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You are a Multidimensional Being

Before you were born in the human realm, you were alive. I’m going to say the dissatisfaction built up to a point where that being, who is the actual you, sent you as an emanation – I’m going to use terminology that we use in Tibetan religious work, but I don’t mean it in the Tibetan Buddhist manner. I am saying it emanated force and you became alive.

A multidimensional being is one who is aware simultaneously of that level of reality of where you actually exist, as well as being in the human body. This means not only aware but understanding that you are a human being as well as existing on another level of reality, without confusion.

The reason why you cannot do it effortlessly yet is due to inner permissions and the points of perception that you have not received in western society. On the other hand, within Tibetan society, there are many points of perception regarding multidimensional being. We call something a pure land, deity paradises of the self-existent ever-eternal manda…

Making the Buddha Modern Enough!

Contemporary creativity is to be congratulated for gathering spirituality into new forms that people can relate to. It is also somewhat disconcerting to traditional practitioners who relate to the ancient forms of the Buddhas found in temples. It brings up the possibility of discussion from both sides. ~DGR ~~~

‎"Den Buddha modern genug machen!
Man kann der zeitgenössischen Kreativität dazu gratulieren, dass sie Spiritualität in neue Formen gebracht hat, die die Menschen nachvollziehen können. Für traditionell Übende, die sich den alten Formen der Buddhas in Tempeln verbunden fühlen, kann dies auch etwas beunruhigend sein. Für beide Seiten ergibt sich daraus die Möglichkeit für eine Diskussion." DGR

Buying Happiness

If we could choose between stopping suffering or being happy, upon first reflection we would probably say, “If I can only chose one, I would want to be happy.” However, grasping at happiness rather than the elimination or destruction of the causes of suffering is connected to the ordinary view. If we really want to be happy, then it follows that we would want to completely eliminate all forms of suffering, isn’t that so? Happiness depends upon how close to perfect we can achieve to absolute removal of every single source of suffering.

Some years ago, I had a gentleman come to see me who said, “I’m ok having a certain amount of suffering. I’m ok with that, and I accept it.”

“Oh, that’s very interesting. Why would you accept suffering?”

“Because my suffering pays for my happiness. What I have suffered and am able to endure is the payment I make for happiness. So far, it’s working out really good because I’ve gotten a bit more happiness than suffering.” He was firmly convinced th…

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