Host: You said in retreat you had a sort of, you know, that, those practice came easy for you, in a way, compared to other practices right?
Kalu Rinpoche: Yes, yes.
Host: So there’s some connection.
Kalu Rinpoche: Yes, I basically became a “Nationalist Right Wing” [haha]
So I read the biography, but all the other practice that I did in a, Niguma, especially I like very much her teachings. Because the way she express her teaching is so much loving, so much caring, almost knowing that you are going to read that, you know? That sense of presence.
Because there’s so many other different figures who just write things, there’s no sense of personality in it, there’s no sense of heart to heart connection to it. It’s like “okay, you do this, you do that, after that, three times of this, you do that” you know? So there’s lot of guideline, but lack of human bond.
So when I read the Niguma’s teaching, there’s a human bond from her to her student. And when I reflect that, you know, in terms of her quality and realisation, but also her character, you know? And that made me, you know, very much cherish the teachings of the Niguma.
And then of course based on that and all the other practice that I do, based on the Niguma’s teaching, it was relatively easy, and I’m, I’m very fortunate for that.
Live with Kyabje Kalu Rinpoche on Wisdom Dharma Chats (36′ 57”)
Perspective on dharma in the modern world – 4th May 2023
To be continued …