Heartbreak Hotel: Karmic Consciousness

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the person who asked me about that phrase
liberate the body which is a food in many lives
he might have said
fruit of what
what is this body of fruit of

this body is partly a well actually it's a he could say it's a fruit of karmic
it's a fruit of intentional activity but it's not just the fruit of of one person's karmic activity one person's conscious intentions

this body is the fruit
of innumerable living beings
ah intention activity
comic activity so this body is the fruit of past for example i'm pointing at the body of rob anderson
the body of the rich set of rev anderson is the fruit of read a past reb anderson's activity
not just passed grab anderson's activity
the past activity of innumerable bangs
not just you know innumerable innumerable in given moment and then innumerable moments times innumerable bags
hmm the
the intentional cognitive process of the universe
from beginning less time
produces each body

this mighty is the fruit of innumerable
of innumerable bags
i'm responsible for it
you are also responsible for

the past karma of the lineage associated with my name is one of the types of conditions that leads to this body so
there's a possibility of liberating this body

and one one boy of liberate his body is done
for a vow to arise based on his body a vow in in the consciousness which is supported by this body is body has consciousness and it has also unconscious cognitive processes to
but as far as i consciously know
there is no conscious wow in the unconscious
but there is a conscious file in the consciousness there is one for your information
in this consciousness has quite a bit of conscious
a caretaking of this wow
what bow vow to liberate this body
in order to benefit all beings
it was about to benefit all beings and deliberate this body so that
the beneficent the benefiting process will be unhindered by an enslaved body
poor body enslaved by lack of content lack of understanding
buddha's high those who are greatly enlightened about delusion
buddha's are enlightened the bud
come and consciousness were in which delusion lives
climate consciousness is somewhat deceptive
climate consciousness appears as though it were not kind of consciousness for example it appears like a wall with some pictures of buddhists on it and appears like a wall with a lamp on it it appears like a room full of human beings
and the human beings don't look like consciousness actually they are consciousness but they don't look i mean the way they appear his consciousness human beings are not appearances
but they do appear in consciousness pay an apparent version of everybody
appears in the consciousnesses of everybody
and it's not a label underneath the appearance which says although this does not look like consciousness it is
and is not a the i did not label which says this is consciousness this is consciousness appearing as an object and it doesn't look like that but this is for your information that doesn't come labor like that so again the the teaching of the ancestors
as sent these labels into our consciousness and now you have these labels and you you can apply them to everything you see everything you see you can put a label on this is consciousness
or this is
an image of this person and it's not the person
you can put down and everything if you wish then the the buddha's have sent this message dude to stall on everything in your mind
consciousness consciousness consciousness consciousness idea of idea of
i'm katherine idea of kim that's what i'm looking at you're not an idea
sorry i'm looking at an idea of you
that is the calf
come a conscience i got
oh what a buddhist buddhas are those who are greatly lynn enlightened about and consciousness among other things
but we just want to mention that because you've got one
to be enlightened about and when you're enlightened about it will have buddha
so it's
it's like that
so as person says what's what's this a body of fruit of it's a few times and nine saying to you and i said to that person is a fruit of innumerable
comic consciousnesses which means innumerable
past comic consciousness it's not the fruit of this kind of consciousness this kind of countries however will have fruits
but that's matt this body that would be if some future bodies i'll be here your body tomorrow will be the fruit of this kind of consciousness or these kind of consciousnesses

