All living beings could be set
in one of two categories:
those who are fully enlightened Buddhas
and those who are yet to be enlightened.
The Sanskrit term for the category
of the yet to be enlightened is Sam-sa-ra,
and the term for the category
of the fully enlightened is Nir-va-na,
just like the grunge band.
Sam-sa-ra’s defining quality is the habit
of reaching for pleasure
and resisting pain,
like the restless machinations of Palpatine.
Nir-va-na’s defining quality is the habit
of viscerally accepting all that befalls us
and the centered-spontaneity
with which we act for the benefit of all,
the way Qui Gon Jinn
flowed with the force.
"I want to
be a Jedi like
- Luke Skywalker
All the poignant and transformative
techniques of Buddhist tantra
are neither mysterious nor supernatural
nor special – only for the chosen few.
They could be LEARNED
in as little as a season or so
provided you persist
in practicing what you have been taught
training every morning
and every evening as well.
And these techniques
could then be mastered
in as little as seven years, or seven quarters,
or seven months, of seven fortnights, or seven
weeks, or even seven days.
"It's A Trap!"
- Admiral Ackbar
Darth Bane’s rule of two
taught there must be a sith lord
to have great power
and a sith apprentice
to crave such power.
Such is the elitism, greed and striving
of the dark side, of patriarchy, of yang.
But Buddha taught from the light side,
from matriarchy, from yin, from egalitarianism.
Anyone who finds a good teacher
attends class punctually
and does their homework enthusiastically
could master Buddha’s path
with such swiftness
as to outpace a Tauntaun
and make it look
as if it was standing still.
If you have watched, or listened to, or read
any of Lama Jigme’s videos, or podcasts, or blogs
then you know that he presents his life’s work
of reverse-engineering Buddhist tantra
for the purpose of enhancing
its power, and relevance, and ease of application,
in a manner:
playful, and insightful, and geeky.
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Decide what you desire,
count the cost,
make a wise decision.
For as Morpheus said to Neo
during their first telephone conversation,
“You take a chance either way,
I leave it to you.”
– The Matrix, 1999