Paying Respect to the Great Teacher 

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we've just received a text which is
about the body sought as wow
maybe written by
ah person named tory
who is a disciple of
haku in
ah when was the person who
i was involved in the story of being falsely accused
and saying is that so
so his disciples set road something like when i a student of dharma look at the real form of the universe all is the never failing manifestation of the mysterious truth of the to togheter

so there is a teaching that the to target the has a true body
a dime a body
and also to talk to her as a manifestation body

so the to body in sanskrit called dharma guy and the manifestation body in sanskrit is called and your monica
someone asked me recently what is it's everything than your monica
the transformation body at the togheter and here it says all he's never and never failing manifestation of the material mysterious truth of the to togheter
that sounds like everything is the new monica but not quite
because he says when i look at the true
form or the real form of the universe
at that time when i'm looking at the real form of the universe then everything is the manifestation of the mysterious light
cruelty is not
the transformation body of the buddha
cruelty is not
the marvelous revelation
a mysterious truth of the togheter
not everything is the transformation body and buddha
but when we
look when we contemplate
the real body of buddha the real form of the universe
we are able to see
the real form which does not manifest
the real farm doesn't manifest the real form is not
inclined at all tours manifestation or non manifestation
it's free of all elaboration like manifestation and non manifestation
it's free of coming and guy and when we contemplate intensely contemplate this true body
somebody is a light is a is a radiance
and this radiance gives off emanations and the emanations
hi manifestations the emanations like com and go
so if we contemplate the true body of buddha we can see
the manifestation the transformations the emanations of the buddha
so we see cruelty
the cruelty is not the transformation body of border the cruelty is the transformation body of ignorance
the cruelty is a manifestation of ignorance of darkness and delusion
so we're looking we're looking at
this ignorance manifesting as
cruelty but because we are also meditating on the true form we see
the transformation of body or buddha at the same time that we see this cruelty the transformation by the buddha is teaching us
at the time of seeing the cruelty it's teaching us how
to be compassionate when there's cruelty appearing
the teacher was teaching us to be compassionate in the face of cruelty
what the form we see which is reminding us the words that remind us that teaching that reminds us is something that comes and goes
so the way we're taught to relate to cruelty such that beings are protected from it
that's the transformation body and buddha but not everybody sees the transformation body and buddha winner and faced with cruelty the people who see it are the people who are thinking about the truth deeply
then they receive instruction they received teaching in the face of
cruelty and confusion and fear and greed and
so they can relate to the the manifestations of ignorance in a beneficial way
in any event in any moment and in any place none can be other than the marvelous revelation of delight
again that sounds like those things are the marvellous revelation of light
but i think i think that it means that no matter what's happening at any time in any place
you can see
the teaching the in a manifest warm that can guide you no matter what's happening
at any moment

so he says even though someone may be a fool be warm and compassionate to them
so that we're not saying the fool is about it is the buddha's teaching
he sang when you see a fool remember these words
these words that are coming to you now if they come to you when you see a fool
that's the buddha's teaching coming to you at that time
if by any chance such a person's like a foolish person
should turn against us become a sworn enemy and abuse and persecute us one should sincerely bow down with humble language
in reverend belief that he or she is a merciful avatar of buddha
so if you can believe that their merciful avatar buddha
without substantiating the buddha the avatar or the person
can you
then you receiving
the avatar of the buddha

