2nd June 2007 in Macclesfield.
James talks about how in the Buddhist context, what is being transmitted is not cognitive knowledge—a body of facts that make us knowledgeable about something—but rather the possibility of a different way of being so that we find ourselves more at ease. The one who is doing the transmitting should transmit from a state of ease, the transmission itself should flow as easy as possible, and the reception of it should also be with ease.
So, how do we become easy in order to receive?
In considering the nature of lineage, its function and importance, James refers to a short text by Saraha, 'The Treasury of Songs', which is included in his book 'Simply Being'.
You can also listen to the audio version here audio.simplybeing.co.uk/2007/06/the-transmission-of-flow-and-the-flow-of-transmission/