Two Problems, Four Obstacles, One Solution

We only have two basic problems: wrong views and afflicted emotions. Wrong views prevent us from seeing reality as it is, and afflicted emotions generate unending suffering.  

We ascribe solidity, independence, and permanence to what is insubstantial, dependent and impermanent, and on the basis of this delusion, we generate attachment, aversion, and indifference toward the ego and those things related to the false self. 

But realizing these two problems conceptually does not lead to immediate liberation and enlightenment. We must first overcome excessive attachment to this brief life, craving for the fleeting pleasures of ordinary existence, and longing for the peace of individual extinction. The fourth obstacle is ignorance of the path to enlightenment.  

Only a spiritual friend can help us identify these two fundamental problems and overcome the four obstacles to enlightenment.

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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