Once our view reaches at high level, all of these things like fame, wealth, all of these, become actually like children's toys - Longchen Nyingthig Vietnam

Once our view reaches at high level, all of these things like fame, wealth, all of these, become actually like children's toys

There are two parts, two important parts or qualities that make Buddhism is Buddhism. One is view, one is action or conduct. Interdependent arising is the view of Buddhism and non-violence action is conduct of Buddhism. So, as a Buddhist person, Buddhist practitioner one should understand these two important parts. One should try to understand, try to accomplish, try to focus and try to apply on the two things; one is the view: to understand everything arises from conditions and factors; and: any conduct, any action has to be very peaceful and should not be harmful, but peaceful.

When one understands nothing exists naturally, but through many conditions and many parts and understand that very well, then we can see everything is like a dream, because they do not have nature to really arise from its own nature. It has to depend on many factors, many conditions. So, everything is like a dream, not something that is really real but like a dream. Everything appears and disappears. Everything changes [according] to the way we see. According to your view, everything will be changed. For example, when we were very small children, we see everything differently. Toys are something small. For adults it is nothing, [but] for small ones, for kids they are something very important. When a toy breaks, it hurts. And it makes our children, our kids cry but we probably may laugh. Because we understand that is not important.

Then once our view reaches at high level, all of these things like fame, wealth and relationship, all of these, become actually like a toy. For those noble ones, they think we are children; we play around like children. The view. When our view changes then everything changes. Nothing actually is there forever like the same way, same situation or the same value, but everything changes according to how we understand.

 Hungkar Dorje Rinpoche, “Interdependent Origination and Non-Violence”

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