15.24 TAJIKISTAN, Lake Karakul, The Gate of the White Tara

Sitting at Lake Karakul, with Sandra, in front of Mount Muztagh Ata. A mountain with a height of 7546 meter. We are at a height of 4000 meter and it is difficult to breath here, to get oxygen, and we feel heavy, or tired. The place is depressing, unloving. There is a lot of police, touristic attractions and dirt. It is difficult to get in a good mood here, but we will try to connect to the mountain.

‘This is the gate of the white Tara. I am the embodiment of eternal compassion. I embrace all people as my children and I know they make mistakes, I know they falter, they stumble and fall. But everyone is on another part of the path towards enlightenment. Everyone has his own lessons to learn. And there is no better or worse, only one step at the time. If you can look through the illusion of right and wrong, of good and bad, you will see that there is only love, there is only light. But it is for you to go through this gate, to enter into the kingdom of Shambhala. Because this is one of the doorways. Entry means that you come to this higher state of awareness, of love. This does not mean that you are closing your mind for everything around you, you still need to discern between the two; between right and wrong. But there is a pathway beyond this right and wrong. That is where this gate leads to. 

It means you have to understand who you are and have a deeper compassion, a deeper understanding of yourself. Because as you judge others, you judge yourself – they are one and the same. As the bodhisattva of compassion the only lesson I teach you is that you always look into the mirror, and thus you will get to know yourself. So when you release your own judgement about your mistakes – about the things you do wrong in your own eyes, your own judgement – when you’re able to embrace that, you will be able to embrace everyone.

We know this is not easy. It is not a path for all, to climb a mountain of 7500 meters. So welcome again. Because you are entering secret ground, entering my body, entering my consciousness. Because you are part of me, as they – the men you see around here – are part of you, they are part of your dreams. Walk tall. Find your own dignity and ground yourself in that awareness of who you are. Not comparing yourself to them, not anchoring yourself into their system. Anchor yourself within the heart of the Buddha. 

This is all for now.’