pure Sangha

pure Sangha

Pure perception towards the Sangha is difficult. Very difficult. Goodness that is like, Dharma Sangha members fight more than Palestinians and Israelis. It is like for some strange reason, it is like – because do you know why? Because, I think there are several reasons. Because everyone there has come with a good intention. That’s why. Isn’t it strange. When everybody came with a good intention there is also, because you think, okay I a coming there with a good intention, I am going there, I am tired of samsaric life, I want to benefit the Dharma, I want to serve the Dharma, I want to serve this guru. And you go to a certain place. So they see you coming up with a good intention. So this good intention, our kind of good intention narrows our sight. So now everybody has good intention, all the others. You see, there are some people between Palestinians and Israelis, some soldiers are not really, they don’t have that one pointed devotion towards this. They are just there because they have to be there. So I am sure some of them are like breaking lot of samayas to save their own life. But here everybody is here in the Buddhadharma, everybody is trying hard, hard with a good intention. So that brings lots of problem. One. Two, in the Sangha, you cannot fire anyone. You cannot. They are there for ever. Until the enlightenment, you understand. You are stuck. You cannot fire anyone. So all these, good intention, the fact that you cannot fire them. Good intention basically brings pride, oh I come with a good intention. That brings a pride. This is why, I don’t know whether in the west the Sangha members are fighting as much but I have seen in the Tibetan Sangha members, the Tibetan Sangha members fight like Ninjas. Very silently. You know in the morning there are few dead bodies. I have a feeling that western Sangha fights like Khampas and Arabs. Making lots of noise and lots of – I have a feeling that right now the damage is less.

Teachings on Aspirations, California 2008

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