Song of the Jewel Mirror Samadhi, Part 1

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you and also when i was listening to you chant that i thought this is another way of saying
speaking about the precious mirror some odd
when he looks at the universe he sees everything is the buddha's teaching a perfect western
any event in a moment in any place none can be other than the glorious revelation
marvellous revelation of the glorious light
but in order to see this light we need to be in
i stayed at practice
maybe i can start now

so most of us don't see
everything as to put his teaching actually it's a of us i don't know how many of us but
the buddhist saying that what is right in front of us all day long teaching us
the is
are intimately and trusting us with this precious mere samadi
now you have it so keep it well
maybe you don't see that the buddhist are intimately transmitted this perfect wisdom precious marry somebody to you
maybe you don't see that the buddhist are transmitting this teaching
or this truth of the way you really are the teaching of such use the teaching of the way you really are maybe you don't see that
maybe you don't see the buddha's teaching you the lotus flower of true dharma
the lotus sutra says
those who practice all virtues or upright honest
flexible harmonious they will see this
and practicing all virtues sometimes is
explained as entering into a mud and water of all living beings in order to show them how to practice
so it isn't just that we are sitting in some remote place in being
upright and honest and flexible and flex end and harmonious we're entering the mud in the water
with all beings and then demonstrating this and then when we do
we will see that everything is a marvelous manifestation of the glorious light
and then we will demonstrate the practice by which other people can also see this
one of our and zone ancestors his name is that
cloud cliff
no cloud gate or gate of clouds
young man
he often would ask his friends questions and then he would answer them himself some one on one of those occasions he said
what is the buddha's work during her whole lifetime
and he answered the question an appropriate response
is is the way it could be translated but another way to translate it is meeting one and teaching but one meets meeting each
meeting each and teacher meeting each person
that was the buddhist doing all day long first whole tg way
leading one meeting one meeting each and then teaching and translate as appropriate response also
yeah it seems a pivotal word and may be the same thing in that first sentence of the job or somebody is intimately transmit yeah
so we're not getting it by twitter who were not getting it by twitter
well i don't know it because twitter into it i don't think so
i wouldn't know all i know is this
and this is this is what i'm trying to do to meet each and teach to respond appropriately appropriate me to the point to the point of transmitting the teaching which liberates all beings
and the buddha doesn't have a teacher
she's not holding on to teach you can bring it to people the board is meeting people and in the meeting teacher comes
in the intimacy the broader don't have teaching and the sentient beings don't
as my intimate intimate as they meet and in the meeting
this is marvelous dharma because is transmitted
and what and that and what they're doing is their job is to transmitted and they transmitted in this intimacy
or you could say their job is to be intimate and by the way that transmits the perfect teacher

ah so let's say one such two things one is comment if some demands and other one is a common something else we're so somebody hears about which i spin saying to you
i'm lucky test far as practice is to listen
to listen
to the cries of the world to listen to all the cries of the world to observe
all the cries of the world
with eyes of compassion to listen with ears and compassion so then somebody's tends to me quite often okay okay gifts and you listen and then what
are you listening and say what then what
gosh fix something i'm not saying you shouldn't pick something and not there yet
i'm just saying i'm lucky test for listens
and that listening or that observing assembles an ocean of happiness
but just lucky test far have a response to what she's listening to
yes she does she listens and then she has an appropriate response
she listens and which is listening she's also practicing project wisdom which means she's listening but not abiding in the cries she hears the people crying but she's not abiding in the crime
she sees the people in anguish
she's intimate with the people in anguish she's intimate she's not separate from them
she's not separate from their suffering and in that intimacy
the appropriate response arises it's not and then what
it's in the intimacy there's no abiding and in the no abiding comes the appropriate response
so the is a response but it's not and then what and it doesn't fix anything it's liberate everything
before it fixes anything it liberates everything
and it comes from listening to everybody
observing everybody and then doing that so thoroughly
that you're practicing the precious mere some odd you're not abiding in the suffering after hearing and from the non abiding comes the appropriate response
which shows people how to listen
