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Our thinking and intention makes the world what it is; awareness of intention makes our contribution a positive one

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so people are smiling which isn't nice to see and i just but i feel i must
i must say
ah that
i think we're all very
what was the word in pain probably over
ah the war in iraq and
the war in
lebanon and israel
the whole situation around power and
in this world struggle for power
which comes in a form of fuel often
and the struggle over it but also the effects of using it
it's easy for the thought to arise in mind
our the the the concern to rise in a minute what can i do
how can i contribute to
lessening the violence and
and disrespect and lack of appreciation among beings etc
and i don't identify with this kind of language but the word powerlessness or
yeah comes to mind like
ha the mind wants to measure whether one is making
an insignificant positive contribution to the situation
the mind imagines
a positive contribution and imagines measuring at him and he wants to make a big positive contribution
to a world where the so many people
right now who are suffering so intensely
and then various people various beings have ideas or unders
standings of what would be helpful
i don't know about i don't know about measuring
what contribution our actions
make or
yeah i don't know about measuring it
but am
when i when the thought arises
what can i do
i think that
what i try to remember is not so much what can i do but what am i doing
so this war in iraq although i
i really did oppose the whole thing still
that doesn't mean i wasn't part of of
it happening
what i was doing before and have been doing since still his contributing to the world in which this war exists
i feel responsible for it
and that's a way i
i think that the way i think moment by moment and the way i have thought moment by moment has contributed and is contributing to the current situation and the future situation that's how i think i think my thinking
is responsible for this world
and i think that you're thinking is responsible for this world
my ability to sort of go on
in this world of suffering
a supported
by meditating
on the proposal
that my thinking and you're thinking
the which is the same as my intention and your intention
which is basically the same as my fall my vow and your vow which is the same as saying my request and my wish and your request in your wish moment by moment
the proposal is that these all these
wishes requests intentions
that they make the world
they have made this world of misery
and it is through the same types of phenomenon called intention called vow called aspiration
basically synonyms for me
it is through them at the world is and will be transformed the world will be transformed
and is being transformed
in a way it seems like the world has recently been transformed
ah in a negative way
recently i mean like in the last six years
it seems that way i can't measure really i mean i can measure but i'm not saying my measurement is correct
but anyways lots of negative transformations i feel have occurred whether the overall picture is a negative transformation i can't say
and what i'm saying to you is a way of thinking and it's a vision about thinking
so i'm suggesting that a transformation of vision
of the world
he's a basis for the transformation of the world
and the vision of the world
is the basis of the intentions or thinking about the world and the thinking about the world and the intention about the world forms the world
and transforms the world
so this is a a proposal which
i didn't as far as i know has been thought of and imagined before
a couple of thousand years at least in the tradition of the buddha dharma
this is old an old story
about how the this how the story we have of the world
contributes to the world
yeah that's the story the story is the story we have what the world forms the world and many people
as far as i can tell do not have the story that their story of the world forms the world
many people do not think that
however they still have a story which is contributing to the world
so again another proposal is that not only
does everybody's story contribute to the formation of the world
but if you're not aware of your story
you're not aware of how your story forms the world that your contribution is harmful relatively harmful
whereas if you're aware of your story if you're aware of your intention
and you aware that your intention contribute to the formation of the world
your contribution is relatively positive
and the more that we are aware of our intention of our aspiration and how it transforms the world the more positive is the contribution
and the less we are aware of our intentions and their transformative and formative power the more harmful generally speaking our contribution but in either case living beings are constantly
influencing the formation of the world and the transformation of the world
this is a proposal from my understanding of this tradition
the teachings of shakyamuni buddha and all the other buddhist that he is
related to that's my understanding of his teaching partly
so in a sense you could say it's a faith
for some people and maybe somewhat a faith for me but for me also it is something that i'm experimenting with
and receiving some experimental data on however as you may know in science when you have a theory and you do an experiment and the expect results of the experiment uphold the theory that does not prove the theory is correct
you can't really prove a theory is correct because next moment the theory could be proved or disproved you can disprove the theory
but you can't really prove it
this is the theory which i'm enjoying testing
and the testing of it seems to me
really appropriate to the world today
and always
again the teaching is that the world's the world or the world's worlds because the world we get new worlds every moment world's represent the consequences worlds are consequences of aspirations
and actions and actions or intentions of living beings have all of us
all of us are contributing
and now only and then also the nother nother aspect of the teaching is that not only does every
intention that arises in our consciousness contribute to the formation of the world
not only does every aspiration and rises in our consciousness contribute to the world
but does but it contributes also to a path
of aspiration so when an aspiration rises
one of its consequences is the formation of a world but another consequence is it tends to influence further intentions
stories tend to reproduce themselves
intentions karmic paths
are formed
so now when do they form the world
but they also form of
pass a bondage within the world wherein people are stuck in a rut about how they're contributing to the world
but again the alteration of the path
of our contribution
comes through
intention so intention our aspiration is what alters the paths of intention or aspiration so if you have certain certain comic pats
they are determined
by comic actions of body speech and mind
or anyway they're influenced by pad by but bye by momentary intentions and body speech and mind and the pass
are altered
body speech in mind
they are they are altered by body speech and mind actions by intentional body speech mine they are altered all the time your own personal paths and the world which has created by everybody's personal path
those are transformed by further body speech and mind intentional activity and once again the transformation is negative your own personal path becomes negative
through not notice to the through not noticing the intention
and not noticing how it's evolving
and it was positively your own path evolves positively and your contribution becomes more positive as you notice
the path and how
your current intention works with that
and i have i've there's some you know there's some appearance in history of zen that
some zen teachers seem to
not be on
concerned with attention
how's your kids
bigger everyday they're not losing weight there
thanks for coming
drive carefully please
what your intention

