There Is No Distance

J TreeDirect contact with our teachers can be beneficial, but it can also degenerate into an excessive familiarity that impedes Dharma transmission.

Many great Buddhists of the past sat with their masters perhaps once or twice in their entire lives, and received from them one line of one text. The quantity of the contact is not the essential component in a teacher-student relationship.

If we truly aspire to merge our minds with the mind of the teachers of our lineage through study, contemplation, meditation, and application, there is no distance.

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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4 Responses to There Is No Distance

  1. Celine says:

    This post hit home. It relieved stress over not being able to make the lectures in person… Thank you

  2. Yonten says:

    Thank you Tashi la, your words always hit home. Humbly – Yonten

  3. paulfarma says:

    Thank you. PKL

    Great Middle Way 於 2014年09月15日 (週一) 9:45 PM 寫道﹕

    WordPress.com Tashi Nyima posted: “Direct contact with our teachers can be beneficial, but it can also degenerate into an excessive familiarity that impedes Dharma transmission. Many great Buddhists of the past sat with their masters perhaps once or twice in their entire lives, and rece”

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