Q: Hi Rinpoche, thanks for your time, just wondering, why it is more important for visualisation generosity than physical?
A: Physical is a, it’s a supplement. Let’s put it like this, visualisation is the view, the act of physical generosity can be a push, like a boost.
So the visualisation is something that you can be repeated. Also how you affect your own reality and your perception of the reality.
It’s the same thing, right? Like when we live in our ordinary world, we say “I want this, I want this, I want this, I want this” and everything we do comes from that focus, on that direction, focus on that object. And it is very much linked with “I am important, I am important, I am important”, “I need this, I need this, I need this, I need this”, we keep on repeating.
So when we go in the direction of generosity act and we say “I am important, I am important, as an existence of a human being, I cherish this human life and I also cherish the other people’s lives and I understand that”. But in order to have that kind of broader effect into your physical actions, we must first have a more broader foundation in oneself. So that’s that.
Transforming Our Ordinary Emotion to Clarity by Kyabje Kalu Rinpoche
Hawaiï Association of International Buddhists – Saturday, Feb 19, 2022 (49′ 25”)