any response

night i said ignorance is not an emanation
of the buddha the buddha is the boot is not emanating ignorance the boot is not the creator of ignorance
the basic buddha is something that doesn't come ago but ignorance arises and ceases comes and goes increases and decreases exists and doesn't exist
so that the true body of buddha has nothing to do with such things
like knowledge to you know
is not
the true body and buddha
insofar as it comes and goes right or increases or decreases
and not true body also emanates light
which can manifest in the realm of coming and going so people can see it
and what it looks like is a it appears to those who are concentrating on the the that the buddha that togheter the true body so they they get instruction in situations like ignorance
and those instructions are the manifestation
the instruction to be humble and kind to foolish people is a man of isn't is a manifestation or a transformation of the
totally pure body a buddha that's pure of coming and going
pure have any commitment therefore it no matter what's going on is possible for teaching to come to us at that moment so we can relate compassionately to what's going on no matter how terrible it is we can respond to it with compassion
because the pure body isn't committed to anything so it can deliver its transformation to that's to that situation
so there's no actual
sell off some me
there's no real ground to separate yourself from ignorance right
so when you see ignorance for you see cruelty and you feel separate from it like they're being cruel
or even i'm being cruel and microsoft right now is separate from my nice self yesterday any sense of separation has no basis in the to body and buddha
but the to body of buddha emanates manifestations unlimited manifestations means unlimited in the sense of whatever could be helpful to people could be there in some difficult situation
and in part of the logic of wide can manifest is that the the source is totally uncommitted so it's not like the source is going so it can't come
where it's coming so i can go things it can come or go at it whatever whatever is helpful it can come it comes good it go of coins good
it can deliver a message can take the message back
whatever is helpful
it manifests in response to the needs of those who live in the realm of coming and going a birth and death
it's not like
ah cruelty is
ah you can say cruelty is included a you know they are the things that arise and see she could say whether include occluded and in the purity
of the to body
but when they get included than they're not what they were before because they're coming and going things so when they going around with no coming and going and they're kind of like not they're all self
i don't what power the power of
what keeps is why the president
yeah well you don't have the power the power of think that powers the puppy the power of the buddha
the blessings of the buddha have the power
and and if you open to that power that power work through you
so if you're like in some situation where you see cruelty or all around you are in you sometimes something come here which says be kind please in a very appealing way and you say okay moment ago you were like not into being kind and now somebody says
be kind and you say that sounds good but it wasn't by your own power that that came
but it was by your openness that it was allowed to enter you so if you're busy being cruel and are not paying attention to
the true body of buddha then you're not only cruel but you're close to help
if you're cruel and you say yes i'm pro but i'm i admit it and i admit it to them to the big grade teacher i admit it america die mit it as an act of
i admitted as an act of prostration as an act of paying my respects to the pure
completely uncommitted true body and in that openness if cruelty arises in me or around me i can receive further instructions
but it's not my power and even my ability or my in a function to open is not my by my own power
but it's by my my past practice
and the past people who helped me practice those conditions give rise to me be able to open to instructions about what to do in cruelty
some people been cruel and you get a little message be kind
that mixes yeah

studying or shores
yeah he was a trolley car think of above-ground train
the you tell it
don't member
yeah he remembered that it was a train but he had a below ground
so the story i heard it it's a it's a heikki don't teach you who used to live in marine county
the military dobson and he came to bring out a few times and
so the story is like the state of the story he wasn't to in japan someplace merely tokyo he was on trolley car and a large
man got on the gotten the trolley car as and it was moving aggressively around on the car
kind of like i know what kind of threatening manner
i don't know if he's yelling at people but he is moving in a threatening manner scaring the people on the train
weird to me maybe intoxicated
and he was sitting in the back of the trinity and he he reports and in his mind he was saying wait till this guy gets back here i'm going to take care of a mom and i could do master
the guy was moving towards him and the trolley stopped in a little old man
gotten the train and when it got to the training when he saw this large younger man he said something like hello sweetheart
how are you what's the matter
and the guy i think pretty much burst into tears
and said that his wife just died
and the old man commiserated with him and he was totally pacified
the ejido master didn't have a chance to throw across the trolley car
and he was he but he's the one and told to store and he's the one who kind of confesses that he lost track of the spirit of iq do that he was gonna teach us guy a lesson you know that the old man's love of him was really more the true spirit and that really converts in this case
and also in the story of the the buddhist story of meeting the mass murder on cruelly mala the but his love of this murderer
is what converted him his friendship
and so cat of catherine has me to give her book i told her about called the buddha and the terrorist about that story
ah which has written by friend of mine named satish kumar
the buddha and the terrorist and in that story his point is that the buddha was friendly to this to this person in this person couldn't believe he was friendly but the bushes kept explaining he was friendly and find the guy just gave up and try to kill the border but
what unable to
and he was and he has to put a white you know i can kill you i can catch you in a buddhist because i stopped and he snapped out of his insane
violent mind
and became a wonderful student of the buddha
did you ever have visited i think so he was a little hairy you
you're translating are you okay checking the translation here

