The Light of Buddha's Wisdom - Precepts of Compassion

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Buddha sheds the light of wisdom on the true nature of suffering, liberation, and the human mind, on the teachings of compassion, moral causation, and the whole phenomenal universe. This retreat offered an opportunity to receive, study, and contemplate Buddha's teachings on mind, precepts of compassion, and moral cause and effect. The discussions and contemplations were framed in the light of wisdom which is far beyond all discussion. Wonderful teachings were offered together with ways of not clinging to those teachings. There were periods of quiet sitting, walking meditation, oral teachings, and group discussions, with opportunities for individual interviews as time allowed.

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some people have joined us this morning
and their names are
and also someone who was not here last night can guess gossip him this morning he is
hand looks like
ah looks like ruthie son is coming here what is your name
you're on your yeah
your i
your eye

now i as advertised will give teachings about mind
and so is a story in that dumb
mine depends on
three three conditions
which must be there for their to be mind
one it is
hubby tactic of replicate one is can be technical
but and i borrowed back to zaful
hey you need to let me know it's up here for somebody wants to sit on it
on one condition is called the dominant condition
another condition is called the object condition
and the other one's called the immediate antecedent condition
those are the three conditions
off for
the existence in mind

ah yeah i'll say in sanskrit this time
arty party patio area
a londoner progeria and someone on the product samantar someone on tara progeria
which means as you know
dominant condition
i'm a
object condition and immediately antecedent condition
did you get that roberta
immediately antecedent
immediately immediate antecedent condition
yeah i'm i'm not done
so the dominant condition is a m
my called sense or a sense organ
a sensible a sensitive a sensitive body
and then that's the dominant condition a sense organ
which is a
sensitive tissue and then the object condition is a sensible phenomenon sense of sensible data
for example
electromagnetic radiation of a certain wavelength is sensible to certain sense tissue
i'm actually our whole body is somewhat sensitive to
two or later
our body is also sensitive
electromagnetic radiation a little bit
beyond the light range and before the light range so ultra violent is is is before sorted before or shorter is right
ultraviolet a shorter a shorter electromagnetic radiation when not touches us we we can turn we can return brown or to burn and when the longer wavelengths touch us we feel warm
and but in between between those week we actually are even more sensitive and and way
in a certain part of our bodies particularly sensitive to it which we call the i oregon so that oregon is a dominant condition for the arising
of the mind which is aware of light
and the object condition is the electromagnetic radiation
and the
immediately antecedent condition
is the previous moment of cognition the one that just went away
so when those three are there
there can be a consciousness and cognition or knowing of the presence of for example light
have a certain color
which we we can experiences color animals also some other animals can sense the presence of light
but apparently they do not a did not experience color most of them
but they can tell us a lighter but they don't seem to respond to the different wavelengths
the way we do
and some humans as you know are unable to
to experienced color even other where of light
for for them it's it's pretty much the same it's it's stronger or weaker but it's black and white and grey
the the cognition
is those three conditions it's not something in addition to them
i used to think when i first learned about this sectors he have this he had these three conditions and then this thing called cognition rises up above them
but now i don't think that anymore
now i think that it's just the three conditions and not something in addition to it

the the the the the idea that you have these three conditions and something in addition to them rather than rather than those three conditions being cognition
is that those three conditions when satisfied give rise to something else called cognition is similar to
the understanding that when you have cognition there's somebody who has the cognition
which we do think we think somebody has a classic has a cognition somebody has a consciousness we think that
but there is no evidence of this somebody who has this cognition
in addition to the cognition
there is evidence of somebody who is composed of cognitions
like you're not just a cognition but you expect you experienced cognitions
but you don't have the cognitions it's not like you
hi having a cognition over here
you are a cognitive do you don't have cognitions
you're not in addition to your awareness but
you can think you are
and most people do
most people think there's me
and my cognitions
just like there's me
and the universe
people think like that right but you don't think there's you and the universe and somebody else
you think everybody is in the universe
don't you
there's only one person who gets to be in addition to the universe
and isn't it a coincidence who that turns out to be
and we don't usually think there's
the universe and elizabeth
but she does
but it starts is actually kind of this this kind of start with this sense of there's conditions which
our the creation of a thing and then the things in addition to the conditions
but not so i don't think so
the thing arises
