Training for the Selfless Heart 

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this is serious
would you say

something like training

training for the selfless

me i have this

in the presence of all the buddhas and bodhisattvas with my palms joined
i bow my head
in reverence
and i hope to accord with the teaching and discussing
the training of the selfless heart
ah the i liked to talk about developing the
the enlightenment of the borders
then the provisions for developing a selfless heart and
the virtues that go with it which constitute the enlightenment of the buddha's

the enlightenment of the buddha's
basically has some
has a body the body of buddha
is comprised of
wisdom and virtue

foremost among the among all among ah
the conditions are the provisions for
the enlightenment of the bhutto's
you could say
the perfection of wisdom
or in sanskrit pride new power and meta
wisdom which has gone beyond wisdom
it's the foremost a condition for the enlightenment of the buddha's

the foremost provision of the enlightenment of the buddha's

it is called the perfection of wisdom is is called often the mother of the borders

buddha's are born of
the perfection of wisdom
and the perfection of wisdom includes
the virtues
together with which
the enlightenment of the buddha's is constituted so the enlightenment of borders in a sense isn't just perfect wisdom
it's also
virtues but these virtues
are included in the wisdom
the virtues
complete the wisdom
in such a way that together complementing each other we have the body of the buddha
the buddha isn't just perfect wisdom it's perfect wisdom together with virtue
the type of virtue which perfect wisdom includes are the type of wisdom which our lives with perfect wisdom the type of virtue which lives with perfect wisdom
then there may be perhaps some kind of virtues that are not growing up out of perfect wisdom
perhaps but the kind of virtue that
that is a provides for the buddha
body for the enlightenment reported that kind of will of virtue
is included in perfect wisdom
the ocean of wisdom the ocean of buddha's enlightenment the ocean of the virtues which make
ah make for the realization of but it is
boundless still all the things in the ocean
can be subsumed
under some categories one category of wisdom the other is virtue
or another way to put it as one categories wisdom and the other is
five other perfections
the perfection of giving
the perfection of
ethical discipline
the perfection of effort
the perfection of patience and the perfection of
so these these five these five virtues
under the auspices of perfect wisdom include all the wisdom and virtue that make
for the border body
the selfless heart
his mind
is the perfection of wisdom
and when it's brought together with giving ethics patience effort and meditation
that includes all the conditions necessary for enlightenment
so these these are these six things i mentioned us that called the six perfections or the six transcendent practices and bodhisattvas those who
developing the selfless heart together with virtue
again it isn't just the selfless heart it's the selfless hard together with virtue
and it isn't just virtue it's the virtue together with perfect wisdom
there are four other perfections
in addition to these six
which are called the perfection of skill and means skillful means
ah the perfection of wow
our our commitment
the perfection of powers and the perfection of knowledges
but these last four
although other in some sense subtle
elaborations and developments of the previous six those four are really included in the previous six
so there's these ten perfections but rarely the six include the whole ten and the extra for our ah
further unfold months
i would hope that as we go through the series of classes are having their seven
and we're all we're well on her way
to have one number one
i would allow us time
can be devote one class to each one of these perfections but already i'm talking about the sixth person what is usually called the sixth perfect perfection
the six transcendent practice i'm introducing at first because it includes the ones that are coming
it's what makes the other practices
go beyond
he also would like to
reference to all buddhas and our body surface
i wish to from now on and throughout my whole life offer
ah inexhaustible
an homage to the buddha's all buddhas and bodhisattvas
and there are many levels and bodhisattvas
it seems to me that there aren't levels of buddha's
might be nice if there were but i don't think there are
i think all buddhas are on the same level
i don't know where the level is but
they're beyond levels
there at the buddha level and there's only one level and are beyond that the bodhisattvas seem to have levels
tonight i just started my mentioned that one of the levels is
the initial level
or is the level of initiation
it's the it's the beginning level and
yeah and we have people in this room who are officially at the initial level of a bodhisattva
they have been initiated into the body sought for
ah sanga
they have made they have received and committed to the bodhisattva vows so they are they are the initial bodhisattvas
and then there's a you could say seven six more levels are you could say
fifty one more levels
the sometimes we say so seven ap-mid seven levels of bodhisattvas which means six plus one
and sometimes it gets into like fifty one stages and maybe other ones but those are popular ones and there some space there's some faced a numbers between fifty one and seven by just to mention that i pay reverence to all the bodhisattvas
the initial ones
and then the other stages
right now i'm not going to get into your to they want to mention the initial ones
which is
i don't know what it's it's a little bit were no
personal or something because there's actually initial level bodhisattvas in his room
and they may not they actually may not be thinking oh i'm an i'm an initial of the bodyshop for i'd been initiated into the bodhisattva vows i've been initiated into the vow
to work for the realization of buddha in this world
and i've heard that because of that i'm worthy of reverence i don't people don't usually think of that but i just wanted to say
that i think they are
worthy of reverence by making this wow by making by receiving his vow and committing to this wow even though they're still limited sentient beings like the rest of us
they have received this vast mind
which wishes to help all beings attain the very greatest enlightenment so that they can help all beings they've actually received this vast mind of the bodhisattva
and in the ceremony which we do to initiate people we say that
these people who make the who are initiated who accept his vow and commit to this wow
that the borders and and the great bodhisattva as also on
admire them
those who are more advanced than them admire them to a who are initiated
so i'm saying i admire
the initial bodhisattvas and all their more developed brothers and sisters
and of course i admire and pay reverence to the buddha's
i'm not gonna say right now but i ah
i would encourage you to sort of open your mind to what i'd what in what i what in what i speak of later would or
be an expression or be included and the reverence
an honoring a bodhisattvas
now back to brighten up our meter
which is the mother of the buddha's and the mother of the body surface or you could say the mother of the bodhisattvas and therefore the mother of the buddha's because buddhas are born from bodhisattvas
and so buddhas are born from pregnant primate
ah zen teacher named young man once said where are all the buddhas born
had he said
he answered the question himself and said the eastern mountains move over the water

