Due to Zimo’g Rinpoche’s hectic schedule, he is now only able to offer “The gift of Dharma” every 1st Saturday and last Saturday of school term. We are very grateful for it.
Last Saturday Dharma 27 June – “Dhammapada: The way of the Buddha”
45 mins followed by meditation.
A synopsis on essence of dhammapada ( tib. Choekyi tsiksu chedpa)
THIRTY-SIX STREAMS ARE RUSHING TOWARD YOU! DESIRE AND PLEASURE AND LUST….
PLAY IN YOUR IMAGINATION WITH THEM
AND THEY WILL SWEEP YOU AWAY.
POWERFUL STREAMS! THEY FLOW EVERYWHERE.
IF YOU SEE IT SPRING UP, TAKE CARE!
PULL IT OUT BY THE ROOTS.
PLEASURES FLOW EVERYWHERE.
YOU FLOAT UPON THEM
AND ARE CARRIED FROM LIFE TO LIFE.
LIKE A HUNTED HARE YOU RUN, THE PURSUER OF DESIRE PURSUED, HARRIED FROM LIFE TO LIFE.
GIVE UP DESIRE.
SHAKE OFF YOUR CHAINS.
YOU HAVE COME OUT OF THE HOLLOW
INTO THE CLEARING.
THE CLEARING IS EMPTY.
WHY DO YOU RUSH BACK INTO THE HOLLOW
DESIRE IS A HOLLOW
AND PEOPLE SAY, “LOOK!
HE WAS FREE.
BUT NOW HE GIVES UP HIS FREEDOM.”
Gautama the Buddha’s whole religion can be reduced to a single word. That word is freedom. That is his essential message, his very fragrance. Nobody else has raised freedom so high. It is the ultimate value in Buddha’s vision, the SUMMUM BONUM; there is nothing higher than that…….