so there's some some people feel that is that design school sometimes
the emphasizes paying attention paying attention to intention and it may be that that's the case is some people some zen practitioners may be doing that i myself
i don't see that but what i would see is that there's a middle way
between rejecting the importance
intention or attention to karma
completely rejecting and are one side and on the other side being
so concerned with it that year
a substantiating the process
substantiating the intention of the aspiration
because although the after aspiration whatever aspiration you have right now whatever intention you have right now
although the teaching is that it has consequence
what that intention is is not said to be a substantial thing
as matter of fact there's not even much emphasis on what the intention is
because emphasizing what your intention is is already
sick sang or talking as though it were subset somewhat substantial
so we had be careful if we hear that noticing our intention
tends to have
a positive evolutionary influence
that we would then think that the intention were noticing
is substantial and i think that when some teachers are rejecting attention
two intention or attention to karma or even the teachings of karma they're doing that because students have thought too much in terms of what intention is and what the teachings of carnal are rather than noticing how intention comes to be how karma comes to
be how the teachings come to be
so because of people substantiating and redefine
the teachings they have rejected them
but hope they just i would say just enough so that people don't reapply not too actually
have people not pay attention
to their intention and
i think part of the zen teacher sometimes talk this way of rejecting it to keep protect people from substantiating having a substantial istick view of what they're up to at the moment
but they live in a monastery where people are getting feedback while the time on their intention
but they don't mention the monastery because they're in it
and you're giving feedback to the people that they're telling
did not pay attention to their intention
and then when they don't they get feedback
and actually
part of what
part of the way of working with this attention or mindfulness and contemplation of intention
a part of what's involved here is actually to work together with someone else
to the intention
so you can work with it inwardly and that has a
looking at it inwardly
has a long term positive influence but also it's good to work with it inter personally so that other people could check to see and give you feedback on whether you are being too
a substantial istick about your intentions
and so that
and so that you together with other can express your intentions
to each other in such a way
as to alter the trajectory mutually alter each other as trajectories
paths of karma
which is norway say express your stories to each other says your stories can modify each other stories
and to watch this consciously
as it as an interpersonal
of the vision of the world

