Om Mani Padme Hum - Dr. Frederick Lenz, Zen Master Rama, quotes on buddhism, enlightenment, nirvana, zen, dharma, tantra, tibetan and mahayana.
Om Mani Padme Hum - Dr. Frederick Lenz, Zen Master Rama, quotes on buddhism, enlightenment, nirvana, zen, dharma, tantra, tibetan and mahayana.

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Dharma

Dr. Frederick Lenz, Zen Master Rama, quotes on buddhism, enlightenment, nirvana, zen, tantra, tibetan and mahayana.

Dharma is an ancient word for truth.

 

Dharma is another name for existence.  It is existence in its purest form.

 

Dharma is the Truth that all of existence is.  It does not disagree with anything.  It is the perception of existence in its purest formlessness.

 

Dharma is a sanskrit word. It simply means that which is right, that which is correct, that which is the divine law.

 

Everything knows what is best for itself.  That is what the Sanskrit word dharma means. Dharma means the best of all possible actions.

 

Dharma simply means the right thing in the right place, in the right space.

 

There is a dharma for yourself, for someone else, for a family, for a nation, for a universe. There are collective and individual dharmas.

 

Your dharma is what kind of work you should be doing, what kind of people you should associate with, whether you should have a teacher or not. Dharma encompasses all things and it is specific to the individual.

 

When you understand dharma, when you see its perfect perfection, shining both in and beyond all things, you will be freed from all misunderstandings.

 

The first task is to discover the dharma by introspection, by constantly questioning yourself and asking yourself, "What is right?"

 

Start simply everyday by asking yourself,"What is the dharma today? What should I do? What is right? What does the universe want from me?

 

Naturally, to follow dharma, we have to find out what it is. You have to struggle with it. The answer will not come easily. You will be swayed by your desires, conditioning, and those around you who have ideas about what you should do, what is proper, what is improper.

 

You can lie to yourself and fool yourself and rationalize that the choice you're making is what is right and what is true and what leads to liberation, when it's actually only the fulfillment of desire.

 

When you meditate you can stand back from your desire. When you silence the mind and there is stillness, only then can you tell if a desire is dharma.

 

In the light we can see what is and what is not. We know what is right and what is inappropriate.

 

That which is right is different for each one of us in each situation. There isn't a moral code that I or anyone can lay down that will tell you what your dharma is.

 

It is acceptance of the will of God - waiting, if necessary, forever, happily rising above your desires and above your frustrations to always do what is right. Always do what is right. This is the spiritual study.

 

 

What can be the dharma at one point in your life can totally reverse itself, and suddenly you might be doing something  the opposite or something very new, something you never considered.

 

Dharma doesn't necessarily mean following a mundane and boring life. It means a life of high adventure, not a life of endless, boring repetition.

 

Very often, in order to bring about stillness we have to be tirelessly active in the outer world. You might suppose this would agitate the mind. It will not, if it is the dharma.

 

Love is the bridge that joins all the worlds together. Love permits us to see who and what we are. The only thing that will truly inspire us to find the dharma is love.

 

Meditate well so you can be a good instrument of eternity. You could have a mediocre meditation today, but you're not going to. Today you might run into someone who you might talk to about the dharma.

 

Intent is all-important. Your intent determines what happens to you inwardly, in a karmic sense.

 

Following dharma puts you in a proper field of attention. In a proper field of attention, regardless of what your outer circumstances are, happiness will flow.

 

Human beings are not so in harmony with the dharma. That is why they suffer so much. But you as an individual can reach a plane of attention and can become attention itself.  

 

Success is not success in an individual endeavor. Success is simply to practice the dharma impeccably.

 

Happiness does not come from external objects. It comes from peace of mind. You can be famous; you can be a king, a queen, anything. It does not necessarily bring happiness or peace of mind. It comes about through following dharma.

 

Souls have different journeys. The best thing to know is, not what everybody else does, but what you do. Self-discovery essentially is finding your own dharma, your own rhythm.

 

Wisdom is the ability to realize that everyone has their own dharma, everyone goes their own way. What works for you is not the ultimate good. Know that other people have different way.

 

What we do outwardly will only interrupt the flow of our perfect attention if it is not in harmony with the dharma.

 

To not follow the dharma, either intentionally or through lack of awareness, creates a very low level of attention. In this low level of attention we make all kinds of mistakes and we are unhappy no matter what good fortune befalls us. 

 

When you are following dharma, you will be happy, at peace, still inside. There will be a sense of purpose to your life. Difficulties will not seem unconquerable.

 

When you are not following dharma, then you will not be at peace. You will not be happy. The simplest things will seem to be endless obstacles.

 

Not to follow the dharma leads to disaster. Life will be unhappy.

 

If you are doing that which is within you, what that part of you that is beyond body would like you to do, then you would not experience stress because you would be very fulfilled.

 

Beyond happiness and unhappiness is truth. Truth is not affected by anything in the relative world. Truth is the unifying aspect of existence.

 

Don't worry about techniques. Don't worry about chakras. Instead, concern yourself with finding the dharma and meditate. Then the kundalini will release.

 

It is necessary first in the practice of Kundalini yoga to determine what the dharma is. There is a dharma for yourself.

 

Begin with your daily life. Take your life as a challenge and try to bring yourself into harmony with each thing in your life.

 

Have a wonderful sense of humor, particularly about yourself and your own situation. Yet don't simply laugh. Work to change and improve things even though, at times, it seems impossible.

 

The future is certain for those who follow dharma. Those who don't follow dharma are pushed back again and again into the net of rebirth. They are drawn back to the same planes of attention, or lower. It could happen to you! 

 

To increase the flow of kundalini that will alter our perception, it is necessary to clarify the purpose of one's being. This is to come to understand dharma.

  

Feel the wind. This wind blows from world to world and from life to death. This is the wind of dharma. Be in love with the wind. It is an intimate lover. It enraptures you. It blows you through eternity.

 

You are dharma.  You are a wheel.  And the wheel of dharma spins.

 

Om Mani Padme Hum - Dr. Frederick Lenz, Zen Master Rama, quotes on buddhism, enlightenment, nirvana, zen, dharma, tantra, tibetan and mahayana.

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