I woke up at 4 in the morning with a flash of insight, I came and spent the last 2 hours typing it out into this blog, I then categorized it and tried to publish it, but for some reason it failed and I lost everything! It was, in essence, about how I need to strive for complete freedom of every aspect of my mind (meaning every other living being). So I need to leave them completely free from their own side to engage in all of the actions that lead to their own enlightenment and how it is a karmic contradiction to try control them in any way. I also explained, in detail, how there is no contradiction between a Buddha seeing everyone as a Buddha and their compassionate actions of leading all beings to enlightenment (their pure view is their compassionate action). I guess writing it all out was for my own mental clarification.
When I went to hit publish, I was hit with a couple of other thoughts which I will write now:
- Venerable Geshe-la should do a blog. How cool would it be to have his daily reflections on the Dharma which we all could then contemplate.
- The highest profession a being could have in this world is to be a Dharma teacher. Every profession solves some problem and brings some benefit to others, but only being a Dharma teacher solves all the problems of this and all of our future lives. As I embark upon my new profession, I must recall that my being a diplomat is simply part of my training for the highest profession of all, namely being a Kadampa Spiritual Guide. I need to gain the skills of a diplomat, the realizations of how to transform a normal life into retreat and the karmic connections with all the beings of the whole world so that in the future I may lead them all along the paths to enlightenment. Also, by becoming a model employee for others I create the causes to have model ’employees’ helping me fulfill my bodhichitta wishes for others in the future (like a bunch of Chosang’s helping me).
Your turn: Explain how through your current job you can create karma which will help you when you become a Kadampa Spiritual Guide in the future.