no exactly from the conditions but as the conditions
when your body
some part of the universe not the whole universe
but some part of the universe that stimulates
a certain party or body and as other parts of the universe their stimulating other parts of your body
but in a given moment
a certain part of the universe is stimulating a certain party or body and the n partly which the most intense one there
in conjunction with a previous cognition gives rise to annoying and knowing is actually the way your body is interacting with the physical universe
just like just like two people dancing they're dancing with each other and the way they're dancing with each other is the dance
the they're interacting is the dance
the dance isn't something in addition to the weather interacting
it includes both of them neither one of them as the dance
by themselves and the dance is not something in addition to them
it's just the way they're interacting
which includes them
with the additional thing
that there's a previous dance that just went away
so mind
cognition knowing is like that
you can't get it aside from it conditions
no it's not something in addition to its conditions it is it's conditions
so we don't usually think that who actually sometimes people do think that the i
if you don't usually think that the color seas
but some people might think that the mind sees
but it's not really that the mind sees
but that seeing is
and mind is these conditions so these conditions actually see
but it's not that against out that the color seas or that the eye sees but the color interacting with the i in conjunction with the previous cognition that's what sees because that's the cognition
but you can't really get a hold of the cognition because when you reach for what you get is this conditions
if you get one of its conditions you don't get the cognition
if you get all of the conditions you get the cognition but again when you get the conditions you get the cognition and when you reach for the cognition you get the conditions you can't really find the cognition because the cognition
is just the conditions
so cognition itself is basically
i'm fine double and it is light
basically what cognition is is it's light and it's clear doesn't have a color doesn't have a shape it's clear and it's light illuminates it knows
and you can't grasp it but there is this clear light this knowing and it depends on physical things interacting with each other and it depends on just deceased
immediately antecedent moment of clear light
that's the basic
epistemology buddhist epistemology about
mind so the example i gave his mind in the form of knowing color
can also there can also be knowing of smells tastes tangibles
and sounds
sounds art mechanical waves interacting with a certain part of the body
tastes are chemical
things interacting with of certain part of the body smells are gases interacting with a certain part of the body
and then there's tangibles tangibles are the most basic
this the knowing of touch is the most basic form of knowing in a way
because all the other forms are actually
variations on touch
so originally the hope the whole body surface is touch and then specializes in in making indentations basically indentations of ear of i have nose and tongue the place where the body full dinner inner self and made a special
thing other than than being touched by his grocer things like warmth hardness softness
and then in addition there is the arising of knowing that knows
a non physical things

so the first five are or call sense cognitions
and then is a sixth which is mental cognition
and this mental cognition can also know the same things that the sense cognitions know but it can also know things that they don't know
look it can no two plus two is four
and it can know
it can no enlightenment
it can know our relationship
and it can know the stories we tell
about our relationship
and if you're ready i'll tell you the conditions for that
are you ready
okay yes questions you want to sit over there
human understanding
i'm not understanding how the
the media and a fevered really can you hear that know
i didn't think so
here not sure i'm not sure how the immediate and a scene relate to the object can be
you're not sure how the him how the previous cognition relates to the object in the sense organs
i can't you have corrosion resistance to what is that

what does it do it get it supports it it supports the it supports the arising of of something like itself
so you
by being a previous
the the the sense the sense organ has a previous sense organ
the and they
the present electromagnetic radiation
has a previous electromagnetic radiation
hmm what have we did it
you can just hide you year from the way
well he probably wouldn't have an ear if there hadn't been sawn way waves coming in on tissue for
billions of years or many many many millions of years of of mechanical ways in the air and mechanical waves and water have been pounding on sentient on living tissue and mail is different types of ears
fish years
dragon ears octopus years human ears dolphin ears barriers so
there were there have been previous like there has been previous moments of mechanical waves and have been previous moments of ah of cognition this cognition you're having now is not the first it
it doesn't really have a beginning but it has passed and it has a future
so it's not a specific
sound heard in this year it's not to sell even a sound it could be a previous a sense i could be previous
icon i a consciousness the consciousness is are traditionally named after the oregon so if i consciousness your consciousness knows consciousness tongue consciousness
