The Buddha Way is Ongoing Crisis 

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we're like ah
i said and precepts called sixteen bodhisattva precepts
we have in place here on this piece of paper
and as if any views with like how with published on the altar if it's an altarpiece and you can have one of those
put on your altar at home as your life
these are the these sixteen bodhisattva precepts as far as i know
our first appeared in the swiftness way in in japan under the teaching
of a zen teacher the me as an ancestor a dog and was the prisoner wrote but we chatted at the beginning so he had been created the sixteen voice off the precepts
substance were in his lineage
and he's an ours we have these precepts

i wanna say that
the buddha's
in the boot away
that's probably not too shocking to hear
they live in the boot away the where they live as the buddha away
they learn the boot away
all those can get those nuances

ah and so basically these booties are living
ah in prices
the buddha way is lives in crisis
that parliamentary surprising to some people
is it
it relates if this relates to the statement of we chatted

because and because buddhas
an ancestors
ah extend their great compassion to us freely
and without limit
we are able to attain buddhahood
and let go of it

so buddhas are living in buddhahood
they're living in the boot away
and they're also letting go of the buddha away
mumbai my mama and this is the buddha way is to be in crisis is to be at the turning point of attaining buddhahood letting go of buddhahood
attaining buddhahood letting go and on attaining buddhahood
and in our comes next right
give it away
and giving buddhahood away you attain buddhahood
whenever you give buddhahood away at that time to attain buddhahood
whenever buddha vote is attained its when you give away food around
because or buddha's with practice this way and because these beings extend their compassion to us we are also able to live in crisis
we are also able to live in the boot away and give the buddha way away
i'm happy that i said that to you
and i'm happy to remember when i just said
when i remember this unhappy
he have a get it i'm at the happy frozen while afterwards
the effects of remembering the buddha away
extend beyond the time of remembering so that even when you forget sometimes you still feel that bad
please remember if you have a chance the buddha away lives in crisis it lives in turning in leaping turning meat-based giving away your life
attaining buddhahood giving away buddhahood attaining buddhahood this is the buddha away
and also miss attaining buddhahood is not just because you give away your life it's also because booed as are giving away their life and extending their compassion to you so that you are supported to do this amazing
thing called making your life of guest called letting go of your life attaining buddhahood with the aid of the buddha's and then letting go of the attainment with the aid of the buddha's and with the aid of the buddha's attaining the border away and again living in crisis living there sir
on movingly

turning point
turning point
they live buddhism him at a turning point
william there too
oh my message as why i mentioned that the buddhas are living there serenely so if you sit still you'll discover you're at a turning point and if you relax with that turning point you enter the brutal way
did you want to say something petty

exactly mrs buddhist are living with what's happening
they live in the midst of the first flames of change
serenely with our beings
and because of their compassion we dare to wake up to this reality
where where are you living
but we're so concerned sometimes with controlling things and keeping things a certain way and avoiding other ways that we missed the way things are turning and if we should ever attained something so wonderful as quite a bit of enlightenment
we might want to hold onto it does for a little while
but the buddhas are actually helping us not to hold onto the most wonderful thing
yes linda

do you see that the buddhism demonstrated the possibility of the path
do you see the desk compassionate and a compact yeah some better because people from nice tests a part of what i mean part of the way buddha's extend their compassion is by showing the path it's a big part of it
doesn't the whole thing
the other part is that it's completely or influence everything that's going on
but everything is actually booed as extending compassion to us freely and without limit there's no limit to this expansion but you just keeps on a one example that makes sense to you
if somebody was showing the packing a single less compassion you're right it is
and that's healthy that is yeah but all the other things which you don't think our compassion those are limits since you're putting on compassion
you don't see that as you don't see that has compassion are you don't see what's happening as the buddha's extending their compassion to you her to somebody
yeah there's no limit to it but we sometimes see limit to what we say well back in fads compassion i can see that but i can see this okay fine
if you confess that you can't see compassion and the buddha's will help you see it
somewhere great start their start saying thank you there
thank you buddha's been showing us the path i feel so grateful i might even follow it i might even walk at and more you walk it the more you discover any the more you discover any limits you have about what it could be
and then you confess okay i don't believe this is the practice i don't believe i don't believe that buddhist here with me now expanding compassion can be now
this is like i don't get it can i confess and then
in nicola

