YOU CAN’T STOP KADAMPAS GATHERING
Venerable Geshe-la says:
“The NKT Worldwide Festivals are the particular methodology to keep up the Worldwide Kadampa Buddhist Union from era to era. We should always know this Union is essential. With this Union we will fulfill our personal and others needs simply.”
This immensely profound message could be understood on many ranges, however one which has struck me specifically throughout this Pageant is the phrase ‘worldwide union’.
Regardless that we can not collect internationally in-person presently, nonetheless we collect. It’s as if nothing can cease Kadampas gathering!. One factor the Covid restrictions has taught us is that the true gathering is within the coronary heart – coming collectively as a gaggle united by religion, imaginative and prescient, aspiration, and above all devotion to the holy Non secular Information. Digital media allows us to collect on this manner, however it’s the Non secular Information who empowers it.
To see all these photographs, movies and feedback from individuals all around the world, from so many cultures, talking so many alternative languages, and to be a part of a global occasion that’s taking place concurrently in twelve hubs and lots of different areas actually all around the world is to witness the unfolding of Venerable Geshe-la’s imaginative and prescient by which all residing beings equally and with out discrimination will benefit from the nectar of Kadam Dharma.
And that is solely the start. By working sincerely and with nice devotion as Gen-la stated to assist this imaginative and prescient change into a actuality, we’ll can create a real Bodhisattva society on this world.
As Venerable Geshe-la says, “Please maintain my message in your coronary heart’
EMPTY LIKE SPACE
Gen-la started her final instructing by serving to us develop Geshe-la’s imaginative and prescient, that hundreds and hundreds of contemporary Kadampa disciples will understand the teachings within the Mirror of Dharma. Our Guru’s hook of compassion is all the time there, we have to manifest increasingly more strongly our ring of religion and make requests to Guru Tsongkhapa for all the things we want.
If all of the phenomena we usually understand don’t exist, how do they exist? As mere title. So who’s giving this instructing? The Trainer who’s mere title is giving a instructing that’s mere title to listeners who’re mere title. Mere title means not aside from vacancy.
If our self we usually see doesn’t exist, then it is struggling, issues and so forth do not exist. We have to study by coronary heart a meditation on the vacancy of the self we love and do it day-after-day, guiding ourself to an expertise.
We learnt the analogy of the moon’s reflection in a lake and Shantideva’s quote encouraging us to appreciate that each one our family and friends of the previous, current and future are empty like area.
Then Gen-la shared the highly effective instance of the blue of the sky and the sky being the identical, illustrating the union of look and vacancy – that all the things that seems to us is in actuality simply sky like vacancy.
We have been reminded, what’s actual success. Virtuous potentials which might be the seeds of Dharma realizations. Not exterior wealth. Regardless that we intellectually perceive Dharma is essential, it is nonetheless tough to practise and use it to unravel our issues. Why? As a result of we’re missing success or advantage. This can be a scientific methodology to show why we want Guru Yoga. Then Dharma observe is straightforward.
By way of integrating the observe of the seven limbs in our every day life and in Coronary heart Jewel observe, we’ll obtain the blessings of all of the Buddhas by way of Guru Tsongkhapa and thus develop our potential for Dharma realizations and enlightenment rapidly.
GEN CHO, ITALY