Hello all AIAers,
This mail brings us to our next AIA meeting, coming up this Thurs. & to the paramita teaching on exertion. We are blessed to have Daniel Vokey teaching this segment.
Thurs. Aug. 9th, 7:00 pm.
Mediation - 7:00 - 7:30
Teaching - 7:30 - approx. 8:15
Discussion - 8:15 - approx. 9:00
The next paramita is exertion, which has an element of joy. The myth of selfhood is like a veil that keeps us from seeing enlightened mind. Going beyond ourselves brings pleasure. In one moment we can wake up to the dilemma of suffering and take the happiness of others to be our own responsibility. We can exert ourselves endlessly. A bodhisattva looks up at the sky and says, "After I'm done with planet Earth, I'm going to get on that spaceship and go help all those beings on other planets."
-Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
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