|Guru and Disciples, Charitable-Giving Together|
|Rinpoche gave this discourse on 1st October 1989|
|Uploaded to website on 15th September 2014 (after about 25 years)|
Follower: “Would Guru please give us a discourse.”
Guru: “What kind of discourse would you like?”
Follower: “Any subject will be good!”
Guru: “In that case, let's talk about Jesus Christ!” (Instantly, everyone rendered into loud laughter)
Guru: “Seriously, this morning, a leaflet promoting Christian missionary was pushed through the bottom gap of the front door of the Shrine, and they brought it for me to read. I know that Christianity preaches belief and love; from our perspective, Christianity is an external belief. After reading this leaflet, Ha! I felt that Jesus Christ understood ‘Guru Corresponding Dharma’, and expected very high standards from his own disciples! The preaching leaflet wrote, Jesus Christ said: 『Those who love their parents more than they love me, are not fit to be my disciples; those who love their children more than they love me, are not compatible to be my disciples; those who do not bear the cross and follow me, are not compatible to be my disciples; those who crave to live are destined to die, those who die for me are destined to live. (Matthew Chapter 20 Section 37-39) 』”
|Main Speech (1)|
|Was Jesus Christ autocratic? Do not misunderstand Jesus Christ. If you have read the scriptures on ‘Guru Corresponding Dharma’, on comparison, the expectation of disciples by the Tantrayana Guru is even higher!|
|Guru: “The leaflet wrote of a certain young person who was wealthy, could uphold precepts, but was afraid of not being born in heaven, and he beseeched upon Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ said: ‘Sell your assets and donate them to the poor, then follow me as my disciple, you will certainly be destined to heaven.’ However, the young person did not listen.......... Jesus Christ cautioned his disciples: “Whenever worldly method is in front, heavenly method (the law of heaven to renounce this material world) must be behind; when heavenly method is in front, worldly method must be behind. (Matthew Chapter 10, sections 17-31)”. ”|
|Main Speech (2)|
|Christianity also has ‘Renunciation’. One can fully see that, even external belief, regards the renunciation (from the world) heart as the extraordinary brilliance in the human and celestial realms.
What about us? What about Tantrayana? How would one practise the Four Immeasurable Hearts of ‘Benevolence, Compassion, Joy, Renunciation’? How would Guru and disciples work together?
I'll let you have some space for thinking; give it some serious thought at home.
|In the not too distant future, when everything is steady, the fateful chance arrives, we (Guru and disciples) will commit to ‘Charitable-Giving Together’.|