Entry into the nature of the knowable 

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and he saw we have found a typo

there are some new people here
for example hecho a first time here and welcome
and smaller new people
camry on first time and watching one it again
goalie goalie that costs so welcome
i'm concerned off for your welfare or and i've written for you to basil some concern for your welfare because i'm talking about something
i'll that you haven't heard about before i think and i'd like you to be included in why i'm talking about but i'm i'm more concerned that you may feel like you don't understand what i'm saying
what i said so far you might understand years down when i said so far
but i'm i'm talking butter or teaching
that is a very deep and very subtle
not so easy to understand
but that's what i've been talking about here for some time and i'm committed to continue to talk about it so please
listen to me
i thought of something just now far as a way to help all of us
and that is
a story i told last the last time we met here
it's a story about
monk who went to visit a teacher
and as the teacher to teach him you know the truth
and the teacher and this person who asked was a very highly educated
i'm brilliant person
and the teacher said on
i don't want to talk to you about all the things you've been studying i just want you to tell me
what is yourself before your parents were born
he tried to answer that question or
based on herself
after his parents were born
and the teachers are no no over and over he tried to answer it he tried to tell the teacher by itself before his parents were born from the person who existed after his parents were born and that was not with the teacher was asking and he got very discouraged
aged and left the teacher
and then he went up
add to the memorials site of one of the great ancestors of his teacher
and he made a little hermitage at this memorial site for this for this ancient teacher and he lived there and meditative there and basically he just cleaned around his hut and clean around the ancestors memorial site
one day when he was cleaning when he was sweeping the ground a pebble
how he swept
flew over a hit some bamboo
made a sound when you heard the sound
he realized his self or thus self before his parents were born
and then he turned in the direction of his teacher
and too many bows to express his gratitude for this instruction to look for this self
his parents were born which he finally discovering the self

in a way he became free of his conscious mind
his brilliant conscious mind

so the teachings which i have been working on
are inspired
by the buddha's and they're transmitted by an ancestor and indian ancestor named as sanga
and he wrote the a text
which is called mahayana some gras which means
the to embrace or to summarize the great vehicle
i'm the great vehicle is the path of the body such as the path of those who are
vowing to attain enlightenment in order to benefit all beings
and in a summary ah this great vehicle
a song or starts by teaching about what he calls the support of the normal the support of what we know
for he's teaching her how the mind arises
you know
after our parents are born they get together
and then a baby is born and the baby has a mind and this is the mind
which is being
ah disgust how this mine arises is being discussed and also how one can become liberated from this mind is being discussed
how one can find the mind the self before the parents were born
and so he he says that the the basis
the ground the support of all the filed all impure minds
and the basis for all enlightened minds is what he calls the container consciousness
and the container consciousness
is again it's the support of everything we know or it is the seeds of all of our conscious
states a mind
but this
this container consciousness the seeds for all of our conscious life
he is unconscious
so he's proposing that doesn't an unconscious
which is inconceivably last
and upon this unconscious
every moment is unconscious supports our conscious life
this unconscious can be completely transformed into
buddha's perfect wisdom
so this is deceased was being proposed here is the support or basis for everything that can be known and so what can be known what can be known as all kinds of defile states and also
for his wisdom convenient is the support for call nobles both the enlightenment and the delusion
our conscious mind can never know it's support
however our conscious mind is constantly touch you
it's support
and it's support of course is constantly touching it
every moment of conscious life touches it's support every moment of countess life transforms its support
the support is constantly transforming the transformed and support supports
but transformer our conscious mind is the transforming part of our mind is the evolving part of my mind which is touching
the unconscious every moment
this intimate relationship has been going on for an inconceivably long time
and it will go on
for an inconceivable not necessarily inconceivably wrong but an inconceivable amount of time longer
what's the
once the support consciousness
i should say when the support consciousness is completely transformed
it is the completely transformed
container consciousness is buddha's wisdom and buddha's wisdom is not
in closed in the mind which is born after your parents are born
the ordinary conscious mind is ah
and basis of it
he's also limited and limiting it supports limited states and limited states support it
to continue to support limited states
but once this container consciousness has been completely transformed
in to buddha's wisdom such a such a thing such a wisdom is not limited and does not live within containment
of this consciousness
and his wisdom
can and does
relate to beings who are in states of consciousness which are supported by this
unconscious storehouse consciousness
and the the messages they send the messages that wisdom sense to living beings whose whose conscious minds are supported by the storehouse conscience the message they send is called
the teaching or the dharma
so they send messages about how to they send messages to active consciousnesses about practices that active consciousnesses can receive an engaging
and they also send messages to active consciousnesses above the way things are
they send messages dharma messages to active consciousness is so the active consciousnesses can receive the teachings and let the teachings into the into an interaction with the storehouse consciousness
an interaction the storehouse consciousness be comes eventually transformed into wisdom

