Kalu Rinpoche: That’s what we call in Tibetan Buddhism “mindfulness”.
Mindfulness is not about meditation only. It’s about having that approach, having that attitude throughout day to day, without any sense of obligation. If you do have a sense of obligation, then it becomes a religious practice. Which the mindfulness and the Buddhist practice is not an obligation, it’s not a religion.
So therefore, if you have any sense of obligation, then you need to, you might need to recheck on that. So having a mindfulness is one thing. Having a sense of obligation that you “need to be mindfulness” is another.
So it’s not necessarily negative, but if you have a sense of obligation that “you have to be mindfulness, you have to be mindfulness, you have to be mindfulness”, or “you have to be careful, you have to be careful”, and that is an indication that you did not accept the relative truth.
And then trying to understand the relative truth of our own mind. Trying to understand the relative truth of our own emotions, and that will give you more conclusive result and then some sense of clarity and then some sense of new attitude or new perception, at least new at that time. Because you think it’s new. It’s not new, it’s just been there.
So that’s that. So that’s just some kind of, my simple, it’s not really a guided meditation, it’s more like simply there, you know?
To be continued…