you can't do the path
you don't have power
it's not your intention
yeah why
yeah so if aligning yourself with compassion
that that alignment doesn't come by your own power but that alignment has power
and compassion has power and lining with it has power but it's not my power
and people being aligned with me as powerful being align with you as powerful and i'm powerful to but my power is not the power that comes from aligning with my power
so i'm a i'm a powerful being your a powerful being but then there's a power of you're aligning with yourself which isn't which is not yours so my powers my power year power your power but are aligning with our power
belongs to neither of us
you are like you being aligned with your powers as much mine as it is yours and my being aligned with my power or my being alive with myself belongs to everybody
it is that kind of power it is a kind of power is when you flexing your muscles your muscles being flexed and being aligned with your flex muscles that's power so you you can you can you can put your arms up and flex your biceps it's okay
and that's that's what you call your power but you being aligned with that
being you know muscular woman tubing allied with them
that's that's the buddhist power
and that in the you being line with a year happy
this is a transmitted to me it was born to you
and but also you get to
be aligned
when we're aligned the alignment gets transmitted


no karmic retribution in three times

the com the avatar is is something to emancipate us from our karma
is somebody is being obnoxious to us our usual karma is
strike back protect ourselves
but when temps when semi aggressive so when someone says i'm your sworn enemy
this is an opportunity for this person to free you from your karma if you can see them properly
they aren't they aren't the maturing of your karma there an opportunity for your karma to be a matured and if you'll be released from it like it says in the diamond sutra
if you're practicing the diamond sutra and people a people will revile you or if people revalue when you're practicing it realize what they're doing is they're offer you an opportunity to mature your karma early
to to let us let to let their reviled may be the maturing of your karma and say thank you for maturing thank you from betraying my carmel in in this way rather than the way would mature if i wasn't practicing when you're practicing you would it
you for shorten
the maturing of your karma
i'm going to say quickening i guess
and so you get to deal with it now
with a sense of i'm dealing with it now and i'm grateful to deal with it now
rather than getting angry at it and creating more plus pushing away
the opportunity to practice
with this insult

why is it saying is saying that in in our example is saying that when people insult you it might be
an exorcism are stronger than that but it is a it is the maturing of something which would be worse it could be cured later
so you should be grandfathers were showing in a form of insult rather than maturing in a form of
you not paying attention to it are you fighting it
who you fighting it would not would be not really maturing but
i guess maturing in a way when you can you remember this teaching
if it return in such a way that you couldn't even remember the teaching that we're giving you right now
that would be worse so if you can hear this team if you can hear me now this is good you're lucky we should be you should be happy that you can hear this strange way of talking