and body consciousness or and mind consciousness so unit and so they're named to the oregon to for my consciousness mind is the organ for mind consciousness
so they're so we had previous of all of them but some cognition has just occurred
the cognition we have now
few were being taught
was preceded has a past has a history of a kind of a cognitive history
which we which we accurately since we actually sense that we have a history that has been minds before this one we actually call that remembering past minds
like you remember that you remember that this morning we had a class we had a discussion and you were very happy
right remember that
so you know that there was a previous previous cognitions we had previous cognitions but also we don't cut all of them for the current consciousness it just to the one just happened is that is the one there are the only all the other ones okay all the other ones are important for just focusing on three
the previous one has a previous one and so on but we're not talking about that because if if the even though the previous one
had a previous one if that previous one didn't happen
if the previous one wasn't there there wouldn't be a consciousness so it is possible to have a conscious being conscious conscious conscious or going to an object coming together with previous conscious and then it's possible to not have a consciousness
to have no not not being followed by one that's possible
and that can happen when the tissue and or the stimulating environment are not sufficiently intense
which is what happens at a certain point in our development there comes a time when our sense organs start to withdraw
from their location or or that the animation of our sense organs start their withdraw or and i think the first one to go as the eyes right it's getting dark in here friend
and then you stop and then the hearing goes smelling the last one to go i think is touch and the final one is the mind oregon
in fact a time comes when organs don't don't interact with the environment much anymore so those conditions breakdown
so then
another cognition is not coming up
even though is a previous cognition is not working for this one so it doesn't come up
when a baby boy when a baby's born yes
and maybe even if if maybe even before the babies born in the womb this is a big debate now
in the womb we have some indication that this
there's somebody in there at a certain point and one of the big debates now is at what point is somebody's home
and the buddhist teaching has not specified exactly at what point in the embryo logical process there is a conscious being in there
so you say the babies born that doesn't mean when the baby comes out of the womb
or art or or through their abdomen
the baby's there's the from homesick almost all cases there's a conscious being prior to that and that's when the babies born by on i can't really tell you when
except they can tell you the conditions for when it happens
okay so you have a baby born
and the previous cognition to here we go the previous cognition where's that
it's the last cognition of somebody just before they died as the previous condition and that's why we have the buddha telling us that there's rebirth
because the first cognition of this
embryo in the in the womb the first cognition has a president has an immediately antecedent condition but the immediate and seven condition could be some number of days prior
but there's no there's no consciousness is between that that one and this one that's the first that the most immediate previous one
and we'd to have no way of knowing how much space there is at this point between this cognition in the next cognition
except by looking from some other person's point of view so we see somebody die
and some people can see a person born they can see this person died this person was born and this person's last cognition is this person's just previous and seven condition
but we do not say this person went over to this person we say this person's cognition is the condition for this person's first cognition
and similarly right now we do not say that susan
is carried over from now to now but that susan's cognition now
will be the immediate and excellent condition for the next cognition which arises depending on your cognition
but you don't get carried over
but there's a rebirth in the sense that a birth depends on a previous cognition so there's a living being as a cognition that being goes away
but not annihilated because that being's life is a condition and that beings cognition is a condition for the arising of another being who is not the same being but it depends on the last being
so there's being doesn't get carried over
but this being as the past of this being but they're really past their this being is gone doesn't get carried over
their past but there's a condition for this one so that's why this isn't eliminated i mean this isn't annihilated because everything has consequence
so it isn't annihilated and it doesn't last either one
it exists in another way near me a list exist conditionally and it is a condition
potentially for another cognition but if another body isn't sufficiently sensitive
to the environment there won't be the ground for this cognition to be the previous cognition so there might not be rebirth
it's possible
okay any more questions
or do we even get to your question
it's not on the strike
how far off the track is it
the same
it's the same environment okay well since you're here go ahead we have been talking to us about said
compassion yes
and i'm wondering
what is the relationship between precepts
fit together
was a strictly speaking i mean it kind of literally speaking
the eightfold path has the elements of right action right speech and right livelihood
those three go with these precepts of compassion
