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More on Meeting a Buddha

More on Meeting a Buddha

I really feel that is what I have done.  It does not diminish other people seing other beings as Buddhas, or whatever. Please note, I am not taking any sides for anyone in regards to politics (some nasty politics in Tibetan Buddhism sorry to say).  Do what ever you have to do.  But in my heart is this light that his eyes shone into me.  No explaining. There is no reasoning either.  It just is. 

My friend, Trudy, got bad mouthed by a person “from the other side” of the political spectrum.  Nasty habit of pointing out a person – in addition to a whole lay-sangha.  But in the long run, it does not matter. The light shines, and with it, we know.  It gives hope and makes the future brighter – even if no facts point in that direction.  I guess a Christian or the like might call it a religious epiphany, perhaps? But there has been no doubt since the first time I met H.H. Karmapa Thaye Dorje.  It was so plain and simple to see and feel.  So I am happy.  May I always remember that.

H.H. Karmapa Thaye Dorje

H.H. Karmapa Thaye Dorje

My Guru, my Lama and the Buddha’s eyes.

I am so fulfilled.  It is an amazing meeting.  He sees into you with eyes smooth as black velvet.  His eyes linger in your heart and fills your body with light. Yes, it s a human being, a man, and yet a Chenrezig, Avolekiteshvara. The Dharma flows from his lips without hesitation, connecting to modern folks with humour and laughter.  All combined with serious truth.  We are indeed fortunate to have a living Buddha here among us in these degenerate times.