So, that’s the melody, ok?
So now, when it comes to the visualization, if you have a difficulty to visualize with the non-object, right? Because it’s a visualization in your mind, then at least before the Amitabha practice starts, you know, you put one, one rice, one piece of rice and then just simply put your mind into that, you know? Without distraction.
And if you happened to be, if your mind happened to be distracted, acknowledge your distraction and don’t congratulate yourself that you have recognized your distraction, because that becomes a gossip. The gossip itself is a distraction, you know?
So therefore, you know, if you have a difficulty to visualize and then at least just try to focus on a solid object, with our own naked eye. And then focus and meditate, little bit based upon that, you know? Then it will calm your mind a little bit. Then when you visualize at least you get the idea of how to visualize, ok what I am visualizing it, you know?
And this Amitabha practice, it doesn’t get more simpler than this, you know? It’s a very short practice, it’s very simple and beautiful. And then even you cannot visualize all of it, at least you visualize the Amitabha itself, you know? Amitabha itself is just simply “the red Buddha”, you know? Instead of the hand like this as the Buddha Shakyamuni, is the hand like this, you know.
Kyabje Kalu Rinpoche – Paldenshangpa La Boulaye France
Saturday 12 November 2022 (32′ 45”)
To be continued …