self corrosive Sangha

self corrosive Sangha

So a reliable non-deceiving but self corrosive path is necessary, self corrosive system is necessary. And under that comes the so called concept of triple gem, Buddha, Dharma and Sangha. And specially Sangha, specially Sangha is the most self corrosive literally. Literally. So when people say the Sangha so tiring, all this ups and downs and people smell, their attitude and the way they talk and way they – that, you know, oh the Sangha has to be good , Sangha has to be powerful, Sangha has to be intact, Sangha has to be organized, Sangha has to registered under the society registration, act of this and that, all of this comes from materialistic approach. Actually, ya, actually the Buddha’s concept of a Sangha is a very very deep. It is one of the, I would say it is probably the most radical democratic system I would say. It is like I think – but this does not mean of course I am not saying that all the Sangha should fight each other, because our path is self corrosive, why not make it faster. Why not beat each other up? Why take time? I am not saying that. Because if you do that that actually means that you do not believe in self corrosive. That actually means that you believe in negation. You are nihilist. Now we have to be really lovey dovey hugging, we have to really meet each other every Wednesday. What is it, what is standard western Dharma Sangha schedule. Every Saturday we meet for the Avalokiteshvara meditation. Every weekend we meet for the shamata evening or something like that. This is very important, really important. And not only that, the whole structure of the Sangha, so important. But most important is the members of this Sangha must believe in the same truth. If one of the members of the Sangha believes that hey my anger is kind of permanent you know. My jealousy is not removable. Then he or she has to go somewhere else. That is very important. The view, the fundamental view.

Outer, Inner and Secret Refuge, London 2010

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