and then now the any active states of consciousness that arise when the storehouse consciousness has been turned into wisdom they are no longer supported by the storehouse consciousness they are supported by
perfect wisdom
the storehouse conscious another way to say this with styles consciousnesses is that it is d
it is the
assembly of the results of all past karma of all beings
and it has it
a general characteristic and an individual characteristic general characteristic is the physical world in which living beings live in a specific characteristic relates to the sense organs of individual sentient beings
so each of us to our sense organs and our sense consciousnesses
are supported by all of our past karma
by all of our individual past karma and all of the karma of all beings
and our individual past karma particularly relates to our own
since consciousnesses and are the the results of our karma together is if the world we live in
now while i'm talking to you i i i have a sense you know i can hear my voice i can feel this cup in my hands i can feel my chest
vibrating with the sound of my voice this is these feelings these sensations these experiences are examples of conscious
life these are examples of active
consciousness and in this act of consciousness there is karma going on there since action i'm thinking and i am speaking i am gesturing
and everything i think and speak and gesture transforms the storehouse consciousness also i'm speaking
and why i'm speaking
is the best the dharma can do
he's the best of messages from
the completely transforms storehouse consciousness of the ancestors is now coming to you through my voice
and you're active consciousness is being on
yeah is is engaging with this story about the way you're active consciousness works
and you're unconscious your storehouse consciousness is simultaneously being permeated by this story about how your conscious and unconscious mind work
conscious and unconscious mind and particularly unconscious mind since you're my sins york conscious mind is allow you to listen to this
your unconscious mind is being permeated by this dharma teaching
by this great vehicle dharma teacher your unconscious mind your storehouse consciousness he has been transformed
and it's been transformed along with these time appropriations
and these damn appropriations then support the arising of active consciousnesses
would have a chance to remember these teachings and contemplate these teachings and be encouraged perhaps i hope the encouraged to listen to more of these teachings so that more transformation can curve can occur and more remembering
the teaching can occur

this process leads to realize in the self before your parents were born

so in the first chapter of this transmission from the great ancestor a sanga the her this container consciousness is being taught

and again what's being taught know is what supports all of our knowing
and again it was been distraught is how the support of our knowing is transformed by are annoying
so if you know
if you know wholesome states that transforms the storehouse consciousness in one way if you know what unwholesome states it transforms it or another way if he has states which are studying the teachings that transformed it in another way if you have states which don't try to study the teachings transformed during another way
and what is said he regretted the beginning of the of this teaching is that this process can lead to the total on transformation of the storehouse consciousness into wisdom so that there is no more so
for deluded states of consciousness
what has been taught here is that by totally transforming this unconscious the reservoir
a part of the results of all past karma by completely transforming that we have a wisdom and that wisdom no longer supports any state of delusion
it only supports active states of consciousness beside being wisdom and only supports active states of consciousness which are undiluted
wholesome and i'm deluded
which then are available to serve
living beings
by again basically transmitting to them the teaching by which their storehouse consciousness can be totally transformed

