Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Zoals een zwaan een koel meer induikt...

Oh man, wát een zegen dat dit zomaar op Youtube staat! Een film over Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, de grote, grote lama van lama's.

Deel 1 van 5. Zie voor de andere delen hier.

Khyentse Rinpoche zegt:
We are usually so obsessed with ourselves that we hardly ever even think about the welfare of others. In fact, we are no more interested in others than a tiger is interested in eating grass. This is completely the opposite of the outlook of the Bodhisattva. The ego is really just a fabrication of thought, and when you realize that both the object grasped and the mind that grasps are void, it is easy to see that others are not different from yourself. All the energy we normally put into looking after ourselves, Bodhisattvas put into looking after others. If a Bodhisattva sees that by plunging into the fires of hell he can help even a single being, he does it without an instant of hesitation, like a swan entering a cool lake.
(Vertaald door Matthieu Ricard.)

Ook aan te bevelen: Rinpoche's advies aan westerse retraitanten op Lotsawa House.