Osel's Letter for the FPMT Annual Review 2009
The following, from Osel, was included in FPMT’s Annual Review, February 2009:
Lama Yeshe taught really well on so many aspects of life, religion, Buddhism, your mind, and the interior universe we all have. One of the things he taught was impermanence and how we all change; how we take form and leave that form, change energies and change dimensions.
You cannot really project your expectations onto anybody or fantasize about the future, because that’s only hurting yourself, deceiving yourself. You have to find your own true teacher inside yourself.
Anybody can say “I found the truth. Come and take it.” But it’s not going to work, because we each have our own truth that we all have to find. Full moonlight shining in the middle of a dark forest can help you find your way, but it’s not THE way. Many people think the light is the path, but you’re not going to the moon; you’re trying to get out of the forest. The full moon just helps you find your way.
Some people seem to expect that because this is Lama Yeshe’s reincarnation, then he’s going to be just like Lama Yeshe. But today is not like being in Tibet many years ago, or even when the hippies were in Nepal and India in the 1970s. The world has changed a bit, and so I’m trying to find a different way of communicating. One of the ways is through music, movies, and audio visual techniques. In a movie, you can condense so many different stories. You can put in music; you can put in different situations and messages. Even just the sunset can be enough to give you some peace and help you find a moment for meditation. There are so many millions of possibilities.
It is one thing to plan and another for things to actually happen, but for now, that’s what I am hoping to do.
I’m really, really grateful for all the help everyone gave me. Thank you for all the support and help.