity always has personality. Deity has a cultivated personality. The tantric practitioner visualizes the deity as pleased with their efforts but the deity actually has opinions also. Deity is a personification of the absolute level that also produces personality.

So, now we might think a Buddha possesses personality. Yes. Is that all that a Buddha is? No. So, we could say that Buddha can indeed be a deity. A Buddha is a deity, and in fact, in Tibetan Buddhism, we have many Buddha deities. These are real living beings. They do not remain only sitting holding a hand this way and holding a hand that way, or one foot in the air or however they are depicted in the iconography, they are not static. They are real living beings. They are real Buddhas. It's good? It's very good. We are very lucky. We are very lucky in this world to be the recipients of the interest of the Buddhas in whatever form they come.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Baby Bliss!

If you are a meditator then you should have or be developing the ability to let go of unhappy thoughts by steady daily practice without expectations. Meditators already know they are experiencing suffering in their own mind and they are not the one that they want to be. We must be careful when practicing because if we watch ourselves too closely, we might unexpectedly arouse unhappy feelings.

At the same time, we have made a commitment to become enlightened in order to become a benefit to all sentient beings and also because we want to change ourselves. You cannot both change and not change at the same time. The meditator makes a commitment to them self to change.

It is pretty certain that when you were a baby, you pooped in your pants. If you see the look on the face of a child while they are pooping in their pants, it is just bliss! Like that, when you were a baby, that was your stage of development. You must have had a great deal of pleasure just being who you were, the bliss pooper!

However, once you started learning, toddler you no longer felt it was appropriate to poop in your pants and your attitude toward your previous ways quickly changed. I don't have children, but I’ve been around enough to know that children will announce to anyone including guests in their strongest voice, “I don't do that anymore. That’s for babies! I’m not like that. I’m big! Now I am three!”

Like that, the meditator needs to have a safe way of saying, “I’m not like that anymore. I’m different now.” Even among friends and family…remember when you knew that you could pick a fight with your sister by saying, “Oogoo boogie” and they would get upset and cry? It was something you were good at, manipulating and teasing her. And now maybe that sister is a meditator. When you say “Oogie boogie” and she says, “That’s nice.”, you might think, “Why can't I get you going?” That is because she changed and now has choices. She could say to you, “OK, let’s pretend that I still am the way I used to be.” Or she could tell you, “I’m not like that anymore.”

Among family and friends, which one are you? Can they still get you going? Or have you changed? Or are you thinking, “My goodness, they really got me going there five minutes ago but I recovered my balance. In the future, they're not going to get me going. And this time it will no be because I put on a show of anger, deaden my feelings or force them to stop annoying me, but because I am changing.”

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Grandma Loves You!

Do you have less love energy that you need flowing freely in your body and mind? What would it be like to feel love energy from the bottom of your feet to the top of your head, fingers, elbows, even behind the ears, a free flowing love that's everything that you need? This circulation of love energy is absolutely vital for your health. It's not just a nicety if we had enough love,we can't be healthy without it.
From a Tibetan Buddhist point of view, writing about love energy makes me feel a bit weird.  However, I set aside my own personal views  because I know that this is something needed for good health although we addressed it in a different way.
If we lived in a perfect society where, for example,  a family unit that had 20 or 30  members, you would  interact with others, and feel connected, loved and have a support system. In our Tibetan society, whether in a monastery or a family unit, we always felt that there was enough of this everywhere; we never thought about it. However, in your society, families are smaller. Perhaps the children are grown or you live alone, and you don't get all the love you need. There's just not enough grandmas to hug us all!
Love energy is the psychological well being connected to certain levels of energetic health. It helps us feel validated, welcome, have confidence, and feel like we don't need to hide or withdraw.
A student commented. ”Rinpoche, in some ways I don't feel like I need that, and I can feel lots of love in my life, especially after years of meditating, and I just feel fuller and fuller. But then I struggle with the expectation in our culture that happy people and well-adjusted people are surrounded by family and friends and they do things together, spend their time together, and I have no interest in that. I get confused sometimes because I don't feel like I want to pursue those kinds of relationships or invest the energy it would take to cultivate those kinds of relationships, but at the same time…”
So there is ambivalence. We have to put this in context of the problems that might be obstacles to your health. Right now, you don't have an obstacle to your health because you  have this flowing freely in you,  this itself is a sign of health. The lack of it... you don't have, so you don't know what it's like to not have it. However, people who do not have it probably need an external support to jump-start free flowing of energy.
I've seen ladies hugging each other, a kind of free flowing friend love relationship or fellows enjoying going out and having a couple beers or sitting outside in the cold and just looking at the trees together feeling a kind of a brotherly love. Many go to healers to feel a jumpstart of love energy, unconditioned love energy, that they are hungry for.  They need something to feel enough in order to be able to get back their health.
Now, I say, all of the love that you need. Some people don't need large quantities of demonstrable love to feel this effect. You could say hello, and they're full! They contain so much of it themselves that they don't need much from you. Others could be caressed night and day, and it would still not be enough! How to understand what friends and family need and what you need from them is not so easy! Sometimes it gets be too much, like Grandma hugging you too much, "Oh, now I need to get away. I feel like I have honey dripping off me! I love her to pieces but Ahhhhh!"
This is a delicate balance between having enough love and having too much attention. So, for some, a strong community and a developed confidence is sufficient so that your love does not need to be replenished so often. Perhaps you can circulate well-being love, and your entire system is alive, so much so that you exude this, and are able to be grandmother to others! Healers often have this in abundance.
This return of optimum health is needed to arise the special enthusiastic effort described by Shantideva in the Bodhicharyavatara, a Guide to Bodhisattvas Way of Life. When we seek health, not for our own sake alone but to be of benefit to others, this becomes dharma. ~ Domo Geshe Rinpoche ~~~

