May 15

Kalu Rinpoche | Perspective on Dharma in the modern world (Part 5)

Host: So Rinpoche, this process that the beginning of releasing this adrenalin.

Kalu Rinpoche: Yes.

Host: Right, that will give you lot of clarity in a way, would it?

Kalu Rinpoche: I, I wouldn’t say a “clarity”, I would say just adrenalin. It just brings, like an example, you’re worried about lot of things, you’re thinking about lot of things. Like my personal example, is that you are passing through the subway, somebody insulted you for no reason, doesn’t know who you are, you know, doesn’t know that, that “how great master I am!![haha] and insulted me, and I was like “oh okay” you know?

And then as I was sitting in the, in my friend’s, you know, studio, his artist/sculpture studio. When I was sitting in that studio, I was thinking “how come this person insulted me? To me! If it happens in Asia, oh my goodness!” you know? “It’s beyond imagination!” you know? And, and then, of course you have that kind of a discomfort thoughts, isn’t it? Like you have a ego, you have attachment. And then after I start doing the exhale, inhale, yoga, and all of that thought, you know, vapour, vapourised right away, after like 7, 8, you know, sequence of the same posture.

So that’s what it does. So you, at the first stage, it blocks everything away from all the subtle, or ordinary fixation like an example “he said that, she said that, I have to do this, I have to do that” so the first beginning of the few sequence, that kind of vapourise all of that, and distraction. And then, you know, then the, only at the middle stage of the sequence, then the clarity start to appear, only at that time. Not in the beginning.


Live with Kyabje Kalu Rinpoche on Wisdom Dharma Chats (17′ 10”)
Perspective on dharma in the modern world – 4th May 2023

To be continued …