Sep 16

Kalu Rinpoche | Stages in the Path of Illusion | Lesson 1 (Part 11)

ཤིན་ཏུ་རྙེད་པར་དཀའ་བའི་ཆོས་ཟབ་མོ་འདི་ལྟ་བུ་ཐོབ། བཀའ་དྲིན་རེ་ཆེ་སྙམ་དུ་བསམ། གཞན་ཡང་བདག་གི་ལུས་ལ་ལོངས་སྤྱོད་ཐམས་ཅད་ཀྱང་བླ་མོའི་ཕྱིར་དུ་གཏོང་དགོས། ལུས་ཀྱི་སྒོ་ནས་བླ་མའི་བཞེད་པ་དང་མཐུན་པའི་བཀུར་སྟི་རིམ་གྲོ་འཕྲལ་གཡོག་གི་བྱ་བ་ཐམས་ཅད་ཀྱང་བསྒྲུབ་དགོས། ངག་གི་སྒོ་ནས་བླ་མའི་སྐུ་གསུང་ཐུགས་ཀྱི་ཡོན་ཏན་བསྔགས་པ་དང་། ཞབས་ཏོག་ཏུ་འགྱུར་བའི་གཏམ་ཁོ་ན་སྨྲ་དགོས། སྤྱོད་ལམ་གྱི་སྒོ་ནས་ཐུགས་གང་ལ་དགྱེས་པ་དང་། གསུང་ཅི་འབྱོན་པ་དེ་བསྒྲུབ་དགོས་སྙམ་དུ་ཡང་ཡང་བསམ་ཞིང་ལག་ལེན་ཏུ་ཐེབས་པར་བྱའོ། །དེ་ལ་སྐབས་འདིར་གསོལ་འདེབས་ཀྱི་དོན་ནི། ཕྱིན་ཅི་ལོག་གི་དྲི་མ་ལྔ་སྟེ། ཚེ་འདི་ལ་མངོན་པར་ཞེན་པའི་དྲི་མ། ལམ་རྒྱུ་འབྲས་ལ་ཡིད་མི་ཆེས་པའི་དྲི་མ། འཁོར་བ་ལ་བདེ་བར་འཛིན་པའི་དྲི་མ། རང་དོན་ལ་གཅེས་པར་འཛིན་པའི་དྲི་མ། དངོས་པོ་དང་མཚན་མ་ཡང་དག་ཏུ་འཛིན་པའི་དྲི་མའོ།

So what I’m trying to say is that, try to be positive, don’t be negative, unless there’s some really negative, that is harmful to the sentient beings, then you have no choice but to express or to explain that is wrong. And but other than that, just some small negativity, just let it be. If there’s a really harsh, negative, like life threatening, or disrespecting the Sanghas, or beyond the logic and reason, you know, such as abusing people over money and things like that, you know what I mean? So, we have to distance ourselves. Other than that, just a small negative here, a little bit of here, just try to increase some sort of tolerance. I think that’s what I would like to say.

Because Taranatha’s quality of perception of the guru, and our perception of the guru, we cannot compete, you know. Because Taranatha, when he was very young age, he is…You know, I read his biography. Many of the masters their biography is like, one volume, like, when they reach 80 years old, maybe 60 years old, maybe 50 years old, you know, there’s like, one book, right? So Taranatha, he has a biography, I think, only up to age four or something, you know, it’s not even a teenager. So, like, he has one volume of biography, which I have read, and I love it. Because there’s such a close connection with Palden Lhamo, as a protector.

You know, there was some kind of a war going on. And he was just a baby, and then the Palden Lhamo was there, protecting him and surrounding him, and the whole village. It’s very mysterious, but it’s very beautiful, and I love it. In the moment he was born, the whole the history is a little bit like the Buddha’s history. So the whole biography is like, up to, I think, until he was like four or five years old. So, you cannot compare that, you know, the quality of the devotion, pure perception of the guru, to our level of understanding or the perception of the guru. So, therefore, I’m trying to bring it down to our standard, not the first class or the business class, you know, to our economic space, you know, that’s our capacity at the moment in the dharmic way, towards our Guru. So I don’t want to push other people, to force against their capacity. That’s not right.

You know, like an example, Buddha Shakyamuni, he gave teaching all the time. There was never a one single moment that he forced upon other people. You know, we are all Buddhist practitioners. So we have no right to oppose such idea to other people’s life, and pressuring them, that they should perceive you as a supreme being, you as a great being, you as enlightened being. We have absolutely no right to say that. So that’s that. We can have our opinion, we can perceive what we want, but nobody should pressure anybody to us. And nobody should pressured by us to other people just because we see somebody as a guru or Buddha or things like that. So, that’s it.

So basically trying to be positive, minimizing and negativity.

When we are next to the guru, when we are in front of our shrine, we should make a prayer like this.


Kalu Rinpoche
Teaching on Stages in the Path of Illusion, Lesson 1, Part 11
7th Aug. 2021