this teaching is saying that the storehouse consciousness
it being the support and the active consciousness is the act of consciousness stores consciousness are constantly transforming each other but they can never be completely transformed by themselves
interaction will never stop will never stop being deluded he will it will just evolved positively and negatively with no there's no way for to end
that doesn't end it
birth doesn't end it is more effective stars consciousness really is
birth and death that's what birth and death is is a type of consciousness
but in wisdom consciousness there's no birth and death there's life in both cases but in one case that birth and death life and the other case there's not birth and death
life is
not exactly immortal it just infinite and beyond all coming and going
and this transformation does not occur
sort of within this process of evolution has been described it occurs in relationship to dharma teachings which come from
liberated consciousnesses not the buddhas and bodhisattvas
as for the kitchen comes from
and this teaching come from a place where does not inside or outside of the storehouse consciousness is not inside or outside of active consciousnesses at counting of place that's free of the
karmic thought inside and the comic thought outside in a comic thought in between
the active consciousness which think in terms of inside outside in and between those consciousnesses are being offered teachings which if they engage than the storehouse consciousness will be perfumed are permeated by the dharma
the the time of the wisdom permeation of the dharma permeation is actually transforming the storehouse consciousness but it's not actually it
it's not outside it either it perfumes without being part of it
as he said to the the antidote is not the antidote it
so the medicine is not mixed with the disease
the disease is relieved and transformed
that's this all this and much more is taught in the first chapter of this teaching of a lot of my honor ah summary
in the second chapter was taught is the characteristics of the things that are known
so first chapters showing how the things we know are supported it was how are conscious diluted life has supported and also oh enlightenment is supported by the support of delusion being transform
a second chapter goes into describing the characteristics of
what we know so that would all be the a characteristics
i'm deluded states and the characteristics of enlightened states
this teaching of the characteristics of everything we know both the everything that we know in an enlightened way and everything we know and old way that teaching these characteristics we have studied before in the stock song in your marciano sutra chapter six

and so this this teaching of this some my own teaching is a a later version of this teaching which i today would like to
not deal with but just tell you it's there and will come back to it later
ah some of you have been studying these three characteristics
of all phenomena or you can say three characteristics i'm on the normal some of you have already studied is quite a bit saw some of you can tell me what the three characteristics are catcher what are they
don't be afraid to look like the smartest student
the three characteristics pardon
the imputation a character
the other dependent character
the thoroughly established character does it through character of all phenomena
all phenomena have a character of
ah purely mental fabrication or conceptual construction
they'll have the call the all phenomena have the character of that there are other dependent that the dependent things other than themselves to exist and all phenomena have a thoroughly established character and ultimate character which is that the way they are is free of any kind of mental construction
that things are beyond any kind of mental construction about the way they are that our life is not
this is our self before our parents were born
it's a dependent or arising
and it's freedom from any kind of conceptual projection is it's thorough established character things are actually fairly established as free of mental construction however
that freedom exists in the presence of mental construction
the second chapter goes into this these three characteristics and again will come back to that but on
i feel moved to go onto third chapter because i think it's possible that by going to third chapter
base will be greatly benefited and inspired to study the second chapter

so the third chapter
and these chapters again with an interesting structure the first chapters called the support of the novel
second chapter is called the characteristics of the novel
for the characteristics of the nature of all the different patterns of consciousness
so the foundation of a normal the character of the novel for the nature of the knob on the third chapter is called
entry into
the character of the normal
the second chapter teaches you the character of the novel
third chapter talks about actually entering it entering in to the way things are

i don't know about you but for me it's it's a different way of looking at
the life of wisdom to hear that
wisdom is entering into
the characteristics of what you know
now when i'm saying it seems to make sense but tests the description here the he said he doesn't say wisdom is this
it just says entry into the characteristics of the normal
but this until i knew that it becomes clear as you go into teaching that that's what wisdom is wisdom is to actually entry into
the nature of what you know

