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Padmasambhava, Crazy Wisdom, and a House

If you do not know who Padmasambhava is, that's OK...    He is the Buddhist saint who was born from a lotus flower already fully enlightened at birth.  He had lots of adventures as a youngster which got him into trouble with the rest of society because as an already fully enlightened child, he didn't necessarily find a need to follow the rules of a non-enlightened society.  He ended up going to prison for very long time for breaking the law, and when he got out.. he rode a female tiger into Tibet, cleared the country of a bunch a of black magicians and Hindu pandits and established Buddhism as the state philosophy/religion of Tibet. Padmasambhava is a crazy guy (see: he rode a female tiger into Tibet)... he advocates just doing things and finding out what happens.  He is the teacher of people who need to learn the fine art of not over-thinking things, how not to become bogged down in worry about the future or second guessing one-self.  He is very assertive.  Some might even say aggressive.  Sitting back and trying to ascertain the nature of reality by being the proverbial fly on the wall of life is not an activity one will find on Professor Padmasambhava's "Life and Reality 101" course syllabus.  Padmasambhava is all about getting things done by engagement and embracing change and the fear of change and the unknown actively, whole-heartedly. Today the spirit of Padmasambhava came to visit.  And, I am pretty sure I bought a house. I haven't yet seen this house, but I feel quite sure that I will buy this house and that it is the right thing for me to do.  I feel called to do it. That is Crazy Wisdom.  Social rule and law says "When you buy a house, see it first... get an appraiser to go appraise it, and an inspector to inspect it, and make sure you have totally checked every nook and cranny of that house out for problems (termites, water damage, left behind mother-in-laws, old meth labs, etc.)" Padmashambhava type Crazy Wisdom says "It feels right for me (I believe spirit/god calls me) to buy this house... so I am just going to buy it and see what happens.  This will be a learning experience.  Reality will teach me things about myself and the universe I cannot learn any other way. I don't advocate Crazy Wisdom for everyone all the time - that would just be crazy.  However, Crazy Wisdom it is an important aspect of courage to grow in life and in spirit. Christians call crazy wisdom "active faith" or "acts of faith" and many heroic Christian saints have been Crazy Wisdom practitioners.  Joan of Arc is a lovely example of a Christian Crazy Wisdom practitioner.  God said "Go do this." and she went and did it.  She didn't say. "Well, you know God... I am only a female, and you know... it is a war, and you know.. I don't really know anything about warfare... and besides, who is going to listen to me?  How can I be of service?  I understand you are telling me I can be... but I just don't see how you can be correct." Crazy Wisdom is also an important part of learning evidential mediumship. (hint, hint, wink, wink, nudge, nudge... for those of you in class right now.)  When receiving a message, you will not know if it is "real" or "correct" or "will be helpful to the person receiving it." There will be no bell or female Star-Trek computer voice in your mind that will go off with a gentle "ding" when you receive a message to tell you before you open your mouth to speak "the message you have just received is correct and important and will be incredibly helpful to the person who is about to receive it."   In fact, the message may be a reference so obscure that it feels utterly dismissable, potentially "crazy" or just a "stupid figment of your imagination."  Nine times out of ten, it will be the this seems crazy message that makes all the difference to the person receiving it.  The crazy seeming messages have the most healing power of all.

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