so then he says both is that like completely determined
so i have a common consciousness it has it has consequences
this kind of consciousness has consequences what are the consequences will the whole world is the consequence of cosmic consciousness but the whole was not the were not the fruit of my comic consciousness alone is the fruit of my car
my consciousness with all of your time of consciousnesses at all mine from beginning this time and are years from beginning as time that makes the world i don't do by myself but i'm responsible for it you don't do fear it by yourself
but you're responsible for it
and responsible as is too many as one is you have contributed to it and to you can and will respond to it you will respond to the world which you are responsible for
the question is how will you respond
and answer that question has something to do with what how you want to respond some in his consciousness there's of a wish to respond to the world as it appears
with compassion there's that wish there's a vow
and to respond to it that way it goes with the wish to benefit all beings and liberate are being so again liberating the body goes with the vow to respond to the appearance of everything
with friendship
so the guy against us but is the consequence determined by vit
by the past action
it's the fruit of past action is a determined by the past action
yes it's determined but it's not rigidly determined
if it was originally determined that would be no point to practice
because it everything would already set up
however if the if it if it wasn't somewhat determined or if hashem didn't have consequence the buddha never would have mentioned it and they'll be no point in paying attention to what you do are being careful of your actions now was morality would be
a dead letter
but every action does have consequence
but it's not
totally determined
and part of their is not totally determined is because other people are also having karmic actions which have consequence and other people make your life to so if all of you for
example right now had very positive and skillful responses to about my life and you kept it up for a long time but i kept the unskillful distracted and taking everything as
i'm not a blessing i would be interfering with all the good work you're doing for me
you could wish me well and wish me well in a very skillful way but if hide don't wish me well not to mention if i wish you not well too
my car is going to interfere with your good wishes for me vice versa
all the people who want me to be
unhappy has effect on me
he up but how but fortunately it doesn't make me unhappy they won't do it i i gotta join that
and even if a lot of people
do you want me to be unhappy and they're successful
my response to my unhappiness can liberate me and all beings
so the thing is it is possible to be free from this
cosmic causation process
that's the bessie very positive proposal that we can become free of it
by studying and buddhist study karmic consciousness they study kind of consciousness and then they study cosmic consciousness and they understand it and become free of it
so our actions do have consequence none of 'em don't
but since and but since we're all working together
the produce karmic consciousnesses
it's very complex and nobody's in control nobody is in control including guess who gets you
yeah what's a good getting me as a good guess in are you as a good guess
that's good guess but who else is not in control boot is not in control
that's one of the diverse the train this tradition and some others they say somebody is in control we don't have somebody in control
the thing that in control is this inconceivable process of
causation among all of us we we the universe in the census country is in control foot is an hour and you know it's not like somebody's in control and not like me however it is possible even in such as world for everybody to become free
and the path is quite clear
so i talked before about a highly cultivated person do this
you know they're getting spun around and karmic consciousness
but they don't forget they don't get disoriented very often
they have big they have been disoriented and they noticed it and confessed and repented many many times to now even though they get a spinning their kind of like a lot of the time are like remembering to be friendly why they're getting attacked by their assistance
everybody has their assistance testing their orientation powers
and there's another story
a highly cultivated person and his name was bhaijaan
why height
he lived on a plea he lived in up
outcrop and called bhaijaan he had a monastery where he lived there and he was teaching many people
and they say that
often when he gave talks
or even always when they gave talks and old man came to the talks and sat in the back
my kind like this kind of some old men in the back of the room now

not not not only by you
and there's a moment in the family room do
we got old men all over the place
so either way this old man used to come and sit in the back in other words he didn't sit up in the front
when by john couldn't reach him
and pat him on the head
one day after the talk was over and are all the mother monks had left he came up and he said
i'm not actually a human being
i'm a fox spirit
i used to live here a long time ago
can i was the head monk
of this monastery
and somebody asked me
does a highly cultivated person fall into cause and effect or not
like does a highly cultivated person fall into
the stream of words or not
and i said does not
as a result i have been born as a fox spirit for five hundred lifetimes
teacher please give me a turning phrase and there was use language for me
use literature
turn it for me in a way to liberate me
and by jiang said
to the former by john
he said okay asked me
and the man said does a highly cultivated person
fall into cause and effect or not and by john said
he does not ignore it or
he does not become disoriented by it
the old man
woke up was liberated
so we live in karmic
cause and effect
and we might wonder it do we fall into it or do we not fall into it by john did not say he does not fall into it
he said he cultivated person studies it