the nature of what we know she said what is the nature of what we know is not free
what actually this teaching which i just skipped over i gave you a brief account of it but there's three characteristics and there's not a fourth phone called not free
matter of fact
there is three and one of the three years for example an example of one of the three is why anybody
ha yeah
not been free as an example of one of them nothing three is a conscious construction only
so she said what is the novel is not free i say what used to give an example of one of the characteristics of normal name that you have an idea that it wasn't free
actually just an idea that you have about the novel
and this teaching the saying see right i'd wanted to skip back into jeopardy
she's not letting it
no teaching of chapter two is that the way through the normal ultimately is is that the novel is free of all conscious instructions including not free and also is free of the countess construction free
this it and because it is if you learn this if you enter into this ultimate character phenomena
you will become free of conscious construction
and you will realize this other dependent character of things the interdependent character since you will realize it
in frida you will realize the freedom
from the conscious construction not free and from the conscious construction free you will realize freedom which is free of the conscious construction of freedom
so back to chapter three entry into and
i don't know if you can deal with as i'm gonna try and see if you carry but the sanskrit is yeah we don't have the sanskrit text but some people reconstructing the case sanskrit and said that the sanskrit for the check chapter can be near la conner provision
which literally sphero can be translated as knowable characteristics entry
pride some people translated as ah
entry into the characteristics of a novel and some people also translated has the characteristics of entry into the normal
it's both cause the way of entry has certain characteristics which you hear about how you hear you're going to hear about how you enter in other words you can hear about the characteristics of wisdom
but also wisdom enters the characteristics of phenomena so he actually goes both ways that were gonna be entering we're going to hear about the entry into the characteristic of thing for can also hear about the characteristics of entering into thanks
and if you look at the sanskrit it seems like in some sense you could go either way novel characteristics entry
it's the kind of entry which is it entry into the novel
but it's also
the entry into the characteristics of the normal
there's other there's other possibilities here but i'm just gonna look gortat and god with beginning of chapter three
and so a sanga says having explained the distinguishing characteristics of the novel in chapter two how are we to understand the distinguishing characteristics of entry into the unknowable
and then he says that entry is supported by permeation of much learning of the doctrine of the great vehicle
so the saying that
the wisdom which is the entering into the characteristics of things
which includes entering into the ultimate characteristic of things which lives that liberate us from the fabricated characteristic of things
but that depends on
permeation of much learning much hearing much hearing much learning of the great vehicle
when i say that when it pops up on my mind that the zen school
there is sometimes typified has a special transmission outside the teaching
which makes people think on the zen score you don't he don't care you don't get a lot of permeation you don't have permeation from lots of listening to the teaching
so this text i think is saying
the transmission of what is outside the scriptures
comes through
permeation of much learning of the scriptures
by listening to the teachings of the great vehicle a lot
your storehouse consciousness is permeated and transformed so that the special transmission outside these teachings
the direct transmission from the completely transformed storehouse consciousness of the buddha's that that transmission of their consciousness is actually completed another reviewer storehouse consciousness is completely transformed and when that happens that's the special transmission it's a transmission of one completely transformed on
conscious to another completely transformed unconscious that's the special transmission of buddha to buddha
but that transformation occurs by the storehouse consciousness
being transformed by the active consciousness listening to these mahayana teachings a lot
so the warning of a special transmission also the teaching can also be understood as
it struck a africa is saying we have to find the right way to listen to the teaching
and so i think a good a good health in the right way to listen to teaching is to remember the instruction what is yourself before your parents were born and then with that question places in teaching
so we're not trying to grasp these teachings were just letting them the rain on us
a moisten us in silkiness and a mind this that allows itself
to spend its energy and it's devotion on receiving his teachings is a mind which is allowing
it's storehouse consciousness to be transformed it's a mind which is law allowing the results of all past karma
to be converted into complete perfect wisdom

so the support the entry is supported
the enter into the characters sixties is supported by the permeation or perfume things of hearing the doctrine so again how does a performing happened it had how does the perfuming happen it happens by active consciousnesses active consciousness is are constantly perfuming the unconscious
if i think a homer
if i think of her and wish her well that thought perfumes the unconscious
if i think of alinea and don't think her well that thought perfumes and pervades and permeates and transforms the unconscious storehouse which supports further the file states but if i listened to the teachings
if in other words if my act of consciousness engages the teachings that transforms the leia
into not being the ally of wholesome and unwholesome states of consciousness transform a liar
and wholesome transforms july and generally support the arising impulsive states unwholesome transforms the elia the storehouse consciousness into supporting unwholesome states but receiving the dharma transforms the nature of a liar
from that which supports the file states to that which is wisdom
the next things said in the first sentence here is and is not comprised within the container consciousness
the provision far less or indoor since the entry into the characteristics of phenomenon is supported by permeation of much learning much hearing of the mahayana teachings and is not comprised within the container consciousness
the country is not in the container consciousness

so the container consciousness has to be permeated by these teachings has to have this wisdom permeation
it permeates it and yet the permeation is not part of the elia but the ally against transformed by the permeation
is transformed by the permeation which is not
comprised in itself
there is entry into there is wisdom
and there's entry into the way things are
so somehow it still tricky because somehow there's an intimacy here and yet there's no confusion and example it's often uses our water and milk
i don't know if modern science would agree with this analogy but i see that that's the metaphor water and milk that you can actually get the water out of a milk
get the milk out of the water
it also get an milk out of water
is a nor is the minnesota pronunciation of milk

