Part 2 of 2 ★Total Separation …
Well, today will be a temporary final farewell to a being I love very much and will remember till I am no more in this life. Hoping to meet this being in the immediate next life again where hopefully this being will find the way back to me through all the obstacles before I pass away and hopefully as a human this time around. The chances are slim, but I have to hope. Hope is so trivial and unsure, but grasping at water to hold it is all there is in life. Surprisingly this hope offers no comfort for those who know better and what is beyond and the workings of taking rebirths. What it offers I am not sure but we'll just have to hope. After all we have met so many wonderful beings we might have been connected with from a previous life in this life, but we wouldn't know or remember from which life we knew them. We just feel connected and are together for the time being again till we separate again. I guess loss of memory between lives can be seen either as cruel or a saving grace. Whatever it is, in samsara, friends, loved ones, existence and our lives are not what it seems. It is really illusions we live in and I conclude practicing dharma all the way and deeply to gain an exit out of this situation is the best solution. It's not religious to say that but practical and reality. You can't change the unchanging but we can get out of it. While we have dharma and the chance of real hope, we should not lose it or procrastinate. Nothing in life is permanent and all ends in memories until we ourselves soon end. Just think, everything we love will be gone. Not to sound negative but truthful. It will all be gone no matter how much we are in need of it or love them. No matter how much we grasp on to them. Realize this wisdom and at least know there is a cure if we are not cured yet. But I do have to make my temporary farewell today to a being I love so much and will continue to hope the next incarnation of this being will continue to benefit others and more.
Much love, Tsem Rinpoche