Sharing Buddhism in the Tibetan Tradition, but not slavishly so.
A Cascade of Illuminating Wisdom
We can see how our behavior changes in a natural but forced manner as we develop more understanding about compassion. However, those shifts in attitude, which change the way we act toward others, are nothing by comparison to the actual transformation that happens interior, beyond the reach of the human mind. This highly energetic transformation occurs both during and after the enlightenment experience, when absolute nature aligns with the individual. A cascade of illuminating wisdom then infuses the human mind, bringing our compassion practice alive, which is now both natural and unforced. ~Domo Geshe Rinpoche ~~~
Wir sehen, wie sich unser Verhalten auf natürliche aber forcierte Weise verändert, während sich unser Verständnis von Mitgefühl weiter entwickelt. Jedoch sind diese Veränderungen in unserer Einstellung, durch die wir uns anderen gegenüber anders verhalten, garnichts verglichen mit der eigentlichen Transformation, die im Inneren geschieht, jenseits des Zugriffs des menschlichen Geists. Diese hochenergetische Transformation geschieht sowohl während wie auch nach dem Erlebnis der Erleuchtung, wenn sich die absolute Natur und das Individuum aufeinander ausrichten. Dann durchströmt eine Kaskade erleuchtender Weisheit den menschlichen Geist, die unsere Mitgefühlspraxis lebendig macht; sie ist nun beides: natürlich und nicht-forciert." - 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…