this elia has to deal storehouse consciousness has to be permeated and
her the permeation is not comprised within it
the permeation is comprised from the dharma from the wisdom of the borders
and then the tricky part is and then it goes on to save rather and you're not going to use the container consciousness as an example of not the container consciousness rather just has occurs with the container consciousness so the permeation so this permeate
one is a the develops within consciousness
so the same way that the elia develops the wisdom develops the same thing it's just that
the way ally is permeated is that a liar is transformed into not being a liar
the with or house consciousness is transformed is like is transformed from being the results of karma into wisdom
it is comprised what is it
the entry the entry into the characteristics of the normal is comprised of correct reflection
and again is correct reflection is not just on
it's com but it's not ah non conceptual it actually deals with concepts and images of the teachings and reflects on them and this reflection on the teaching creates this permeation
which creates the entry into the the nature of things
such correct reflection in turn arises from images that appear as doctrine and is meaning
so right now it may be the case that all of you
are practicing correct reflection
that's arising from you from the images
that are appearing in your act of consciousness of these teachings
so that i watched that happened to me as i'm studying is my honor teachings i watched my mind reflect on the images through which the teaching is appearing to me the teaching is not just images but the teaching is offered in such a way
that we can make images of it and contemplate the images of this teaching and this way the teaching permeates our
unconscious support of all consciousness
these images are discriminated in mental words and are accompanied by inside
and that appear as if connected to the apprehended realities
it's an hour getting instruction about more about the characteristics of the entry
so these images and of these images of what the images of what
yeah the images of the doctrine the images of the teaching
which we which are mind discriminates
our mental words
that are accompanied by insight
so as we hear these words
these mental words these images of the teachings
that kind that reflected that reflection that contemplation
is accompanied by insight
insight comes another its entry comes with that
and then
the inside appears as if connected to the images as the in the inside appears as if connected to the apprehended realities
so there seems to be the inside and what we understand
that we're being told it that's gonna go like that
now does the sound familiar
me it does because usually the things we know we think that woke that are knowing is connected
to these things we know so that's also going to be characteristic of this insight

and this is a warm up to the fact that the whole process by which this country and wisdom occurs occurs in the context of another teaching which goes with these three characteristics which is the teaching call conscious construction only namely no matter what happens we have a conscious
construction of it and we
we have to understand that we have to understand that the conscious construction what's happening is not free that's an example
in any other thing you know you have the same conscious construction going on
and on a teaching comes we have a conscious construction the teaching but when our been told that we're going to have that and we can still have insight simultaneous with
things appearing as though they were connected to our knowing
so again forecasting
they understanding of conscious construction only
is the same as entry into the characteristics of phenomena

