Remembering And Forgetting What Is Most Important

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lately these the dharma talks at know about have been video
an audio to and so there was a
a proposal to make this one
maybe add this one
be published on the internet
and so if you if any of you have a problem with that maybe you could tell mr wilson
if you have reservations government way
take that into account and see see if you if your promises and that say we're going to do it
before going any further i like to hear if you have any problems with it
i wanted to talk about the fall we just said
but before that i wanted to talk about the vow we just chatted before that i'd like to hear the things that were
not brought up this morning that some people might want to still bring up
where you want the people who was an okay so you want to speak now or never ah yes like just briefly my takeaway from this morning was a
speaking while upright speaking well up or outright right speech i think
i've heard discussion get bogged down as is the right formulation to use as if is saying things rice is more important than saying the right things and and so well i heard you say this morning is if we are attentive to our practice over upright we will
you'll do better job was saying the right things basically i agree with that
purchase mere samadi which some of you are familiar with it says it acts as a guide for beings
this samadi this precious mere samadi which we are
some of us aspire to practice the precious nurse mahdi we sing songs about it we want a practices samadi the somebody will guide beings
if we enter this samadi are action will be right
it's not that it doesn't doesn't need of any figuring out from the samadi the right the appropriate action will have rise
our human consciousness does not figure out buddha's action
but our human consciousness can receive the buddha mind and the buddha mind can act up hack
it's it i normally say thy will be done can be can come through us if we enter an open to the samadi
an order to open to the samadi
we need to open to compassion
all sentient beings
if we opened the compassion we opened to the samadi we enter the samadi and the smarty will guide
the right action the appropriate action
which is beyond right and wrong his wind up with what brings peace and freedom to beings with human minds cannot actually figure out
a human minds can remember and receive compassion and when they do they can enter the samadi and then the somatic can use human minds to express itself
but humans can't figure out the activity of the samadhi the somebody's imperceivable
but it guides beings and it's use removes all pain
anything else from this morning

you sometimes think that

it might be valuable that you're not sure yeah it might be and it might be valuable if you're open to not being sure and it might be valuable to be opened to being sure
so if there's a to there's various thoughts that are we have arisen in human consciousness one part that has risen quite a few times is i'm
i'm right another one that's arisen quite a few times as i'm wrong neither one is your right neither one is you're wrong such thoughts arise and consciousness
and to be open to them is part of compassion
this part of samadhi to be open to all these opinions about right and wrong
not if i think my ideas are better than yours hi i want to be compassionate towards that thought that my ideas are better than your even though my thoughts kind of violate bodhisattva precepts
there's a bodhisattva precepts which is don't put your opinions above other people's
like two plus two as for is not worse than two plus two is five
they're different

but i wouldn't say two plus two is for is better than two plus two is five or vice versa but if i didn't say that that i would hope i prefer compassion to my opinions that one of those is better than the other or whatever i think i wish i pray for compassion towards everything i
i think and half bot and will think
i pray for it and by continually praying for compassionate remembering it invoking it enjoying it
this being together with all other beings will enter the samadi and the somebody will guide proper action
and they asked for this morning
oh yeah to trust and trust and respect
so what kind of trust are you speaking of at this time
speaking of a trust somebody or entering the state of samadhi
stay english was it makes me very uncomfortable when you when when you come out of the status
and i see that for myself and i see in others it may seem very busy trusted as people act in certain ways that are
he totally blows my mind i just distrust distance not
the act in ways that the my mind
for this kind of does relate to some things we were talking about this morning
could you pass me that card again
the parents we just to play with