in particular i told you the first six taking refuge in buddha dharma and sangha the next one
avoiding even doing good and saving beings
so the avoiding avoiding evil applies to those to the eightfold path of right right right action right speech and my livelihood those three are three ways to avoid evil
in there are three ways to do good
so those three are related to
karma to action
action a body speech
and mind
and then and so that's how and that's how they relate to those three but then the next ten in the discovery of sixteen than we have ten not killing not stealing not that intoxicating yourself
no not misusing sexuality not lying not intoxicates sell for other not slandering now praise yourself with expensive others not being possessive not holding the things that you want to hold onto not be
in appropriately angry and not abusing buddha dharma and sangha so those practices correspond to those three elements in the eightfold path
right action right livelihood and right speech they go with those ten
okay so
not killing not stealing
not misusing sexuality
but not killing not stealing not misusing sexuality
not not misusing
not being involved in harmful sexuality and
and what similar or intoxication okay so those are really pretty much too
right action physical
and then comes right speech so than the other ones are not slandering not lying not praising self at the expense of other and not disparaging the triple treasure so those for our speech
in mind is being possessive or being angry
so those those tan relate to those three in the eightfold path
the precepts
are they chose to work on a footpath yes they are
or their meditation topics on the eightfold path
and particularly their meditations on what i haven't got into yet because you want me to wait
they're meditations on the activity of the mind which i just told you about
so it
the one step two steps away from where i was at was to point out that these cognitions when they arise this basic knowing
comes with activity
the consciousness arises with it has the comes with you with with the ability to act
and it's action
is the definition of karma
and then that action can be ramify that mental action which is basically what karma is
that story we're telling about our relationship with the universe that can ramify into speech and postures
and the species postures can be wholesome or unwholesome and the original story as i said earlier can be wholesome or unwholesome
you can tell stories about your relationship with the world
that sound like you really think you're against the world and the world's against you and you won't take revenge on this is a very unwholesome story
where you could have another story
so these precepts are ways for you look and see what your story is and if your story is
you know like i think i'll steal because these people don't really needed their their food or you know that really belongs to me even though they are giving it to me i'm to take it
or i'm not even going to pay attention i'm just going to take it and not even notice that i'm taking these kinds of stories
ah are the kind stories on the eightfold path were being encouraged to give up to renounce those kind of ways of seeing things or if we have those kinds of stories to confess that we've got stories of wrong conduct in our mind
and then be careful if yes if you know the stories of wrong conduct not to enact them with our body and if we have stories of rot on skillful action of an unskillful things to say we actually trying to pass on the unskillful speech
that's part of the training there
but coming back to what i was talking about earlier
if you see either cut if you see unskillful intention or you see a skillful intention i'm recommending that you practice with those
in such a way
called generosity
then you will be able to his a lighter in both types of mental activity
and then from there you can see the light in your speech in the light in your postures
in the precepts are part of help you locate your intention
help you they help you not ignore your intention
now when she located than you can see if you're holding to it if you're tense around it and if you're tense around it then you can confess that you're tense and by confessing your tents you can see how you feel about that and you don't feel comfortable when you're tense around your intentions
you don't feel comfortable when you're tense around good intentions even it's a good intention but i wish i was an uptight when i have good intentions it's a bad intention and of course you're someone uncomfortable with bad intentions unless you are generous with them
but usually were holding too bad and holding to good both so by these process we find the good and bad and then we notice how or relating to them
and we may be able to find a way to relate to wholesome stories
wholesome stories of action stories of right action stories of avoiding wrong action okay where were rigged that also we have right view behind us on the eightfold path which tells us that all these actions have consequence so it's important to pay attention to them
so now we've located them so now we can pay attention to them gotta you gotta in garden intention give it your close attention now you got it costs attention now be generous with it are you paying attention to it closely be generous with it
then you open to the light
you opened to the selflessness of your intention
and precepts help in that process
as part of the practice sometimes we have formal ceremonies where we vowed to observe these precepts doesn't mean we're saying we actually were divorcing i would like to not kill i want to not kill i want to realize the precept of not killing but i'm not saying i'm gonna realize it in i'm in the next few days