so the and at this vision of the world of
i'm putting her stories out an inviting others to put theirs out and watching how they affect each other
this process he is a process which reflects the story of how the world is formed
and in that way perhaps maybe more in accord with reality
and bring peace and harmony
so this is a story about
how to realize peace and harmony
which would include me letting my story which i just told about peace and harmony be altered and influenced by yours
and particularly your story about how that was a substantial mystic story
for could just be how it stupid
or religious or
naive for lots of things you could say you could have lots of stories about my story
this story that i told his story which would welcome that feedback and welcome disagreement
and my story also for the story i told anyway which is not really my story but my understanding of the buddhist story
this story arises not from me but for an interaction of this body
with the world in which the buddha's teachings exist
and also in a world in which you all exist
and my intentions and my aspirations arise as this body interacts with your body's and all the teachings and all the suffering that gives rise to my cognitions which come with intention
if the buddha it's give my body was not bouncing off and being bounced off of
the relationship to the teachings my think my intentions would be different
maybe even better but they'd be different
in a way this is how i'm you know
keep myself buoyant
ah as i meditate on the
ah horrific transformations of the world which i
ah see
to keep myself up ah appearing again and again
willing to live in his world and try to make better and better contributions and tried to see and and help other people make better and better contributions
deforming this world
have any feedback for me
you have a question is
that's feedback

yeah and also said my story invites you to change my story some people story do not literally do not invite you to change their story but my story invite you to change my story

never strike and never not change except when there's there's a fleeting moment sort of somewhere near the towards the the period at the end of the story it's it doesn't change until the periods put on it but then it changes
example of a story that doesn't change
yeah okay let's have an example


i definitely i mean if you even if you didn't even if you never got to know about know boy's story would change to accommodate you as you're approaching know abode through tan valley you know and get arrested
and tell him that you're heading to know abode you're already changed your already transforming new abode but you transform new abode when you want to go to know about with a gun you'd you immediately transform know abode that you think of no abode think of coming with a gun so you feel safe you have just transform know abode and if you try
as from new abode know about just accommodated to you before you arrive you change know about
now if you want to get more specific and say if you actually got here and walking the door with the gun and i saw the gun would i accommodate and i would accommodate i might go wow what kind of gun is that that's an accommodation i will respond to you
if i get scared you know and i tense up that i'm accommodating to you

outside world
yeah you're excused
he like the neighbors

you want to talk about the neighbors have no bowed okay how which neighbors you want to talk about

that's their story their stories i don't want like i heard somebody say i like george bush because he's consistent what what what he thinks on mondays the same as what he thinks on wednesday regardless of what happens on tuesday
i like that consistency
some people have a story that they actually liked that some other person the person who said it had the story he thought that was a joke he didn't like that he thought actor here's a story would be good if if he if is what he thought changed according to circumstances that's history
but history might also be that he would be willing to change his story perhaps
some people do at the story i can't change my story it's the truth i'm sorry how can i change it i happened to my stories of truth or can't change and that
that story i think my story is i want to find a way to interact with that story so the person who tells that story can wake up from the dream that they have a story which can't change because i think my story is that people who think they have a story which is true and can
can't change therefore conversing with people is fine but the is not going to change
i have a story that i want to have conversations with them so that their story could change but i do think that some people
they just don't see a possibility of their story changing but i think the fact that they're willing to talk about it like i heard about this is a show now called faith and reason series on tv
i heard that some scientists were being interviewed but there are scientists which have faith and they willing to converse about it but there are the same faith was
rock like and unchangeable
but still if they're willing to converse
i think they're entering to the process work
their view will not be so harmful if they're willing to converse about it
so even the people who are not changing their view in their own mind they think they have the same view even though you can watch you can watch a changing perhaps but they don't see it you can see that they had different view today yesterday but they think no no it's the same view as their view
if they will converse with you i think that that's okay that is not okay but it's is not so harmful that they think that hasn't been changing
peace with those who do not agree with us if we can converse
i i that's mystery
that's a story
do i mind if you continue i don't as anybody else mind if she continues
looks like nobody minds he lived inside
you have a question why

