blessing

blessing

How about blessing. Yes. That’s right. That is a very important question actually. And this is – you know I was giving you – okay I will give you a Mahayana answer. Maybe more like Vajrayana oriented. You know usually when we ask for blessing, it is always something that you don’t have and then you ask a higher being to give me whatever. But in Buddhism in generally and specially in the Mahayana and the Vajrayana it is not like that, it is the opposite. It’s more like you already have it but you just need to sort of discover this. You understand. So like my example, going back to my example, the sesame seed doesn’t even remotely look like oil. But it has oil. So asking for blessing is basically like squeezing it. Right? Squeezing or whatever. So that, it works. If the sesame seed doesn’t have oil, won’t work. Even if you wail and cry and complain and sing song, whatever doesn’t work. So the fact that we have the Buddha nature, the innate Tathagatagarbha, that’s the blessing already. But we have to discover this. That is how the blessing should work and that is very important to know in Buddhism. Otherwise the gap between the divine and the mundane will become very big. And then priests like us will become very powerful. Because we will say that: Do you want to talk to him? You talk to me first. Then I will do whatever I can. Because you don’t have what you need. I know how to get for you. It is terrible.

Outer, Inner and Secret Refuge, London 2010

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