Leaving No Trace

monjeyreflejoPossessing nice things, doing great deeds, speaking profound truths, thinking elevated thoughts; it’s all meaningless. The desire to be important —rich, famous, beautiful, powerful, wise, dignified— only brings great suffering.  

However high or low, we need to drink when thirsty, eat when hungry, rest when tired. Greatness is not for us; it is a burden. 

Remaining ordinary, living humbly and quietly, eschewing drama, leaving no trace… embraced and held fast by Amideva now, to be welcome and escorted to his Pure Land at the moment of death —this is sublime.  

om amideva hrih

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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