okay john

not necessarily you can you can set boundaries without holding onto your store some of the best bondi centers are people don't hold onto their stories
what for example with with it
with a child that you love
it is possible to have some idea that something dangerous for them instead of boundaries so they don't get hurt k and but still be opened to the fact that you might be wrong
and set the boundary
without understanding and and and actually than also conveyed to them that you're setting a boundary
but somehow although you're not unclear about the boundary you're also relaxed with the with doing it
so they they feel somewhat relaxed with a very definite boundary and you feel relaxed to because although was definite you're not attached to it
it's possible to learn that
and just for the movement to and be like i often use this example of you know i went to esalen institute and nineteen eighty
with my three and a half year old daughter and her mother was going to go to france where we were at eslint and and her mother suggested that why we are an excellent i help her get off her pacifier
which she used mostly to go to sleep at night
and so i think one of the first one of the few first nights of being there i told i said to her you know your mom meebo mother wants you to get off the
i didn't save a mother to her by saying to you evil mother
want you to get off the pacifier and my daughter said well
i like to use it it hasn't me go to sleep
and i thought that's reasonable
you know thinking about what other people do to go to sleep it to pretty good
did you want to to jump in hears in the middle of the story
hey let's see what happens

there's a way we can what

daycare areas sandboxes
yeah amen

you enjoyed expressing yourself just now
feedback a i will feed back id or years amen amen sister
thank you very much i'm glad you enjoyed express yourself
you're welcome thank you so anyway she says
you know i want to use it to go to sleep so i say okay you can use it so she uses as go to sleep but to put in one night i come home from giving your class as teaching their had excellent i came home and she was very upset because she had bitten through her pacifier it was no longer functioned as a path
so she said she wanted me to i was excellent as way down by big surpassed big sur
she wanted me to go and buy her a new pacifier and it was like ten at night and i says too late now it's the nearest store fifty miles away
and are listed nearest store we can buy pacifiers go all the way back to monterey or something i said i'm not going to go in the middle and night
but if you remind me tomorrow i'll get it and
forgot to tell me so i didn't get it but anyway
i had the story of her getting off it she had the story of continuing and i gave up my story
and i went started with her story of using it but then she bit through it and turns out that
she did stop using the pacifier but not because anybody story was i had this story about okay i'm not going to drive in the middle and night inch but you didn't try to talk me out of it she went along with it and she fell asleep i were discussing how difficult it would be for meeting
drive up the road i said we have to turn right and way to turn left and went to turn right and she's asleep
as to go over the bridge yeah
it was a pacifying story and we're still trying to pacifier
it's good witches pacified yes
nineteen she comes to my attention is probably
ancient practice of having your your intention is bound to what you know yeah with every moment of knowing
every moment of cognition in intention comes
she could say the intention is bound to what you know or to to your knowing but i'll see you knowing is bound to your intention they're they're connected
knowing and intention knowing and aspiration our partners
the co evolve
as your intention involves positively your cognition involves positively and your cognition involves positively your intention involves positively
i bounce back and forth
and knowing was
how to extend to how does it exactly happened to extend to range of
okay so you said year your knowing as bouncing off other people's knowing and also your intention is bouncing off other people's intention like laura's saying you know your you are cognitions actually bouncing off
as were actually bouncing with them right now and our intentions are bouncing with their intentions right now
and the next party or question or statement yes
happens intention grow into an area back you don't know
or you don't know what it doesn't grow into an area we don't know
but but there's so much
it doesn't grow into an area don't know but areas where you have not yet known call rise with the evolution of your intention if your intention trick gets transformed
at the same time the intelligent gets transport a new cognition arises with it a cognition you never had before so working on your intention
we'll put you into into worlds and but but especially will put you into ways of knowing that you've never had before by going to school for example and learning
the lessons
can put you into states of cognition which you've never had before
and particularly having more positive and skillful intentions put you in the states of knowing that that
are your the states of knowing rise with you that you've never known before
and also putting your intention or your story out with other intentions or you're actually aware like i'm putting my intention out and your put a your intention out or i'm putting my story out and you're pretty your story out where your dramatizing what's going on all the time actually
all the time think people who are thinking of coming to know about with weapons you know they're transforming know about already but we don't know about it because we don't see them but if they would actually come here and dramatically president themselves with their armament and we interacted with them then we would actually be able to see their story
