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Monday
Feb132006

An extract from Jigme's teaching

Note from Tom:

This is an extract from Lama Jigme Ripoche's talk at the Bodhi Path center in November of 2006. You can read more about Ripoche at http://www.jigmela.org/.


Human beings perceive all phenomena through ego clinging. Our ego-clinging influences what we perceive. Yet you should not see this in a negative way. We should view our perceptions as our ego-clinging. We believe there is a ‘myself’- my body and state of mind. You might say that ego-clinging is an opinion about our bodies our state of mind.


Tibetan people understand that ‘myself’ includes our state of mind. Tibetans are taught this from childhood and often don’t understand other concepts of ‘myself’. It includes our state of the mind, the present moment and how we work with the physical form In Tibetan terminology the meaning of ‘myself’ is nam she. Nam she is a kind of form that includes the body and the mind. In Buddhism a form is not just a physical idea, it has other meanings and terminology. For example, “to see�? is a term for a form of understanding.


When we try to see ourselves, in present moment, the physical body helps. But the body is not there by itself. The physical body and the present moment are a description of ‘myself’. Yet ‘myself’ also means there is something beyond the physical. Everything is connected to the physical realm and there is a link between the physical and spiritual entity. We think we understand this but don’t know how the link actually functions. This is because we are strongly connected to the physical self. Most people fell there is something behind the physical form. They call it a spirit or a consciousness or a mind.


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