all em all the mountains
like resemble it means the sierra nevada it means the rockies it means the appalachian mountains it means the
ah did i say him all yours
it means the caucasus it means the andes
it means all the mountains moving over the water that's where the buddhas are born
but it also means
phenomenal thing
and in this imagery
if you think about it you might think about okay the mountains are moving over the water and so where are the buddhist born
they're born in the mountains moving over the water them they're born where the water and the mountains meet and where the mountains move on the water
what's the water
when the waters where there's is the end of the mountains
where the end
but it's also where they
the the bottom of the mountains
the bargains of the mountains are often called
the foot of the mountains
there's the foothills and at the bottom of the foothills is the foot of the foothills
the foothills at the bottom of the foothills is a foot of the mountain and at the bottom of the at the tips of the foothills that the tips of the feet of the mountain or mountain toes
a mountain toes at the end of the mountains
those toes touch the water
and they splash in the water
and where they touch the water
that this that they move across and move around at that splashing
that lively splashing of the toes of the mountains of all things
that's where the buddhas are born
at the foot of your feelings at the toes of your feelings were your feelings are splashing in the water that's where the buddhas are born at the toes of your fear
at the foot of your of your faith at the foot of your anger at the foot of your effort at the foot of your devotion at the foot of your reverence for the foot of your all your efforts at the bottom of the mountain of whatever you're working with where that touches the way
water and splashes that's where the buddhist are born
and the water
is at the end
of the thing whatever the thing is whoever whatever you are
is a mountain
whether you're bigger little year mountain
and where the mountain and is where the water is and the mountain doesn't just sit in the water it's moves and it's a lashes
in the water and that's where the buddhas are born
and that splashing
have you
i am me and every experience is prajna per meter
is perfect selfless heart
everything we do is a mountain
if you completely exhaust the mountain you could exhaust the mountain up to you could exhaust a mountain up to the top of the mountain to can say the mountain is exhausted and tip and at the summit
but this image is not saying that it sang the mountain is exhausted in the feet
at the base because that's where it sits on the water the image is not a the mountain being flipped over onto its summit into the water or having the water on top of the mountain it's the mountains sitting on the water
and if you look at the planet earth all mountains are sitting on water to understand
all continents are sitting in water right
and all the mountains
either under the water
and coming up out of it
or you could say are sitting on the land which is sitting on the which is touching the water so this is the characteristic of every phenomena that heretic as at his extreme exertion
we find perfect wisdom and that's where the borders are born

