A Different Thanksgiving

Student Monks sponsored by Nying Je Ling – New Jonang Buddhist Community

I am not counting my material blessings today, although they are many. I am counting the blessings that endure.

This precious human life is rare from the perspective of number, cause, quality, and frequency. I will take full advantage of it to make spiritual progress. I have the capacity to practice the Dharma because I have the external and internal conditions of freedom and opportunity.

I am not a victim of others or of circumstance, but the agent of my destiny. I reclaim my power. Eliminating suffering and attaining happiness depend on my thoughts, words, and deeds.

I am not disheartened or defeated by suffering. Everything changes. I can and will eliminate my own and others’ suffering. I will succeed, because my nature is the self-same nature of the Buddhas!

For this, I am grateful. Happy Thanksgiving!

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 A Different Thanksgiving

  1. Yonten says:

    Thank you Tashi la.
    Many Blessings!
    Namo Gurave
    Humbly – Yonten

  2. Martha Chapman says:

    Thank you Tashi.

  3. Raymond McConnie Zapater says:

    Happy Thanksgiving, my dear and very much respected Tashi! I echo your prayers…

    Raymond

  4. paulfarma says:

    Thank you. PKL

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  5. Steve says:

    Thank you so much Tashi for the opportunity to read and attempt to absorb your blog. It is difficult but possible…even for those of us so far outside the lines. Happy Thanksgiving to you and all of yours…

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