becoming completely useless

becoming completely useless

Because these two questions are very important. What is bodhicitta and is Buddhism moralistic path? Yes it is a moralistic path but the morality of Buddhism has to accompany with the nonduality. If we loose the nonduality it will become a puritanical path. And that we have too many. Why have Buddhism, it is an extra burden. Very important not to forget the nonduality aspect. For bodhicitta also. For love and compassion. For tolerance. For anything you do actually. For to develop or to actually have a so called spiritual path you need to have this. Because if you don’t have the nonduality, if you don’t have the nonduality and if you are following a spiritual path that means that you are still attached to a concept called purpose and usefulness. And that is not good. If you want to be useful, if fundamentally, if you want to be useful, not so good. Not so good. You have to really learn to be completely useless. So important. This. And manage to actually rule the whole nation. You have to have that. To become useless does not mean you become, what you call it, bum. Not at all. Because bum is very useful. To become a bum is very useful. That is specially in a kind of socialist country like England very useful. You know, people will take care of you and government will pay the bills, stuff like that. And you can make some liberal, woolly headed remarks time to time. You can pride yourself, very useful.

Teaching in Brighton, November 2010