Love is the source of health. Love is the source of happiness. Love is what heals us completely. Or, it may only heal temporarily, depending on how you love. Love and happiness are our natural mechanisms for physical and mental healing. In Tibetan Medicine, we believe that all diseases are caused by the mind. Because of this, the way to become healthy is through love.
Love brings us both mental and physical health. When one is physically healthy, there are no gross blocks; everything flows and functions normally in the body. Total health is achieved when one has no mental or energetic blocks. When you are free of blockages, you have a healthy body and a happy mind.
It is love that opens our blocks. Doctors and medicine can’t really help directly. Indirectly they may help, but it is not possible for them to help directly. The only thing that helps directly is your own energy, your own healing energy. What is this healing energy? Love. Love and happiness. It is love and happiness that really save you.
Love is the source of health.
There are three general dimensions of love. First, we experience love in the dimension of the gross mind, which occurs through the senses and feeling good about external things. Next, there is love on the subtle level, which is internally generated. Finally, there is love of the great subtle mind, which is absolute love.
Both the gross mind love and the subtle mind love are conventional loves. This means that both are loves rooted in the temporary mind. Even so, one is more temporary than the other. The love that comes from external conditions is more temporary. The internal love is less so, but temporary nonetheless. Only absolute love never waivers, never subsides, and is never depleted. Without reason, absolute love is always there. This is love without condition. This is Buddha. This is God.
I would like to express that love, sexual energy and compassion are all one thing. Desire, love, happiness and compassion are all the same. We do not have enough compassion and that is why we are unhappy. We do not have enough desire and that is why we are unhappy. I’m sure everyone thinks that desire causes suffering, but it is not desire that brings suffering. It is not having desire that makes you unhappy. When you start not liking things, it means that you have too little desire.
Without sexual energy there is no feeling. This means that whenever you feel good, whenever you experience something pleasant, it is because of your sexual energy. So, it’s like we are having sex 24 hours a day. Whenever you feel good, this is sex! Hormones are released, energy is generated, we become open. Culturally, we say sex is only an intimate act between two adults, but really, sex, or making love, happens with everybody and everything. We are having sexual relationships continually in every moment—between a mother and child, or a father and child, between friends, when we become open at the top of a mountain. If there is no sexual energy in a relationship, then it is not possible to make each other happy. With a house, with flowers, with nature, with everything we have a sexual connection. This means that certain responses are triggered physically, mentally, and energetically. Without this, nothing makes sense.
Until you have a sexual connection, nothing will make you happy. Nothing will make sense to you.
Sexual energy, desire, love, happiness, enlightenment, Buddha, God— all of these are one thing. So, trying to become a compassionate person means trying to expand our sexual energy. Someone that has less sexual energy has more attachment. The moment that you experience sexual energy, you have inner happiness. In the moment that you experience attachment, you come out of happiness. You may seem happy, but attachment takes you out of happiness.
Compassionate people try to love everybody. These people are the ones that I say have the biggest desire and, therefore, they also have the biggest
Venerable Tulku Lobsang is a highly precious Buddhist master and an eminently respectable doctor in the tradition of Tibetan medicine and Tibetan astrology. He was born in the province of Amdo in northeastern Tibet and was recognized as the 8th incarnation of the Nyentse Lama at the age of thirteen. At that time he was already impressing people with his immense healing power.
In the following years, Tulku Lobsang graduated from a very intense education in medicine, astrology and many different Buddhist practices. At the age of 17, he left Tibet for south India in order to deepen and complete his studies. In 2002, he established the Buddhist medical center, Nangten Menlang, in north India.
Every year, Tulku Lobsang travels throughout Europe, Asia and the Americas to share his profound knowledge with his students. His aim is to protect the ancient Tantric healing knowledge and the Tibetan cultural heritage by sharing it with us. His high concern is to reduce the suffering in the world through cultural exchange.
Sept 12: Hotel Monte Málaga, Paseo Marítimo Antonio Machado, 10. Málaga
Workshop: “The power of love” 10.00 am – 6 pm
Lecture: “Love and Health”. 8.30 pm. Presentation new book (English and Spanish)
The workshop and the lecture will be held in English with translation into Spanish.
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