and how not to buy and are and how to join them their proper response
and sometimes they learn right on the spot
so it's not that the bodyshop doesn't do anything it just that what they do comes from nine abiding
and the not abiding is non abiding in the suffering which their intimate with
if we're not intimate with our own suffering
we abide it if we're not intimate and other people's suffering we abide in it
intimacy is not abiding nine intimacy is abiding
so we listen
have been illustrious really for there's no abiding and in the that comes the response and the response is
to transmit their intimacy
which is to transmit
the teaching of sessions
next comment is that when i was talking recently about this transmitting the teaching of such use
which is this zen
pom pom bites people in the zen lineage someone referred to a teaching which i often quote
from the buddhist early teaching with his monks and nuns in india
so here's the story is that there was a guy
in his name was bahia
and this person was
why they would call a diligent student of himself
he was any was a teacher i think of many people because people wanted to study with him because he knew how to study himself they wanted to learn from him and he taught them
he was a good teacher quite good teacher
and be a good teacher he also wonder how good a teacher he was and he was the wondering and i wonder if to any anything i'm not understanding yet about myself for about reality
and he got as
as often happened back in those days when people wondered if there were it their understand he was good somebody said somebody answered their question with from you know the trees are the sky if somebody said well actually your understanding we're not gonna comment on understanding standing but actually it's good
did you ask and there is somebody in india who can help you
who has really perfect understanding and he can help you his named to got him up border and he lives over you know someplace if you go see him to be able to check you out and give you
be training
so this person is quite advanced it has understanding leaves his students and goes to study was shy community
buddha and we arise where the buddhist living he goes to the place for where he heard the boot is and what is not there and people say he's gone to town to beg for lunch
so it goes the town and he sees the border with his
group begging and it goes up to the border and he says master
please teach me the dharma
help me
complete my study of reality
and the buddhist does
venerable sir this is not a good time on betty
and by here says
with all due respect master
we don't know what happened this afternoon
we don't know if we lived through the rest of the day so please instruct me in the training and boy said this is not a good time
and again he says in this girl we do not know what will happen this afternoon we do not know if we lived through the afternoon please in the boy said
this is not a good times at the second time and then i heard third obstacle
so then the boy said okay you've been better
okay so then he says to by i says bahia train yourself
in the scene there will be just to see in the heard that would be just to hurt
in the smelled and tasted and touched there were just be the smelled or tasted in touch
and in the imagined
has a mentally perceived or just be the imagined
train yourself us
when you're like when you become like that
then there will be no identification with what you're hearing what you see what you're thinking what you're feeling
and you will not abide in it
and that would be not here or there for in between and that will be the end of dissatisfaction
and by the time to go to finish giving the instruction by i had completed the training
and and realized
the vastness of this life and become free of dissatisfaction by this realization
being here there or in between which is where we are actually right now we are neither here nor there are in between us to a living he realized that
no now he had it
he had the teaching of such this
but he didn't say see ya later thanks a lot he said i want to study with you mark
and the words i want to learn how to take care of it now that you've given it to me are now that i've received are now that i've attained it i want to continue to practice with you let me practice with you
boy said fine do you have the requisites
to join the group and requisite or to have road like this kind of grow here petrol and also to have a bowl to and he didn't have the requisites
he went to get them and as used
looking around for somebody to given the requisite so he could join the board as training program
actually postgraduate training
because he had already realized the trainees he just wanted to take care of him now with his teacher
as he was looking for the requisite he got between
a water buffalo and her calf
and he was killed
you know interaction or that interaction led him to die
and amongst as to board at home
how is this ok embry said don't worry about he's fine he got he's got together
some tell you that story because after i was talking about the teaching of such this has been intimately communicated now you have it
so keep it well some he said to me is that the same is that teaching of in the scene of just a seen and heard this to her
