Mar 19

Kalu Rinpoche | Undisturbed in a bad situation (Part 2)

And then of course, sometimes you feel it. Sometimes you fail to overcome. And sometimes you will manage to overcome, and sometimes maybe you will be little bit critical. But the point is, in order to have that capability and capacity, you need to do some kind of a retreat. Whether it’s a Shamata retreat, Vipassana retreat combined together, Chenrezig practice, Practicing compassion.

When you practice compassion, the very sensation of self-righteousness will dissolve. When you dissolve the very sensation of the self-righteousness, and then you will have a space and time to breathe for your wisdom. A natural wisdom. Nothing to do with a religious wisdom. Just a natural human wisdom. So I think that is very important to see it that way.

And then when you build up that kind of a foundation, and then naturally, anybody who is trying to say negative things about you, you will have a clear judgement. If it’s a time to step back, you will step back naturally. If it’s a time to step forward, you will take a step forward with a courageous, with wisdom in your mind, in a very, the noble way, let’s put it that way.

But, just by knowing will not give you the credibility to overcome such extreme challenges. So that’s what I wanted to say. So that’s that.


Kalu Rinpoche
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