Dear Dharma brothers and sisters,
Below please find the Chinese translation and edited English transcript of the voice messages that Khen Rinpoche Kalsang Nyima sent to the group this morning (13th April 2021). Please read it carefully. Thank you!
Teaching on the Song “Be Understood What Kindness”
All Dharma brothers and sisters, good morning!
I sent some of my teachings and just recorded this (song) ‘Be Understood What Kindness Is’ and sent to all of you (note: please read the post of this song on 13th April 2021).
This teaching is very, very important for Dharma practitioners. Why?
It is because all the sufferings come from our ignorance, ego, attachment, desire, pride, jealousy, and anger, i.e. the five poisons. All these sufferings and problems come from our bad emotions and bad karma.
But many Dharma students do not recognize and understand these facts. When problems come, we point the fingers at others all the time saying, ‘he is not good,’ ‘she is not good,’ ‘she did make me upset,’ ‘she did make me suffer,’ and all this and that. We point our fingers at other people all the time. This is a very big mistake and misunderstanding. This is a very, very big mistake.
So, all the good things come from others because your knowledge comes from teachers; your Dharma knowledge comes from masters, and your compassion comes from others. If there are no others, we cannot practice compassion. All our practices come from others as well. So, for that, your good karma comes from others. If you do not have others, how can you do good karma?
So, all the good things come from others. But we forget to respect others and always say, ‘I did this thing,’ ‘I did very hard work,’ and ‘I did something.’ We think all the good things come from myself (me, me, me, me, me) all the time. This is also a very, very big mistake. This is a very, very big stupidity. This is a very, very big mistake and misunderstanding.
So, for that, please read my teaching and listen to my teaching. If you really want to do Dharma practice, you need to know other people are very important. Some enemies are very important for your patience practice too. If you do not practice patience, you can never become Buddha. So, if you really need to do Dharma practice, please listen to this teaching. But you just acted and show up in some Dharma activities. That is just acting. That is not real Dharma practice. Then you would follow your ego and selfishness. This is not Dharma because you want to show other people you do this, that and something, etc. This is not Dharma. Maybe this only makes others suffered. This only makes your ego and pride grow up.
If you need to do something like this, this is not Dharma. Then, there is really no need to practice Dharma. But you really need Dharma practice, please listen to this teaching and think about this teaching. Check whether your mind follows this teaching or not. You must check it yourself, please.
Do not always follow your ego and selfishness. Please do not always point your fingers at other people, ‘he is not good,’ ‘she is not good’. Be careful! Be careful! If you always do like this, this bad karma brings more problems and more suffering to you. All of what you do becomes meaningless. You just lose your time.
So, if you can follow your wisdom, especially generate compassion towards others and respect others, all of what you do become pure Dharma practice. It brings lots of good things to you. It also brings you to become enlightened. So, you must check it yourself, ok?
Do not think about other people’s respect. Do not think about how other people are talking about your bad things. It does not matter. The good and bad talks of other people are not important. Most importantly is to check yourself and if your mind follows compassion or selfishness, and if your mind follows wisdom or ego. This is very important.