Before we move on to learn about Safety Energy Lock 12, I have to include an article in issue Number 14, Autumn 1996 that was submitted by fellow students Pam Benison & Elsie Hess:
by Venerable Lama Gendun Rinpoche
Happiness cannot be found through great effort and willpower, but is already there, in relaxation and letting-go.
Don’t strain yourself, there is nothing to do.
Whatever arises in the mind has no importance at all, because it has no reality whatsoever. Don’t become attached to it. Don’t pass judgment.
Let the game happen on its own, springing up and falling back – without changing anything – and all will vanish and reappear, without end.
Only our searching for happiness prevents us from seeing it. It is like a rainbow which you run after without ever catching it. Although it does not exist, it has always been there and accompanies you every instant.
Don’t believe in the reality of good and bad experiences; they are like rainbows. Wanting to grasp the ungraspable, you exhaust yourself in vain. As soon as you relax this grasping, space is there – open, inviting, and comfortable.
So, make use of it. All is yours already. Don’t search any further. Don’t go into the inextricable jungle looking for the elephant who is already quietly at home.
Nothing to do,
nothing to force,
nothing to want,
– and everything happens by itself.
Thanks, Pam and Elsie, for submitting this song.
…full text is available at http://www.jsjinc.net
Gassho, Namaste, Blessings