Feb 10

Kalu Rinpoche | Self-awareness (Part 6)

In order to have a broader understanding, you need to have an understanding of the reality of suffering. The cycle of suffering.

Very simple. You don’t have to cry, you don’t have to abandon anything, you don’t have to show to anybody that you have renounced. If you want to show to other people that you have renounced, that is a very reason why, that is a very clear indication that you are not renounced at all!

The more you don’t show that you are renounced, but living the life as a renounced figure, you are genuinely renounced individual. But if you are telling other people that you are “renounced”! Promoting your ideas of renunciation, that is not true renunciation.

Like an example, I’m not truly renounced. I’m not pretending to be completely renounced. Am I just being helpless and useless, sitting somewhere in the middle of the universe? Absolutely not. I’m trying to make a progress along with my renunciation, along with my Dharma practice.

Simplicity with a principle in mind. That’s that.


Kalu Rinpoche
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