two one is a message from tassajara staff car during my period and she asked me to tell people that know about that the people and
devotion support
the people to her duet send their devotion and support to their sisters and brothers and isn't that amazing
henderson report
a tiny
how do i guess
and then my question is pretty straightforward i think
oh when you said up at the beginning said that
ignorance isn't a manifestation of care or i mean cruel says not the manifestation of the damn coyotes and that additional enrons and i've had this question has i've listened to some talk about this chaos recently
whether we use the word near monica for a manifestation that's not a manifestation of them
yeah i'm i'm suggesting not we don't so we only use the word relative to
it's the body in the bud the body of the buddha is not just any old is not all manifestations
because i heard some use of the word
the fuzzy away that's why i brought up customers in movie is everything the dharma the new monica is everything the buddha's teaching and i would say when you're meditating on the buddha on the true body of buddha then no matter what's happening you can see the the teaching coming through the thing even though
the thing cruelty is not the teaching
but the teaching is is inseparable from the cruelty because the teaching is for that
for that instance that's the teacher comes for that situation so the teachers matches floating around it's a teaching for you when you see cruelty
and you wouldn't use the word no monica had to say like for example makes no monica
no magna yamanaka i mean even when i'm no kayak comes like even that like the from meg by got her like boot like shakyamuni buddha right yeah so usually this a shocking when buddhas in your monica but when the person who was shocking when you boot it was standing in front of somebody and they didn't see that it was
buddha they just saw was a man at that time this person was not seen in your monica
after the wasn't but the but the pneumonic i was there but that's somebody else looking who can see the new monica
so one person is looking into buddha seized or this is the buddha the other person looking at the boat and single do as a man who were once it is why says this is a buddha man the other when citizens this is this is a monk man not a buddha
so in that case than your mana kai is not working for the second person
that's because the second person not contemplating the the new minded the dharma kaja not contemplating the true body a buddha
you can't see the new monica all by itself you have to be meditating on something more fundamental in order to open the have to open to the fundamental to be able to see the manifestation
so i i often tell this story it's called of a discourse on elements from the middle and sayings of the buddha and it's about a person in poker sati
actually a sage the person's or sage you know he has he's already and spiritual teacher of some note
but he's also humble
his spiritual a spiritually evolved positively
a teacher many people but also still somewhat not sure if you really perfectly understand the reality
and he gets any sort of questions you know and
and he gets worried that there is a teacher who can like settle his doubts for him so he humbly set out to meet the shakyamuni buddha
and an end he meets shakyamuni buddha who also sort of gets worried that the guys coming to look for him and they showed a good walks to meet him in they meet each other in a pottery shed
and he needs the buddha but he doesn't know what the buddha like in there met the buddha before so he thinks it's just a wandering monk
he some are respectful but not particularly respect for because he thinks he's meeting appear
so he
he doesn't see the buddha was but this the buddha but he hasn't seen the border
so for him the new mana kai is not there
even now get somewhat buccaneer monica was there no
so then he listens to the buddha and he opens to what the buddha saying the dharma and then he sees the then he sees it the buddha then he seized in your monica
but he doesn't see a person he hears the dharma when he's here is the dharma he says
that the person that was there before isn't just a person is the buddha
yes said just to clarify said cabins question so if the dharma is coming through a person catherine not historical buddha
do we call that yeah but it's not mine
and it wasn't in it wasn't shakyamuni buddha either the diamond wasn't didn't belong to him he didn't own it but it came through him he discovered it and let it come through him big time
but sometimes people saw him while he was delivering the dharma be quite a few people are sitting on looking at him only one person saw him he i just talking to a lot of people there might be some of his enlightened disciples in their congregation who already see the dharma and they actually see who the buddha where the
actual buddha
and but a new among the new people maybe only one he's talking to see this guy is ready or this woman is ready and talking to one person at one person sees the new moniker for the first time but they have but people see in terms of things that come and go like bodies
homes and will go and why they're looking
they live here the diamond and they see the dharmas coming through that person so the nets
it's it's a tragedy as a teaching that comes and will go that arises and ceases and instructs and when you see that courses for you were very happy that we couldn't then and we can keep venerating a person where we saw that new monica
but if you venerate the great if you if you meet somebody into a ceremony of veneration you can also member your venerating the great teacher your venerating the true body of reality which is a great teacher and then add veneration you open to see the to togheter i'm india
then the the transformation body than your monarch gaia
which is not the person
it's like the person sitting there talking man i'm modding it all on the dotted and and nine on maybe somebody can make that noise
so you're listening to that keep it up
and then you're here
the you're not making that sound there's not going on and made me very nicely to you now and then maybe somebody who been writing down what they're saying been going to make a book out of it
you know so that the buddha's talking away and know in the story he's talking a precursor to and actually write down what he said
how can he was saying the body and just didn't just anybody said is important so they wrote it down but they also pointed out that while precocity was listening say so the bruising this decisions while publicity was listening he realized
who was talking he realized that they were that he was listening to desperate
something else is coming it's the buddha so he heard something in that talk that made him realize this isn't just talk this is dharma so this must be the buddha and he led to go to finish the talk he didn't say stop i think where you are now he let him finish and afterwards he said you know
i was looking on my teacher and my teacher has come
i'm so sorry i'd
didn't really venerate you properly at the beginning and the buddha said that's true you didn't can
and i accept your confession and to recognize a mistake as a mistake
turns the dharma wheel
so it wasn't mistake to talk to the board of that way because the buddha was there and then harmonica was there but not for him so he made a mistake and when he saw it
but it's fake one time as here and cotton gear or she talked and he was talking you know trying to talk trying to speak english he was doing the best and i'm listening to him but then i kind of like as like i couldn't it's almost like it i couldn't hear him anymore
and i heard something else
and the thing i heard was i thought what is that i've had committed at the dharma than hearing now
it wasn't english it wasn't japanese he wasn't even a sound but i felt like all what's what is that that's kind of cool that whatever that is it was a kind of like put whatever he was saying into the shade so to speak even though is that you know we all appreciated as effort to give that talk
there was this other thing which was really
like wow what is fat that's really awesome whenever that is
it's like i like that that's the that's the
pneumonic i