no johnson
this is not necessarily creating the things we know harsh when we don't call that the creator
it's just send a middle of all things that are happening there are innumerable still points but the still points hard aren't all this creating how the things that are happening

yes the other is fifty and i was there is an intention in each of the still points in relationship to all the other still points
a still point has within it the intention to been
to encourage all on still points to realize buddhahood
what what is buddha
buddha is not nothing but that wasn't the i wanted to talk about that
so this morning i said to you now while you're sitting now while sitting
are you practicing the bodhisattva precepts and the first bodhisattva precepts is in our tradition but really it's the first precept of all buddhist traditions
the first precept of buddhism from put away he is to return to the motorway
that's the first bishop
obviously the first precept of the boot away as to returns the buddha to take refuge and buddha that's the first precept
cake and then when my wonder what's buddha i call me even wonder separate
and sometimes home with things as nothing will that's according to buddha that's not correct but is not nothing
get a cut that murder is not nothing
so good is not something
buddha is the put away which is not nothing in not something
what is buddha buddha is sitting in the midst of crisis
wishing for all beings to find their place in crisis
and be still
unmoving serene
this wish his part of what put is but this wishes not nothing he can get ahold hold of that wish it has no limits
in its finest it fits into spaciousness in his greatness it is utterly beyond location but it's not nothing has not something is better than something in is better than nothing
i think that's what i put my opinion has an opinion
so anyway i asked you are you practicing when you're sitting on your practicing the bodhisattva precepts of
are you practicing for example are you practicing going for refuge in buddha
when you're sitting at sitting
it's a thrilling going for refuge buddha is that sitting returning to buddha is that sitting returning the dharma is as sitting returned to sanga is it
if you wanted to be it is
he wanted to be
no no if you don't want it to be then it's like can like it isn't
if you don't if you don't want to go for refuge and that's not what's confession i'm going for refuge wanted to go for refuge is part of going for refuge
if you don't want to practice and bodhisattva precepts your success you didn't practice them
if you want to practice them your a success you are practicing when you want to and i saw him i mentioned to what they are what are they in the one
going for refuge in buddha if you don't wanna go for refuge in buddha buddha says okay maybe later
i'm here if you want to come home i'm waiting for you
i'm kind of pull on kind of inviting you to come home but do you know ticket on
if you want to come home you're already home
so but then what is mood by the yeah i wouldn't do the earth was someone used to think it was nothing less than right
somebody aunt used to think it with something as my right what is buddha when is food i wrote it down here to want to know
when all it is
he do
it is
this very mind is buddha
i did you notice it says right here says what is boot i wrote a right here and she didn't say what is buddha
what is buddha where into it has been a happy with it has a be with a circle
have be with a circle around it is my icon for buddha
cassette icon
what is what is the with a circle around
buddha what is buddha buddha is soccer shins a boot
this very mind is buddha
what does this very moment he says is or nothing is as something
so the great as an pitcher monstrous was asked by one of his darling disciples what is mood and he said this very mind is buddha and that disciple was quickly enlightened
and then later much had changed his teaching and he said jesus' teaching to
no buddha know mind or sometimes he said no mine no buddha said it in chinese
he his teaching
so he sent one of his disciples to this enlightened disciple
do you know tell him about the change in the ditch and and see how i felt about it
and when he told him the the disciple said
he can keep us know my knob or i'm i'm just gonna do the display mind is buddha
so that this very minds would have solved
some people don't like buddhists okay
then you can practice the bodhisattva precepts of taking refuge in this mary mind
returning to this very mind
that's it for same precept
and as very mind is ourselves living in crisis year this mind this mine is a living in crisis than the increases how can you sit still and calmly and joyfully in the middle of this turning mind as crisis mind
that's for buddha is to wanna go there and sit there with the buddhas in the middle of this very mind
are you practicing that when you're sitting today
please check it out
or as we said
when you come to know board
when you come to i could say when you come to know about are you coming to know about to take refuge in this very mind
when you come to know about do take refuge in this merry mood
when you come to know about you take refuge in buddha when you come to know bowed to take refuge in or board
as soon as you take refuge in know about you take refuge in buddha
as soon as you come to know abode he take refuge in buddha you can resist that are you can save okay i'm coming to know about i'm returning to buddha i open the door i come in i'm i've come home to buddha
in the parking lot
i leave know about
i let go of know board i enter know board again

when you enter know about you enter know mine no buddha when you enter this a mind your internal boat
the michael of this is being mindful of the first bodhisattva precepts which is going for refuge and buddha
so that's a good is homer please take care of that
it's not nothing
just because you can't grasp that it doesn't mean it's not nothing
he got through also to he doesn't mean as not nothing is because she can't grasp it
but sometimes
ah why not if it goes beyond being ungraspable and as becomes graspable pistol that you can say that
sometimes you can grasp nothing right yeah and then you become what we call on list
a near list
neil list is something you should look up in the dictionary
mrs anderson and research on a big english word neo realism it's an furnish study
neha listen
and i h i l i s him
tesco right yeah
now google it
who appeal would a pt wikipedia to it
spending that words and then come back and we'll talk more about it later okay
the very good word to know about this is one of the pitfalls of studying the deep
wisdom of our condition

the simon
is an antidote to
there's innumerable antidotes one is to his tour
present the say it's nothing and then get a response to recent have nothing to somebody
who is a you know what caught india and the an antidote business
i'm practicing the bodhisattva precepts is an antidote
returning the buddha coming home the buddha
and then again calling on nothing and getting feedback on that and seeing if you're calling on and whether you can receive that feedback
i see the can make a big wholehearted commitment to returning to that which you can't grasp
if you're falling into the pits of neal is him it's hard for you to commit to an hour
our called a going for refuge exercise program
it's hard for you to make every moment of you're sitting practice to sit wholeheartedly and give yourself completely to this mind this body
give your whole attention to that
as returning to know abode
and to do that wholeheartedly will be hard if you if you have any neil isn't affecting you

on the other hand if you do that you'll notice the nihilism will not have much effect even if your party you thinks that the ungraspable he is nothing
rather than the ungraspable
his our life or that our life is ungraspable but not nothing

in the middle way here's the same thing this is another language the middle way is the is this is ungraspable
but we can realize the ungraspable
it's called buddha's wisdom and compassion who is what it's like to realize the metalwork
but found the middle way buddha found
phantoms put away is finding the middleware
when buddha found a buddha away buddhist study found the middle way
finding the middle ways a middle way between
existence schism and non-existence isn't

here said that he want to be rid of something when what is it
wanna get rid of it
neil isn't as is is not something to get rid of it's something to take care of neil isn't is a living being
what living being sued again the way sometimes
that's why we take if you take care of living beings they won't get in the way
but little living beings can living beings can have neill as a arise in their mind
so we have to take care of this person that this being who has neil listen
if you take care of as being as neil isn't vanilla is a number in the way now if you think is being as isn't has that their neal is him as a correct understanding then you've got another misunderstanding to take care of some pieces get in the way if you don't take care of them as you take care of them they become dharma doors
but it's hard to take her neal is sometimes a very obnoxious