interacting with our story
and then we would be able to actually form a new story perhaps with them and this new story or this new intention would give rise to a state of awareness which you never had before like these people came to know abode with weapons and we actually interacted with them and worked out really well and i experienced a state i've never experienced before with
armed meditators
the whole new whole new thing i talked to her and nineteen seventy in early in the morning i went to hit the the wooden plaque up there for meditation
and there were lots of motorcycles they've actually the motorcycles weren't right there there were lots of hell's angels wearing weapons around the area of the zendo like it you know
five o'clock in the morning at tassajara zen mountain zen
armed hell's angels people they just happen to drive down the middle of night and there they were
and i was very surprised how well it worked out
they just came down nina to have a bath they weren't going to shoot us or anything but they just happen to carry weapons
and i just kept hitting a han and somebody else that that the guess person took care of them and not it was like
he was like a new state of consciousness for me and probably for them to to see this young bald guy hitting this plaque and middle and in the middle of the night
so the interaction part is really important that you get your story out there again and again and learn how to like stand the fact that other people are like receiving it in all these different ways according to their stories and just keep interacting and interacting and your story will change and you let in your
story will change but you get to notice a change in as you notice it change noticing your story change is possible of are positively
there may be occasional dips
like you may notice that
if you have a story and somebody else disagrees with you and then your story in changes into the day are rats they're terrible people because you know they don't agree with my stories and my story was the same as it was before but now i hate them too
know but if you notice that your story changes you will come out that you will come out of that
the by that awareness your awareness will lift you out of the dipping of the degradation of your story
greed hate and delusion
can not hinder
positive about it either
greed hate and delusion are part of karmic hindrance but karmic hindrance it doesn't really hinder what what what what is it that you're talking about being hindering
you didn't say intention
what yeah the obstruction doesn't the one is what is altered doesn't obstruct the alteration it is the object of the alteration so greed hate and delusion which are part of the pattern a karmic pattern unintentional pattern they don't obstruct the alteration of them so
shelves they are what does get there what gets altered by awareness by were just an obstruction obstruction is altered but it's not that there's no obstruction the obstruction is what we're altering the obstruction is what we're learning to leap beyond and turn obstruction really is an obstruction obstruction is
the the opportunity huh
it's material the opportunity for practice practice operates on obstruction that's what it works with so you can say it's obstruction you said yeah but it's the practice that our problems and obstructions are are the practice basically i mean they're they're the practice opportunity and a practices to meet that with awareness of your intention
can regard to the comic obstruction which of course we see plenty of karmic obstruction
ah i see laura has her hand up as i see stephen to charlene yes
can you wait more
nearly as cool

well thanks for telling that story
and then i can now say to you that
part of me would like to tell my story and a kind of soggy will be you know confused way so you wouldn't feel that way
but i noticed but i i mean i've tried that in the past and what i find out is that people think more as you can like are actually say what he means he just like wait he's waiting back there is going to going to come out you know
and i think actually one of catherine's i kept friends and former in law were some items
and we're in law yes
former sister in law said that her father who is a minister i don't know if he said this or she felt as about him but she said he pushed the the clarity of as articulation of his belief right up to the point where it almost where it's really endangered to be self righteous you know and like its
so certain and nobody would dare to
no question this
but it's not that we want to go to it's not that we want to realize that position but we we push ourselves into the place where there's that danger
tobacco way where to from the place where there's danger that someone would be afraid to say anything to you because of the strength of your position
tobacco is no danger i think his back away from the place where you're really meet that person
so for me to put it out very strongly and you'd dare interact with it that's where we're really going to meet
if i back away you still won't necessarily dare because you know that actually i'm just back in your way you know it it's really lurking in the background there's a really strong position you know everybody has that actually i say let's get it out in the open where race where it really not scares people
but shows but has the word is a danger that it will
and sometimes it does
where do you keep inviting this it could he possibly be actually inviting me to disagree with him i mean i don't believe it or maybe i'll try
you try and
so that is a problem thank you