but i am vowing
to observe this precept
to observe the precept of not killing all the time
even though i may feel like i'm still somewhat participating in killing
i'm still observe the precept of not killing at the same time
i'm looking for that precept where's the precept of not killing in this world
i'm committed to look for that precept all the time i'm committed to look for the precept of not stealing i'm not saying i never will steal
i'm saying i'm looking for and i want to realize not stealing
so i commit to that then i watch and i see and once i located the issue around stealing and not stealing then i practiced generosity towards both of those
the purpose of these precepts is not just that we will stop stealing
and practice giving it's not just that it's so that will stop stealing and practice giving in order to see the light
because if you're not stealing right now
and you're getting right now but you haven't seen the light yet you're still afraid that you'll start stealing and stop giving
which if you don't see a light you can slip back into stealing it can slip back into taking things that you haven't really understood are giving them and you start practicing giving more and more you see all yeah i'm not taking what's not giving i'm receiving was given and i'm giving or now i see then you start to see the light when you see
a light
you will continue to not steal and into practice giving but you won't be afraid anymore because now you see the light in the process
you have wisdom
so the precepts
tie you into the process of waking up
but just following them successfully although that's a good basis it's not enough
you still have to open to how everybody's helping you follow them and how even if you don't follow them
everybody's helping you
so some people
the from if i look at them and i think they're fall the precepts
which is great they look at themselves they think they found the precepts other people think they're fall the precepts everybody's happy that following precepts
now of course i look at them and i realized the only reason why they're falling precepts because i'm helping them
not the only reason i mean i should say the only reason they're fond of precepts just because we're helping them
i see that but if the person who i think is following the precepts and who thinks they're fallen the precepts thinks that they're fine the precepts by themselves if they think that they can some people are successful following the precepts and they think they did it by themselves
can you imagine that
i did a good thing
who did a good thing i did a good did you draw by yourself yes
people can think that
so they so there you know they're happy that they're famous to be a good guy
but they're scared they're scared because they think they did it by themselves
they're scared because are daunted they're scared because they're deluded i have to say deluded on both sides of her sneezes
i'm not sorry your that you're sorry
i'm happy that you're sorry
i would have been happy that you weren't sorry if you weren't but you aren't trying
so yeah so you know about that somebody does good people do do good and which is great and then they blow it
they think they did it by themselves
so then they did good in are afraid
and right did you did good and they're afraid somebody goes deep indigo
they do bad
they do bad because they thought they did good by themselves and thinking that you do good by yourself you're afraid
now if somebody said who did are bad thing you say i did but i didn't do by myself
and if you say that and now is an excuse but it because you understand that you're not afraid of what they're going to do to you
i did a bad thing you all supported me i'm not afraid
you make you may you may beat me up but i'm happy
i'm gonna get beat up anyway
conditions are gonna beat me up pretty soon
but if i know everybody supporting me in all my actions i will not be afraid and i will get beaten up and happiness
does that make sense
it's amazing isn't it
the amazing power of compassion
to awake and wisdom compassion towards your actions
compassion towards your good
an unskillful actions or wait and you to see that everyone supporting you no matter what you do
still what you do it's good to know that was bad that was stupid thanks for helping me
now would you help me be skillful we already did
your skill for now
you skillfully confessed he skillfully noticed what you doing and you woke up and we helped you
you don't get diluted by yourself you don't wake up by yourself
you don't from this by yourself you don't do unskilled from this by yourself
but now you hear about that to see it he gotta look at what you're doing and then see when you're looking at it now that you're actually looking at it do you think he did there by yourself yes i do i admit it
and admitting that you can be generous towards your on skillfulness of thinking that you do things by yourself and in their generosity you can open all i thought i did it by myself and now i see i didn't
i thought i did the skillful thing everybody else thought it was skillful to
it lived everybody i heard from
but that's not what's important isn't somebody is somewhat important what's important is to be watching it
doing skillful things is fine but more important than that is that you're aware of them
doing unskillful things it's not so good but more important than night is at your aware of them
if you're aware of them you can be generous if you're aware of them and generous you can wake up to the fact that everybody is helping you wake up and before you woke up everybody was helping you to he has didn't see it because you were asleep because you weren't paying attention and your word joining the giving program
