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Thought for Saturday (+ Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian) retranslations welcome!

"The outer senses become dulled by the alcohol of seeing and experiencing what is not real. Drunk on the senses, the whole world is perceived like hallucinating a pink elephant! Delicate inner senses, used correctly, are protected by layers of cultivated, clarity human mind and body so they can function without becoming abused. That is why we simplify!"~ Domo Geshe Rinpoche ~~~

"Los sentidos externos se hacen dulled por el alcohol de vista y experimentación lo que no es verdadero. ¡Bebido en los sentidos, el mundo entero es percibido como tener alucinaciones a un elefante rosado! Los sentidos interiores delicados, usados correctamente, son protegidos por capas de culto, mente humana de claridad y cuerpo entonces ellos pueden funcionar sin hacerse abusados. ¡Por eso simplificamos!" ~ Domo Geshe Rinpoche ~~~

"Les sens externes deviennent insipides du à l'alcool de la vue et de l'expérience de ce qui n'est pas réel. Les sens saoulés, le monde entier est…

What is an Idea? (part eight)

Using the meaning of the word “idea” as “concept” might invite us to inappropriately objectify it as something to be worshipped. In another way, we might invite others to see an idea as a whole to be considered as a model of what a thing ought to be. Concept could also relate to the strategy of retelling of a higher principle developed by others but acknowledged to be a true or valid method of expression of reality, even thought we might not fully understand. This is the either good or bad method of ordinary outer religion using scriptural authority as real rather than internalizing it and gaining realizations oneself (if transmitted poorly).

The preservation of transcendent concepts and successful techniques by awakened beings that were recorded is the responsibility of religion. This is done carefully, regardless of their own personal understanding, for the benefit of those who will come in the future, who are capable and needing the cues and clues of scripture. These are the …

What is an Idea? (part seven)

Another meaning of the word ”idea” is an expression of a unique personal philosophy and logical system of which you are the main believer and the prime disseminator. In that way, you are also right up there among the great philosophers, no matter what kind of education you have acquired so far and probably do not need to defend your concepts as they did.

In the philosophy of Plato, an acknowledged professional at thinking, contended that a corresponding being in phenomenal reality is an imperfect replica of an archetype (somewhat like the cow in the just previous article, I suppose). In the later philosophy of Kant, a concept of reason was promoted by him that is transcendent but not empirical – this means using methods that are not measurable according to present scientific methods but are still valid.

He also used “idea” as “ideal” in a larger context as describing an inner standard of perfection. This is a logical system presenting a concept of reason that does not depend upon ou…

Learning Peace

"Peace is not aggressive and not easy to define. Therefore, the method is to learn what produces peace rather than acquiring peace or mandating peace. As one begins a course of transformative study there are hundreds of deep questions that are in nature, energetic explosive requests for closure to confusion. The inner unskillful logic in energetic form needs to be resolved by new strategies. Questioning, meditating and inquiry are its outer forms, faith in the value of the goal, becoming receptive to inner guidance, and courage to let go of old habits are the inner forms" ~Domo Geshe Rinpoche ~~~

"Frieden ist nicht aggressiv und nicht leicht zu definieren. Deshalb sollte man lernen, was Frieden erzeugt, anstatt Frieden zu erwerben oder vorzuschreiben. Wenn man einen Kursus in transformativen Studien beginnt gibt es hunderte von tiefen Fragen, die ihrer Natur nach energetische explosive Bitten darum sind, Verwirrung zu beenden.
Die innere ungeschulte Logik muss in ihrer en…

Can We Use Meditation for a Quality Life?

"The results of meditation cannot be forced before they process completely or much is lost. We cannot "use" meditation experiences to have a quality life! That means there is something else important happening in correct meditation, the healing of inner obstacles that have not appeared yet or will not manifest in the outer human life and belong in subtle mind. This is why we relax and do steady meditation practice daily. The results of the destruction of obstacles is what manifests spontaneously in everyday life" ~ Domo Geshe Rinpoche ~~~

What is an Idea? (part six)

In part five, there began an exploration of how successful and skillful people in business or dharma teachers open others to new ideas that become interactive partnerships. In that way, others can choose to participate in understanding a holistic view of a specific situation as well as a, now shared, vision of its significance by a back and forth dialogue to establish understanding. This is a sophisticated, skillful, and empowering method to help others understand.