one wait
he stepped on it
you want to eat it
we used you just kind of did
there's something
interesting combination of some aggression and read all of your hands
lady macbeth
so what's the what's the question again
oh shadow yeah and there's some aggression and the question about shadow
so when you tell us it is the aggression than did the shadow get brought out a little bit
yeah that sounds pretty good and also
again i think when you put your story out there another way the shadow gets brought onto somebody can say something
about what you said that's really stupid
and then you can tell them how stupid it is and then you've probably found something about to share with their too
because you didn't he didn't think the person was stupid when you first started talking to them but now by what they said in response to your story you think they're really stupid and so something that you didn't see was involved there which which we first spoke if thought i'm just expressing my opinion but i didn't notice that anybody who disagrees with me in certain ways would be stupid
but now i see that aren't just have opinions but i also have the view that anybody doesn't agree with me should be eliminated
core anyway yeah basically eliminated and made into upon person you know or somebody that is reasonable and agrees with me
so the interaction between the two including the teachers shadow students should try to bring out the teacher shadow
now try to but
expressive so strong they will hopefully bring out the teacher shadow what you do not want to see great
because teachers are supposed to be good you know i see the bad teacher you want to see the bad teacher
you do okay well
you want to to of course okay one two three let's see the bad teacher
aren't bad enough
kind of bad enough
you don't know yet okay
you seen a bad what bad you but is that a bad teacher
bad me that just bad rabbit bad teacher yikes
then bad buddha
yeah but it's easy to say it before you see the bad teacher when you see the bad teacher can you say that and not like he's not there but really that this you see by the way the bad teacher comes to be that you can get the bad teacher
is a bad teacher i don't
seems like good teacher to me
good teacher
the teacher who told him to kill glimmer
well you know
we'd say will ah
the thousand people that the thousand deaths
that it took to make a goalie mala who he became
was that worth it
it's hard for me to say it's hard for me to say but the teacher was part of a bully mall his path that where he finally came to be basically
highly evolved spiritual being by going through this horrible contortion as a murderer on the way
and the teacher was part of the causes and conditions but not just a teacher the buddha was there at through the whole thing so the buddha was their loneliness this world to be a place where a person with good background can be twisted his common pattern can be flipped in such a way somebody can hook onto it to turn it into a really bad way
but then
it comes around him he met buddha and somehow the whole thing got
i can't say that it was good at the teacher said something so he caused all those murders i don't have i don't have any idea that that was good at all
but his teacher was part of the cause of and pattern that lead this guy to meet the buddha to meet the buddha
he would he have met the buddha would the buddha have made this effort for him if he has wasn't a murder we don't know but maybe not the bullet really needed to meet him because he he was in such bad shape plus had the potential to be helped if the way if you didn't have the potential to be helped to boot him i just stay
away from him and safe and protected people in another way

no no it's not it's saying that what is skillful is what has good outcomes that's what we mean very skillful and what is unskillful has bad outcomes
are you know harmful outcomes
that's that's the list that's the basic thing the way you and the way you watch your intention is in terms of his consequences not like if i want to help you if i had this feel like i want to help you
i do notice that i do want to help you
i'm aware of that but it isn't yet it isn't that because i want to help you that that in and of itself is good
if i want to do something good in relationship to you in the world that doesn't mean that that is in and of itself good it also counts more important than my than how it sound literally when really counts as is consequence however it's consequence is is complex there's a short term consequence in a long term consequence
but watching how looking at my intentions seeing what i how i think they are
the quality of them and then watching their consequences this attention is said to be
the intention which will alter negative and harmful patterns of intention and cause and effect

