My Teachers, My Friends

shantidevaArya Shantideva said that it is pointless to revere the Buddhas if we do not also revere all sentient beings, for it is in their association that we obtain the opportunity to learn and practice the Dharma.

Today, I would like to thank all sentient beings with whom I have met in the past, meet now, and will meet in the future. Whether you wish me ill or well; whether you treat me kindly or not; whether you walk with me on this path or not, I thank you. You are my Teachers. You are my Friends.

With love and deep gratitude,

the beggar Tashi Nyima

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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5 Responses to My Teachers, My Friends

  1. kennydshaw says:

    If Buddhas are omnicient, and the Buddhadhatu/Tathagatagarbha is the root of all consciousness everywhere, then every living being is acting as Buddha to us whether they know it or not.

  2. Dharma fool says:

    There are no enemies. “There is no better way to deal with enemies than to feel great love for them, realizing that in former lives they have been your loving parents.”
    — Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

  3. paulfarma says:

    I thank you too. PKL Great Middle Way 於 2014年04月25日 (週五) 10:15 PM 寫道﹕ WordPress.com Tashi Nyima posted: “Arya Shantideva said that it is pointless to revere the Buddhas if we do not also revere all sentient beings, for it is in their association that we obtain the opportunity to learn and practice the Dharma. Today, I would like to thank all sentient bein”

  4. Thank you too Tashi.

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