and also the cultivated person has heard just like you are hearing now that studying it means you study the way it appears in consciousness
that's not the whole story that just the way you can see it the consequences of what i'm saying and what i'm thinking in my hand gestures are inconceivably complex and wonderful
and what makes me able to talk to you and think and gesture is also inconceivably wonderful
i can't actually see kind of cause and effect but i can study these in these images and appearances of it
i can use this world as an opportunity to study it that's my job
is to not ignore this cause a process which is appearing to me in this conscious form this conscious form is a small
extremely important small part of a vast process of cause and effect
the tissue doesn't say i don't fall into it the teacher doesn't say i do fall into it but it looks like i do fall into a sometimes and it looks other times like i don't fall into it but however it appears the teaching is not to ignore it and it's there to not be ignored
all day long
and all night long to when you're dreaming
dreamy you can study comic cause and effect to
he dreamless sleep fortunately or unfortunately there's not much opportunity for study
so you go in to dream asleep at a certain level of understanding and to come out at the same level
when you go into a dream you have a chance to study you have a chance to say welcome dreamworld
welcome kind of consciousness
i wish to study you i've heard that this is a path the perfect wisdom and kind of consciousness goes would be thank you for understanding what i need i need you to take care of me with great compassion and to study me and tell you
you are liberated and then i will be liberated with you
when you understand cosmic consciousness you will be liberated and it will be liberated together with you
and then you open to the world in which
we're inconceivably all liberated together
extremely positive you know ultimately
unsurpassed ugly positive view of the potential of studying delusion
buddha's steady delusion thoroughly and understand it and become buddhas we have that that we have the same thing that buddhists have studied
but of course is very hard to be thorough in a in a moment
in a cavern
in a canyon excavating for
the mind of enlightenment
it's hard work
but it has his potential
and it's not just for you that you will become liberated you will become liberated as a boon to all beings
that's what i said to that person in bud
what's that this fruit of many lives
i don't say believe it i say study it
the fruit of many lives his words that are appearing in our consciousness
when we read the vow of the ancestor
the body which is the fruit of many lives
many of your past lives many of my past lives what a body

larry collins song i guess is called susan comes to mind
is that susan
suzanne sorry
i'm not an expert says and does she have a perfect body and perfect mind is she the one
well i think he's onto something there
i think everybody has a perfect body and a perfect mind
already we gather but how do we wake up to it
we wake up to it by dealing with
the appearances of perfect and imperfect bodies
a stupendous and not so stupendous bodies have you seen any loss
there are available for study
and if we study them thoroughly
we will understand that what we're looking at his images of stupendous and not stupendous bodies and we understand that will open to the inconceivable perfect body which is right now the body of
of the way we're all living together in harmony
are you throwing
well sometimes they say buddha's wish but they don't strive
their wish they sit day while kind of like they wish that everybody would realize how beautiful they are but they don't strive for that because they're already that way
say it's a buddhist don't exactly strive they work hard but not to get anything
because the situation is already such
things are already the way they are but as would like a wish everybody would wake up to that and they became buddha's by wishing that they wouldn't wake up to that and they did break wake up to that to now they wish everybody else would
but as they don't really strived the kind of if you'll excuse them they're kind of relaxed about this wish they know that they can't push people to go any faster than they're gonna go because they're not in control as a matter of fact they even know
for a lot of people
but they have to teach the people is not to strive otherwise they might get distracted from the way they already are
however under special circumstances buddhist assistance the bodhisattvas will look like they're striving
cause some people like to see somebody's driving so then this the oculus hostile with you but they're not really striving because they they understand that there's no nothing to get
i was working on some calligraphy but i didn't get very to say what the word i felt like i should work on some more i was gonna give it to but i didn't even give it to you the next time we meet if it gets to be suitable for giving what i wrote was a kind of a rent and a rendition of the heart sutra
a certain section of it out of context when i took it out of context i started to play with it
and when i took out of context was
i'll say it is what i wrote
with nothing to attain
one is a body surfer

and lives in prajna per meter
with nothing to attain
one is a bodhisattva a bodhisattva for is one who is without anything to day and booed as are like that too
when we when we have nothing to attain we are body surface
and we wish everybody else would get with the nothing to attain program because then name would be able to live in perfect wisdom
so what i wrote was i think
oh okay without attainment one is a bodhisattva thus live thus lives in thus one lives and perfect wisdom and i wrote said it again slightly different because of not obtaining
of a bodhisattva
living in perfect wisdom so one is without attainment you are a board itself as the other one is without obtaining a bodhisattva
even so first he can get to be a bodhisattva feet on attain anything next as you get to live in perfect wisdom if you don't obtain a bodhisattva
and if you ask a body sought for would you please tell us about the practice of bodhisattvas boys out with my say i'd love to but i can't find anybody surface
so i wish everybody would be happy and free
of all suffering and distress but
there's nothing really to obtain so i don't get in destroying but is driving if if if exemplifying striving would help people hey that's my job today
you know and then some say you really striving well can you handle them not no okay i am starving
is this like really are you really like is this like really joyful and an easy for you to work so hard
it really is i do work hard but i mean like this is like easy for me to work hard was hired for me is to be lazy but if you only be lazy or be lazy
and that will be awesome work our heart back
some buddhas
really wish they wish all day long
that people will open the buddha's wisdom but they don't instead they're not like stressed about it does not striving they wish people would wake up to what's are to going on and they're trying to help them do that but it's not exactly striving cause truly people already are process
for a start
anything else this afternoon before we carry on