if by any chance
a person should turn against us or against others
become a sworn enemy
abuse and persecute us we should sincerely bowed down to her
and with humble language
and and reverend belief that he or she is the merciful avatar of the buddha
it's not that i trust this person
i trust this person who seems to be cruel
i trusted this person has coming to reveal the buddha to me
so that you have that kind of trust this that's the trust of this zen master
yes mr torres mg that's his trust do you have that kind of trust
he also respects everybody he sees to he respects which means he looks at somebody says although that's a human that person's being cruel now i look again for the buddha
you trust that and inner artist samadi you trust that that's a question
the question is it
i a teacher the student who trusts the teacher
that the teacher is what is giving the state of samadhi the teacher is
shining light and then seeing the teacher that they always thought as respecting and when the teacher goes like this i kept her promise to place a student and teacher ongoing gronk pending totally great flight i totally plan
can we talk about somebody who's not a teacher for a second
okay so if somebody is not a teacher behaves and cruel and abusive ways
that i can have respected and because they are not having some the position of trust me i was too wordy they are coming from the position of a human me yes so maybe maybe you should start with those people and when you can do
then you can try to do the same practice with teachers who are acting like those people
i don't know if anybody besides me follow that
it's a similar to one up when people tell me about themselves sometimes and i and i encourage them to be compassionate with themselves and they say they just can't do it and i say what about your grandchild act that way missing why can be compassionate to them if they
they acted like
mike i'm acting which i'm not compassionate towards
so yeah people do the same thing you know they are compassionate towards children when they do harmful things but this but didn't they stop and will do the same with an adult with i should say with an older person
he just a second you just you didn't you to set you would do it with this person but you wouldn't do with the teacher teacher is
who claims what if the awarded the what if the teacher doesn't claim if they don't claim that i find oh good so i'll tell all the teachers to stop claiming when you're around you
because if they claim makes your life too difficult
because the teachers are human too
yeah and if the teacher
as i'm going to kill all the teachers and color teachers to remind homer that you're a human because if you're a human she can be she can be compassionate to you and she can regard you as an avatar of the buddha but if you claim to not be a human
don't say that the homework
as too hard for home
yeah yeah no they're not tell not to do it
and the
the rest of us will just i have a hard time to do with the humans

anything else from this morning that some i didn't ask if wanted to ask yes
story of the house
our country and our world as i feel may be wrong house maybe maybe already burned me house and also maybe the buddhist standing outside the house inviting us to come out
the carriage is better
yeah so buddha is standing right next to us
and buddha sees us in this fire and buddha is sending us messages about ways to practice which will get us out of the fire
and in some way that attractive like he wanted he wanted a new prius no one a corvette yes i have a corvette out here for you
so you come out and the buddha says of will actually it's a tesla
risa was a corvette or
while sorry
i wasn't lying i'm just trying to get you out of the house so you can give you a really nice car

and the buddhist feeling compassion for the beings who are in the flames of the burning house
and they do not ah
i understand that that the peaceful
brown of freedom is not the least bit separate from the burning house
so buddha invites him to come out and experience nirvana so the thick and realize that nirvana as samsara are not separate

yes go ahead
you are
what was it a space
ah actually the way i drew it isn't isn't proper if you just be six lines evenly spaced
when you said that
mimi think of what human this morning and remembering when you were talking about this
on the bus
a couple weeks ago in san francisco evening this situation
some conflicts on scary
german tourists come on the class
she knows she's on the bus and a group of german tourists got on the bus and then there was a man who got was very agitated was calling me
the agitated person got in the bus and started calling the german tourists names i was sitting in between them they were standing up sitting between
the experience i had those unusual is that point i was frightened it was disturbing and frightened
and my body stood up that have felt like i just stood up and ice the question was an inclination
thing to do i didn't know that i found myself between them and
so i don't really know if that helped although it did seem like he settled down
i gave them a place that they kick it off
i'm positive thing needed to but anyway so for me was the first time that i thought reminded me of feeling both like how my body did that and yet my mind was still afraid
and i was question you know and i didn't like he knows you didn't like that this person was being abusive yeah
the animal is that
could be
could be so sometimes when you're sitting here for example you're sitting in meditation
your body's sitting in meditation you might you might think i wonder if this is a good idea
you might wonder that
meantime your body is sitting here in this world of suffering you're sitting upright and your mind your mind your conscious mind could say what good is this doing is is is this a good idea
such thoughts can arise while you're doing the practice
which is bringing peace to the whole world
so why you're doing the practice which brings peace
you may think something like i wonder if this is helping anybody are you know what am i doing here cetera
and the setting doesn't say doesn't say what you're doing the setting just as the sitting and standing is just a standing
the thing that's actually
saving the world is you being you
that's what saves the world that's the samadi
and you being you
to line up with that you have to be kind to whatever you are
if you put if you're not generous towards the you that will hinder you being you knew being you is a is the big job our body surface bodhisattvas are hard working enlightening beings and their job is to be themselves
but in order to be yourself you have to be compassionate towards all the things
that are appearing in your mind if you'd not kind to them then you're distracting yourself from being yourself and you're distracting yourself from joining you being you
and the basis of you being you is no abode

you can be you because you don't abide in anything until you get to be you
you have to go any place to be you
this you might distract yourself from being here which means distract yourself from the actual
beneficial reality of your life the beneficial reality for life is that you are you
but if you don't if but if you don't practice not killing not stealing lying so on you don't do those practices and you distracted from being you
it's on all of our practices are just to help us sit when we're sitting and stand or stand regardless of what we're thinking
and think what we're thinking regardless of what we're thinking
when you're thinking what you're thinking is generous and compassionate to let your thinking be