yeah so the verification usually happens in a conversation
the person not verifying by themselves
deontay all i heard the dharma
they may they may serve himself but that's not verification that's just your opinion
so then we can do as you go you know your your your this verifications coming in i got coming in the context of venerate in a great teacher
so you venerated a great teacher and you get you get some enlightenment and you don't replicate verify yourself you to say ah yes you say well i can continue the veneration and veneration process see if the renovation process verifies i understand it i think i understand now
i think i understand that this person who i thought was just an ordinary person
i understand how that the buddha's here too so i'll talk to this person who has an ordinary person and tell him bot and see what they say so the guy said now i see who you are in bursa where you're right that and i i'm i'm speaking further for the fact that you got this right so in these stories i told earlier
and the daily life interactions between the venner hr in a van or a t and those daily life miracles there is the the practice is also the verification
sometimes a teacher might say you know like
ah like in a for story said
you know the students says don't turn your back on me don't don't be so formal the student gets up to leave in the tissues and call out no verification
that story then movie doesn't have any verification verification but when the teacher calls out
and the student comes back with the water and bowl the teacher can receive the water and use it rather think who not water no shouldn't be water bring wine
and you know that my that's another story bring why and i don't want water now
or bring me some salt and i want water whatsoever bring me know and then and how the student responses that is the verification process
in the store we had it's it's one where the t district students like kind of the student has an understanding right student comes in a meticulously and napping teacher turns over student has an understanding student says don't be farm i'm your student
and then the student demonstrates his further understanding by starting to leave teacher gets up says hey
combat can come back this this is his understanding it's understanding is you asked me to come back i'm coming back
and he just as i added and i want a about my dream student leans forward
teacher says
in are taking our teacher says i want to see i understand it
and i'm going of dominant verify your understanding of my dream was my dream or one dream is and my dream of our relationship
i had a dream that we had a relationship to know and i want you to interpret it so was so the students interpretation is bring water
in this case to teacher said receive the water washed his face this has come this is verification that that was correct i mean that's much there was correct but that was i can verify that and you're told to all verified by brian my face
and the other disciple comes in to verify his understanding he's been listening it's coming from you didn't know that we verify mine
he starts to approach teachers and pitch can give me chance now okay we've been having miracles here now you get to try

he killed me with testing his own understanding yeah right
he his returning as i love beings i'm i'm compassionate normally try to see if i could verify with are getting on a train with the people who are in the train ah here's a thug was a drunk thug game tried to strike now hello sweetheart what's the matter
and the guy the guy horrified it that work and and terry dobson got to see the verification
so the verification happens by our relationships
miraculously but sometimes it doesn't
sometimes we sustain our rut you know if somebody insults us and we say i didn't do that
that's not me
but at that time you don't really made me feel like you know you feel like you verify your position but you don't feel like you're verifying
a teacher he got putting a verified buddha you feel like you're just eyes another example of me trying to prove that i'm right that that old one this is not the this is not the buddha's work
do we do we do need verification and the best place to do it is in our daily life which is like now with what's going on now and now the teachers napping
verify with that
new teachers don't nap then although the way they don't know why around on the ground like sitting in followed as glowing
well let it and floating and well that's the case will relate to that
and then see your relationship is kind of confirmed
just the spectacular wondrous working powers and this miraculous powers of enlightenment yes
and are tested in daily life
and sometimes the test fails
super looking up at thought there was something up there
are you heard a movement you looked up it might be an avatar avatar may coming
so i just want to know that the
hear the sound
celestial choirs
i'm images maybe just big tires
the daylight savings time takes a break
the next time we meet here he'll be darker
in the afternoon
and would that be fine
the beer together in the dark
thank you for today and tomorrow