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i'd like to send this
the recording from this morning
to somebody i'm working on a book with
i'm working on a on a book so are a book gun might be coming out this year
perhaps in december perhaps
in this world perhaps
but i'm working on another book and sort of the structure of the book
is the story of wandering away from our
our abundant wisdom and compassion for a long time and then gradually finding our way back to our home but not believing that it could be our home
wandering out way back to wisdom but couldn't not believing that we could
that we would be allowed in into the house of great wisdom and compassion
and gradually
developing the confidence that we actually that this is our own that stories and law researchers the structure of didn't have another book
so in the introduction to the book tells the story from the lotus sutra and then i wanted to tell the started the story i told today after that story so i've given this talk this morning as possible
addition to the introduction so thank you for letting i come out

and yeah
some of you seem to enjoy the story
can anybody not enjoy it

may they left
that's also in the lot of surgery is the buddha said i gotta story to tell and it's really outrageous so maybe i shouldn't tell it you might get grade disturbed if i told that story so i'm not going to and then he was a british tell and no no no i really wouldn't be good nor please say it
no no no what police say okay you are three time i'll say it and then a bunch of people walk five thousand people walked out
and then he said it and has really it's a shocking teacher it's a shocking teaching
what's it teaching you're already bodies for
you're on the bodhisattva path
you're in this great family
you know just an amazing shocking teaching
and the boot also says in the
in that surgery he also says this teaching is among the teachings in the world does teaching of the most difficult to believe and understand is so amazing so if you're having trouble boiling it that's because it's really hard is so deep deep deep deep deep deep deep
means hard to hard hard hard
like we we didn't chat we just did as kind of in the spirit of it
even if somebody is a fool
maybe you know some people like that
even if they're a fool and etc
even them
they're in our family
they they don't know that there on our family they don't know that their body suffers
but they are and we
we can help them wake up but as i said to somebody earlier
all the king's horses and all the king's men and all the queen's horses and all the queen's women cannot put someone's fell back together again
but does actually
all the king's horses and all the king's men are putting so and so back together again but so and so is a broken or broken a broken person and someone so it's afraid so so and so is
the on they're afraid and we can put them back together by putting ourselves back together
by realizing how to be kind to our brokenness and wake up to that were not broken
and how other people wake up to they never were broken
and that is in very difficult to believe that this the are waking up to our wholeness and our abundance and our wisdom and compassion that that will be the awakening of others it's very hard to believe that
but that's the teaching
of this school
ten after generations of nobility
temporarily fallen into poverty as a test
of that nobility to let them know mobility prove itself in poverty

so it's something of a story to say everybody possesses the wisdom and virtue of the buddha so then we thicken the plot by but they don't realize it
and they don't believe this teaching
so i gotta interesting story on our hands
and also remind me someday to talk to you about my warnings against
our my warnings regarding the word the english word why
oh it's too late now to bring it up but i have something to say about the word why some instructions about how to deal with it
i also have some instructions about how to deal with the word who
remember that who is an acronym for world on your to one

who are you who are you
who are you you are who
has hard to believe isn't it
but a for saying so it must be so
the world to one is the is the one who is who is so the one who comes who has a rat who has gone to it is so and now it's coming back from it is so that's the world on
entered one and you are you are
you are so
you are dustless
is there anything you want talk about before i got yes
fastness does not

prove it doesn't need to be
here it doesn't need to be proven yeah
it's all it's already it's already the case it's already thus that you fully possess wisdom of the buddha's but you have to prove it
you have to prove it how do you prove it
when a i
say again when you when you're speaking you're bringing and you will
yeah but also are you and i but i'm also bringing everybody i'm bringing in everybody including
nobody everybody you and i everybody is included and what
everybody fully possesses the wisdom and virtue of the buddha's however
not everybody realizes it or not everybody proves it
it neat is calling for proof is calling for realization verification proof and the what you prove it isn't the world or it doesn't look like that
you prove your wealth by the way you deal with poverty
you prove your enlightenment by the way you deal with television and the buddha the buddhas are really good at dealing with delusion
numero then they hold out the possibility of no matter how much delusion you throw at item they just come back with more compassion
that proves
that proves what it proves her compassion
proves their wisdom
so they don't discriminate between this party enlightened person and this party not enlightened person there are caught by the discrimination
there compassionate to
below average average and above average enlightened people
they don't discriminate they don't treat one better than the other differently on
differently but not one better than the other
non-discrimination proves
did you ever averaged by any chance
how could it be different let's hear it let's hear a different topic
i could tell you where is he
tell us about it matisse matisse tell us about it
is there anything more you want to know
what what do you know ask him why
later gator
ask him
you want a story wanted to tell you a story about their v
search on the inside
you're going to be to tell your story
tell tell her story will you please tell her story
yeah sure sure
the a house either
even who