Oma liebt Dich
Hast Du weniger Liebesenergie, die Deinen Körper und Geist im freien Fluss durchströmt, als Du benötigst? Wie wäre es, zu spüren wie Liebesenergie von den Fußsohlen bis zum Scheitel, durch Finger, Ellbogen, selbst hinter den Ohren zirkuliert, eine frei fließende Liebe, die Alles ist, was Du brauchst? Der Kreislauf der Liebesenergie ist unabdinglich für Deine Gesundheit. Es wäre nicht nur nett, genug Liebe zu haben, ohne sie können wir nicht gesund sein.
Aus der Sicht des tibetischen Buddhismus fühle ich mich etwas seltsam, wenn ich über Liebesenergie schreibe. Ich lasse jedoch meine persönlichen Ansichten beiseite, da ich weiß, dass sie für eine gute Gesundheit notwendig ist, obwohl wir das auf andere Weise angegangen sind.
Wenn wir in einer perfekten Gesellschaft lebten, wo z. B. eine Familie 20 oder 30 Mitglieder hat, würdest Du Dich mit Anderen austauschen und Dich verbunden und geliebt fühlen; Du hättest ein Unterstützungssystem. In unserer tibetischen Gesellschaft spürten wir dies zur Genüge überall, ob im Kloster oder in der Familiengemeinschaft. In Deiner Gesellschaft sind die Familien aber kleiner. Vielleicht sind die Kinder erwachsen oder Du lebst alleine und Du bekommst nicht soviel Liebe, wie Du brauchst. Es gibt einfach nicht genug Omas, um uns alle zu umarmen! Liebesenergie ist ein psychologisches Wohlbefinden, das mit bestimmten Ebenen der energetischen Gesundheit verbunden ist. Sie hilft uns dabei, uns anerkannt und willkommen zu fühlen, Selbstvertrauen zu haben und nicht das Gefühl, uns zu verstecken oder zurückziehen zu müssen.
Eine Schülerin merkte folgendes an: ‘Rinpoche, auf gewisse Weise habe ich das Gefühl, dies nicht zu brauchen; ich kann jede Menge Liebe in meinem Leben spüren, besonders durch die jahrelange Meditation fühle ich mich mehr und mehr davon erfüllt. Aber dann kämpfe ich mit den Erwartungen unserer Gesellschaft, dass glückliche und ausgeglichene Leute von Familie und Freunden umgeben sein, Dinge zusammen unternehmen, Zeit zusammen verbringen sollten, und ich interessiere mich nicht dafür. Manchmal bin ich verwirrt, weil ich keine Lust habe diese Art Beziehungen zu pflegen oder Energie in sie zu investieren, aber zur gleichen Zeit....‘
Da besteht also eine Ambivalenz. Wir müssen dies in den Kontext der Probleme stellen, die vielleicht Deiner Gesundheit hinderlich sind. Im Moment gibt es kein Hindernis für Deine Gesundheit, denn in Dir ist dieses freie Fließen, das schon an sich ein Anzeichen für Gesundheit ist. Einen Mangel daran... hast Du nicht, also weißt Du nicht, wie es ist, es nicht zu besitzen. Aber Menschen, die dies nicht besitzen benötigen wahrscheinlich äußere Unterstützung, um den freien Fluss der Energie in Gang zu bringen.
Ich habe gesehen, wie Frauen sich umarmen, eine Art frei fließende, freundschaftliche Beziehung voller Liebe, oder Männer, die gerne zusammen ausgehen, ein paar Bier trinken, oder einfach draußen in der Kälte sitzen und die Bäume anschauen und dabei eine Art brüderliche Liebe empfinden. Viele suchen Heiler auf, um die Liebesenergie in Gang zu bringen, die unkonditionelle Liebesenergie, nach der sie hungern. Sie brauchen etwas, dass ihnen genug Gefühl gibt, um wieder gesund zu werden.
Ich sage hier, all die Liebe, die Du brauchst. Manche Leute brauchen keine Riesenmenge offensichtlicher Liebe, um diesen Effekt zu spüren. Vielleicht sagst Du nur hallo und sie sind schon voll! Sie haben so viel davon in sich, dass sie nicht viel von Dir brauchen. Andere könnten Tag und Nacht gestreichelt werden und hätten immernoch nicht genug! Es ist nicht so leicht, zu verstehen, was Freunde und Familie benötigen und was Du von ihnen brauchst! Manchmal wird es zuviel, wie wenn Oma Dich ständig drückt: ‚Oh, jetzt muss ich aber weg. Mir glaube, ich triefe vor Honig! Ich hab sie furchtbar lieb, aber Ahhhhh!‘
Zwischen genug Liebe und zuviel Aufmerksamkeit besteht ein feines Gleichgewicht. So sind für manche eine starke Gemeinschaft und gut entwickeltes Selbstvertrauen ausreichend und ihre Liebe muss nicht so oft aufgefüllt werden. Vielleicht bist Du in der Lage heilsame Liebe zu zirkulieren und Dein gesamtes System ist lebendig, so dass Du sie ausstrahlst und die Oma für andere sein kannst! Heiler besitzen diese Fähigkeit oft im Überfluss. Diese Rückkehr zur optimalen Gesundheit ist nötig, um die besondere Begeisterung zu erwecken, die Shantideva in der Bodhicharyavatara, der Anleitung zum Leben als Bodhisattva, beschreibt. Wenn wir nicht für uns gesund sein wollen, sondern um Anderen zum Wohle zu dienen, dann entsteht daraus Dharma.“ – Domo Geshe Rinpoche ---