Take No Sides

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The great Buddhist teacher, Kunchen Dolpopa Sherab Gyaltsen, famously said “We take no sides —especially not our own side”.

Not taking sides means not allowing attachment and aversion to dictate our views and conduct.

It does not mean that we are passively neutral in the face of unimaginable suffering and do nothing to relieve it. It does not mean that we abandon compassion.

Compassion is that which makes the heart of the good move at the pain of others.

It crushes and destroys the pain of others; thus, it is called compassion.

It is called compassion because it shelters and embraces the distressed.

—Buddha Shakyamuni

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 Take No Sides

  1. paulfarma says:

    Thank you. PKL

    Great Middle Way 於 2014年07月31日 (週四) 8:26 PM 寫道﹕

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