just as pardon you're just impossible i'm just impossible yeah wow
if you say the nicest things
now i wouldn't i wouldn't be terribly insulted if you'd told me how is possible
you're like possible whoa
you're a big fat him up your a big fat possibility
i had something left over from his glory
oh really
charlie's question about results yeah yeah
and i i had the imagination that every hearings
every action or i agree that has a resultant
and i wondered
so you like to have that equation my mind like there there's nothing that does not have resolved
no it's not that the buddha didn't say there's nothing that doesn't have a result the buddha didn't teach that the buddha taught that karma has result
he didn't i never heard the buddhists a nirvana has a result
some are star cultivation
he acted thinking as a commentator
we have a result
the thought that is a cultivator yeah practicing that thought we have a result
but would have a result of that thought would have a read a consequence yes passports that thought would have consequences so nice teaching
i mean how can we say that way but if you keep practicing then you'll be a good a one day

the thought that if you do x y will happen that bot is karma and that will have consequence but the consequence it has is basically more karma
who pitching a positive you could hear it can be positive but that god could also be negative could have negative karma
it's kind of hard for us to tell with the consequences of our karma like if you think a thought it does have consequence
but it's it's a little bit advanced for you to be able to tell what the consequences going to be
like that story
this to stay little things you want to bring up so that story about you know the name of the story is may be so or maybe you know the story
do not drink so there was a man one time and he got a horse and people said to him all it's great you got a horse and he said maybe so
and then his son got on the horse now and then the horse ran away
and people should always terrible you lost your horse and he said maybe so than the horse came back and brought a herd of wild horses with it and people said eyes grade your horse broadcom all those horses home and he said maybe so and then a son got on one of those horses and fell off and broke his leg gives know how terrible your son broke his leg
maybe so and then their army recruiters came and took away all the young men but not his son because i got a broken leg and then people said has great they didn't take your son and mansa maybe so so these are consequences we don't know how they work but there are consequences
anything more from you today
what i felt
buddhists are not the consequence of sentient beings
sentient beings generally speaking are entered into karma
and by studying karma they will wake up
to the nature of karma which is delusion they will become enlightened about karma by studying so the buddha says karma's something that has consequence so pay attention to it he's buddhists are trying to get us to pay attention to karma even though we can't act
really see how it works still would pay attention to it and by paying attention to it we will wake up to our works karma's basically in poverty department it's a it's a it's a what it got a desk karma is a destitute version of our wealth com
is a destitute version of a wisdom wisdom not what i think what i think is karma
however if i'm not kind to my destitute
current thinking then i won't discover the abundance of wisdom
yes so in both story i shouldn't say not to i want it will not be discovered
we will it will not be this wisdom will not be discovered by being unkind to dip by destitution but it will be discovered in great compassion to destitution like all of our thoughts are destitute versions of our life
like i'm a good person or my bad person
that's not what i am they're just thoughts about me because of stories about my yes
so in
nice version in both in both companies and a good as action that a person takes but the difference between the two i said with a nice idea you are taking action to get from point a to point me from getting from essential
yeah in documents in in in uncle maze version human agency applies
is x y z and gets to a so in in downtown version there is also human agency no not really that they're not really human agency in his version he's saying that originally or after law and originally we had this nature
and this nature not human agency goes into human agency but it's not the human agency
it just the human agency is where they are original nobility is verified maybe action would be a better or because it's a shame that they're basically they're synonyms agency and action are synonyms but you do something
right now intimate with delusion not for doing something to realize that your honor well did you say it was doing something you know at that's incorrect
becoming intimate is involved giving up trying to do something soon be coming into
it's not like for example you becoming
you becoming intimate with yourself is being yourself that's not doing anything you not to do anything to be what you are
however even though you don't to do anything to be what you are to accept that teaching you have to be kind to the person who thinks she has to do something counties doing stuff
yeah but the pink kind isn't what makes you be who you are
being kind
you know it's being real are it's part of being or your and being who you are not something you do you're a doer being a doer is not doing anything
