* Okay. * And I finished on slide 379 by saying that if … if you don’t … if you simply look at how difficult for the addicted to get rid of the addiction. * Meaning that people are not, do not realize they’re addicted to thinking. You have to STOP thinking before you can understand Mahayana. * Is it clear? * It’s not about intellectual reasoning here. * It’s about you … You being able to say, “I HAVE NO THOUGHTS.” * If you have this thought that you are right and someone else is wrong, YOU ARE CONFUSED!!! * Cut it out! * Stop it! * Don’t, don’t go there! * Say, “I’m not going there.” * Okay? * Is it clear? * When you see you are being right and someone else is wrong, you are lost, you are a lost soul. * I have no em … sympathy for you. * Okay. * Is it clear? * When you see people’s wrong then you are saying to yourself I’m right. * Because I can see people are wrong; therefore, I am right. * That’s what happens when you look at people’s faults. * When you see people’s faults, naturally, you say, “Hah, (laughter) there she goes again.” * And therefore, “you are right”. * You see, what’s implied is that when you look at people’s fault is that you are right and they’re wrong. * It’s the fallacy of looking at people’s faults. * No room. (Master nodding his head) * Don’t go there. Shana>Stop doing it is the solution? Master>Yeah. * I’m not … * I’m not saying you must ignore people’s faults. * For example: A dog that hasn’t been bathed for months, of course you can … you walk by and you say, “Oh!!!” * You know right away. * Okay. * When I say about * When I talk about looking at people’s faults meaning you dig into people’s fault. * Do not dig into people’s faults. * Do not talk about it. * Do not think about it. * Do not investigate people’s faults. * It’s an act of confusion. * You only get into trouble. * Is it clear? * Of course people have wrongs but it’s not up to it’s none of our business. * Thinking … * The premise is that when you keep on thinking about people’s faults then you’re actually are telling yourself that you are right. * That’s what’s implied in that process. * What you do is you look at your own faults. * This is very important in Mahayana. * You look at your own faults. * The first thing you … * The first to do is you don’t look at people’s faults. * Don’t think about it. * Don’t talk about it. * Don’t analyze it. * Don’t investigate it. * Is it clear? * If Danny is wrong, it’s his problem not yours. Roberta>That’s easier said than done. * Yeah, but that’s when you stop first. * The first line of defense, you stop. * You don’t go there. * You say, “Okay, I’m not going to look … I’m not going to look at his faults, period.” * I don’t care who you are. * I don’t look at your faults. Shana>But if you … you realize your faults wouldn’t it be better than like … wouldn’t it be better if you distinguish that faults is coming from not yourself? It’s usually not yourself. Master>No … Shana>Because you don’t know right? Master>So, what I’m describing to you is the process. * First of all, refraining from looking at people’s faults. * It’s a very, very strong tendency, strong habit energy that you look at people’s faults because you pride yourself on being able to dissect and spot people’s faults very quickly. * Am I correct? * I’m very good at it. (laughter) * Okay? * Agree? * The world … * Worldly people pry on that. they love to look at other’s faults. * And cultivators just do it just act the exact opposite. * We stop. * You say we don’t do that because it’s self-defeating. * You cannot win when you do that. * You only lose. * And the people of the world don’t know. * But you do know that’s why you don’t do it. * Why? * Because it’s addictive. (dogs barking) * You can’t stop. * You can’t stop. * You look at your own faults, you don’t look at people’s faults. * You say, “Oh, my goodness. I ate too much today. What happened?” (background chattering) * That’s what you do. * What happened to me? * What made me eat so much? * And you look at, “I ate too much, I ate too much, …” * Eventually, you’ll see … why. * Then you sever the cause of that behavior. * That’s the purpose of looking at your own faults. * So then you see the cause that put you there. * How you got there. * Okay? * That’s being constructive. * You look at people’s faults, you are being destructive. * Okay. * So you look at your own faults, you stop yourself from destroying yourself. * That’s your being constructive. * You see a big difference? * It’s because you don’t realize that you have faults, that’s why you keep on committing the same mistakes over and over again, and destroy yourself and make yourself suffer. * Is it clear? * It’s a destructive behavior. (background chattering) * So by looking at your own faults and not complaining about other people’s faults. * Okay. * You are being constructive, you are not destroying anyone. (Roberta clearing her throat) * And you’re preventing yourself from … you’re preventing yourself from destroying your own self. (background noise) * Is it clear? * It’s so fundamental and yet people don’t understand.