quinta-feira, 31 de janeiro de 2013

"Never Trust An Undefeated General,"

dizia um mestre tibetano. isto porque quem perde batalhas, aprende com os erros e pode ganhar guerras. Contam-me que um dia um general pediu a um cabo de tomar conta de uma turma de jovens. Quando voltou o cabo e os jovens tinham virado tudo do avesso e nada feito do que ele tinha pedido, a cenoura não funcionou, o cabo comia cenouras.

Em relação ao budismo e em geral, muitas vezes o melhor é começar de novo e cito :

"O.K., I am ready for refuge. What happened, I think, was a lot of people took refuge who weren't ready for refuge. Then, after they took refuge, they went on with their lives. Once they were able to give up filtering and censoring their lives with false Buddhism, trusting undefeated generals, and once they actually began living their lives, they began experiencing disappointments. Now, these collective disappointments have reached the stage where the people experiencing them are now... only now... ready for refuge.

So, my advice to all you gray-haired Buddhists in your 50s, 60s, and early 70s, is start all over again from the beginning. Stop your socializing and reminiscences. This isn't some god-damned lawn bowling club where we all dress in white. Maybe it should be, but it isn't just now. All you saggy old dakinis, and all you pot-belly yogis with your falling teeth, do you know how much I love you?" (tenpa)

sexta-feira, 18 de janeiro de 2013

animals and trees

““with regard to animals,they not only have life, but feelings of pleasure and pain too. We should treat their lives with respect, which we Tibetans are accustomed to do.” _Dalai Lama