by the way i'm not going to call on you if you move your hands slightly
so don't don't count an ontology we'll still yes but she moved around a lot from katherine katherine yes

you are not come a consciousness is a kind of consciousness is an extra kind of awareness were there seems to be somebody there and if he might n n and i might or you might call it me or i
given awareness like that of the taser and awareness for the sushi somebody there
cindy some shaking your head and taking in smiling and closing rise and smileys more
so in that consciousness i don't think i smiled that smile i'm over here looking at that smile but i imagine it kind of conscious i imagined that you
that that in your karma consciousness there was a sense that you were smiling and you are listening to me and nodding your head now so that's kind of consciousness
and as two levels of self their one is
the head and it seems like somebody's doing it
her there's a head and it seems like it belongs to somebody is her head and her nodding of her hand can you see that
that's part of guess if there was a head but nobody there in the space of the head and we wouldn't call that comic consciousness but there could be there is cognitive process that it was most of the cognitive processes going on with a living being is non-conscious
there's nobody there
something's we do it is tremendous cognitive
ah activity going on to perform certain of our acts like i often used to weigh in with my hands i can see these hands moving but i do not know how to move like this consciously but they're moving by 'em
like i didn't like plan to do right that's a fingers registered there i was like i think of removing while i was trying to figure out the next thing to say so while i was trying to figure out the next thing to say
some cognitive process decided to make the wiggle maybe it knows that if i wiggle them on come up with what i'm trying to say consciously hundred know issue that i didn't intend that either tremendous amount of our our our activity is not conscious and the in there isn't a sense of somebody as they're doing it
and that's not come
harbor the ability to do it is dependent on karma pescara
and as and ah and it also in karmic consciousness there is another thing that appears there besides this activity of nodding head
the other thing that appears there is called a world so kind of conscience has a world appearing in it
the unconscious process also has a world but the world doesn't appear there
it's it just being responded to an and
information is being received from it and hawkins up and processed and all kinds of responses to there's a world but it's not appearing it's it's more closely related to the sense organs
mean if you have any more questions of our kind of consciousness this would be appropriate time to ask if i'm here and i'm interested to talk about it

it sounds like it but it is said well it sounds like a it might not be it might be a state of intensified delusion
who might be an unconscious state
so in in non-conscious cognition which again as i say is the majority ninety five percent some people say the majority of our cognitive activities unconscious and there isn't somebody they're doing all that all that wonderful cognitive orchestration
it's not even orchestrated don't by five by a self it's ordinated orchestrated by tremendous with the orchestra orchestrates it
would you speak up please
i don't particularly want to bring anything more and conscious i got enough i've got a whole world here it's it's big enough to have problems
if i could what i've got here is enough however some other people maybe want to me to have to stuff my consciousness so they do stuff to me they attack me
and then i have more stuff in my consciousness but i personally am not inviting problems however i am welcome in one come
and if anybody sees me and they think i don't have enough problems they might say i think is a few more problems and i wonder if he said he was open to receiving that he didn't he wasn't asking for them but he said he was open to receiving them and showing that he will welcome them they are she'll try he vows to try
isn't you never get we're never going to bring everything from the unconscious process into the consciousness
now some of the things that are in the unconscious process have been here before and i'm not here anymore for example the way what's you when you learn to walk you were aware of of some of the cognitive activities that are necessary in order to walk but
you learn to walk that can't that level of conscious awareness of what it takes to walk receded into the unconscious
and it supports now you to walk without even thinking about it anymore
you don't have to consciously think about walking often to walk however if you break your leg and you know like like i did and then he can walk than he actually the to bring how to walk back up into consciousness and learn how to walk again and then we learn how to walk it's wonderful why this is fabulous
and then that what it takes to do it how much conscious activity you need to know about it receives again
also now we can speak english but there was a time when we couldn't
so the english learning english wasn't was learning english was in our consciousness more it in the past now that we've learned it it's
it's mostly orchestrated unconsciously
and there was kind of a time and
i see justin jared barbara and given to
and in nice
okay here we go
you're not savages
think it's just an a barbara or just i did
justin jared pilots during
study yeah thank you
the said separation
so maybe he says himself
it says
just like we walk

