“Life is illusory, but the lessons are real”.

                                           — Domo Geshe Rinpoche

What does illusory mean? While Quantum Physics and Buddhist Philosophy agree that life is illusory (not solid and unchanging as it appear to be). It doesn’t mean that nothing matters.  Let’s explore more about what this classic Buddhist understanding really means.

Facing Problems in our Life – a Buddhist Approach


Life is Illusory But the Lessons are Real

  • Why are we here? What do we need to learn in this lifetime? These are important questions that science does not answer. Rinpoche discusses the methods discovered by Buddha Shakyamuni, using correct pure reasoning to penetrate the nature of reality, following a reproducible step by step process of “inner science”, and concludes this teaching with the two great lessons we need to learn in this life.

October 17, 2008, Bloomington-Normal Illinois “Life is Illusory But the Lessons are Real”


A Proactive Approach to Suffering

  • A proactive approach to suffering means that when difficulties are approaching, we look at them as illusory. In this way, we can engage in problem solving without arising the suffering emotions (such as anger, fear, etc.)

Audio – August 2, 2010:  A Proactive Approach to Suffering


What does illusory mean? Illusion and Reality

  • The minimum standard for enlightenment is energetically knowing that this world is not what it appears to be; that is is illusory. This truth seeking missile can be deflected by delusions that cloud the outer and inner senses or by filters such as anger. There is a certain aliveness that is connected to the possibility of discovering yourself in your energy body. The three wishes are also introduced; to understand reality, to get back on evolutionary journey to perfection, and to develop the flexible mind that moves from the gross with a quantum shift in confidence.

Audio – October 24, 2008:  Illusion and Reality


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