Two kinds of doubt

There are two kinds of doubt:  doubts leading to confusion, and doubts leading to clarity.  

Doubts leading to confusion are thoughts that deny the reality of cause and effect (karma), rebirth, and the Three Jewels (including the salvific activities and blessings of the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas).  

Doubts that lead to clarity are thoughts that question the validity of wrong views, including those intrinsic to the particular five aggregates we are experiencing (imputing a false self to the combination of our bodies and minds, and imputing reality to that which is temporary and dependent), and those that we have learned from or developed through social interaction (including religious ‘instruction’).  

The former should be avoided, and the latter cultivated.

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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