learn itself but then that becomes an implicit belief and so we carry them with us this disorder
this is part of your study of the self help
so up we have studied realities that belief is
over time
there's more to it
you can say you said erroneous or another possibility is that there's more to it than that
so yes go ahead
in a way in a way you you could say you set at all but i could say more about it in the sense that the causal process of creating a sense of somebody's here does occur to for example human beings
not just space
it happens to him the it happens to human beings throughout their life this this this this process which gives rise to a sense of self occurs through the throughout the human life and it's not always there as i said like a dream the sleep it's not there there's no there's no
no implied since self when when there's not
consciousness or if there's no implied sense of self there's no consciousness and we are sometimes not conscious
but you said it before it's erroneous or there's more to it the the sense of self it's not erroneous that as a sense of self it's erroneous that it's a thing by itself and it appears to be a thing by itself but it's actually a process
the belief also appears to be a thing by itself but it's a process
so ah
when it's a process that the sense of self is there for the baby to but as a process and they haven't yet learned how to congeal it into the false appearance
a thing by itself so i've kind of the schools of the baby does have a self in they are conscious they do have a self but their self is like the self that understood by a highly evolved person
but they don't but they don't they don't see that it's a self
they see it deals but the so first of all it goes from being a self process to be
rendered into kind of like a hardened thing by itself and it looks like that
and then that becomes implicit and that hinders us from seeing there's the process
so we have to tree we have to train our study to realize this this thing is a false appearance plus the creation of this false appearance is also by a due to a process
self the sense of self as a process that when you were liberated from grasping it
i'm wondering if the were grasping as the answer to my question would calmly as
this liberation stuff really fascinates me and you earlier i mean i really am interested in this idea of liberation in so my question is what is liberation beasts of these cause and effect maybe an old indian buddhism is free from cause and effect but it sounds like in our
tradition it's right in a metal of cause and effect what is liberation are free from cause and effect is right in the middle of cause and effect
and freedom from reading the middle of the cause and effect is being there with are grasping anything the name of this place has no abode
that's a short version of in the midst of climate cause a cause and effect right in the middle of kind of cause and effect not abiding right
that's freedom you want we don't try to give some people that dr going to get rid of karmic cause and effect and that's going to be freedom
that's just it was just to another idea
purchased another idea that you could be to have no kind of cause and effect
but bodhisattvas
and as want people to learn how to be and karma cause and effect with are grasping anything without abiding in it
that's three that's being alive and been conscious and being free you don't have to become unconscious in order to wake up
it's just that doesn't mean you don't respond to all the causes and contain your enlightened you're always responding it doesn't mean yeah you're always responding you can only go into some kind of like state of intense delusion and think i can avoid responding but i'm never heard of anybody who doesn't respond to the universe and i've never heard of a universe and does
respond to everybody so the clinging card is
his his his delusion
a place to my more loans for rather clinging is suffering
the buddhist first to suffering suffering is in short suffering is grasping in this process
it's a brief version of the truth of suffering
more elaborate and
version of it is just name everything in their suffering but threes was everything suffering as because of grasping it everything's a process but we have the ability to make ungraspable processes into apparently grasp of all things and they really look real
like a world is a process without the has a label this is actually the way it appears rather than this it's not the way it appears as consciousness
so we're going to relabel in a way
the deceptive nature of cosmic consciousness but you have to do it
if it's able to call it on the job training so if to learn how to it
cannot not grasp of while you're grasping it
it's not like you stop grasping and then you'll learn how to grasp while you're grasping you're being a given instructions about how not to grasp and the instructions are next sometimes instruction or stop grasping at one time that sometimes that said another one is
do you wish to not grasp and then you might say no i want to continue can find stop we'll talk later
do you wish to toss stop grasping know
do you wish to be free yes did you know that being free goes along with the are grasping oh really oh maybe i do want to stop grasping more effect i vow to stop grasping
and i like one of our bodhisattva precepts is i've out to embrace and sustain non grasping
the precept of not being possessive of anything not even buddha or dharma
i vowed to not grasp
