THINGS YOU WANT TO DO
(from Lhamo Dorje and Heruka Chakrasamvara)
When you develop the desire to find a fool-proof way to become as wise and happy as possible, no matter what, it helps to have some useful instructions.
That’s something you need to receive from an (apparently) external source.
We can help you with that.
What you have to do for yourself is decide how you feel about the words “no matter what”.
The importance of the quality of the instructions pales in comparison to the importance of the quality of your determination.
So We’re going to offer these instructions based on the presumption that you have gained clarity about your resolve.
It’s okay if you’ve not yet gained that clarity; reading these instructions may help polarize your views. We’re simply explaining that we’re offering instructions, not a sales pitch.
Please consider that opinions and advice differ from useful
1. Prepare your mind.
Excellent. We just covered about 50 pages of a classic Buddhist text.
2. Appreciate: to *what* are you opening your mind?
This step accepts that you offer a certainly deep level of trust to “another”, who will guide you safely through uncharted waters to Enlightenment.
This position implies and requires your humility.
Here lies the apparent contradiction.
This world experience offers many types of Teachings. Most of them, as currently presented, first set a stage upon which you, as a human being, are in dire need of “recognizing” your supposed failures and short-comings. This presentation pervades so deeply that most people don’t recognize it as a subtle means of stunting your progress while generating the illusion that this self-deflating view will lead you to success.
Please open your mind to the possibility that you are an Enlightened Being who appears, here and now, to enjoy the game of re-attaining Enlightenment. You might – once again – lose the “Boss Fight”… But you already know that every time you engage in a do-over, you bring your previous practice sessions into the arena.
For now, let’s simply say that you open your mind to the possibility that “another being”, one that’s “out there”, offers you some cheat codes to leveling up.
It’s smarter than slogging through all the levels ignorantly…
And you can always start over.
It does, however, go better if you start out from a launch-pad of kindness to others.
We just covered another 37 pages, and hopefully you still feel like you have a chance at successfully accomplishing your goal.
Let’s breeze through another ten pages.
3. It helps to accept that the answers you seek lie outside of science and your senses.
Try to remember your dreams, and pay attention to them. Meditate. Calm your mind, even if you have to drink a beer first, and even if you fall asleep in the process.
Pay attention to what you “think” you see in your peripheral vision. Remember that what you “see” with your eyes is limited by the function of rods and cones.
Listen to what you cannot possibly be “really” hearing as you fall asleep. Remember that what you “hear” with your ears is limited by hairs and wax and thin, fragile membranes of skin.
Trust your intuition.
The “Folks” who have already done what you’re trying to do… Well, They just don’t really “live” here any more, so They use rather unconventional
methods to get your attention.
Please open your mind to this possibility as well.
Let’s cover another 21 pages.
4. Things are not what they seem. They are both more, and less, than what people typically presume.
Try reading “Why Are There Two Of Us?”, and see if it leads you to look at things differently.
5. Sanskrit words have transformative capability.
Words like “Vajrayana” and “Nirvana” sound intensely appealing, for good reason.
The world first arises from sound. From sound arises Light, and then Awareness, and then Form.
All the world arises from Emptiness, and we have all (“You” have all…) attained “Enlightenment” many times. It’s just really challenging to accomplish with only three dimensions, because you’re limited by your senses, and they deceive regularly.
Trickster density drags you down again and again.
Get over it, and get out of here.
Read Hurtling Towards Enlightenment, and “Fake It ‘Till You Make It”.
You’re not faking it, you’re remembering.