so lie these things in different names for this entry one name for this entry is entry another another name for this entry is understanding the characteristics what we know
another name for this entry is insight or understanding of
everything is just conscious construction
everything is just conscious construction which is the same as penetrating into the reality
into the realm of reality and it's the same as attaining birth in the lineage of the buddha's and ten directions
and it's the same as the ability to
impartially think about
all living beings buddhas and bodhisattvas
these are these are different words for his country
an entry into the characteristics of phenomena includes
for the teaching that one of the characteristics or phenomenon is mere conceptual construction that we we live with that
and we understand that
at a certain level of understanding
we even think that the understanding that what's out there is nothing but mind that that's helped their separate remind
okay i don't know what time it is know i do
okay i just one more paragraph and stuff
mandatory to next paragraph is who enters
the characteristics of the novel
all bodhisattvas
permeated to their continuity is
with me who had permeated the continuities of their consciousness with much learning and hearing of the great vehicle
that to interest which are mentioned before
who enters these kinds of bodhisattvas who have permeated their continuity is one of the continuity is
they're active consciousness
and the storehouse unconscious they permeated it with learning and hearing these teachings
they have already rendered service to innumerable buddhas
who appear in the world gonna get stuck there for a second i thought i was gonna do more than one paragraph but this is a big deal
who gets this who needs to hear this who gets to enter this teaching
bodhisattvas who
have already rendered service to all innumerable buddhas
who appear in the world so when my stop them safe if i already rendered service to innumerable buddhists who have appeared in the world because of i haven't already done that i'm not gonna be able to enter this teaching
and i guess i would say that's what it seems to say
say one might say well why should i study any further because i'm not going to be able to enter
the characteristics of phenomenon because i haven't already done that some some of my say that and i might say that myself but then i might say well i think actually either i'm going to say that i'd already done that
i will continue or i'm gonna start doing it
doesn't case just in case i haven't rendered service to paul a new all the innumerable buddhists who have appeared in the world just in case i haven't already done that
i'm going to start
if i'm gonna to follow this teaching i'm gonna start start start what i'm gonna start rendering service to innumerable borders because that's a requirement for entry
soft or requirement wine lots of listening to the teaching lots of hearing the teaching loss of learning and teaching us one mr half that's a lot yeah now on top of that are alongside that
rendering service to normal borders
what kind of service one might what my one render to an imbecile buddhas are one of the things would be to listen to these teachings and learn them
can learn in his teachings does actually his service to all buddhas cause they all teach this
number i told you the story about this chinese monk who went to see the teacher and said you know please teaching and diamond the guy said watch yourself before your friends are born member that story
and then he tried to he tried to enter into that teaching
but was unable to do so so what did he do he went to a place and he rendered service
to the innumerable borders
later at today we're going out a work period here at this little temple
this is an opportunity to render service to innumerable buddha's this temple is a memorial
to this buddha here to the buddha after that the statute that shakyamuni buddha this place is a memorial site to shakyamuni buddha see the tenants hang down and says shakyamuni buddha this place is a memorial place
taking care of this place could you could see this as rendering service to all buddhas
i have if i want to understand this
and i do i want to stand these teachings and enter the characters phenomenon i understand it looks to me pretty straight line stitching here i have to render service to
all the innumerable borders
jackie moon is one that handle on it cannot just doing it for shakyamuni buddha i want to render service to all who has not just him i wanted render service to all the buddhas that he served shakyamuni buddha appeared in this world on this planet in india and he said i
served innumerable buddhist detritus shot historical buddha said
and since that time
bodhisattvas have been
serving and new voters and now here's a teaching for bodhisattvas and do i wish to serve new voters and i would say yes i do i wish to do it even forget about that it's gonna get an entry into the characteristics of an hour i wanna do it anyway
when i missed a secure she ever in by actually did not was not so concerned with getting enlightened are entering into the characteristics of phenomena
i actually enjoyed serving him that was good enough for me
favour of a chance to serve a buddha
i recommend it
and by the way those who do who have served in you move would as they are the ones who enter into buddha's wisdom
some people are actually unlike me some to proclivities and center and one and buddha's wisdom i did not come to get buddhist wisdom
but now i find out that being of service to the buddha's is necessary in order to do it
now i kind of do want to i've changed what is earning more we have to do here oh let's see i and also who have already entered into a true state of definitive commitment
how single faith
in what well how about the teachings of the mahayana
the faith that the completely transformed storehouse consciousness that completely transforming the results of our past karma completely transforming the results of our past karma is put his wisdom
so the teaching that are past carmike the results of our past com is a support from all of our defiled states of suffering that the results of our pasts karma is the basis of birth and death as one teaching next part of it is
that all the buddhas are the transformation of that consciousness
and that consciousness gets transformed by entering into the characteristics of all the things we know and entering entering the that billy is to believe this teaching or not the practices
so one is listen to the teaching to serve served the buddhist three years
trust that this teaching is worth your total devotion
oh and there's one my point
the bodhisattvas who have increased their good routes and thus fully accumulated the stories of
merit and wisdom so along with this we have to keep doing good karma
which also transforms the elia
so we have in that way way even even if we do enter into the characteristics of phenomena we have to continue to harm
they're wholesome karma so they were developing
the results from wasn't common together with results of entering end of the characteristics of phenomenon developing wisdom so that's the second paragraph of chapter three and i i kind of wanted to go on to attempt to the next section
and actually
it's kind of big this next one so i think i'll wait for this afternoon to do a third section of chapter three of the
the engagement in the mahayana written by the great ancestor the sondra
and to see if the foregoing launch as anything you'd like to bring up

