we are victim of condition

we are victim of condition

We are to begin with, whether we like it or not, whether we want or not, we are conditioned person. Conditioning is the only thing that we can work with. Not only hair conditioner, everything. Everything is a conditioning. That’s all we have. Even there is condition like how to smoothly slip your feet inside your shoes, there is a conditioning. Everything, everything. Talcum powder. English barber shop. Shaving cream. After shave lotion. All of these. Very important. We are victim of condition. This is actually what the mantra OM YE DHARMA HAYTU PRABHAVA HAYTUNTE SHAN TATAGATO HYAWADAT/ TESHAN TSAYO NIRODHA EWAM WADI MAHA SHRAMANAYE SOHA. This is actually one of the important mantra, which actually says this, this mantra says this. And not only that. This mantra is to change the condition, this is why the mantra is so good. Because there are so many condition that we are not aware of. For a job interview you could really do your best preparation, like the proper suit tie, everything, shoe polish, but you may still not get the job, because one condition went wrong such as, I don’t know your boss didn’t, whoever is about to employ you, didn’t sleep well last night or something like that. So this kind of unseen condition. We are talking about dependent arising now. These are very important.

Outer, Inner and Secret Refuge, London 2010