I have so much gratitude to many individuals who have been in the role of teacher in my life. On this fabulous fall Saturday morning, two that standout as superlative examples of absolutely walking their talk, by actually living what they taught, are the Peace Pilgrim and Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.
Just Call Her Peace
This tiny woman understood that emotion is energy and when spiritual traditions say that a kind word will turn away wrath, it means that it will actually turn it away if you remain peaceful at your center when you encounter it. It was faith in incredible motion for 28 years. All her books and teachings are still mailed out for free. http://www.peacepilgrim.org/index.htm
“This is the way of peace: overcome evil with good,
and falsehood with truth, and hatred with love.”
Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
Bless China, because without their darkness, the world would not have had access to this light. The first time I randomly encountered a picture of this man, immediately I had to find out who he was. You cannot fake the light in his eyes or peace that radiates from his smile…they only come through living what one teaches. Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche was the man whose life and teachings inspired the country of Bhutan to adopt for it’s measure of gross national product the happiness of it’s people. I can so incredibly relate to his initial desire to do a life long retreat somewhere beautiful in the mountains.
the first of a five video series -available on channel
Like the young Lama, N and I could so easily, permanently disappear into our own mountain cave and beautiful world that we create together, but ultimately what purpose would that serve?
Balance while being in the world, but not of it, while remembering to walk the talk is where I am at today. Happiness is not the goal, but rather a delightful side effect from living with and from inner and outer peace. Peace Pilgram and Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche knew this. Peace Pilgram and Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche lived this. May we, too.
Joy on our journeys.
Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.