By Khenpo Sodargye
Poet Lu You of the Southern tune Dynasty says, “What one learns from paper is still shallow; what one practices makes it profound.” principles from books will stay superficial. in simple terms via hands-on software will its usefulness (or the shortcoming of it) develop into transparent to you.
Therefore, I wrote this e-book that includes many sensible directions, and feature titled it in achieving via Doing. attempt to paintings on those tools authentically; try out them out your self. Do it! in basic terms then, throughout the sophisticated blessing of the Dharma,* will you event a few gain, bodily in addition to mentally.
Be acutely aware, in spite of the fact that, that we devour chew by way of chunk. No muscle is grown from only one mouthful of nutrition. We stroll step-by-step; no thousand-mile trip is roofed in one stride. equally, we teach our minds little by little. No level of sainthood is reached with just a couple of days’ perform. so long as you have got advanced a bit extra this day than the day before today, you have to have fun. have in mind: water dripping daily wears the toughest rock away.
Certainly, a few humans would possibly not effortlessly settle for the elements of this booklet that appear to head past what they comprehend. for that reason, test to not reject these notions outright simply because they contradict your schooling, considering, “It appears like nonsense to me.” or “I don’t imagine it truly is possible...”
It is critical to grasp that our conceptual brain is unreliable. The Buddha stated, “Do now not belief your traditional brain; what you're thinking that isn't really reliable.” once we make any choice, specifically in a box that we aren't conversant in, we needs to hire rational knowledge instead of draw hasty conclusions completely in line with “I consider that...” in the end, what number occasions have we been tricked through our meandering thoughts?
In the West at the present time, increasingly more students are accepting and picking with the Buddha’s teachings. once they follow the rules of those teachings to medical remedy, hospice care and different disciplines, notable results were accomplished. hence, those that have been formerly prejudiced opposed to Buddhism at the moment are forced to reinvestigate its profound doctrines. Is Buddhism a superstition or a rational religion? Time will inform within the end.
Faith in Buddhism isn't really anything that may be imposed on you, yet during this global, neither you nor i will stay away from the abyss of beginning, getting older, affliction, and loss of life. thankfully, the Dharma presents very good counsel geared toward facing such concerns. when you've got now not been winning with different methods, why now not test the way in which of the Buddhadharma?
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