trying to control yourself you distract yourself from being yourself
but if you are trying to control yourself if you compassionate you can let yourself try to control
so then you're not trying to control anymore
so maybe your body did save all sentient beings at that moment
may be
maybe your body was being your body
even though your mind was saying i don't know this is a good idea
and mere mind being just like that also might have saved the world
for another day of zen practice
i'm so i got this to read that part about the if somebody should abuse you could also want to say about this person torres mg he that this seditious zen teacher was also
a disciple of haku mean
so he had a wonderful teacher and his teacher thought he a haku in thought tory was a great student
his means the main disciple
and haku in a bag or tory to come to to his temple and take over
to be that to be the abbot of the temple
i don't know if haku and tried to control
day you know and manipulate him into coming back and being the taking over but he he wholeheartedly begged him to
but the great zen master could not control his disciple
and his disciples said
in a who totally was devoted to his teacher said no i don't want to come back and take over the running of the temple i want to don't want to do another hundred day retreat
and haakon rice bag please garments was nigh can come and gotta do know how to another retreat
now i don't know if party was trying to control his teacher when he said i'm not going to come back and i don't know when room was trying to control i don't know but i think maybe one was being haku cohen and giving his student the gift of being hocker when
and korea was being poorly and giving his teaches a gift of victoria and sang you know i'm not coming back i'm so sorry dear teacher
and this happened again and again on other occasions
you could say i stood up for himself
the students stood up for himself and the teacher stood up for himself the teacher stood up i'm the teacher asking you to come back please students said i'm a student saying no
i imagine the possibility that they were interacting in this
in a world class intensity between these two people he's like the through the most intense practitioners among all japanese buddhist is to at that time in history intensely interacting and neither one trying to control the other one and both of them so
strongly making requests of each other

and the more we give up trying to control the more intensive gets
and the more intense it gets the more careful we have to be to not slip back into trying to control as we can sometimes get afraid when it gets really intense we think the almost like the world's on the verge of bursting into flames
you're welcome it's not a questions doesn't have to be a question that can be it can be adapted
a song for song or a storm
okay with as hear it
everywhere is where hours of the way lose their lives
everywhere is where hours
the way
their minds
everywhere is the treasury of endless capacity use of followers of the way
everywhere is not everywhere is all everywhere

the answer was thinking about what's important and friend of mine suggested that is aligning my values with what's important and what's important he suggested as what enlivens when we couldn't do i find myself coming alive
and if i myself going to live in meetings like this with friends and impacts
thank you thank you
i think this removal
the relying on yash totally
they were talking about the distorted your energy use your aspiration hearings happened
it seems to me
whispered that
you wish for eighth in
in the practice
i wish you have i wish for you to have faith in the practice to i do i wish for it
i wish you have faith in the practice

how do i know works
how do i how it works
ah sienna hallway i guess the first answer is i don't know how i know it works
do i know works
catherine says yes
i have confidence in the working of it
my name by the way is the whole works

younger is one heart samadi the whole works

each of us
it's the whole works
as us
you are the whole works as karen new are the whole works as a greek your the whole works as jane
i am the whole works as rep
each of you includes everything
i include everything as me i don't include everything as everything i included as me
the way i am is as you sos
and there can be faith in that there can be and
which goes with respecting every body as nobody left out of being the whole universe as them
but that doesn't mean that person's not being cruel disrespectful or abusive it's just said i'm now approaching this disrespect this abuse this cruelty i'm approaching it as the whole universe as this
the opportunity here for compassion and wisdom and it's difficult for most of us to be compassionate towards cruelty and hatred and self righteousness
and maybe confusion and fear
may be hard to breathe a compassionate to these appearances
but this is what the zen master believes amazing make compassionate towards everybody cause everybody is the whole universe as this this is where the whole universe is revealed
this is where buddha is realized
and that applies to every thing
how do you how do you know that i don't know do you have companies in that more and more all of you have more confidence in that and you used to
all of you are more open to
the possibility that what's appearing in your mind is buddhist teaching coming to you in this form
but there's still some moments where we hesitate
and doubt that this is an opportunity for compassion we think now i think now it's time to not be compassionate this is a special case
and then later you notice corn sorry i did the i'm sorry i tried to make an exception i'm sorry
and in that way we will melt away the root of being diverted from compassion

ah thank you so on
some of your industry before it
so one of the nice things about being a grandparent is that
you haven't
a great opportunity to give up trying to control somebody
call the grandchild
harry sometimes have trouble giving up trying to control their children
but somehow i don't know grandparents seem to
see an opportunity to give up trying to control the grandchild like the the possibility of like relating to this person and giving up trying to control that seems to be like a real possibility and not an evil thing