hum for me ah that's enough on put the perfection of wisdom for right now and i'd like to move on to and up to the first which was usually called
the first perfection
the first perfection
of the body sought for the first perfection
of the baby buddha of the child and buddha or buddha's offspring
is the perfection of giving
this is the first and a sense the first practice
of the bodhisattvas
and although it's the first it's not like you practice it and then stop and move onto the second
just like the sixth includes the first
but when you're practicing the first just also practicing the six
and when you're practice in the sixty are practicing the first
the second level of bodhisattva
could be said to be after the initial commitment the second level is to start to engage in practice
so if you commit to live for the welfare of all beings and to realize buddhahood for the welfare of all beings and the first practice you do to take care of that initiation is the practice of giving
the first practice to train in in the selfless heart is the practice of giving
it's kind of a simple practice in a way
in a way it's kind of simple it's like
make every action a body speech and mind
a gift
or offer every thing you think
make everything you think an offering make everything you say and offering make every posture
make every gesture a gift simple right
hard to accomplish
hard to remember
hard to remember and therefore hard to accomplish a sort of have to remember to accomplish it
if you forget it
then he miss out on your action being a gift or like
be there when you speak be there when you think be there when you make a gesture
like what's your hand
make all these gestures with your hand gifts gift gift gift gift gift gift gift gift gift gift gift gift gift i'll see your facial expressions your facial gestures
try to remember to make every posture a gift
like here we have yoga room they do postures so that's fine with me
and i smile at that and make that smile a gift
and of course of course me several years ago donald asked me to come over to the yoga room
to kind of i mentioned to the youngest students that the postures they doing this room
could be seen as gifts
to give the instruction to make your yoga practice a gift
rather than come to the yoga around to get something like a what more skillful at yoga
little bliss maybe
good health
how about practice yoga as a gift
as an offering
to the buddhas and bodhisattvas as the offering to the welfare of all beings which is the same thing
as buddhas and bodhisattvas
so there's a practice for us to work on
this is your assignment for this week
train yourself
in giving just give it a try starting now
to let what you're doing being an offering to the welfare of all beings
that is to say to all buddhas and our body surface
with me pay attention to your gestures
notice what you're doing with your hands
if you're twiddling your thumbs notice it
okay twiddling thumbs twiddling thumbs is this an offering i wanted to be
ah and as mere fact that was enough of that i think i'm a home i'm in a home still on make em like this now
you can make this offering instead of this one
this one's okay but if you realize to give you might want to offer something else like this
a fist
could be a gift and when it's a gift somehow it's a different fist
this kind of fist with it if it's not a gift you might it might he might not see it as
as for the benefit of our basement if it's gift and maybe it should be for the benefit of our arby's
and what you say
in order to for me to make what i'm saying a gift i kind a sort of helps if i actually
listen to myself talk
so that i can say that this
speech is a gift and now even i'm not saying that i still am considering making this a gift
it's hard to remember
but when you remember
and wish it to be a gift i think you're pretty much entering the practice
during the first bodhisattva practice
and during the first bodhisattva practice
the next part is i know a little bit more not so easy to understand maybe
the next part is about
how it is when there's giving practice and what have you got to give ah
you've got two kinds of gifts one is on you can give all your actions of body speech and mind
and you can also give material things i couldn't give a notebook
are you can give up
a flyer for a class to somebody
as was or material gifts
your pot your body is a material gift your your gestures your physical actions are material gifts
and you can also give
dharma in the sense of teachings but you can also give dharma
in the sense of practice so again your practice of giving can also be a gift
so you give your just you give your gestures you give your words as gifts and you also make your giving a gift
can also give teachings
i couldn't give the teaching of giving
and then give the teaching of wisdom
howard the combination of perfect wisdom and the practice of giving is such that
well maybe i
polka i'll take that the odd jesus that connected the the combination of perfect wisdom with the giving is that you don't attach to what we call the three wheels
or the three aspects of the giving process so the giving process involves
a giver
our benefactor or donor
a receiver or recipient
and a gift
including that course the donor could be donating herself gonna conduct donate her blood
her attention
her kindness
her posture her words
her her reverence all these things the donor
can give
so when you come when you practice giving under the auspices of perfect wisdom you don't attach to any aspect of the process you don't attached to being the giver
you don't attached to being the receiver and you don't attach to being the gift even though you perhaps wish to be a gift you don't attached to be a gift