see i relates to the footpath

i'd like to come back to the question of immediately and to see condition
because i had exactly the same
a am
i guess as you were talking about the antecedent condition
from a
dying person let's say rear
the last
up dying person passing to be the antecedent condition
no baby
i thought that
whether the embassy in condition
come from everywhere all the time
whether there is let's say a story that somehow the antecedent conditions are localized around this body that body and that their the the antecedent conditions are i think if i think you're saying too much i think i figured i think
yeah you said little bit too mercury i think he got the overload in our circuits so it's okay you're able for the feeling
so at one point you are saying does something about the endless satan condition coming from everywhere or something like that are you okay so the anniston actually your cognitions are supported by many many factors not just those three it's just that if you don't have those three you don't have a cognition those are like
the what he called those three are necessary but doesn't mean it should just three
so the immediate attic and it's condition had those conditions to had those three but it actually was supported by all beings every one of your cognitions is supported by all beings however if one of the beings that support shoe is a limp oregon
you won't have a cognition
limp minjun are not fully functioning
so if electromagnetic radiation is coming on nice and strong hello
and your eye organ is asleep
or even yeah or even still funk still kind of like
puked out from the last turn on
k you want it won't get stimulated it won't pick up
so then even though one of the conditions is there if that was missing and we're all rooting for you to see something you know like you can imagine like he's i don't know what he's a he's a baseball player right he's ready to hit this home around he's er he's our hero you know
we all want to see the ball coming but his hype isn't ready so the cognition of seeing the ball just doesn't come so he misses it
so even though we're all supporting you all the time
we also support you to miss seeing something sometimes be in the and one of the key supporters pivotal supporter of you're not seeing as fact your eyes turned off
i work is not functioning
so we mentioned these three because these three are particular to the rising of consciousness whereas all of us are not just in were supporting and gazillions of ways and each other but but those three have to be there for the condition to arise
so you're right that you're all you're you're immediately aniseed and condition of your current cognition is being supported for all over the place but it was three and particular must be there if you take away those three and everything else is there you won't have one if all of us are wanting to to be conscious which could happen some day you know that we're all around you and
all want you to be conscious picture
but you're sitting there saying hes getting dark
your i your organs are are withdrawing and other words you're getting ready to take off and go get another body
we want you know were written for you but
you're gone
so worse but so then we're we're asking you to stay but really we're supporting you and leaving
so we gotta get with that program we watch it is day but if you want to go with the portrait ago
so we're supporting you if you stay and we're supporting if you go but those three when they are here they support you to stay when they fall apart they support you to go
detect that address that question
i think i'm
yes or no k go on and
i think i'm partially confusing this with the sense of me and the rest of the universe
yeah that that's that is not the same topic k that's the topic of the mental activity
and i guess the the place that i'm stuck which
is this sense of is the immediate antecedent condition
from my yes ever that means your previous cognition or does it come from oh i see anywhere and everywhere same time
what's this all this is for you probably
notes for you this this is payback
okay and if you need him them i got him for you
okay so
it's the immediate and certain condition of that's that is connected to an immediate and seven connection kinda
can you eat it and the and condition so it's one that was connected to another one
okay so that cause of sequence of this immediate and seven condition and this meet and exceed condition
leads to your immediate and and same condition now could this be the media and and seven condition of somebody else
it is of somebody else
but got somebody else just happens to be called by the same name as you
and immediate and i said in a condition arose with a body that people say is the same body as you have
and you also say so but other people say so too
but it is somebody else but it's not everybody else it's just one other person that used to exist it's not you it's not you and it's not me
however people think it's you
and you do to probably you have started the match stats that that's the karma that's the karma's we have a story that connection and that has consequence
of creating a world where we make these connections
but the story is that is from one
is from one and seven cognition that you have used to be helpful
not from or that used to be called tim if that if tim died

amazing how died and the next how's tim
so i could suddenly be appear different to people
an lot and actually you do appear lot different to people who can see people who can handle it see you changing a lot more than people can't handle some people can tolerate like proust
