Sharing Buddhism in the Tibetan Tradition, but not slavishly so.
What We Feel is Who We Are
In the final analysis, what we feel is who we are, more than the knowledge collected, what we own or who we know. Our states of mind produce self induced feelings capable of resonating with higher or lower values in accordance with our nature. As we work to develop a nature of kindness toward all others, Buddhas and bodhisattva saints will shine their faith through us; we become transparent to higher ethics and standards. ~Domo Geshe Rinpoche ~~~
"In letzter Konsequenz sind wir das, was wir fühlen; eher als unser gesammeltes Wissen, als unser Besitz, oder als unsere Beziehungen. Unser Geisteszustand erzeugt selbst hervorgerufene Gefühle, die in der Lage sind entsprechend unserer Veranlagung mit höheren oder niederen Werten mitzuschwingen. Wenn wir daran arbeiten, allen Wesen gegenüber eine gütige Natur zu entwickeln, werden die Buddhas und Bodhisattvas ihren Glauben durch uns hervorscheinen lassen; wir werden transparent für höhere Ethik und Maßstäbe." - 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…