© Barbara-Jikai, 2017
Dr. Linda Lehrhaupt Sensei hält ein Referat anlässlich des Kongresses „Zen im Westen“, Lassalle-Haus. 20.07 – 25.07.2014…
Tibet, 14th century, Museum Rietberg, Zurich
© Barbara-Paraprem, 2014
All suffering comes from the inability to stand pain. As long as these two, suffering and pain, are not distinguished with the razor-sharp sword of wisdom, we will continue to suffer. But it would be incorrect to say, that we are indeed able, but unwilling, because no one likes to suffer. There is a flash of awareness, when we perceive the possibility, yet being able to, in a way, that is given to us. Not from a God outside of us, as if this would play favorites. I can’t describe any way to that place. I just know that it happens sometimes. And this awareness causes immediately complete relief.