i just you know priests spent if he wrote this book to about three thousand page book and for the first twenty eight hundred pages he basically as telling stories of people who are kind of on who are changing all the time
he develops these characters that have continuity but are almost unrecognizable a different at different points in the book
and the last part of the book he deals with how we can't recognize these changed people
in some cases specifically because they looked the same
this is his genius that he could see that and and stay in that dimension and create in invoke this this this reality where there's basically the reality of impermanence and no self and at the same time not violate the continuity of causation

how come
before before past
past preceding
can you is it ok if your knee
you can stand if you want to one stand you sure you be careful he had knee operation
good it's okay
please move if you need to okay
you're welcome
you can go like you know going to as if you want to
this is the bag
it's a bad when they when they have few yards your future see it's your sweetheart
yeah when i first broke my leg people said said you know they said which is your bad leg even if even the physical therapists in which is the bad like i said this isn't a bad day
this this legs for fifty eight years his leg has been a real pal
you know i've been trying things are back for quite some time i've been observing the precess privacy
and i have noticed thank you
thank you for supporting him
when i'm observing all my precepts i feel at that
compassion and love arises also generosity and light i feel that the lines with me
really done whenever i noticed that i am i miss a precepts i do something there is anxiety and
and i lose the life so i go back on track and
and keep observing the precepts
and i feel that i can pretty well and lately my life i've been going very good doing good things and all of that and the ladies with me but the other day i woke up screaming at night so i said to myself something is not right
and and i would like to give you an example of something that i think that i didn't handle very way
i was in the bus and you know i just sat down the knee operated two months before so i had to be very careful and stepping down and there's this guy with a suitcase about the size the about that and
and big suitcase basic case and side step the first step he pushes me with a suitcase so i look back like you know be careful and then i'm going down to the sidewalk he pushes me again and i look back and i say you know you're pushing me with a suitcase and the guy said yeah your
my man and i look at his face and and this was in a second rate i feel compassion for the guy i said who knows where this guy years and they just turn around and kept walking and i just forgot about it because really i really feel
feel that are compassionate right because you know maybe this guy was kicked out of the house or who knows so i just went on my way but many things like that happens in my life that i find compassion immediately for bus driver that is you know really messed up
and i ask a question wiki answers really bad and i just don't do anything about it because i i kind of say well you know these guys have problems but maybe all this
these situations arise and side in me because you know why i was waking up screaming so maybe i'm doing something that is not right and i don't know exactly what it is
here maybe but also
maybe some maybe something in the past that you did
that's a car you know the condition for this fair in a dream
maybe some past moment when you didn't see the light has a consequence now of giving a picture that's frightening
so as not the current
it it it's not the current action maybe but still in the story and dream you couldn't see the light probably correct so even though you're not doing anything wrong they still be some till may be some limit in your ability to see the light
so when you don't see the light you're basically somewhat afraid
but doesn't mean you doing something wrong because you can be do something right now i'm quite good like being compassionate the someone who is ill upset and and be aggressive that's fine that's good you're practicing like that may be that you've been good for several days
k yeah but still you might lose your vision of the light and then become afraid again
so damn it a sustained openness to your relationship with everyone your inconceivable relationship here radiant relationship
that's maybe you know not quite attained yet
in the meantime if you can occasionally see this light this is great
and if you can act from there like on the bus this wonderful
but that doesn't mean every situation you can see the light
and then if you don't see the light you'd want necessarily scream but
you might
you might to be more alert the things that i'm not seen yeah and also be generous with yourself
if you're in the moments where you don't see the light
just say yeah oh i forgot somebody asked me to bring a picture my grandson to heaven but anyway just like my grandson when he doesn't see the light he looked scared
and he can see it and it's lovely sometimes and he's not afraid and he's a very cheerful happy person because it kind of sees the light for example of his grandparents lobby sees the light in our eyes shining on him he gets it he's happy to see it is beautiful
even for he caesar's he kind of know he's gonna see it
so he's very cheerful to see k but sometimes if i just call a load you know what's gonna happen next
he said oh no don't talk like that just changing my voice
he can he can lose the light and get scared but when i see him
i'm generous towards him so if you get scared and be generous towards yourself in the light will come back the day the thing that happened it i believe that worries me the most is that in my waking life
