So, now, in order to succeed in this spiritual path, we all need to practice visualization, meditation with visualization.
There’s a mediation based on the breathing, there’s a meditation based on the yoga, there’s a meditation based on the visualization, there’s a meditation based on the object based, there’s a meditation based on the, the looking at a certain, you know, space outside, and looking at the nature, this, that sort of a meditation, that’s different variety of meditation.
But the most important is, whenever we do so called visualization meditation, we need to understand Three Element.
So there is a Three Element in order to say that “I visualize certain things”, and “I do meditation based on the visualizations” and so on. The Three Elements are, in Tibetan we call it like this:
Nang La rangshin mepa
Sal La Tokpa mepa
De La Shenpa mepa
Inwardly no intrinsic nature,
སྣང་ལ་རང་བཞིན་མེད་པ། Nang La rangshin mepa, the first element of that translation of that meaning is: སྣང་ལ་རང་བཞིན་མེད་པ། Nang La rangshin mepa, it means that you are visualizing object, you are visualizing syllable, you are visualizing a lotus, whatever that object may be, right? You understand that? You’re following?
So, whatever that you are visualizing, སྣང་ལ་རང་བཞིན་མེད་པ། Nang La rangshin mepa whatever that you are visualizing, that the very nature of that visualization in itself is emptiness. But in the relative level, you are visualizing. You understand that? Right? So you’re carrying on with that mindset all right? So you’re not trying to squeeze your mind and saying “I! Need to! Visualize! This!” You know? Not like a stone, you know?
So the first element is སྣང་ལ་རང་བཞིན་མེད་པ། Nang La rangshin mepa, understanding the very nature of that, the very thing that you are visualizing, the very nature of it is “emptiness“. In the relative level, it’s “there“. That understanding, that’s number one.
Should I stop or should I continue?
And then, the second element is སྣང་ལ་རང་བཞིན་མེད་པ། གསལ་ལ་རྟོག་པ་མེད་པ། Nang La rangshin mepa Sal La Tokpa mepa, and then second is that you are maintaining your mediation, and then whenever the distraction occurs, you are able to resume back to your visualization or able to recognize it’s distraction.
And the third element is that you are able to be in that state, you are able to be in the state of the bliss but at the same time, you don’t have the desire that you want more from it.
Is it okay? Is it too much? I don’t read your mind, so, [haha] you have a freedom of speech, you can speak, you know? To ask.
So, so these are the Three Element that requires, you know? In order to say “I am meditating”, “I am visualizing”.
Even like myself, when I do the yoga, you know, here and there, Niguma Yoga, not, not the Hatha Yoga. So when I do my yoga and so on, and this is the state of mind that I carry on, you know? So when you maintain with that mindset, and then naturally, even the anger occurs, you know? That you are able to have a resilient, you are able to have more clarity, you are able to react more slowly, with a sense of clear judgement.
Kyabje Kalu Rinpoche – Breathing and Niguma Meditation
September 8, 2023
La Grande Pagode de Vincennes – Paris
To be continued …