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  • Seiryu
    Member
    • Sep 2010
    • 620

    Dalai Lama Bird Story

    There is a very profound message within this simple story.

    [youtube] [/youtube]

    Gassho

    Seiryu
    Humbly,
    清竜 Seiryu
  • Taigu
    Blue Mountain White Clouds Hermitage Priest
    • Aug 2008
    • 2710

    #2
    Re: Dalai Lama Bird Story

    Thank you Seiryu,

    Remarkable teaching because once again it shows that a real teacher is not afraid of showing his or her vulnerability. True or not, that story shows how ridiculous the mind and the behaviour of an experienced sitter can be. Comforting for the teacher ? Depressing for the student? :?
    You see, guys, the point is not to escape Samsara, to be clean of the daily junk, but to be able to let it fly and go as fast as it comes. And to develop a form of humour. Because it never ceases to come. Illusion is endless , so is the Buddhadharma.

    gassho

    Taigu

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    • Tb
      Member
      • Jan 2008
      • 3186

      #3
      Re: Dalai Lama Bird Story

      Hi.

      _()_

      Mtfbwy
      Fugen
      Life is our temple and its all good practice
      Blog: http://fugenblog.blogspot.com/

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      • Kyonin
        Treeleaf Priest / Engineer
        • Oct 2010
        • 6739

        #4
        Re: Dalai Lama Bird Story

        Thanks for sharing this video, Seiryu.

        Indeed, after death there is no hope for friendship.
        Hondō Kyōnin
        奔道 協忍

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        • Hoyu
          Member
          • Nov 2010
          • 2020

          #5
          Re: Dalai Lama Bird Story

          Hi Seiryu,

          Thanks for sharing this video. I've always liked and respected that feature of humbleness in him!

          Gassho,
          John
          Ho (Dharma)
          Yu (Hot Water)

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          • Jiken
            Member
            • Jan 2011
            • 753

            #6
            Re: Dalai Lama Bird Story

            Great post

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            • Dojin
              Member
              • May 2008
              • 562

              #7
              Re: Dalai Lama Bird Story

              I really liked that. the dalai lama is a great teacher. he is incredibly humble and he is just a man. i think that being human is something a lot of people forget how to do.

              Gassho, Dojin.
              I gained nothing at all from supreme enlightenment, and for that very reason it is called supreme enlightenment
              - the Buddha

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              • Kaishin
                Member
                • Dec 2010
                • 2322

                #8
                Re: Dalai Lama Bird Story

                Originally posted by Taigu
                Thank you Seiryu,

                Remarkable teaching because once again it shows that a real teacher is not afraid of showing his or her vulnerability. True or not, that story shows how ridiculous the mind and the behaviour of an experienced sitter can be.
                Maybe I misheard, but isn't he recounting a story from his childhood?
                Thanks,
                Kaishin (開心, Open Heart)
                Please take this layman's words with a grain of salt.

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                • Jundo
                  Treeleaf Founder and Priest
                  • Apr 2006
                  • 39075

                  #9
                  Re: Dalai Lama Bird Story

                  Originally posted by Matto
                  Originally posted by Taigu
                  Thank you Seiryu,

                  Remarkable teaching because once again it shows that a real teacher is not afraid of showing his or her vulnerability. True or not, that story shows how ridiculous the mind and the behaviour of an experienced sitter can be.
                  Maybe I misheard, but isn't he recounting a story from his childhood?
                  I sometimes recount this story, but I was sitting near the front at a conference a few years ago in which the Dalai Lama was a participant. He suddenly let out an unexpected, booking sneeze that filled the auditorium in the middle of another speaker's presentation ... the Dalai's microphone having been accidently left on. The Dalai Lama just turned red in the face, laughing with ordinary human embarrassment. It was good to see.

                  Gassho, Jundo
                  ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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