using the arrow buttons.
by clicking on the page.
the page around when zoomed in by dragging it.
the zoom using the slider when zoomed-in.
by clicking on the zoomed-in page.
by entering text in the search field, and select "This Issue" or "All Issues"
by clicking on thumbnails to select pages, and then press the print button.
displays sections with thumbnails and descriptions.
displays a slider of thumbnails. Click on a page to jump.
allows you to browse the full archive.
about your subscription?
Buddhadharma : Summer 2018
BUDDHADHARMA: THE PRACTITIONER’S QUARTERLY 19 CHAGDUD KHADRO: According to the teach- ings I have heard and the realized masters I have observed, emotions such as grief and sorrow—as well as disappointment, frustration, and fear—do arise. But such masters liberate emotions by recognizing their ephemeral, empty nature. A realiza- tion holder can avoid compounding emo- tions with the thoughts, concepts, words, and actions that produce karmic patterns. They can simply watch and be aware of their emotions arising and subsiding. The Tibetan language has two main words for compassion: nyingje, which refers to heartfelt, empathetic compas- sion, and thukje, the mind’s nonreferen- tial, all-encompassing compassion. Who- ever enters the Mahayana path cultivates nyingje by recognizing and responding to the dissatisfaction and suffering of all sentient beings, caught as they are in endless cycles of conditioned existence. One’s own emotions and experiences of dissatisfaction and suffering can create empathy and foster a deeper connection with others. Without empathy, the heart doesn’t have much warmth—nor does the dharma path itself. Chagdud Khadro is the spiritual director of Chagdud Gonpa Brasil Within the compassion of thukje, the nondual compassion of the realization holders, there is the recognition that suffering is illusory, that sentient beings and all their causes and conditions are like dreams. If only sentient beings could wake up and know that the endless com- plications of their karmic phenomena are devoid of essence! If they can awake from the dream, freedom from suffering is within reach. From my observation, realized beings use their wisdom perspective like a zoom lens. Sometimes they allow themselves to enter a situation and feel the emotions; if they didn’t, we would not be able to relate to them, nor they to our specific needs. And sometimes, in the tricky swirls and eddies of samsara, these real- ized beings get caught or snagged. My own teacher exhibited an array of strong emotions—but never for long. He knew how to free himself by directly recogniz- ing the empty nature of emotions. “I know how to find the seat of my mind,” he once said, after weathering a situa- tion of extreme samsaric distortion. He also said, “Attached time, attached. Not attached time, not attached.” By this he meant that there are moments when MAURIÃSABBADO