teaching of such as is intimately entrusted by boot as an ancestor now you have isn't at the same teaching yes it is
see sacrificed mtg it just have this later way of saying it is twofold one is saying
that this let that learning this teaching is learned in a relationship
which you might not have noticed in the story of the buddha this monk came and they were intimate together
this teaching was conveyed in their interests
and and a bridge and say now you have it
so keep it well
but he did say in a way
after the later he said this person did
he did attain it
and he will keep it well
so this teaching of such miss is intimately communicated in early indian situation
chinese situation and hopefully now in this modern global situation that this teaching will be intimate communicated and what is being inch what is being intimately interested is something you have right now so he was affirmed
back in india he was affirmed in china and it is affirmed now in this country
but it's the same as the early teaching before the rising of the boy sofa
dear god
same teaching but i maybe the vows might have been different in the early days of india maybe not all the people who received this teaching had bodhisattva vows
so i want to say that for
you very much
yes in the legend a gorilla was almost dead from starvation and a young woman came by as there was met with you have some ways ah them he said oh okay
i could she be circle than his companion in there
a pitching well the story you're telling sounds like she's can
and something
ah she was affirming him and he was affirming her
some activists
without that email go for that their email dial it's possible
i am
i was recently struck by a comment about nature
that he noticed that in
in western christian tradition that ethics is often associated with asceticism
or masochism
nowadays when people when people talk about in out the day one extreme of self mortification on the other extreme of
oh and sense pleasure or a the extreme of of self mortification as you say the extreme of addiction to self mortification and the addiction to south pleasure supply depot not so familiar with addiction to self mortification but actually in our culture
to some extent there is a kind of addiction to the idea that if you're ethical you're in pain
kind of up and that's not so much that's not necessarily true over the world
it's just too much leaned on that side so maybe hard for us to notice it because it's part of our country back
that's so sacrifices more ethical them know
edu good breakfast a breakfast of champions
but it's not an addiction to either one is not correct
but sometimes it's good to have to pain
and sometimes it's good to have some pleasure sometimes have appropriate response so in the case of good it was appropriate i think that he had some food in a probably felt pretty good to eat it
it was appropriate
if he had continued to not
indulge in since pleasure we might have you might have not found a middle way
he might have been getting addicted
to self mortification with him he could see that it wasn't working but
he was kind of been erupts high food

so last time we met here riata at the end of the day we had a voice up for bolo ceremony
ah and at the end of ceremony as the preceptor acting as a precept i affirmed i confirmed that the people made these vows
as some of them sit back to me
they made a vow that in a world without friends without protection without refuge
they will be a friend a refuge and a protection and made bars like this i witnessed these files and now i offered the teaching for people like that teaching for people like that is the teaching of such this
and i offer it to encourage us to practice intimacy so this teaching can be transmitted
and also telling you that
we're working on transmitting it by working on been intimate
you already have it
so keep it well and the way to keep it well is to work on intimacy inwardly and interpersonal interest interest psychically and interpersonal we have to take we have to make that effort to take care of it we've already it's already been transmitted to us
we have to make that effort and it's hard to be intimate
with people who are changing out
like some people are really nice but then they change
a little
some people are not a nice when and they change just as i'm just getting used to you not being so nice and now you've changed your so difficult to be intimate with
so one of the one of the themes of the january intensive a green gulch can i think i brought it up maybe last time here one of the themes is the m
pink panther movies the pink panther series you the pink panther
so the pink panther is about this french detected neighbor inspector to so and he has a house he is a servant named keto
is to ah challenge
their intimacy
see begin see things catch crusoe not being intimate
like say you know
and we have we have like situation we have people challenging and somewhere right
we have daughters and sons and grandchildren in spouses and parents and teachers and students who are challenging us challenging our realization of intimacy
have you noticed that gentleman's or something that this is this is due this is the work of intimacy used to be with ever-changing flow of words good person challenge in person helpful person not help proposal
this is our challenge
