lesser and greater attitude

lesser and greater attitude

The lesser attitude people see that because self is a hallucination, therefore everything that is related to self is ridiculous. So why should we do things that are ridiculous. That’s what the lesser attitude people think. But the greater attitude people for them their attitude is: yes, self is a deception, it is a hallucination, therefore everything that is related to self is ridiculous. But let’s play with the ridiculousness. Let’s dwell in it, let’s use it, because – remember we talked about water and moisture cannot be separated – likewise ridiculousness and what is the opposite of ridiculousness, meaningful, is actually after all not separate. So rejecting something is ridiculous is a burden they think. And this, by the way, is a complicated way of expressing what compassion is.

You know we always talk about unconditional love. Knowing something is so ridiculous yet enjoying doing it, that’s quite close to being unconditional love. That’s what mothers do when they play with their babies. All kind of ridiculous stuff they do. And not only the babies, lovers, family members, we all do ridiculous stuff because we have unconditional love for our beloved ones.

The 3 Principal Aspects of the Path, Hongkong 2013 (podcast 20-23)

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