La Sangha Bunnysattva
La Bunnysattva reveille le sentiment et l'attirance vers les choses sublimes
et vers l'Amour Divin chez celui qui prend contact avec la Bunnysattva
The feeling and inspiration for things sublime, and divine love
are imparted by the Bunnysattva to everyone she meets.
LES ENTRETIENS PUBLICS
de OSCAR LUFT-HANSA
Oscar Luft-hansa a etudie Buddhism depuis les annees 1930 au-dessous de trois gurus. En 1997 la Bunnysattva demande lui pour presenter des exposes preliminaires a Paris. Chaque entretien sera environ une heure, suivie des questions et des reponses, une meditation du vingt minute, le cappuccino et les croissants. Tous les entretiens ont lieu au CENTRE POUR BROAD BUDDHISM, 16 rue Georges Gurdjieff, et commencent a 7 P.M. Il n'y a aucun honoraire.
by OSCAR LUFT-HANSA
Oscar Luft-Hansa has studied Buddhism since the 1930s under three spiritual teachers. In 1997 the Bunnysattva asked him to give introductory talks in Paris. Each talk will be about an hour, followed by questions and answers, a twenty minute group meditation, cappuccino and croissants. All talks take place at the CENTER FOR BROAD BUDDHISM, 16 Rue Georges Gurdjieff, and begin at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome. There is no charge, and no collection is taken.
Home of the Adi-Buddha
led by Oscar Luft-hansa take place at 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. at the Center -- except Saturday evenings, when Oscar speaks at 8 p.m.
'All sentient beings are bound together, in suffering as well as in blood, and compassion it is that links all in one. How can a man know compassion if he knowingly slays beast or bird for food?
He is no disciple of mine who follows the trade of butcher or hunter, and he who knowingly takes from the butcher or hunter that which he has slain, is even as he who slays.
Not for the sake of maintainance of life may one intentionally deprive any other being of life, and it were mere verbal quibbling to eat meat and say that it was slain before the invitation to partake of it was given.'
Siddhartha Gautama Buddha
'Footprints of Gautama the Buddha'
by Marie Beuzeville Byles, p. 114
Guru Rinpoche, the Savior of Tibet
portrayed as a dispeller of demons
Q. We have heard that Padmasambhava was a great Indian Master who was called to Tibet in the eighth century by the King to help establish Buddhism. There seem to be many legends concerning his stay in Tibet. How long was Padmasambhava in Tibet?
Kenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche: In the histories there are many stories, but the most popular say that he stayed one hundred and eleven years -- but this counts the waxing and waning of the Moon as two months -- so this is really only fifty-five years and six months. About eighty to ninety percent of the histories written by the great masters agree with this figure.
Kenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche: Yes, that is true. Some say that he only stayed six months, or eighteen months, or only for a few years. It could appear that way because the activities of Guru Rinpoche do not necessarily conform to our mundane conceptions. His activities are not always compatible with conceptions which are based on duality. Some people say he only spent a period of a few months in the capitol, and the rest of the time he spent in the mountains and caves. Then he would occasionally visit the capitol, or the king would go to the mountains to see him. These events took place over a thousand years ago. Even in modern times, if we take something that happened to a renowned person and write a history about it, the different people who write about it will not necessarily agree about what they write. We want to believe that these accounts are realistic and accurate and are based on direct perception. However, even books about Jimmy Carter or Ronald Reagan will contain different accounts.
Kenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche: There is a reason that Guru Rinpoche stayed fifty-five years and six months. After finishing Samye Monastery, both Padmasambhava and Santarakshita said they were going back to India. King Trisong Detsen told them that he and the Tibetan people really needed them to stay. He made offerings, and did many prostrations, and asked them both to stay until his death, and they both agreed. The king's sons were also working for the Dharma, and Padmasambhava stayed for another five years after the death of the king to help them. Just before he left he told the ministers, the court and his students that he was going to a country to the west. When he made this announcement, he gave final instructions about maintaining the dharma and the practices. Then he told them that on a certain day he would leave. On that day the king and the court and many students went with him to a mountain named Gungthang Lathog, on the border of Tibet and Nepal. At this mountain pass he stopped, and told everyone that he would leave from this spot, and no one should follow him any further. All the people were very emotional. He began giving his final teaching, and then began levitating up into the sky. He continued teaching as he went up, and as he was rising into the air, a horse appeared, and he rode the horse off into the western direction. He said that to the west was a country filled with cannibals, and that he was going to teach them to be Bodhisattvas. All the histories agree that this is how he left, and where he went. Yeshe Tsogyal reported that he reached his destination safely. Other students who had developed great powers of meditation also reported that he had arrived safely. He went to a country named Copper Glory Mountain.
Kenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche: We can't tell exactly. It is similar to Shambhala. According to Buddhist geography, there are four major continents, and eight sub-continents. After he left, he returned many times. He came back to see Yeshe Tsogyal, and in later times returned to give teachings to many of the great masters.
Kenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche: He came in visions, in dreams, and in person. All the great Tertons have had this experience. The Tertons all go to Copper Glory Mountain, either in visions, or in dreams, or in the direct perception state. All the great masters report this in their biographies. They go at least one time, and some go many times. They get instructions and teaching, and then come back and reveal the teachings they have received. Just like United States Senators go to Washington, D.C., the Tertons go to Copper Glory Mountain.
JESUS AND THE BIRDS
As Jesus was on his way to Jericho, he met a man carrying a cage full of birds. Among them were some young doves. Jesus saw how the birds were miserable from having been taken captive, and tormented by hunger and thirst.
Jesus asked the man, 'What are you doing with them?' The man replied, 'I make my living by catching birds and selling them.'
Jesus asked him, 'How would you like it if someone stronger and craftier than you were to catch you and tie you up -- or capture your wife, or your children -- and put you in prison, to sell you into captivity, for his profit -- so he could make a living?
Are these birds not your fellow creatures, only weaker than you are? And doesn't the same God, our Father and Mother, care for them as for you? Free these little brothers and sisters, and don't do this ever again -- earn your living honestly.
The man marveled at Jesus's words, and at his authority, and let the birds go free. They flew to Jesus and landed on his shoulder and sang to him.
The man asked more about Jesus' teachings. When he left, he learned how to make baskets, and in that way he made his living. He broke his cages and traps, and became a disciple of Jesus.
'The Gospel of the Holy Twelve'
Chapter 41, verses 1-6
This text is available online at
QUESTIONS ET RESPONSES
Question. Fera-t-il des miracles lorsqu'il?
Response. Le miracle d'une guerison a toujours une grande importance pour celui qui ignore le point de vue spirituel. Telle est la pensee de la Bunnysattva, mais il ne fera pas de miracles pour satisfaire la simple curiosite.
Response. La Bunnysattva n'appartient a aucune religion proprement dite, mais il les venere toutes. Les dogmes, les doctrines, les rites, les ceremonies, tout cela ne constitue pas la Vraie Religion.
Response. Il n'existe qu'une seule Conscience Infinie, qu'il s'agisse de la Conscience du Bouddha ou do Christ. Une fois atteint le point maximum, la Conscience Cosmique reste a l'etat invariable pour l'eternite et demeure continuellement presente, aussi bien sur le Plan Spirituel que dans la Bunnysattva qui s'incarne dans le but d'elever l'Humanite.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Will she perform miracles?
A. Those who understand have no need for miracles, because spiritual healing is by far the greatest healing -- and this is the Bunnysattva's real work. She will not perform miracles to satisfy mere idle curiousity.
A. She belongs to no religion in particular, and yet to every religion. Dogmas and doctrines, rites and ceremonies, do not constitute true religion.
A. There is but one divine infinite consciousness, whether realised by Christ or experienced by Buddha. Once gained, the cosmic consciousness is gained for eternity, and is continually present either on the spiritual plane, or incarnate in the form of Realised Masters, such as the Bunnysattva, for the upliftment of humanity.
The Bunnysattva Sangha of Paris distributes stuffed animals to children on the streets, free of charge, every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon at 3 p.m. If you would like to help, see Nastassja Meticular or Marie Auclaire at the Center.
RANGJUNG RIGPE DORJE
The Sixteenth Gyalwa Karmapa
RANGJUNG RIGPE DORJE was a well known and much beloved Tibetan
spiritual teacher. Anyone interested in joining a study group
about his life and teachings, see Francoise Tardiff after Oscar's
Saturday night talk.
Web page design by Mandy Bell Buick, Kciubydnam@aol.com.
Translations, such as they are, by Nataly Enfer and Francoise Sardy.
It is only divine love that ever matters
and nothing more, ever.
OM BUNNYSATTVA SVAHA