Nowadays lay people have excellent opportunities to practice Dzogpa Chenpo

This great secret teachings of Dzogpa Chenpo were kept in a secret way, not taught to the public very much; but according to some of the predictions given by Buddha Shakyamuni – and Vajrasattva and some deities saying that – there will be more people practicing Dzogpa Chenpa and it would be more obviously practiced by many lay people during the time like degeneration times like now and it is coming

People are easy to have blind faith that is not based on study, a good reason, good thinking

People are easy to have blind faith that is not based on study, a good reason, good thinking. But [we need] faith that is very pure that comes from good conditions and causes: to hear the Dharma, think carefully the meaning of Dharma and try to the get essence of that, try to get the experience from one’s studies. So, blind faith is never good and we should try to avoid from being blind faithful.

We need the true understanding of the problems of people and society

I think we discus quite a lot. Sometimes it’s like being criticizing but when we talk about the benefits of Dharma, why do we need Dharma, then of course, we need the true understanding of the problems of people and society and [how] Dharma can solve many problems in this world. So, we need to talk about some negative things about our world and about people [in this world].

Do not believe in anyone without seeing any reason for one to accept, to believe

But the devotion that is unified with wisdom is even more important. Therefore, believing in real teaching of Buddha is very important. Do not believe in anyone without seeing any reason for one to accept, to believe. Nowadays people do not know something very well but they still somehow put some belief in, so by that people make mistakes.

It’s WISDOM, not the mind, to realise the Emptiness

So therefore, to recognize the reality of phenomena, reality of things, we need to take some training first, to exercise first. It’s not too visible – actually you cannot see that through your physical eye. It is not something that really understood by your mind sometimes.