yeah there's there's a state called no longer turning away no way
it's rather has threat of as though
but even before that does not really any turning away as just that you can keep slipping you know like you he slip and fall he will get distracted but do not really change your vow you just get distracted as a stage you get have wish that wish
you never slip backwards or off to the side does asset sage but i think when you attain the first stage here when you when you get this first stage of entry into the characters phenomena you kind of you're not gonna turn back anymore
but even i don't turn back you deserve fall down and get distracted
for quite a long time
but then his teachings here to tell you that that happens and what to do about it
and that is a normal part of the path that stuff at this stage the make these kinds of mistakes at this stage and there the stage at which you don't make any more mistakes you still evolving but there's no more mistakes you can
you didn't need the equipment from mistake making has been on abandoned a desperate know that's that's what we call for virtually celestial body surface like i'm i'm lucky test and manjushri both guys are those girls are that stage
one granted there
yesterday yes

west of years
in the key industry in story told the beginning this this wonderful monk or became this wonderful teacher
he heard a teaching from his teacher
you know but
he didn't he didn't do it if it hadn't permeated him enough me but he heard it
did he did hear it and he and he he he attempted to respond to what he was given and he did hear that his response was not appropriate was not mean the request
he didn't find a self before his parents were born but he did hear it and he was attempting to give it to his teacher the teacher said known as it and they went around like that for quite awhile and then took a break he thought he can't get he kind of felt discouraged
but as discouragement was part of the process of hearing the dharma
somebody else might have said
try to wants to said see later you know
didn't been discouraged just as is stupid self before it burns a boy you crazy
but he didn't he tried and then he got discouraged and the teacher out and go
but i think a teacher knew that he wasn't just gonna go and forget about this if you thought that he promise a stay
stay in suffer some more with me
but i think he could sense this guy wasn't gonna give up to that and golf and he was right if this actually thought this he didn't give up he kept working on this he kept permeate himself with this simple instruction
the find this this mind this person the self before there
before there's a self
and by this process of permeating with this teaching he didn't become pure and he deleted him
and it didn't find this and then that was government and story but this is the beginning of worth
from that point on he wouldn't turn back
he was that
he was flying from then on he just developed it more and more until buddhahood
any other offerings yes
he said
he heard me say that
it's impossible he said he heard me say it's impossible not to serve all buddhas
and i would say
how good and me to say so
that is so now that you've heard me say that do you believe that
and if you believe that you believe you have already served innumerable buddhist you believe that
that you've been doing this from beginning was time you've been serving all buddhas if you feel that
for good
i haven't from what you feel that way
and but that is me going to stop in all right because it's impossible not to sell you you if i have been and i'm going to continue that's my understanding everything i do for now on he is going to be rendering service to all buddhist this is the medium in which i have been doing this
from beginning this time and i will continue to do it this is the context in which i will enter into
the teachings of buddha about the character of the normal this is this is the warm devoted
in a wholehearted devotion to the teachers of this teaching chinese isn't i'm not just the border into the teaching i'm devoted to the givers of the teacher
i i have been and i will continue and have no choice and i feel really good about that and
and if i seem to have forgotten
hoops think forgotten i'm into like gum into like andrew i'm into resentment now i'm taking a break okay
what am i here for to my hair for resume and i'm here for entering into the characteristics of all phenomena in order to attain enlightenment in our to benefit all beings and this is part of my ongoing service to buddha's
and i'm very happy about this right
well almost
was that to serve our booties buddhism the common young
maybe the reason
well what do we may be annoyed if for sure for sure you you if you have any resentment that year and you're going to make that resentment service of all buddhas right
so why
when you notice series when you notice the resentment just say oh here's an opportunity to serve all buddhas
if no one is not the you know wallowing in and presentment you're saying okay we're not it it's time to sir mood is thank you for reminding me for most people and forget about most in with some people when resentment comes they forget that this is an opportunity to serve all buddhas
it distracts them but isn't it it's not a distraction the buddhas are not distracted so if we're serving the undistracted ones we serve the mice
this is a way to
the way to requite the kinds of the buddha's is by practicing service to the buddha's
which means studied his teachings which means listened to them and understand them as learning this is and so on resentment comes
practice the teachers on the resentment make the resentment and opportunity resentment isn't service of the buddha's but the way you use a resentment the where you take care of it is that you're going to use it for that purpose
