Monks & Alarm Clocks

alarm-clock-ringingThe Dharma is not meant to soothe us into a false sense of ease within the cycle of birth and death, but to wake us up from our delusions.

The duty of Buddhist monastics is to remind ourselves and others of the Dharma, without compromise or calculation. We do no one any favors by enabling wrong conduct through leaving wrong views unchallenged.

Monks are like alarm clocks —if our speech is too soft and melodious, we only encourage people to keep on sleeping.

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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3 Responses to Monks & Alarm Clocks

  1. maximohudson says:

    Some sleepers only need a whisper to awaken. Some only need to hear the steps of another arising from their sleep. A loud shout to one who has not arisen may result in a broken nose for the “noisy alarm clock” and an individual who remains in slumber longer than they might have if left to their own devices. As always, skillful means must be factored in when we choose to interact with others. OM AH HUM. -mh

  2. paulfarma says:

    Thank you.PKL

    Great Middle Way 於 2014年09月3日 (週三) 9:37 PM 寫道﹕

    WordPress.com Tashi Nyima posted: “The Dharma is not meant to soothe us into a false sense of ease within the cycle of birth and death, but to wake us up from our delusions. The duty of Buddhist monastics is to remind ourselves and others of the Dharma, without compromise or calculation”

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