“With your laughter the whole samsara collapses. With your laughter illusion falls apart.”
This is the chorus of a song that was composed by two special friends, in honor of my first Buddhist master (Lama Padma Samten, the first lama that received ordination by Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche in Brazil).
I can say to you all that I have this good fortune to meet many masters endowed with a great power: the ability of completely to break our rigidity and fear by their compassionate laughter. The great ability and wisdom to show us that the liberation of the pain and sorrow will not happen by the hardness in our eyes or cold smile.
|from left to right: Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo; Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche; Gyalwang Dukpa; Lama Padma Samten and H.H. the Dalai Lama|
Usually they are masters with great and daring aspirations. They have strong and inspiring presence. They take care us with profound loving-kindness and compassion. And when it is necessary, they also manifest through firm words that put our motivation in the right direction.
Here in RYI is not being different. The presence and guidance of Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche is very expressive. He also have this powerful laughter, that dissolves any appearance of solidity that we impute to everything around us.
Usually, just to stay close to these master or even keep them in our mind and heart already bestows many blessings. Through their compassionate presence and bright example, they nourish and irrigate the seeds of virtues that, for many lives, are waiting to be awakened.
Their wise words and delightful smile touches our hearts deeply. Because we know that they direct their love for all living beings without distinction, through their “magic dance of doing good in every way that is possible.”
Thus, I rejoice for all the masters who have shown me the path and inspire me to follow it.
~ Jigme from Brazil