well i am a course of a year so go on where our processions arise from he called the for some buddhist epistemology because epistemology is about for the perceptions come from but so what's the basis of them is very unpopular class
i gave three years ago the a few years ago self ah
so that the teaching of our for perceptions come from his they come from basically three main conditions
one condition is called me ah
well to say in english the m
immediately and a satan condition
which is that there was a state of there was a perception immediately antecedent to the one that's we have now
the second condition he the condition of an organ a sensitive physical
and the third condition is an object condition
so when you have an object
like an objects are the basic objects are
we call them colors sounds smells tastes intangibles and mine objects we had those objects and you have sensitive organs sensitive physical areas like called eyes ears nose tongue and when those sensitive areas part stimulated by
these these sensitive physical beings are stimulated by these other physical beings were these sensitive mental organs are stimulated by mental objects
independence on a previous the antecedent condition of another consciousness posing the conditions of give rise to a perception that's the story of how it happens
yeah it's an it's innocent or fortunately enforcement as is necessary and good events in the buddha dharma so some people are kind of having a hard time with that part of the course
acknowledges his philosophy
thank you for asking the question first given than moment of epistemology
but without a previous moment of consciousness which arose from similar conditions we would not be able to have this moment of conscience of this misperception depends on a previous perception
a previous perception isn't enough you have to have a living organism
a living sensitive being and it has to be stimulated
but that combinations of to gives rise to the new cognition

yes roberta


that's that's not the previous condition that's a condition for the present example he just gave
your your example of venus when he just said the person's thinking are perceiving
one that arises that depends on a previous example but the previous example if not the not the example you gave it a different consciousness
the previous the previous one isn't the one you just fixing game as an example but the one you gave an example which is the source of suffering
that in order for that arise it depends on a previous previous state of consciousness but the previous previously image conscious of them to be like the one the jury the suffering when you gave us an example it could be but doesn't have to be
yes it's a necessary it's a condition necessary first for a moment ha ha are you know what to call them
not picking kind of nonviolent cognitions like like the when your instincts can when you just exemplified

where's tainted
well fucking having a conversation like when i'm talking to you now when i was talking to roberta and when you were talking to me and when roberto was talking to me were we are we when we're having this conversation
simultaneously practicing the bodhisattva precepts
and you have a conversation with someone and practice the bodhisattva precepts as you're having a conversation
so you're talking to somebody about epistemology perception the causes and conditions of the arising of suffering having conversations about these topics cake
now are you also going for refuge at the same time

i propose is possible
to have conversations as we say in the weeds and remember
the bodhisattva precepts while you're talking to somebody
this is it or is a basically neutral
it's a trick of the buddha way is to remember the buddha away while you're being a human being
the by you're being not just a human being but this particular human being than you are was talking about what ever
the no matter what you're going in the middle of that there's turning
and there's a possibility of returning to buddha no matter what's going on

sagan it because

my young but it's not use it as a precondition for openness but also that there's a possibility that a precondition would be realized as openness we can always be open to what's happening as returning to buddha and there's a conditioners can
auditions which make it possible for us to actually realize that
there's also conditions which make it possible for us to not open to this has been
returning to buddha as conditions we can make it possible for us not to feel like we're
practicing bodhisattva precepts while we're talking flower here together there are conditions for that
but because there's passes because it's conditions for not feeling like with practicing
and maybe even not wanting to practice because there's conditions for it we can become free of those conditions
and we can open
because it's conditions for our closeness
what's happening
our closeness is ungraspable
and because it's grasp of we can comfortably can become free of it we don't get the habit but we don't have to be trapped by us

did you say source speaking acts or speaking french

source speaking
it sounds i can try to get a hold of something now rather than just look at source union you you have distracted from source speaking and i have fished try to get a hold of something has been spoken
so you just lost tracking for rather he had just my source speaking
because of causes and conditions you can let go sometimes
that's that's the reason but when you said so i speaking at that time there was you are right that was are speaking
and then you tried to get something because of past conditioning of trying to get something
so speaking so forget about search not want to get what a sourcebook wasn't blocked more source speaking
by this kind of diversion from just enjoy
source speaking

i'm last time i were here i offered some calligraphy
and some people do not pick up their calligraphy i brought simmer for those who expressed
zahra of having missed the opportunity to the again
these are the for great bodhisattva vows which we will now change in english this is this is a chinese because she didn't recognize it
and the way and so we say in chinese with said
huge joe move him gandalf
sino japanese
the mass of living beings is without limit vowing to
carry them across
afflictions heart
without exhausting
can be exhausting
vowing to
dharma gates
our without measure
mowing to learn them all
buddha way is unsurpassable volume to become

did you hear that
will you happy to hear that
are you
i was happy to say it
now let's fill a smile pretty