it's and i'm good is that in my sleepy to you know
it's time you know when i'm sleeping it made yesterday they are missing of the library my daily life and i feel pretty comfortable yes that don't know how to start cheating myself but i feel that isn't as well
you said sleepy and you can be sleepy why you're standing up walking around to write that is true so yeah when we when we become sleepy
so that that's the sort of the and agreed hate and delusion come forth more easily
so again we need to somehow of strong practice of compassion so that when these unskillful tennessee's can merge it coming forth we can meet them with compassion with generosity
so next step is nine consciousness and that has three conditions to same three conditions
oregon object and
anniston consciousness it just that for mind consciousness the organ is not a physical sense organ
it's called nine organ
and you stop me the member but here's another dimension of the answer to your question
the mind organ is the immediate antecedent condition

same thing made in anniston condition is immediate and estate in consciousness
meet at annecy and kitchen condition is the immediate and seven consciousness that's that's what it is
other things in our like i don't know what you're bowling the immediate and in condition to a strike is bowling ball hitting ball hitting
billiards know what to got pins
the immediate and a certain condition of a cognition is it immediate and a sudden cognition k so for the sense consciousness is your kind of some people kind of wonder why do you need this immediate and a certain condition but when it comes to mind consciousness it's easier to see
why you needed because for my consciousness the oregon the dominant condition is the immediate anniston condition
the organ for mind consciousness is a previous cognition
that's the organ and as the dominant condition for mental cognition is a previous cognition
so for a mental cognition the the the the dominant condition and the antecedent condition are the same thing
so the still have three conditions but two of them are the same phenomenon
and my consciousness can know the same thing that sense consciousness know so at a moment of sense consciousness there's also a mind consciousness
so sense consciousness is the awareness of color and mind consciousness can also know the color
but my consciousness can also know
objects which are not sense objects like he can no memories it can no feelings positive negative and neutral sensations
for feelings is not
the skin
the i the air and so on the central oregon for feelings is the mind
and nine mind but the previous condition
is this sense organ for feelings
and then there can be another kind of sense consciousness which is a conceptual cognition
which doesn't know the art same object as a sense consciousnesses
excuse me the mind consciousness that a direct perception can know the same thing that the sense consciousness consciousnesses know but it can also no mental things which a sense conferences do not know and then it can also be conceptual cognition where we're aware of cons
accepts or images of the sense consciousness
so like where wear a blue been our aware of the word blue
and that too will have the same three conditions
so that is technical but i just to say that to you since i said i would and then the next step is to tell you that those cognitions hall all the different types sense cognition mine cognition which is direct perception that look and know directly what the sense consciousness know and then
sexual cognition which knows things indirectly by means of images or ideas
the all those consciousness is all of them come with
feelings emotions
various other functions of mind all in which can create as cognitive an enclosed and enclosed version of an unknown closed relationship
our relationship with the world is not closed but we make a closed version of it and that's our that's our karma
and that closed version of our relationship with the world has consequence
and if you want to go into more on that later but that's basically the two big functions of mine is one basic knowing and
mental construction storytelling karma knowing is not karma itself
but knowing comes with karma
and knowing has this huge consequence
of blocking our vision of the story of creation which i just told you
because you see the way the way our life actually arises but we are cognitions arise is interdependent and ungraspable
it's clear light
it's radiant and interdependent and and we are in our cog in our cognitive processes are exactly the same as living processes living processes or cognitive processes but some part of living process is clearly
interdependent and ungraspable
but it arises with mental activity which can imagine a a constricted
enclosed version of of this interdependent process and that has a consequence of creating enclosures and bondage and suffering but
we can't get away from this
but by studying and generously we can see through the enclosure
to the radiant interdependence which creates it
but it's you know requires a lot of training of course and it requires tremendous generosity and patience
and precepts
which is fun right
so now if you like you can eat some more
more food is provided they want to make sure the people have enough food so there's lots of snacks out there for you and you can have an hour and have to recover from your snack
and catherine like to make a small announcement
somebody requested a copy of reps schedule
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if you already have
the website
put some
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