also if you're observing giving in the form of be that your risk your recipient you don't attach to being a recipient
you play the role of a recipient
maybe but you don't attach to that being really have substantial position
you realize
so you're open to
the possibility that when someone gives you something and you receive it you are a gift
or that when someone gives you something and you receive it you are giving your the your the donor when you're the receiver
he opened that even if you seem to be literally saying i'm the receiver you may be say on the receiver but you don't attach to what you said you realize that you can be
a great donor when you say i'm a receiver
if a child give you a president you can say all i'm the receiver of your present and it's a wonderful present thank you very much he totally feel like you're giving to the child
but you don't attach to that either that okay i'm the i'm the grandfather receiving this gift and i'm gonna make
the presentation the offering of telling the person who gave it to me what a wonderful gift it is and make them very happy that i will play the role of recipient of they're offering and as such a wonderful offering
so i feel like i'm really i hardly even notice maybe that they're giving to me
while i'm playing the role of the recipient i mostly i'm enjoying that i'm given to them
my appreciation which delights them but i am actually it's also the recipient but i'm no more the recipient than i am
the donor and i'm no more the donor or recipient and i am the gift
but i can be any of those and pretty perfect wisdoms as don't attach to anything in the position and if you do notice that your kind of like little bit more have them a little bit more of the giver than the receiver right here i'm a little bit more of a gift and than a donor okay
if you really believe that you're a little bit live in a little bit more of a gift then i give her then you're not letting perfect wisdom in fully
so again enter the giving process please that's the first practice
but opened a perfect wisdom to so that the buddha can be born in the mountain of the practice of giving with giving splashes in the water
have everything gets wet and nobody knows who's who
and nobody's attaching to any position in the process but of course sometimes you think you are one more than the other intended to time for confession which goes with the second
virtue practice of developing moral virtue
if yeah if you're practicing giving and you don't let perfect wisdom and enough you get stuck a little bit in one of those positions that makes sense if you get stuck in one of those positions it's kind of a little bit of a flaw in your giving
we really should be able to pivot from giver to give to receive or to give her
just playing the role just for a flash with no attachment ready to be another moment of the same position maybe
it does what's called for or completely change positions
that's letting the perfect wisdom coming and has letting the buddha be born here
that's making the practice of giving selfless that's giving with a selfless heart
you're in the process but you're not stuck on being a giver or the receiver or the gift and if you are if i am then i confess i'm stuck i'm holding to some place in the in the process
i confess it and i actually feel a little bit are quite a bit of sorrow
because i'm interfering with the birth or buddha's i am not opening to the selfless heart
i'm doing this good practice called giving but i don't really wanted to be selfless i wanted to be
you know i wanna be the receiver the giver i really don't
one i just have any old position in a process or all of them are none of them
say i'm sorry about that and with your side bot and try again
go back again
and practice giving in the way in which the buddha can be born there and selfless way
that's what is like when the wisdom perfect wisdom is can join with the giving
but just we start to do the in wished it isn't just okay gift giving gift giver and receiver are
not attached to it isn't just that it's also practice giving
it isn't just i got that it's an now now now practice giving
so it isn't just wisdom is wisdom together with the actual
drama or the actual yeah theater
drama david better actual drama of
now now i'm playing the role of the giver
ooh this nice and i gave it up and thank you very much
thank you
and i'm over that and i forgot where i am oh i'm a gift
and so on
so please try to practice giving that way and and let the wisdom come in with it and then check to see if the wisdom operating or if you're stuck and if you're stuck practice confession and repentance and give it another try
now another aspect of giving
is that is done
with compassion is done without attachment to the different aspects but has done with compassion
and another aspect of it which you've probably heard many times already is it's done without covering without trying to get and you reward
so those three aspects
give without it's trying to get reward give with no expectation and this is done this is really high quality giving ten do it as an act of compassion
now it's really good and then don't attach to any part of the process
so this is training the this is what this kind of practice training the selfless heart and it's also training the selfless heart
together with virtue practice
so it's partly theoretical
did you know that
there shouldn't be an attachment but then it's also partly putting it into practice to see if you can do this
this practice giving selflessly
in the two senses one is why are three census one is practice giving for the welfare of others to practice getting without expectation and three practice giving without attachment to the to the three wheels do the three aspects