can use to file states which are normal states are normal states of defilement are going to use them to serve buddhist the how do i use my default spaces or buddha's by listening to the teachings my the streets are not service of the buddha
using them to receive to serve the border are serving a british
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this as part of answer your question at one point out that the perfuming or the permeation of the teaching the thing that has permeated his the unconscious
the unconscious the unconscious is not defiled state the unconscious is not defiled it's not defiled and it's not comical wholesome or unwholesome
the undefiled gets perfumed by the teaching
the defiled states are supported by the undefiled state our results of our karma support the filed states but the results are not defiled therefore they can support the files not defiled can support to filed and not to can support whizzed
and and comically neutral neither neither wholesome or unwholesome can support wholesome and unwholesome so all the unwholesome and all the wholesome the file states come up from this unconscious support
but the unconscious support is undefiled however its support to file his birth and death birth and death is undefiled but as suffering suffering is undefiled
and come it is comes from
deluded defiled states of consciousness and supports the arising of them
hey now go back to your question about the perfuming and what that makes possible
yeah this elia wizard
how do we
the wisdom comes from the wisdom comes from receiving these teachings a lot
learning them listening to them a lot
and then come from serving buddhas and it comes from believing that listening to these teachings will have this effect and it comes from our usual taken care of our karma
but taken care of karma by itself isn't enough we have to receive these teachers because the teachings are actually what transforms the basis of unwholesome of undefiled states of the loaded states
that this unconscious storehouse of the result of all past karma can be completely transformed into wisdom by receiving the wisdom teachings
but in order to receive resignations we have to to receive the compassion teachings to and practice compassion because we don't practice compassion for one
he devoted to all buddhas and we won't be hoping to this teaching and will be kind we won't use resentment as an opportunity to apply the teaching for has been mean to the resentment and so of course of the music teachers of compassion and will take to receive these these teachings here so far mostly wisdom teaches later in the to
techstars more compassion takers but
part of compassion is too generously diligently carefully patiently serve all buddhas
if you serve all buddhas we will learn to thinking partially about all buddhas and bodhisattvas can all sentient beings because some people say why shouldn't you sir shinji search engine bays and of course you should search engine beings but is it's here's a start by serving the buddha's
because i'm in this tradition there's there's no argument of by serving buddha's but some people who are okay on serving buddha's do have some reservations about serving some people
right like i am i going to serve nutrition but
there was some other people i wasn't so sure my survey
but he served the good as you will come to a state where you will think about buddhas bodhisattvas and all central banks
impartially your surgeon equally but you don't have to start with the buddha's and aren't have wisdom service and campaigns isn't sufficient
it's fine star with for as you move into wisdom you have to start serving buddhas
and then and then this permeation of the dharma will transformed the results of past karma into wisdom the results of past karma
are very nicely supporting many states have defiled active consciousness as if you're going on quite nicely have you noticed
got plenty of that now the same
read storehouse of the results of past karma can be converted into perfect wisdom if we permeated with the teachings
including the teachings of harder permeated with the teachings
he asked
entry into the carriage
yeah so on entry into conceivable
we're three characteristics of friends and we can know well the the first one the petition character is the conceivable
the second one other dependent he's actually inconceivable however we take the other dependent character of things to be the conceivable characters so we defy with that way but it actually is inconceivable and of course the absence of the conceivable
in the inconceivable is also inconceivable harder you can conceive of it but actually the way it really is is inconceivable but these these three characteristics apply to each other to
so the of
characteristics of the locals is the water injuries
the is easily conceivable was in the sauces
yes and trained as the inconceivable is is something that can happen when you enter into the
actually we start by entering into the consumer version of these three characteristics i could send you enter into you start listening to it by hearing mental words which represent these teachings that teachings themselves or not
even the even them
invitation character the consent the conceptual version of things itself is actually has it's it's actually as the utterly established character to he really he really doesn't have the casino but in it so as you get into studying history
you realize the inconceivable nature of things
not just hear about it realized that enter it
hey well
i hope that wasn't too horrible for the people who just came for first time
ah or or for the people who have been here many times
or is it is really difficult and
i really feel encouraged to encourage you to encourage yourself to study of