Skill and experience

Buddha Shakyamuni lived the life of a worldly prince, then went to the forest and practiced rigorous asceticism, before his enlightenment. He thus spoke authoritatively about extreme views and behaviors that do not and cannot secure happiness. 

All the Buddhas and Great Bodhisattvas have had ordinary human experiences. Whether those experiences have been voluntarily assumed or driven by the winds of karma is a matter of contention, but that they have had them is universally accepted. 

That is how they understand ordinary beings and are capable of assisting us through skillful means. They have experienced wrong views and afflicted emotions, and have attempted various remedies to remove them. 

They can empathize with our mistakes, and we can learn from theirs. They have realized the Buddha essence, and we can also realize ours by following their example.

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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1 Response to Skill and experience

  1. lakeposia says:

    Tayatha Om
    Lama Issa
    Eh ma ho
    Eh ma ho

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