many response that you'd like to offer
yes marjorie

you are welcome
and when i said welcome i was watching to see whether it was a gift
whether i'd received something
also one thing i've i've been discussing recently is intimacy
has pretty my intimacy as pretty much a synonym for
so enlightenment isn't just perfect wisdom
it's perfect wisdom
enacted in relationship
an intimacy requires a selfless heart
so if you gotta selfless heart and then you practice giving you can have intimacy or enlightenment
yes linda

while first of i would say takeaway pretty much
takeaway pretty much just say intimacy is his enlightenment that's what enlightenment as it's intimacy
i said i said look at mile something more you want more
do you think

is the more you

nothing in between yeah nothing between or no real in between i mean there's no like
the in between isn't isn't something that there is isn't there isn't between but it's not a substantial in between
it's a kind of apparent in between like there's like in some sense a man is in between us but she is not a substantial and that amanda in between us
or there's a space between us i and i don't deny the space i run and i don't deny the distance i just deny that it's substantial
i just didn't i
irish i wish to refute those a substantial
he added that the that the distance separates us
and if i feel like a distance separates us then i don't deny that i feel that the distance separates us
what do i do it that feeling of
well one thing i can do is
make it a gift
i can make it a gift
and i can end
and then it's as soon as it's made a gift it starts to be an substantial
by the practice of given

yeah or even open right now
even right now being open you might lose yourself in the other if you think you might
so there it is right there this is it losing yourself
and when that and one is losing yourself that can be turned from losing yourself
to giving yourself and then again you think if i give myself i might lose myself
and then if you think of losing yourself you probably feel fear
the life of getting
is the life of losing
whenever you get unless you get enlightened quite a bit between when you get it in when it goes away
you will lose it
but if you get something and wake up you don't lose it you give it every moment you get a new and rica
if you realize is the gift and you enter into the practice are giving them at the end of the moment you give it away
but if you flinch
in stop practicing giving then when you change when this one's got when this one isn't anymore
then it seems like a loss
and when you think of loss would you become afraid especially loss of
if you
and even and even before you think of loss you can even be afraid we think of getting
that can be frightening to so getting and losing as the world of fear
it's not a what is it it's not the
enlightenment which the selfless heart which is to realize
however if there's fear
we can make that a gift to
so when we look at the idea of giving herself away and they will become frayed we last week with with we flinched from the giving
we're overrun what actually were over on one side of the giving were on the giver side if i give myself away and you don't realize that you're a gift and also a receiver
if you missed part of it
at kind of can lead to fear
but if you don't attach to any part of the process
then when you give
you also can receive so when you give yourself away he also receive he received you can receive in yourself and yourself and yourself a new yourself and yourself and yourself can keep and you're gonna keep giving them away
so you gonna be a gift you're gonna be a giver week of the gift and you're gonna pick also a receiver in the process of giving and when you tune into that there's no fear
if we get away from that than there is fear even if you don't think of giving
you don't have to think of giving to give it to think that might lose yourself
it hurts your not to think of giving to think that you're gonna lose your health your youth
however if you do start thinking of giving than actually brings the fear of loss to the surface it brings our fear of loss to the surface or we can say all this isn't giving
this is that this isn't the giving with wisdom it's the giving of i give but i'm not a receiver
i'm part i'm caught in a not an are not in the whole process i'm in one section of it and that's enough to give fear
giving is the usually the first way to start working on becoming free of fear is the first bodies and for practice and it's the main place where fear is overcome
and the complete overcoming of it comes when is perfectly entered integrated with the selfless heart a perfect wisdom
and if we can spot the sticking points with most of us can
then you practice kindness towards them
and you'd been generous with them and let them blood the sticking points be sticking points don't slap in the face and try to get rid of the place where you're stuck over and the giver part or the receiver part has a gift part just say octaves is to be sticking here
and i'm gracious towards and as graciousness towards us sticking and this graciousness is a gift but also in his graciousness there's receiving

you're a problem with letting go
you have a problem of letting go of the giving
yes yeah yeah right

if you give something away you won't have enough

if i think of of giving away something and the thought arises if i give away i won't have enough so that than that thought that thought i won't have enough what would i suggest you do with that

give it away i said before make everything you think a gift

well the buddhist the buddhas and bodhisattvas would be you know certainly good candidates they would like you to give away all your thinking they don't want you to hold onto your mind
so if you say here had this thought
here had to started to what i won't have enough if i give something away had this thought
so some people might even think if i give my thoughts away i might not have enough pots
but not
but not yeah some people in i think some people when naira in certain states of feeling very fragile they think well if i you know i'm losing my mind and so they're afraid of losing their mind and they think well if i would give it away mavens move them more likely that i would lose it but actually it's the other way around if you get
when you lose your mind you can still be a zen master
of course of zen master if somebody is constantly giving her mind away
every thought she has she gives away she doesn't attached to anything even it's like well that was a good idea but better hold onto that when know this is a good idea given away but also this is a stupid idea given out a way not throw in a trash make it a gift
you might say what nobody wants to my ear you're stupid thoughts it's not so much they want that they want them but they want you to make them a gift
it's not too much you want my stuff you just want me to make my stuff a gift
if it's a gift you don't have to united to keep it
it just flew right through you
but you don't want me to hold onto my thoughts you don't mean a whole i'm a bad thoughts you don't want me to hold onto my good thoughts
if you're a bodhisattva

