Jan 17

Kalu Rinpoche | How to cope with stress? (Part 4)

Due to the suffering, then you will understand the meaning of reaching to the enlightened being, or to being in a state of the enlightened state.

So therefore whatever the difficulties we may go through in our life, don’t blame yourself, examine yourself, that’s number one.

Number two, examine your emotions, that’s number two.

And third, do some practice, whether it’s Avalokiteshvara, Green Tara, whatever it may be, it doesn’t have to be something grand and something to show off to other people. You are not starting a new religion. Believe me, just don’t start a new religion. We have enough religion in this world, we don’t need any more new religion. So practice what you have, that has been working, to develop a calmness and great quality into ourself, so focus into something very simple.

If you are arrogant and egotistic person, and to show off to other people, good luck! You can go ahead and continue to show off to other people. But your life is about being happy, and to be content, then try to practice little bit. It doesn’t have to be something “big” and “grand” and “golden“, and “yellow“, and “jewelry“, and all that stuff, it doesn’t matter.

What you need is something simple. What we need is something simple. Because our emotion is very simple. Do not exaggerate the negativity of our emotion. See our negative emotion as it is, then it will be easier to overcome. It will be easier to examine. It will be easier to dissolve over time.

If you exaggerate the negativity, you will find more difficulty to dissolve over time. So therefore, don’t have the wrong interpretation or the wrong ideas about the negativity. As the emotions, as they are, as some of our negative emotions are negative, you don’t have to exaggerate. See the negative emotion as it is.

And see, and use the positive emotion as it is. Use it. But slowly, that positive emotion is also an illusion that you have to abandon, in order to reach state of content.


Kalu Rinpoche
FB Livestream – 10 January 2021

To be continued…