yeah jere asked a similar question the other night he said can you just have faith in our in our nature or something
you my dad that kit can you them if you're aware of your attention is the very fact that you're aware of your attention enough for it to be transforming and good well that's what i would say that you're you're aware your awareness of your intention doesn't doesn't necessarily mean that intention will have positive consequences
but your intention will leave your attention to your intention your awareness of your intention i would say awareness of intention will in the long run continue to pressure you and the world towards realization of peace and harmony because
well because as you look at intention more and more you will see how your intention co-evolved with other intentions as you see this more and more

you see peace and harmony more and more
if you look at your intention and you do not see peace and harmony
you suffer
if you do not look at your intention and also do not see peace and harmony
you suffer so looking at your intention or not either way if you do not see of course if you don't look you will not see if you do look and you don't see in both cases you're you're uncomfortable until we see how things are related actually i say we suffer
a and that in the pressure on us is to realize our interdependence and until we do there are suggested to just a consistent stable but varying pressure of the universe which with which we arise is pressuring us to realize to understand our relationship with the world
we are born we exist out of a relationship with the world we are conscious beings out of our relationship with the world that's how are born
and our intention is born with that
and if we don't understand that relationship then we are in pain
and our actions our intentions arise from this painful situation
and then they contribute to further that the day together with the world contribute to further births with further suffering
and we enter the pressure on us is that we won't be comfortable until we understand this process
and that understand the process one of the key ingredients understand the process is watch how awareness arises and watch how intention rises with it and study the intention and then watch the consequences of the intentions see if they're beneficial see if their advantageous to further meditation or
meditation and you will see and overtime if you pay attention you will see that those who distracted from meditation also make you uncomfortable and those who promoted meditation promote education and that you feel good when you start learning is fun learning boy you up even in
this messy situation you're still in prior to seeing how everything is in peace and harmony once we see that
then we're ready to really go to work and do the most joyful sandwiches to teach others to enter this this boot away
until then we are pressured and we will not be at ease until we realized this
however once you start studying i think there's some not exactly relief
but you could say is relief but i think it's more like encouragement you feel encouraged to study even though you still feel in pain so now most of us feel more pain than we did six years ago
i think in a way but we still might feel more encouraged
like yeah and the reason we're suffering is because people are not awake people are selfish and people are feeling not in connection with each other so we feel maybe even more confidence that the problem in the world is a lack of understanding
we have
how have all these resources and were basically fighting which it each other over what we already have
we're killing people over abundance and wealth
the problem seems to be lack of understanding has it has been has it has seemed to be the problem for quite a long time the buddhist time they the problem was not poverty so much it was lack of understanding and hatred among beings that was the proud
men still is
the consequences very much part of how we learn about intention
very much and so as not that what are tensions doesn't matter what the intention is it's more like what matters it doesn't matter what the intention is but what really matters is that you notice it watch your intention is right now is more important than what than what you're doing i mean then then it's the same as what you're doing but more import
didn't know whether you're rich or poor is what are you in ten now that's the cutting edge of spiritual and
and harmonia harmonious evolution
are you chewing gum
it's okay
what sticks to you

did you say when things are revealed as when i'm helping people

right and that's that's your story
so that's a nice story thanks for telling it and now
that's story needs to interact with people who do not have that story
i like that story huh what

you're welcome
yeah so that your story and you can offer that to the world and it's very important to offer to people who have different stories so that story you just told can change
in relation not just tape can imagine of course i i said so it can change but i rather say so the you and others can realize that is changing because it will change and it has right right
i have a story when you hear it on here mice what you don't want to hear my story but later
how much later how much later do you want to hear my story thirty seconds okay thirty seconds go
there's something reported about boundaries
boundaries are important
boundaries are important
like teeth

yeah those toe boundaries
sounds good
and hopefully you'll meet somebody who doesn't think so
yes yes

