Mixing Food and Poison

taranathSome practitioners think they are superior to ordinary persons, but cling to the hope of worldly success. Failing to develop sincere renunciation, they accuse others of their own shortcomings. […]

They act virtuously out of a desire for alms. They engage in spiritual practices for fame. They are conceited and hypocritical. They secretly want people to have faith in them. Because they hope to accumulate followers, they slander and deceive sincere practitioners.

In the name of the Dharma, they engage in activities that strengthen mundane aims. This is the opposite of wisdom and compassion, like mixing food with poison. Mundane attitudes and actions are always negative and unwholesome. It is even worse to mix these concerns with the Dharma, and falsely represent them as wholesome.

―Jetsun Taranatha

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 Mixing Food and Poison

  1. paulfarma says:

    Thank you. PKL

    Great Middle Way 於 2014年12月6日 (週六) 11:36 PM 寫道﹕

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