Sunday, October 26, 2008

A reminder to myself

Dear myself,

Please take heed of Lama Tsongkhapa's advice to first develop the foundation practices strongly. Then only think of taking the higher tantric practices. Just like building a tower, if we donot have a strong base and foundation, and if each level is not build strong, then the levels above it, may just crumble and the whole structure will fall. We will have failed in our endeavour in that case. So, don't be in a hurry. Take time to develop each level one by one.

It is extremely important. There are cases of tantric practitioners who have not yet developed their emotional stability and burst out in anger, scolding and reacting violently against another person who was the first to "act violently", saying words that he normally donot say. And then he realised what he is doing and regrets it. But it is too late. All the previous practices are as good as destroyed. And we donot want cases of tantric practitioners involving in murder, for example, out of one moment of anger. Or, involving in rape or molest case, due to one moment of lust or desire. If that is still possible in you, I suggest you strongly develop the Mind of Renunciation and developing the Minds of Loving-Kindness, and Impermanence and Loathsomeness of the Body first.

Don't think of loafty ideals that you are not capable of keeping or living up to. Are you sure you can live up to the ideals of a Highest Yoga Tantric practitioner? First ask yourself this question.

Take care and Remember your Guru always!

Yours sincerely,


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