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have you been no though
have you ever been to walmart
what it's fine but it's fun okay i think i'm not sure but one more question has been hand has been to more hands of being raised three more hands of be raised let's have more hands form our hands are being raised
so i had is shaking
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you want to continue or have launched
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our intention
my passion talking right now yeah right
a lot of possibilities
my attention express myself
yeah can i point out one intention which people often don't spot his intention it's what you think you're doing right now is your intention like the fact that you think you're talking to me or the fact that i think i'm talking to you that actually is my intention to
so another definition of another word for intention another definition of karma is what is thinking so what you think you're doing is your intention
a lotta people are doing something but they don't notice that that's an that that is an intention so when you're talking to somebody you can be so it could be consciously intended to talk to them gently
or you can be
a semi consciously talking to them but not really he could you can be talking to them and gently without being aware that you are intending to talk to them gently but in fact
you if you're talking too much gently and you think you're talking to them gently than in fact you're intending to dr them gently
and other people might say where he said he was intending to talk to me and gently but i didn't feel like he was talking to me gently and then you may be looked at it and said i intended to talk generally but i didn't know i did not talk gently
and so the fact that you actually thought you were thinking that you were not speaking intent in gently that is actually your intention to
so easy way to find your intention is what do you think you're doing or what is what do you think your action is that
is your intention and actually it's also your aspiration because in fact you with the way you're thinking
makes a world as
aspiration means breathe life into
what you think makes a world you breathe life into a world by what you think so all that's in there in this karma
so so watching that is the key thing to watch what the karma is right now watch with the intention is watch with the thinking is all these different worlds to help you spot to extreme complexity of what you're up to because the whole universe is making you
they also known as she started about the he comes to
can we the about yesterday with that you try it a five and intention already as talking remnant he has so people think of you know like these big vows we make like mowing save all sentient beings are vowing to attain the boot away k at some point in history we may have thought that
maybe for and in a very important situation like
sent to a teacher or said in a ceremony that we have these vows and we remain they have effect and one of the effects they had his we remember them that we made those vows and they were literally vows but you're also thinking of them at the time
so i make the vow i want to save all sentient beings but right now
i just want to take a bath
that's what i want to do i'm thinking of taking a bath that's really where i'm at
and then i have this and but i knew i made a vow to of all sentient beings and
there's there's some dynamism there because there's a story in one dobyns bicycles about it about practicing generosity and it says so and so left his bath three times to meet visitors
the story of they are but a tiny story about ugh
but you know dignified person who came out of the bath he was taking a bath he left the bath three times
he wanted to take a bath that was his intention but then when people came because of his he wasn't he didn't take bodhisattva vow but it because of his vow to serve the people he left the bath three times but sometimes we're in the bath and we have made a vow to help people but we just want to stay in the bath a little longer we don't want to leave right now
so they're used to the current what you're up to right now is different from the fact that you're a person who has made this path this bow in the past and you remember that file or you forget it but you didn't make the vow to save all sentient beings you did make about to help other beings before yourself you didn't make that vow
and and you can remember it with you
you know what everybody reminding you you remember it at the same time right now you notice that's not my intention right now so my actual intention is that i remember this other intention and feel differently right now
that's that's that's we actually you that's actually your karmic formation at that time is that you remember this vow to serve other people and you notice you don't want to that's a particular pattern or you forgot it but you don't want to and sometimes you remember it and you'll want to and sometimes you forget it can you want to
all these different patterns check it out
they're there to be observed and educated with not exactly by but with because they're teaching you but when you look at them they change
they're teaching you and when you look at them you change you and they change together this is the this is the evolutionary edge
of of the situation
should we have launched an hour go on
lunch okay but whatever okay you have whatever and some other people will have lunch
so let's have lunch
may our intention
great extend to