Okay now this is a very, of course, specially for some of you new ones, very confusing. What do we mean by innate nature, innate Buddha. I will make this simple so that maybe everyone can understand the Buddhist concept of taking refuge to the Buddha. All of us human beings, sentient beings, not only human beings, all of us, people like me, you, all of us, we have all these negative qualities. We are just packed with it. Defilements, endless moods, bad moods, endless defilements, emotions, anger, pride, insecurity. All of this. This I don’t have to tell you, I am sure you know this. But none of them is not removable. Every single one of them are removable. This is a very important element, you have to really realize this. Everything, even though some of the emotions that we have is just so strong, you cannot possibly think that it is removable. You cannot even imagine how can I remove this anger, this jealousy, this pride that we have. But the fact is they are all removable. And the reason why they are removable is they are all arranged, they are all fabricated, they are all made, they are all created. Therefore they can be defeated, they can be destroyed, they can be dismantled. It is a matter how much attention we pay. And even yourself you can experience this. Okay some of you you may consider yourself as someone who has so much anger. But when you have anger do you get – your anger, it cannot possibly go on twenty four hours. Sixty minutes an hour. Non-stop. Impossible. Have you ever thought about that? It is just not possible that you get angry like monotone, like aaannngggrrryyy . Not possible. The desire is the same thing, even if you like to have a desire, like continuous, you cannot. After a while you become impotent. It just goes back and forth, fluctuates, isn’t it. So this proves that it is manipulatable. And also anger just doesn’t come suddenly out of the blue you know like falling from a sky. It always has something to do with thinking about the past, reminding it doesn’t matter a French window and then you suddenly realize your childhood and then think oh your childhood how you had been beat up by somebody or something like that. And then you get anger. Just because of the French window. Something like that. It is always, there is always a cause and condition. But of course our habit becomes so subtle it looks like out of nowhere our anger comes. Of course. Of course. You know, our boyfriends, our girlfriends, they are really in good mood, before they go to toilet. They go to toilet, and they come out. Bad mood. What happened in the toilet we don’t, you know like. You feel like that.
Outer, Inner and Secret Refuge, London 2010