oops i grasp hopes i grasp so with chant we do is for those people who understand the grasping is the basic definition of stress and suffering
instruction is when you notice it's going on confess it
and say
so how you feel
i'm grasping
ha i'm suffering i'm sorry i do it and i want to try again so
we are in the middle of kind of cause and effect were not doing very well with it
we haven't yet arrived at complete non abiding
but we wish to and occasionally
we might get a break but even if we don't get a break we can do the practice of
i i i grab something i'm sorry i grab something answer i was biting and i'm sorry and i understand that what i'm doing here will melt away the root of this deep habit of grasping so i'm kind of happy cause i understand i'm doing what bodhisattvas do or do they do they mouth deliberate all beings from gras
aspect and when they are themselves grasp they confess it and say they're sorry and try again so i'm doing i'm just like a bodhisattva who hasn't yet completely stopped grasping but bodhisattva don't immediately at the beginning of their career stop all grasping
they're still doing some so appeared to still doing some like a bodhisattva who is not doing too well but
but you are doing the bodies after practice which will eventually melt away your tendency to grasp a life that's inconceivable and ungraspable to give you can give it up by noticing that you haven't given it up
i'm still hung up on that and i'm sorry but i'm not going to kill myself for it because i would just be more of the same i'm just gonna say sweetheart
i wasn't so good i agree okay let's try again so in a kindly way we aren't don't do well yes
is a very conscious of anything that's not karmic and as well as we practice or practice deepens
yes i think we can spice up that's not really karmic however the stuff was spot that not comic is not devoid not separate from comic process of example if you
people like a lot of my mum a lot of my motions actually i'm not consciously intended to do
like consumer i'm a had just moved i saw it and i didn't mean to do it that was not intentional
this model a bit more intentional but a lot of the stuff i do is not intentional video it's not intentional know of it's if it's a product of product of these products and karma or not actually karmic consciousness they appear in karmic consciousness the pie
products are not karma the results of karma are not karma
the com comic results are results of intentions the definition of karma his intention is the or your consciousness but the not but the things that appear in your consciousness some of them are intentions does more karma but lot of more just kind of results and not again not just of your karma and
also like your fingernails growing are not active karma even though there's an action there when the doctor tap you on and knee or even if i tap you on the knee and you could this reflects a you don't intend to do it it's not it's not a comic act it doesn't have kind of consequences
so a lot of our life is not comments up but it's a result of com but again not just yours
the colors are not comic action
but they're the result
the world is not comic activity it is a result of karmic activity and though and in the world which is the result of comic activity gets rendered by the world's processes into appearances of your consciousness the sense of i'm here and i see the color that's karma
and i can see that but i can also see the color the color is not karma but me somebody here seeing it that's karma so i have not just look at colors which i do look at
most people do see colors but not very many people are noticing all i think i'm seeing it even though they do they're not actually mindful that they are actually there in the consciousness and they think they did this and they think they did that and then as you get to know is that you can also check out do
you think he did it well or not and doesn't go with your vows or not it's like get into it
so study it
when you're studying and now i would you create the action or when you think can create you created in that thinking you create an action that has effects is that new longer karma is that product thinking that you create your reaction that thinking that you did as effects and is a and it doesn't a quicker but that's only current of consciousness
cosmic consciousness as effects beyond cosmic consciousness
but those fats are no along common current conferences that of the product of kind of conscious they're not they're not the the karmic consequences are not the karmic consequences are not karma
they're not karma
they're the results the results are chemically
they hurt sometimes a lot or they feel good
the responses
while response gets interactive and some of the karmic consequences are conscious and you're in you're consciously know them other karmic consequences or non-conscious and you do not comically known and none of them none of the consequences are karma or the consequences support
the arena in which there's somebody there
and that somebody does stuff and at somebody
is aware that somebody's there
non karmic activity comic results support the realm where there is somebody there who does think he's doing things the somebody there who thinks he's doing something is a hallmark of consciousness and in that spaces where carmakers and by study by not ignoring this process is the path
two liberation from this whole situation
and then there was eric
i was reading the shimano she sang in sitting
our karma gets more spacious
we offer less of it
there's more space in between and you're saying that the point is not just to get rid of comic activity but just not the grass
