Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Knots And Chains

Here's a tip from my old Art Therapy days. If you have strong feelings about a situation or someone, try doing a doodle when feelings are overwhelming. Then ask yourself "What is this about? And where do I put myself in the picture?" If you just sit first with it, you may transcend it but you probably won't untie any knots or undo any chains but you will spare your teacher some work.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

The Most Important ...

It really is important to have a teacher, properly qualifed and acknowledged by his/her own teacher i.e. part of the ancient lineage - bit like the apostolic succession but of course even older. Only the true teacher who manifests the love and compassionate action of ones true nature is able to remove all our barriers so that the great ocean of Buddhism and compassion may flow unhindered.

May you all encounter a true teacher.

Love and gassho, Genshin.