How many people are born and die everyday without having an inkling of their true nature? I know this is an obvious thing to say, but sometimes we can take knowledge and wisdom for granted.
Even if we have just heard the words compassion, awareness and emptiness for the the first time, we know we have started the process to enlightenment. How truly fortunate!
In Tibetan Buddhism, there are two methods. One is to practice compassion and kindness, and through these we accumulate merit and gradually realise the view of emptiness. The other is being introduced to the Great Perfection – our true essence and nature of emptiness and awareness – and from there, compassion naturally arises.
When you have this sort of understanding, life is very different, as you know why you are here.
Don’t take anything for granted! We are only here a short while. To even be in the ‘virtual’ company of fellow aspirants makes our live fruitful, as it is a karmic connection.
If you ever feel you lack confidence in life and experience doubts, this is merely an inner conflict with habitual pattern. It shows intelligence and awareness: appreciate your intelligence and awareness – they will lead to enlightenment!
It’s good to know ‘virtual’ friends.
Enlightened beings are ‘virtual’ friends.
‘Virtual’ can be more real than real.
Virtual: adjective – We drove to the cottage in virtual silence: effective, in effect, near, near enough, essential, practical, for all practical purposes, to all intents and purposes, in all but name, indirect, implied, implicit, unacknowledged, tacit.