Cultivating our faults

Our faults are merely narrow or constricted expressions of virtue, and can thus be expanded beyond their present limits through cultivation.

Attachment is the limited expression of loving kindness, since both lead us to perceive that which is desirable. When attachment encompasses all beings, it is no longer attachment, but loving kindness.

Aversion is the limited expression of compassion, since both lead us to perceive that which is undesirable. When aversion is directed at the suffering of all beings without exception, it is no longer aversion, but compassion.

Indifference is the limited expression of the wisdom of equality, since both lead us to ignore distinctions. When indifference no longer discriminates self-interest from the interest of others, it is no longer indifference, but the wisdom of equality.

About Tashi Nyima

I am a Dharma student, and aspire to be a companion on the path. I trust that these texts can offer a general approach and basic tools for practicing the Buddha's way to enlightenment. ||| Soy un estudiante del Dharma, y aspiro a ser un compañero en el sendero. Espero que estos textos ofrezcan a algunos un mapa general y herramientas básicas para la práctica del sendero a la iluminación que nos ofrece el Buda.
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4 Responses to Cultivating our faults

  1. Yue-han Su says:

    Wonderful!

    I don’t mean to be irreverent, but this sounds like the philosophy behind martial arts — that is, turning negative energy into a positive outcome.

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