and this buddhism would is accept his challenge and work on intimacy with everybody
and buddhists have difficulty with it
they don't have difficulty they can't practice patience and they do have difficulty so they can practice patience and they get so good they can be patient with the greatest difficulty
and being patient with the greatest difficulty goes with the greatest wisdom
he was wondering if our if it's hard for me it's it because maybe the challenges keep change
ing too fast or as i don't have the time to stay with one challenge till i learned how to completely set with it
yeah but kind of is that because it's going to let's say let's say you're up for being challenged let's say you realize you wanna be intimate with all the challenging people the guys de palma i've got one hundred thousand challenging people who wanna be intimate with them and you say yes and then one hundred and time and you're not having any say
one hundred and trying to survive the kit and then they come in and they're very they're very dynamic and you a you say this is really difficult i so i know i do yeah and you said you wanted to do this renzi yes but it is difficult but the difficulty is what challenges you to see if you have any abiding in that re
election ship
and if you if you don't congratulations and now here's another one
who's changing even faster and if you and then if you don't if you don't abide it that when your reward is to get somebody who changing even faster
and then if you can not buy that then we have somebody who is changing in his floor
i just get used to faster and faster not slower and slower wait a minute
like i often tell the story
what monster got
there are so many good stories about my wife i can't tell you
i can i tell you the stories which have already told so i'm sorry to repeat him which you can imagine by this example to some new ones coming everyday
the test stories were having dinner with people
my wife says to the husband of the couple is a male female couple she says
where do you work he says i work in irvine university california irvine my wife should however by he says is beautiful is why said it's ugly and he says it's object time with my wife says to me you should learn
other components and of abiding
no nobody you should learn know abiding we should all learn nobody
and we should have all of our friends reminding us of that either literally poured by doing something which challenges are biting
would you please not changed so much so i could get a hold of you

sure i have to have won't change
i'll make it easy for you are attached to me
hosts a little confused by that you know if you really do think our minds i wait as it is a healthy to i agree that or sykes day we arrived you really think it reminds agree
is it healthy vote for the elder it's healthy to be flexible could see it
but flexible doesn't mean you deny your school you are but you're saying her my anxiety i think it's ugly or are you not is at that time and we think our by it's a big their violence if you think irvine's beautiful and your attendant your helper tough says it's ugly and then you demonstrate flexibility
you can probably still remember that he thought it was beautiful moment before
but you like maybe you can really wholeheartedly say it's a
and then maybe later somebody says how german is beautiful
or you might say something else who know we don't know what your for proper response will be if you're not abiding in ugly or beautiful
he didn't have this he didn't have he criticised something besides for what he said lot of different responses could have demonstrated like of attachment when it isn't like you go into denial
it's beautiful it's only it's ugly it's not like you going to denial that you've said moment before the was
in say he suddenly you're you're not stuck in were you in your opinions and know if somebody says is a really ugly you might say you know
even all the buddhas and ten directions don't know if you consider that what other vine is like the hopper die this is the a helical
you can have fun when you don't attach but fun doesn't mean you're in denial and means you know what to think and you like it's just a gift here you take care of it who's going to take care of irvine's beautiful anybody take care of them for me please
thank you
and somebody else take care of her ugly i'm sure okay but now i can like have i know i be free
when he's creating harmony and in that moment is how many which is way more important than a harmonies was important if you're a harmonious with your made for the with your and with your wife or husband disagree with you if your harmony with that from there comes all this is the lotus
nutritious act and my wife is teaching load as soon as you're not happen if you're not in harmony with your wife you may think she's just criticizing you or disagree with you
but if you're in harmony with their inflexible and upright thinks she always the lotus sutra i never thought i'd see exact amount of or my and nine epic is like a huge assembly and bodhisattvas behind her last year music and why
this is impressive
all because i practiced all virtues was flexible upright harmonious that's what's important than we see the truth
can you have that down
so take your
okay so i hope to see you again soon
in the pure land
of intimacy