Change, change and more change—like most of us have probably never seen before. We didn't plan for this but here it is!
External change in its negative aspects can ideally be regarded as a way to evolve ourselves. It's what motivated the Buddha and probably all realized beings of all traditions. There's no time like bad times for enlightenment.
Continental plates are colliding. Decisions need to be taken to reshape the world and advance our Vajrayana path. It is said that many will find their enlightenment during this period of the Kali Yuga.
changing times require us to be pragmatic and visionary.
We can no longer live only in the world of Dharma teachings and meditation. The context for living and practicing have changed. We can choose to respond to changing times with the highest Vajrayana view we're capable of envisioning and then proceed to practice to live up to it—to walk the talk. Whatever we decide, it will impact us and all our karmic connections, visible and invisible.
What the Vajrayana path offers in times like these is a steady devotion to realizing the ultimate truth and manifesting its dynamic healing energy known as compassion in outer, inner, and secret ways.
Whatever is transpiring now IS always the context for enlightenment. Collectively, we are a powerful sangha. Let's practice!
Where Are You Now?
Lama Yeshe Dechen Wangmo (Vajrayana World Editor) is a lineage lama of the Dudjom Dakini Heart Essence (mkha 'gro thug thig). Based on thirty-nine years of vajrayana study and practice and her knowledge of literary Tibetan, she offers inspiration, teaching and guidance. In 2002, she established Jnanasukha Foundation as a venue for the teachings of Yeshe Tsogyal and the female buddhas. Since then, the Foundation has generated several initiatives such as support for the birthplace of Yeshe Tsogyal in Tibet, pilgrimages to Tibet, scholarships, grants and humanitarian aid. www.jnanasukha.org
Now I’d love to hear from you. In the comments below, let me know if you think Vajrayana can illuminate our way through quickly changing times and/or if something else is needed?
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