i don't know you're a human but being human isn't doing something humans are into doing things being somebody a human who isn't doing something is not doing something surprising compassion is not
it's really not just a
it really is but in order to get to that that level of compassion where teachers being who you are
maybe if to do another kind of compassion which isn't really hope hot great compassion when you think you're doing it
you're not quite there yet that's called sentimental compassion we think i'm being compassion sort of to warm up to it that way but great compassion is really who we are a great compassion lets us be who we are which is already the case so it lets things it less reality be reality
thank you very much reality says
i'm doing versus being a
perfect were
shear responsibility
a service
our responsibility
however despite
and so is that right fit
said the
responding but you may be
happy for my
i would say no matter what's going on we are responsible and we have a responsibility no matter what we are i would say that how
it's you
we can say you say a responsibility to act that's fine but another way to put it is we will respond
part of our responsibility is that were able to respond another part of our responsibility is that we do
when somebody says hello u respond when they say goodbye you respond when they say i love you you respond when they run away from you that you'd always respond that's your nature is your you are response and you are also a call
you're both your calling and responding that's what you are that you're being but you don't do that you don't do being somebody who is responsible or you don't do the fact that you're a person who is always responding
you don't do that
if you did that then you can maybe not do that but you cannot not do that
you cannot avoid being responsible
it's pure nature our nature is that were responsible
our nature is that we respond to the entire universe but are also our nature is that we are a response a unique response each of us is a unique response to the entire universe we do not do that
we are that however being human being we that the universe makes not that we make we that the universe creates the universe doesn't do us
it supports us it creates us
and what created somebody who thinks he can do something
and and that's part of our responsibility to is that where somebody who thinks they can do something
and we do respond to that idea we do
we can't not and other people also respond to our idea that we can do things they say it's true you can and sometimes they say that's not true you can't you cannot do that i won't allow you but that's their response to a our we're we're responsible beings who are responding to each other
and everybody else in the universe is included in this nonstop
boundless responsibility and part of training is too
open up to the limitlessness of our responsibility and be the person that we are but we don't do that
but we but we do think we're doing various things
and part of our responsibility is to
own up to that we think we're doing things you have to own up to that being true
it's an illusion that you're doing something by yourself but as it's also true that you think that and that's your karma is you think you do something
plus being is not the same as karma
and the we for example we can be in states
where we do not think we're doing anything
by various causes and conditions
brain trauma
getting close to death
the ogiek trances being in a coma
and in deep dreamless sleep we're not doing any karma you go into the deep dreamless sleep with a certain karmic load
it's there when you're asleep it doesn't increase or decrease
when you come out it's just the same as when you were because he didn't work with him
and you didn't do any more karma when you're in this drink deep dreamless sleep you were not thinking of doing anything or not doing anything so your karmic your practice went in at this level and comes up basically at the same level
the place you got your karma is by practicing compassion towards it
by being kind to the illusion that you can do anything all by yourself
and most of us think
or have thought at some time in the past that we could do something all by herself like you could lift up a hearing aid all by yourself and put it in your ear or you could put it in meyer we think that way sometimes don't we
well that's just an illusion that just a story is not really true that i'm putting this animal by myself i am not also not true that i'm talking about this all by myself
if you weren't here i would admit being i wouldn't be such a strange person if you weren't here
you make me into this bizarre creature
but i'm responsible to did it you know it's not like you're responsible and i'm not together we're making this person
okay charlie
i agree but it's getting kind of late and i do not want anybody to feel that i kept them here too long
does anybody feel like i've kept you heard you won't be honest
let's go
may our intention and equally stand to every being and place where the true merit buddha as way pepsi you can leave hearings are numberless ah
evolve to save them delusions are inexhaustible elizabeth you can leave
you can leave
gates are boundless ah a monster hunter them buddha as way is unsurpassable ah a large and become not only can elizabeth betsy leave you can all leave but
you cannot leave was on my support
you do
and you cannot leave without each other support you can't do it all by yourself but you can leave