Today the Gyalwang Karmapa continued his teachings under the auspices of the Foundation for Universal Responsibility as the main hall of the India International Centre filled again with people from thirty countries. He began by dispelling the misconception that Dharma could be focused on external appearances—the impressions that our speech and physical gestures make or even different kinds of rituals. Dharma means making our lives deeply meaningful, he said, and discovering the essence of why we are here. When practice comes from the depth of our being, it effects our mind, making it clearer and able to accomplish the goals we set. Bringing about this inner change is the focus of the second freedom from attachment:
If you are attached to samsara, you don’t have renunciation.
Through Dharma practice we can change our personality. “Often we think,” the Karmapa explained, “‘This is the way I am. It’s the way I’m made and it’s impossible to Read the rest of this article