it's well yes but it's already that you that that you think they're real so you hold onto them
and then if you think they're real and hold onto the new deepen that habit you give that the habit another another chunk a life
which we do so then we confess that there i did i made i i substantiated that i tried to substantiate that thing by clinging to it
but does that does not end the world you confess it you notice a huge you feel some stress around it and they say actually i'm i'd like to this drop that and you do and then you're back practicing getting again
when you start to feel afraid and means you're actually considering doing the practice
if you don't even think about it's not very scary you don't even consider like that stupid in giving is ruined a waste of time i'm not going to practice even if you're scared to death but you you don't feel any more scared
you so scared you won't even listen to it that's the norm as at the common thing i wouldn't say normal because people do sometimes think of giving
quite frequently people think of giving and then they feel fear but they feel fear because they're actually like getting close to maybe and during the practice
if your way way away from the practice is not so scary but if you get right up close to it like
in our like
you're my sister and that means you're probably you could donate your kidneys to me you know are one of my mean and you'll need one and i have and i i need i don't have any and you'd be a good donor so would you please consider giving me your money your kidneys and when you actually start to think about
to use maybe feel old fear if if you have if you say absolutely not for even consider it you don't feel the fear but as you get closer to her to start to feel some fear that ten if you are generous with that fear you might have to ah feel like
i think i actually feel like i would like to give it an eye that but i'm not even attached to being the donor
now i'm starting to really cook here this is good this is wonderful
my brother who asked me for the kidney and here's the donor but he's not stuck there either because he's the receiver
and the gift is this whole situation and that's not not gonna stick there either so
but when you first if you haven't been in if you're not in the giving swing of things if you're not doing the giving dance when you first are practicing if your little awkward and embarrassing people or maybe think you're not too good at it
plus you start to sink and i guess i'm lose here if you do when you're sitting at the edge of the dance floor and you have no intention of getting up to dance you feel like out on having to lose but if you stand up and are moving out there and somebody's inviting you and you just about to start dancing
you may start feel some fear
so when you actually get into the swing of of giving that's where fearlessness lives
if you've sort of little bit out of out of the fe out of the phase out of practice and you actually start to get close to start again you feel some fear when you jump in and start swimming around you start to notice a wonderful relief of fear
a relief from the book from attaching to the idea there's not going to be enough and make the idea is not going to be enough into another gift again not to throw it away but to say hey buddha i know you've received this gift from many beings who came to you and said that they couldn't practice giving because there wasn't enough and buddha says yes
infinite beings have have felt that way you're welcome to feel that way and i'm happy to accept the gift of that thought that there won't be enough because the thought that there won't be enough is another gift
which doesn't make their less of those thoughts that they won't be enough they keep coming up there's no there's no end to the won't be enough thoughts
won't be and there's no end to this the desert record scarcity of stuff people keep thinking of that without much assistance from the buddha's
the buddha's just keep practicing giving towards the people who are afraid to practice giving
and in that practice will eventually penetrate us
and we will be fearless
unless we until we stop the practice and we start practicing giving we start to get afraid again
consciously or unconsciously
when we get out of practice from get when we get out of the giving thing the fear starts to bubble up again
and take over not take over influence limit
make a stiff
so please work on giving ah this week i will too
any last minute questions yes friend
ah well the virtues the virtues are giving
these are compassionate virtues virtues a body surface giving ethical discipline patience effort for enthusiasm and meditation those virtues go with perfect wisdom
wisdom doesn't really develop
merit is virtues do
and two together are what make enlightenment and we need to come we need who then they compliment each other
it's kind of like the the virtues or the body
of the wisdom and the wisdom of the eyes of the body of eyes of virtue the understanding which keeps the verge of and getting stuck in a substantially of itself

yeah but sometimes that's the with that's the one of
that's like the fourth virtue
giving ethics patience and courageous heart
and ah
meditation or concentration
so in some sense the effort the effort
the courage to practice giving is the fourth of the virtues the courage to practice ethics the courage to practice patience the courage to practice meditation the courage to practice
that involve that that virtues involved in all the other ones because it's kind of like the the fuel the workhorse of all these other things
so we have to the selfless heart and the courageous heart in our to practice giving properly
so i hope you have the enthusiasm to practice giving now