shamata only

shamata only

Like even shine, forget about the vipassana, even the shamata alone will bring you somewhere. I can tell you easily if you do continuously every day eight hours of shamata for let’s say five years, you will have ???. Like you will have maybe just one nut a day, then you will still look beautiful, you will still not be hungry. And because you have so much ??? you can look at people and you can just almost eighty percent you can tell what they are thinking. Because your mind has become so, you know, vibrant. And creativity, all of that. But that is what shamata does. But our old friend, the ego, is still there, intact. Very much. Not only that, those who have lot of ???, because of their calm abiding, calm abiding, so clear, clairvoyance, and to the certain extend a bit of a – a little bit of a wisdom, a little bit. But not so much compassion, because you are not investing on it. Seemingly wisdom actually, not really the wisdom. The seemingly wisdom, why? It is bit like, it is like water, muddy water, you are not stirring it for six years. So all the mud has a time to settle down. So seemingly very clear, absolutely clear. But all the mud is down there. Any time, any situation, can stir it and all the mud will come out. So this we have seen a lot, I mean I personally have seen a lot of people who have a really good shamata. I know some people in New Zealand, they tell me a lot too. We talked a lot about this. And because they have a little bit of clairvoyance, little bit their intuition has become so much better. They are calm, all of that, creative. And they have a certain sort of abnormal power like living with one strawberry only. So then they have so much pride that I can do this. Why do you need guru. See I can do this, I don’t have a guru, I can do this. And this is exactly what Palden Dawa Drakpa, Chandrakirti or Nagarjuna was saying. Mistaking, duplicate enlightenment as an original enlightenment. This is a duplicate. Artificial, it is like you know Gucci bag made it China kind of thing. Looks exactly same. Only for a while though. Then for about a month, this Gucci bag worns out, the stitches come out. You know it has no resale value you see. And it has other problems, people can think it’s a real Gucci. That is a big problem because they could kill you. Because thinking that this is a real Gucci they can stab you. Like that, for a fake Gucci. So this thing can happen. So if you want to get rid of that mud from the root you need vipassana.

Teachings on Aspirations, California 2008