The main purpose of practicing Dharma is to overcome our illusion སྤྲུལ་པ “trül pa”.
trül na sem chen ma trül na sang gyé
It’s a very one sentence: “If you are under the influence of the illusion, then you are in samsara; if you are absent from the illusion, you are enlightened.” That’s from the Shangpa Kagyu master. So it’s a very profound meaning. Because many of the teachings, there’s a lot of explanations. Sometimes we get confused little bit. Sometimes it’s quite simple to understand things, but to achieve it’s very difficult.
So now explaining to you the goal and the objective, the middle ground, and the space that we need to create; now that you understand that.
So therefore, also our other, the negative flaw that we have is that, the moment we become Buddhist practitioner, we say: “Oh I have an attachment and therefore it is not good!” and we complain. “Oh I have a desire, no, not good!” Repeating to yourself “not good!” is not going solve any problem. Because it’s going to remain there for a very, very, very, very long time. You know? So complaining to yourself really doesn’t help that much, you know. Temporarily it gives you the impression that it helps. But eventually, in the long run, it will drain you from your mental energy, let’s put it like this.
So therefore, you know, you should not, in other hand you should not be chaotic either. You should not be extreme judgmental, you should not be chaotic either saying “Ah yeah, everything is fine anyway, everything is one, everything is emptiness, everything is universal, everything is timeless, impermanence and so on.” You should not be chaotic either. There is a middle ground in that. So complaining too much about your own attachment and jealousy and ignorance will not bring you to the progressive stage. It will not bring you faster anytime soon. So the mental attitude is very important. Preparation of the proper mental attitude is very important. I’m not being chaotic, nor judgmental to oneself too extremely.
The middle ground is practicing part of the ཕྱིན་པ་དྲུག “chinpa druk” [six paramitas]. I think that is very important. But again if you not perceive that as something to complete right away. It is a long term practice. So that’s that.
Torma Offering to the Dakinis of the Five Classes Just for Regular Practice
Kyabje Kalu Rinpoche
Paldenshangpa La Boulaye France
DAY 1 – June 27, 2022 – Morning session 24′ 50” (3/10)
To be continued …