Sharing Buddhism in the Tibetan Tradition, but not slavishly so.
Fixing the Ills of the World
If you only have enough time and energy to fix one problem, use that energy to work on reducing your self-cherishing. If you have time, energy and opportunity to do many, many things, then do them, but also work on self-cherishing. However, most people only work on the other things, and they do not work on their self-cherishing. So, what do they bring to their altruistic activities in well meaning organizations? Self-cherishing. And what is the success rate? Very low. The reason why the ills of the world have not been corrected is that the problem is not the ills, the problem is individual self-cherishing, combined with a lack of kindness toward others. ~Domo Geshe Rinpoche ~~~
""Wenn Du genug Zeit und Energie hast, um ein einziges Problem zu lösen, dann nutze diese Energie, um an der Reduzierung Deiner Egozentrik zu arbeiten. Wenn Du Zeit, Energie und die Möglichkeit hast an vielen, vielen Dingen zu arbeiten, dann tu das, aber arbeite auch an der Egozentrik. Viele Menschen arbeiten jedoch an anderen Dingen und nicht an ihrer Egozentrik. Also was bringen sie mit zu ihren Aktivitäten der Nächstenliebe bei wohltätigen Organisationen? Egozentrik. Und wie hoch ist ihre Erfolgsquote? Sehr niedrig. Der Grund, warum die Notstände dieser Welt noch nicht beseitigt wurden, ist, dass nicht die Notstände das eigentliche Problem sind, sondern die individuelle Egozentrik in Verbindung mit einem Mangel an Güte anderen gegenüber." - Domo Geshe Rinpoche ---"
Mental sinking is an obstacle in meditation and the opposite of mental excitement. The mind wants to drift in a certain way so some antidote needs to be applied. Sometimes the mind drifts and like a little butterfly you dreamily fly to a flower, then think, “Oh, there is another nice flower over there. I think I’ll float over there and look at that.” This is done in a languid way, as though you were about to enter a dream state.
Mental sinking could also be the experience of heaviness in the body that is about to enter sleep. Sometimes from the far corner of the monastery we could hear snores coming from a monk and then everyone begins to titter. One of my American students was not feeling so well one day so she lay down behind the last row of students, and in fact she did start to snore.
You not have cold weather here in California, but people who come from cold cold weather know there is real danger in being exposed to extreme cold and begin to feel sleepy. If they cannot arouse them…
"Someone who is alive, but without outer perceptions, for example, in a coma, still maintains a perceptual link to this world. This is by means of their individual consciousness and interacting with not only their memories but possibly an interaction with the energy of this world that continues to feed their perceptions. This latter method produces a kind of dreamy aliveness that mixes ideas, memories, energetic aliveness of others and the world to interact, but not in such an alert way. When that perceptual web or dynamic is gone and the supporting physical structures such as brain functions and heart functions cannot sustain it, that person is said to die. In Buddhism, however, we take a larger view of the human life process, but not from the exclusive point of view of the physical being" ~ Domo Geshe Rinpoche ~~~
"Menschen die lebendig aber ohne äussere Wahrnehmung sind, wie z.B. Komapatienten, erhalten trotzem eine wahrnehmende Verbindung zu dieser Welt aufrecht. Die…