Because when you practice generosity, eventually you create a sense of attitude, absent from the fixation to oneself. You are entering to the new reality, pattern of habit. Right now our pattern of habit is in a same cycle. So the more we practice like that sort of a flexibility, of a mandala offering with a radiance, with our dedication, with the prayers, the more we do like that and then the more you create the absence from fixation to oneself, which is very important to begin with.
And then eventually, once you have a more genuine awareness over the time and then such practice like the Niguma Yoga is very important. Understanding the union of the body and the mind together. In the beginning to create a flexibility in our mind, absent from the fixation is very important, in the beginning.
Eventually doing some sort of a yoga practice, because in the yoga, in the Niguma yoga, in the Tibetan or the Indian yoga, Tibetan is Indian yoga anyway. So it says that: “once you conquer your air then you conquer your mind”. So because we breathe in and out unconsciously. We have no awareness at all.
So of course in the beginning we practice Samatha, Vipassana, Analytical meditation, Calm meditation with the breathing exercises, you can do that. But eventually once you have these foundations and then doing such Yoga practice and then you’re combining the air and the body, combining together, and making a very strong circumstance, not just the foundation but the circumstance to recognize the distinction between “what it the true definition of the reality” and “what is the illusion of the mind”. So you create the higher circumstances, we are building all the circumstances.
So when you do the Toumo Yoga practice and breathing exercise and Yoga practice then you create higher circumstance to recognize the nature of the mind. And then recognizing the nature of the mind is the key, to the liberation. And the previous Kalu Rinpoche he said that: “recognizing is one thing, maintaining is another, realizing is another”. So a glimpse of experience is not a useful, as we think. So that’s that. So I think I’ve said enough.
Transforming Our Ordinary Emotion to Clarity by Kyabje Kalu Rinpoche
Hawaiï Association of International Buddhists – Saturday, Feb 19, 2022 (45′ 26”)