After a recent reading and discussion of Shante Davis, way of the bodhisattva chapter on patience. I've been thinking even more than usual about Dharma and its ability to enrich and Empower us like a Guiding Light, is the clear understanding that the Tibetan Buddhist path is not a career or project but lies before us in the nature of committed to Bringing about ways of relating to everyday life. Besides being virtuous and beneficial are also quite pleasing. Our journey along this path is propelled and fuelled by wisdom. The organic Vitality that redefines itself into skillful intentions and actions of compassion and love this wisdom has deep-seated boundless. It resides in each sentient mind, and clear a splendorous underground sea in silent rest until the alchemical moment when activated and channeled by awareness
Emerges outward, progressively infusing, our everyday experiences. This is known as Awakening and emergent moment too, profound perception and View and ongoing aspect of our thoughts. It is always present to advise and guide one of the earmarks of a material list of cultures dependence on a never-ending stream of outside phenomena to bring about and maintain informed states of Mind in which peace confidence. And hopefully, wise insights are forthcoming with the British path leads to a revealing and Quite Contrary observation for our wisdom to send, we don't need to be analyzed, well-fed half-starved, Zen yoga, New Age, biorhythms, evangelized computerized vacation. I just exercised, monetized, humor tumor
Rumored. We don't have to be reborn. Nearly died. Loved or hated plastic surgery. Botox slim down or toned up and neither are an iPhone. And Android Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram or the Microsoft cloud required. What is sufficient is simply to understand the workings of our mind and therefore develop, and knowing faith in the evidence of our senses and clear Common Sense from this emerges, the wherewithal to skillfully cultivate the causes of well-being for our family and friends and gradually expanding circles to co-workers neighbors, local Community, National community and planetary Community. Yes, including the humans as well.
This is the blueprint of Tibetan Buddhist Grace.
So how and where does one begin? Find a Dharma teacher discerningly watch and listen in order to determine if he or she is authentically one to guide you. Perhaps, you're fortunate enough to live in a community where such a teacher is or has been consistently present if not find and participate in song The Gathering driving to maintain a regular connection simply knowing the teacher exists and is an occasional direct or even indirect presence is often sufficient. After all, once the teacher is in your heart really, where else could he, or she go use technology if there is no teacher currently available to you, there is a world of teachings available online in your home or local library.
Remember in the Buddhist curriculum teachers, do not fill you with wisdom, but rather point the way for you to realize your own. If you're listening to this, you likely have the inclination or at least the Curiosity to get started. Go to the local bookstore or browser Library shelves. Pick up and read Works written by tick. Nat Han John Steinbeck, the Dalai Lama, Aldous Huxley chogyam trungpa, Walt Whitman to dinner at a b. I n c, b Kowski, the Rowe conquer Ginsburg, Kerouac Castaneda, Osho Peter matthiessen, Alan Watts, Annie, Dillard, Gandhi, jayanti, David, Gary Snyder, Kabir Jeffrey, Hopkins, ajahn chah nagarjuna, Alexander Virgin Mary Oliver Matthieu Ricard in Shakespeare
These are all teachers each with their own style and methods and there are many many more seek out those whose truths resonate with you find those voices pay. No attention to nationality culture or time. But do include traditional Dharma works in your readings also be sure to slow, read some poetry enjoy and consider what you're reading, think deeply about it, relish it giving it time and space to expand. And nourish your imagination. Your reading, not to finish the book that you danced with it allowed to provide the means to your inner wisdom, which will speak to you through increasingly knowing intuition.
Integrate and give life to what you've come to understand through engagement. This will occur naturally, take note learn from every person and thing around you and continue on, you'll discover that everyone crosses. Your path news, meaningful things. You have yet to learn from this allowed humility and Equanimity ingredients of the most fertile Minds to Blossom. Watch and listen carefully, learn from everyone and everything continue doing so well. Keeping your sense of humor before long. You'll find yourself doing what you do in order to make a difference to help make the world. The iconic better place naturally, creating the causes for others. Well-being. And happiness, you'll be honoring your precious human life by creating beneficial conditions for all sentient beings. This is the Tibetan Buddhist path.
The grand inner Adventure walk it and regardless of your religious beliefs you'll find increasing joy and confidence is Suzy, azzam and Bliss instinctive, kindness all within you. Blossoming in abundance, Siddhartha discovered and taught that the full range of Awakened qualities are already within your mind. Absolutely perfect. Just waiting to bloom into Brilliance. You've got everything you need. Your shoes, are your walking shoes lace them up. And go in short order you will be walking differently upon the Earth. You have only to begin.
The text, this recording was written by Mark. Wynwood, Mark, that's me, is the founder of the chain research project, a Tibetan Buddhist study, and practice group currently resident in Washington. State ends with a national online presents. You can learn more about the chin research project at dub dub dub. Chen, Rich Project. Org that chenrezig project.org our accompanying music titled, surprise was composed and performed by the San Francisco Bay Area. Musician, Bobby Vega and appears on his 2017 album. Matters of the heart. You can learn more about Bobby and his music at his website, dub, dub, dub. Bobby, Vega, cam. That's b, o, b, b y v, e g, a cam or as he's very findable online. You can simply Google his name or look for his numerous videos on YouTube. We remain Gray.
Tulsa. Bobby for his friendship, his talents, and his generosity in sharing, his beautiful music, with our listeners, please, feel free to share this link with those, you feel? It might resonate. Thank you for listening.