Like a Lion

Lion RunningWhen you run after your thoughts, you are like a dog chasing a stick; every time a stick is thrown, you run after it. But if, instead, you look at where your thoughts are coming from, you will see that each thought arises and dissolves within the space of that awareness, without engendering other thoughts.

Be like a lion, who rather than chasing after the stick, turns to face the thrower. One only throws a stick at a lion once.

—Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

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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6 Responses to Like a Lion

  1. beautiful thought
    with regards

  2. Trent says:

    Like that.

  3. Rebecca says:

    Really, really like this one:). I will be able to remember it!

  4. mg92mx says:

    Reblogged this on Words by the Lionwriter and commented:
    TheLionWriter recommends this quote for all those feeling trapped misguided, be a lion today.

  5. paulfarma says:

    thank you. PKL

    Great Middle Way 於 2014年05月8日 (週四) 11:05 PM 寫道﹕ WordPress.com Tashi Nyima posted: “When you run after your thoughts, you are like a dog chasing a stick; every time a stick is thrown, you run after it. But if, instead, you look at where your thoughts are coming from, you will see that each thought arises and dissolves within the space of”

  6. Ed Blaylock says:

    Please re send the e-mail about Karma purification. I accidentally deleted it. Thanks,

    Ed Date: Thu, 8 May 2014 16:04:45 +0000 To: t_edwinblaylock@hotmail.com

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