Respect and Dignity

dragonThere are two dispositions that inhibit wrongdoing: respect and dignity.

Respect is the disposition to consider others, protecting our personal reputation. The respectful person acts with discretion, offering a good example and avoiding shame.

Dignity is respect for oneself, without fear of external judgment. The person with dignity acts correctly, independently of the opinions of others.

Although both are necessary and beneficial, dignity is more precious than respect, as it inclines us to abstain from wrongdoing, even when anonymous or unobserved.

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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One Response to Respect and Dignity

  1. paulfarma says:

    Thank you. PKL

    Great Middle Way 於 2014年10月22日 (週三) 9:03 PM 寫道﹕

    WordPress.com Tashi Nyima posted: “There are two dispositions that inhibit wrongdoing: respect and dignity. Respect is the disposition to consider others, protecting our personal reputation. The respectful person acts with discretion, offering a good example and avoiding shame. Digni”

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