Easter Retreat 2015 - Following the Meditation after Talk 3

I want to give some advice in the group so everyone of you can benefit.  I know that when you are the sort of person who does nothing except worry, what you need to do is not to give a home for the worrying.  Instead of worrying, I want you to recite OM TARE TUTTARE TURE SOHA mentally.  Now that is your new lodger.  You are going to get rid of that worrisome thought.  It is very effective, wherever you go, mentally reciting.  No one needs to know that you are mentally reciting.  But because you don’t have two minds, it will definitely occupy your mind.   OM TARE TUTTARE TURE SOHA.  It is like the wisdom of the female deity Tara, most powerful and it will protect you from any obstacle. 

And if you are a person who is unable to remain peaceful, if you are an angry human being, what you need to do is not to give a form to that anger.  What you need to do is say OM MA-NI PE-ME HOONG, in your mind.  It is the essence of all of the Buddhas’ compassion.  It’s like loving kindness.  And if you are a true Buddhist, these six syllables are like the six doors to the six realms.  If you recite this then you don’t have to go to the six lower realms.  It is like there are doors and you shut the doors.  Instead you go to the heaven.  Yes, so you must have a new lodger now: compassion is your lodger, not anger.  OM MA-NI PE-ME HOONG. 

And people who can’t help having a mind like glue, you get glued so easily, like super-glue.  You shouldn’t have super-glue, it is bad news.  So, for that you say OM BE-DZA SA-TO HOONG, a purification mantra, it is freeing.   All of you should do these three mantras.  That’s’ your secret, see?  No one needs to know that you have found a new lodger. 

OM BENDZA SATO HOONG is just cleansing for our grasping mind, glue-like mind. For anger, OM MA-NI PE-ME HOONG.  Worrying disturbs all of you, and mentally you lose everything you don’t want to lose.  It brings a lot of obstacles so OM TA-RE TU-TA-RE TURE SOHA. 

Mentally means, the minute that you remember to recite, the worry is gone, anger is gone, glue mind is gone.  If you didn’t remember it will be there, back again.  As soon as you see anger, you remember, ‘Oh! I forgot my OM MANI PEME HOONG.’  Yes, as soon as you see the glue mind, ‘I forgot, OM BE-DZA SA-TO HOONG!’  Worrying!  OM TARE TUTTARE TURE SOHA. 

Because all of you are here, I thought I would give you something very important, very precious.  It can be a secret, no one needs to know what you are doing.  That makes you a very strong wholesome, good human being, because you are united, because the minute you recite it means, your mind-body-prana are together. 

So, now I think we have to finish here.  But if tomorrow any of you can ask me about meditation so you can really have confidence when you go home.  And I might give you some sort of schedule for when you are at home, so you know what to do, like a programme.  If you can meditate for thirty minutes here, then there is no reason why you can’t manage thirty minutes at home.  You can do it unless you make excuses.  So, we better not leave space for this anymore.  We must tighten it up so I will make a schedule for you. 

And anything you want to ask me tomorrow about mind: Why is it meditation is the only way we can get there?  Always remember that you cannot see through polluted water.  You need to have clear water to see through.  We cannot function and achieve things when we are so scattered.  We don’t know whether we are going forward or backward.  Each time we do something, doubt comes.  Each time we do something, failure comes because we don’t have determination or commitment.  When you go home say, ‘Now I know why I meditate.’  ‘Now I know that meditation is simply being there.’  It is mind and body together, not trying to change anything, not trying to fix anything.  Being in the impartial state of mind is meditation. 

So, now we will do the dedication.

The Buddhist principle is to be everybody's friend, not to have any enemy.
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche
Meditation means simple acceptance.
Choje Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche
Only the impossible is worth doing.
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche
Whenever we see something which could be done to bring benefit to others, no matter how small, we should do it.
Chamgon Khentin Tai Situ Rinpoche
Freedom is not something you look for outside of yourself. Freedom is within you.
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche
Hasten slowly, you will soon arrive.
Jetsun Milarepa
It doesn’t matter whatever comes, stop judging and it won’t bother you.
Choje Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche
Whatever obstacles arise, if you deal with them through kindness without trying to escape then you have real freedom.
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche
To tame ourselves is the only way we can change and improve the world.
Choje Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche
I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
Strive always to be as kind, gentle and caring as possible towards all forms of sentient life.
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche
Every sentient being is equal to the Buddha.
Chamgon Kentin Tai Situ Rinpoche
Wherever and whenever we can, we should develop compassion at once.
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche
Reminding ourselves of how others suffer and mentally putting ourselves in their place, will help awaken our compassion.
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche