Like an example, I give one example. Why the retreat is needed even in the modern times? Because when you watch a very sad movie, when you watch a little bit like love story movie, when you watch a movie something to do with politics, if you watch a movie something to do with war, if you watch a movie something to do based on a real story, or conspiracy, or it can be any different kind of a category, right?
So when you watch all these different categories of movies, with your friends, families, relatives, anything. You go to the cinema, you watch in this kind of a very dark room with a very big noise. And then even you have completed that movie one week ago, you still have this, a pollution in your mind, how the life could be, how the life should be, how could it have gone right, if it could be happened to you and so on, so forth. That is a pollution.
So when you are in the retreat for one year, you are minimizing and disintegrating all that projection of thoughts and all that habit and then as you minimize all the new habits, that you have accumulated overtime, when you minimize all of that based on the accumulation of the practice, and then the quality of the calmness, quality of the content state of mind start to appear gradually over time.
And then on top of that, when you do a yoga practice, then it helps even more. Then on top of that, when you do the practice of illusion, and by recognizing the state of the clarity. And then by the result of that, having absolutely no attachment. And then benefit of the Phowa can come. And then the benefit of doing bardo practice by preparing ourself can also appear.
FB Livestream – 15 November 2020
To be continued…