copyrights@Kagyu Office of His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa
We have just now started by receiving the oral
transmission of the practice of Arya Avalokiteshvara and the six seed
syllable, OM MANI PEDME HUNG.
Firstly, it is very important for all of us to
introspect into our own minds. All phenomena are external but involve
the mind. You should check your mind and if there is any change. The mind
has an inherent capacity to check and see it what's happening in the mind
is proper or not.
There are many individuals here and we all depend
upon one another. Everyone is like a teacher for us, helping us to change
on minds. One individual's effect can help us to change our attitude.
Generally, when we encounter differences and problems,
different kinds of emotions and feelings arise, such as aggression. Aggression
gives us a great deal of suffering for our own mind. Sometimes it is hard
to find an antidote immediately and we become incapable of finding power
over our own mind. If you are not practitioner then it's even more difficult
to transform the negative emotions.
You should set some time aside if you don't have
the power to overcome your negative emotions. These days there are many
ways to overcome them. There are many different religions and masters
who teach various ways to overcome the negative emotions. You can utilize
these different methods, the teachings of other scriptures and your friends.
If anger arises then use these different methods to reduce effect of the
negativity. Some people can instantly overcome their negativities but
most of us have work within our own capacity.
I suggest you study, recite the scriptures, pray,
chant and utilize whatever self-help techniques you know in order to reduce
yours and others negativities.
|Karma Kagyu Cyber World 22-May-2006|