Four Powers of Purification

1374042_10150310270459971_1166216990_nEvery negative act can be purified through the Four Powers:

  1. REGRET –the realization that unskillful acts lead to suffering, like swallowing poison, and the strong determination to neutralize them
  2. RELIANCE –taking sincere refuge in our own natural perfection and the noble friend; in the Dharma that clearly explains suffering and its causes, liberation from suffering, and the path to liberation; and in the community of practitioners that encourages and supports us on the path
  3. RESOLVE –making temporary and lifelong vows to avoid further unskillful acts, cultivating right intention, and applying right effort
  4. REMEDY –employing skillful means to counteract the consequences of negative acts through the practice of virtue and the dedication of merit

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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2 Responses to Four Powers of Purification

  1. talesfromthelou says:

    Reblogged this on Zen Flash.

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