what what point is there in trying to lessen the flow of
i don't know much point i oh i don't see much benefit and trying to let trying to lessen the flow of comic activity
it sounds to me like more comic activity
unless you imagine that there was against some controller up here who is trying to reduce the flow of comic activity but i haven't seen much success of this person
the boot if the buddha could just
you know the buddha who is not all caught up in economic activity because the is liberated from right buddha has studied comic activity okay nine free and i see all these beings are all caught up and comic activity i think i just turned down there comic activity way down or decrease the flow and then they'll be like
happy campers
but the buddha said i don't do that i cannot do that the buddha is not a control of these innumerable karmic consciousness of innumerable same convinced the buddha wishes and the bodhisattva as wish to liberate all suffering karmic consciousnesses sentient beings are numberless and
other words suffering beings are numberless in other words karmic consciousness as are numberless i vowed to save that what the buddhas and bodhisattvas want to do they want to liberate these comic consciousnesses because they can spot them they can't turn down the process of the life which has made this one
wonderful thing called cosmic consciousness they're not trying to squash it down there trying to illuminated
part of the illumination might be to make it make the flow sometimes a little bit more vivid but again they're not in control that the buddhist are not in control of your like karmic life becoming extremely interesting sometimes are extremely frightening are extremely dip
pressing what is are not making that happen there just pulsing talking to you
and the teaching gets trance muted into words in your little kind of consciousness booth
and those words are like pay attention do not ignore this be kind to win it all teaching is all teaching study study study it
that's not what the buddha saying but that's fortunately when it gets translated into
and if you follow those instructions we will accomplish what the buddha's or wishing for will become free of karmic consciousness but not by turning it down
some people try that and
yeah and then they find out how that works
so as you may know i sometimes use the image of surfing
i'm not talking by going out to the pacific ocean
on those rare moments when there's almost no waves oh how did that would be it's never like that and i go out beyond the break of sometimes is smooth but they're still breakers and they can knock you down it never gets that smooth that there's no waves
and sometimes it's not just a breakers at are waving those waves else there too sometimes a really big ones are the middle
it's to learn how to surf
that's fun
that's extremely beautiful to kill the ocean and make it into a skating rink i would be cool to the go skating on it and for in nuts also nice because he can slip if you're not careful and then find out that is not good to not be careful on ice
so i i i don't think the buddhist say
kill everybody and then everybody will be free
but as i learn how to surf and then he wasn't how you'll be free
but learning how to surf is really hard
and even the surfers who do learn it
they only do it about but ten minutes a day that they actually get up there their neck they can actually do it the the time you're trying to do it waiting for the wave
but common consciousness doesn't just the it's available all day long to surf
and it's also available deck along to ignore
but does not recommended as just common
most people are not paying attention to our not studying it
a buddhist cannot force them to study it even though they can like please daddy and i wish you'd studied pleased to read
the you're being there read repetition repetition stop that okay
how to set myself i wish i really wish they were

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and come in to greet me
and encourage me to continue for a little longer
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oh i i think we have talked about scheduling a bodhisattva vows ceremony at the end of the next one day settings are right
so we're going to have a one day sitting next month february on seventh
at the end of the sitting we're gonna have a bodhisattva vows ceremony which is different from our usual body surf initiation to different set of vows
and it's a different ceremony and you know how to sew roxy for it so and you don't have to ask to come you can just come so you can come to the whole day or you could come at four but if you're gonna come
the whole day please tell eileen and if you're going to come in for please tell eileen that make sense
and if you want to come for part of the day and leave that's also okay if you don't want to do the ceremony my leaving it at for or whatever or for thirty he can play so you can come for the ceremony come for the whole day or just come for the day up to the ceremony
money if you want know a time when he's like you can
if i guess contact my assistant and get a script
an offer you have a script to see you can contact eileen or or my assistant and you can see what the the scripts or the way the so many voices i read a little bit than you say little bit i say a little bit he said know about and just some bows and i say little bit new sale a bit nice a little bit
new salem and you some bars so and in a little bits are this is incredible huge last