Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Splitting the Tulips

Last night at the Geshe Michael Roach talk in Princeton I heard a really beautiful explanation of Karma.  Geshe Michael said that he doesn't use the word Karma because we don't understand it fully.  He told us about his tulips that he planted and his Master asked if he dug up the tulips, split them and spread them out?  He did not know what his Master was talking about.  It turns out that tulips if kept in the ground multiply and then battle each other for the nutrients and eventually he would have smaller tulips and not as nice.  He says we need to plant seeds as well-- spread them out, plant them and when we give without any reward we get back so much more.  I'm not saying it as well as him, so you might want to listen to his talk from last night.  It is on Ustream.  If you have a chance to see him live, do so.  He's sweet and very funny.  He has many classes and books for sale.  Check him out at http://geshemichaelroach.com/

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