Monday, February 05, 2007

Live Action!

A brief interlude from words today ( although posts are piling up in my mind: I must have pushed the 'write' button!)
Here are 2 videos that were passed on to me; i am sure many of you have seen one or both, but I have watched each several times.
Seemingly different in mode, and yet....? actually the message is identical. And the contrast of lifestyles betwen the first and the second only sharpens the message. Seen side-by-side, their impact is somehow even greater.
Most powerfully touching for me are the words spoken by the Mongolian man at the very end of the first video. He epitomises what Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, a revered teacher and holder of the Shambhala Buddhist lineage, skillfully reminds us in the second video.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qd3HovTEFo0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDSAAlrqAHM
May you - and everyone - find happiness!

1 comment:

Sherab Gonpo said...

Dear Ani,

Thank you for posting these videos. The one about F.I.R.E. is so beautiful. It really helps put things into perspective. It's so amazing to see the man at the end receive those clothes, and although he is so poor, he still asks what he can do for others. May we all be so mindful of other sentient beings.

~Sherab