I do not think it is such good strategy to pile education upon people by rote, a view shared by great education idealists such as the philosopher Rudolf Steiner, the founder of the Waldorf schools. We did a lot of rote learning in the Tibetan monasteries but presently I have other choices and this feels good. Memorization and rote learning are not as good as inviting capable others, (another discussion later about what that could mean), to have a shared vision based upon a valid and authentic model. It is very excitin…

Thought for Wednesday (+ Spanish, French, German, Italian) retranslations welcome!

"A thought for the holiday shopper--the acquisition of more objects of desire is not what we really want. We crave experiencing desire itself and the mental and energetic preparation for the action of desiring is what holds us here. The human realm has been described as a desire realm, not a good place to be happy. The capacity to grasp, means adding further development of desire to what we already hold while looking for still another object by using desire as the motivation" ~ Domo Geshe Rinpoche ~~~~

"Un pensamiento para el comprador de vacaciones - la adquisición de más objetos del deseo no consiste en lo que realmente queremos. Ansiamos el deseo de experimentación sí mismo y la preparación mental y enérgica para la acción de deseo consiste en lo que nos sostiene aquí. El reino humano ha sido descrito como un reino de deseo, no un lugar bueno para ser feliz. La capacidad de agarrar, medios de añadir el desarrollo adicional del deseo a lo que ya sostenemos buscando tod…

What is an Idea? (part five)

All art is idea. It is a method to present or possibly force your idea, vision, or personal logic upon others. Those who are able to present their “idea” in the form of art in a way that either pleases people, or disturbs them, might cause them to buy it, display it for others or put in museums, are communicating an idea. They are considered artists, but others are only of …uh, whatever, and disregarded in their attempts to influence others. Of course, when art fashions change as centuries change, often what were representational ordinary displays become more exotic, and even “idea” with another meaning than the original intention. Like that, what are sincerely presented as idea now, might be changed or meaningless in the future, when the possibly political or social injustice is no longer relevant. So, art is mixed with culture, is mixed with other values, but that is another kind of discussion.

Art is a visual, auditory, or other sensual representation of a conception or an ide…

Healing the Overactive Limbic System

"Healing of the limbic system holds an important key to transformation and its preparation stages. Alerting cues and clues come from inner minds that have become damaged. It is important to calm this over reaction as it acts to stimulate adrenalin rushes that have no physical emergency to deal with. Much mental suffering comes from reactive strategies that damages sensitive nerves in the physical because of this. In addition, the emerging inner nervous system of the practitioner can be shaken and damaged by rough adrenalin and chemical rushes" ~ Domo Geshe Rinpoche~~~

"La curación del sistema limbic sostiene una llave importante a la transformación y sus etapas de preparación. Alertar señales y pistas viene de mentes interiores que se han hecho dañadas. Es importante calmar esto sobre la reacción cuando esto actúa para estimular primeras pruebas de adrenalina que no tienen ninguna emergencia física para tratar con. Mucho sufrimiento mental viene de estrategias reactivas …

Thought for Monday ( + Spanish, French, German, Italian ) retranslations welcome!

"Give yourself permission to utter the truer name of Buddhism.... the part that is alive in YOU!" ~Domo Geshe Rinpoche~~~

¡" dase el permiso de pronunciar el nombre más verdadero del budismo.... la parte que está viva en TI!" ~Domo Geshe Rinpoche ~~~

"Donnez vous la permission de prononcer le nom le plus vrai du bouddhisme ... la partie qui est vivante en VOUS !" ~Domo Geshe Rinpoche~~~

"Gib dich Erlaubnis, den wahreren Namen des Buddhismus.... der Teil auszusprechen, der in DIR lebendig ist!" ~Domo Geshe Rinpoche ~~~

"Dai a te stesso il permesso di pronunciare il nome veritiero del Buddismo.... la parte che è viva in TE!" ~Domo Geshe Rinpoche ~~~

What is an Idea (part four)

We should try to agree on a broader spectrum of meanings of a particular word to have a coherent and pleasant communication about important subjects. Following this, it then remains a demonstration of our language skills how it is set in the concept we wish to communicate to others. If we remain fixated or obsessed about important words by having a favorite or limited spectrum of meanings, especially philosophical or dharma words, we limit out ability to interact with others realistically and cause misunderstandings.

The word “idea” can possibly also mean a plan or method of acknowledging that we only partially understand a concept. For example, Jack might explain very carefully what is going to happen in a construction project and I respond, “I think I have an idea about what you are talking about.” So, the listener does not know where they are being led, but is following an idea of another with a certain amount of faith that the speaker who gathered the elements of the idea knew w…