"The world we live in is getting smaller and peoples actions have tremendous impact. In the era in wich we live people cannot get away with cllinging to their beliefs. I dont have any personal attachment or clinging to being a Buddhist. We need to step outside the boundaries of Buddhism and really go out and share the benefits of our Buddhist practise with the rest of the world. " / HHG Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje

Friday, December 7, 2012

Carrying out The Noble Heart

To find a way walking through life with a noble heart is not a matter of what cast, statues or creed your born in to. Its about the spirit with which you carry yourself. In your meeting with others youll find the best mirror for self reflection ever, to really come truly up close with the truth of how you are carrying yourself.

To love a thousands in your mind and stay in closed retreat for ever, is a good training, but it doesnt really serve the purpose as to carry out a noble heart in the world, when aiming to nurture and develop the noble heart of a Bodhisattva.

This nobel ideal is best known from the wise and profound Buddhist culture of ancient Tibet, and are set in to motion in our day and age through our every day meetings.

Through being present, through staying with what is and not turning back from what is uncomfortable, but staying open, this ideal can be met. At the same time its not about sticking it out in any circumstances, or swimming against the tide no matter what. Nor is it about wearing out our capacity of staying alive to its ruins.

Its about finding a way to stay noble and true to our awakening hearts, and have the courage to do so.

In the “Tiger Heart program” of the body & mind movement method CM -Conscious Movement TM that I once upon a time created and taught, we many times just remained with our raw sensation of wanting to shrink back from something that was stirred up by the movement. Through continuously moving on we found a time in space to see ourselves without getting stuck. Given the chance of this generous moment occurring, and use it, we had the opportunity to free ourselves from identification with some long lived and well nurtured habits.

Then through leaning in to the sorest spot of all, inch by inch, riding on the breath, until the pain didnt frighten us any more, we learned how others felt the same. And through the compassion that awakened from that experience we could let go of our own painful self fixation and find our selves in peaceful stillness.

To stand still in the midst of movement and listen to the hearts longing to be heard is something we can all train ourselves in, and a true gift to one and all. This entitles the courage of being true to one another in the midst of a stained world system created by our collective habitual fear born out of separation. To scream NO, enough is enough, when the worlds young people self immolate them selfs while we are buzzy looking for wrinkles in the mirror. That is what we need to do, as it is our own hearts that are burning.

We all want to be happy and we all have had the experience of fear, loss, pain and blame. We have all been each others mothers in this swirl of lifetimes up on lifetimes. Isnt it about time that we really recollected that?! I mean really. In the awakening heart there is no distinction between them and us. There is only the longing for everyone to be equally peacefully free. Truly free. Knowing that others want the same, we give birth to the aim to bring every one there, through the wisdom and compassion of the noble heart awakening.

Only respect and recognition of what is true can lead us there. Try at your work place or with your family and friends today and youll see. No one wants to have a back turned to them when theyre screaming in agony and pain. Or even just reaching out to connect for that matter. Nothing will solve our since beginningless time inhered worldly problems, unless we change our habits and stand up for each other with one voice saying; - Enough is enough.
Not one single generation more of these ignorant ways!

Its time to cultivate our noble hearts, and wake up to our inborn nature. And to carry this true nobility out in the world with respect for one another. To our selves, our beloved once, enemies and strangers. To all our, at least once in some lifetime, nurturing, carrying and loving Mothers, and re-pay each others kindness.

Our true selves, which are neither this nor that, but an abiding presence of a golden stream of wakefulness, effortlessly carrying itself out, spontaneously fulfilling wishes of love and joy. That is what we come to know ourselves to be inherently, when having the courage to carry out the noble heart.
Nothing more, nothing less.