it is possible to take care of someone
without trying to control them
so one day i was gonna
i was taking care of my granddaughter which means i'm trying to protect her from being harmed or harming anybody else
can also protect other people from her
and and i'm a little bit trying to protect myself from being hurt by her but mostly trying to protect her from being hurt
and she says she wants to go to the playground
so we head off to the playground we get to the street and crossing the street she understands she agrees as she crossed the street but she needs to hold my hand she she'd agreed with them am i trying to control and a holding my hand as my meditation see am i trying to control
seoul her into holding my head i said you can cross his paper i need you to hold my hand and she did so
i didn't control her and holding my hand but she did i asked as she granted me that favor so holy hands we crossed the street
and were walking towards the playground and she says i don't want to go to the playground
can i say i'll kick his a wanna go home and i say okay
and so we turn around and head home and as we start heading home she says i don't want to go home i wanna go to the playground and i say okay and we go to the playground and then she says i don't want to go to the player i wanna go home and we say okay we got home
hi i'm feeling
it's one of the happiest moments of my life
to like go with her wherever she wants to go
and not trying to control her at all
i am at peace and free
and i mind to do this
quite a while
finally she said let's go to the playground and we actually got there
but i was i was also i'm happy that i said it will be so much fun to tell many people at the
as such a joy to be with someone and be like
totally devoted to them ready to give your life to protect them and not trying to control them i also know that you cannot control them we cannot control people people are two people are the whole universe as this person you cannot control somebody who is the whole universe
worse in this form
you can make your contribution to them because you're part of the universe your part of what makes them but a some other people are contributing to not to mention her mother and father
but it's not just them
nobody can control anybody because everybody is a whole universe everybody is the whole works
and the universe is working through everybody is people are not controllable you cannot control the universe and it can't control you but in it is you as you
but it's such a joy to be to pay respects to somebody and say this is not a person to control this is a person to serve
this is a person to protect to protect the universe in this form in this form this form how wonderful to protect the universe in each of these forms to remember that

nah sheet a little girl she's like nah she's for a hers her big brothers sixteen
i just got a video he ran a four hundred meters and fifty five seconds
it's so beautiful to see this boy run
the whole universe was there
when he was her age actually younger than her when he was about to he lived in chinatown with his mother
and we would go from his apartment quite nearby to a park where the big chinese kids were really nice to him
he's only half chinese but there are nice too
i please only a fourth twenties now really nice written
and then we left the playground he wanted the playground was on sam score changed on one of the main street says stockton
so we're on stocked and he wanted to go into the street and stocked and during the date has a very busy street even at night light trucks and business he wanted to go into street and i did not i was trying to not tried i was trying at that time it give up trying to control him
but i actually was kind of sneakily finder control him and try all kinds of non brutal ways of stopping from growing industry
and and i was pretty successful he didn't get he didn't feel abused and and overwhelmed by my superior physical strength
later i realized that what i should have done was now let it go on the street i should have gone with him into the street
hold my hand when you go on the street if even going with your grandfather's feet somewhat dangerous
but it's also dangerous on the sidewalk even with your grandfather
so i didn't but i didn't but i think if i had to take in his hand gone the street he would have quickly realised what the street was and he would have decided to leave the street so from that time on when he wanted to do something ill advised i wouldn't almost never tried
talk him out of it i would just do it with him
and we would go on various dangerous adventures
together and meeting with a minute quite a bit less dangerous and almost always he would see mrs not at this is dangerous and he was
so the bodyshop is not trying to control people the bodyshop for is going with everybody where they're going and going with them where they're going people will learn what they need to learn they will learn this is a stupid path this is a harmful path the
bodhisattva doesn't stop than the bodhisattva goes with them
intimately so they can learn
rather than try to stop and then you go away and then they go to without your company mint
equal will learn but they need a teacher with the they need a friend who is loved them with the whole heart and is full of them so much
that they don't try to control
a respect him so much they know that the whole universe
and they just stay close and try to protect the whole universe
by by loving it by being kind to it
in this form and this one and this form
it's the most wonderful thing i have lots of confidence in it it just a matter of remembering having the courage to love that much and that you go with you go with them so that they can learn you've already learned
but what you now learning is not just if this is a mistake when you're learning how to go with somebody to help daimler
and they will
passion will show them the west
and i i hope the eye out continue to have faith in this practice and i hope you do too
not hope i want you to i beg you to
you very much