Whatever Happens

Nyala_Pema_DuddulGain and loss, happiness and unhappiness,

fame and infamy, praise and blame

—these are the eight worldly concerns.

[…]

Whatever happens, whether it appears good or bad,

pleasurable or painful,

recognize it to be just like the ten similes of illusion!

And, in a state of perfection, transcending the ordinary mind,

and beyond words, thought and elaboration,

rest in the expanse of the view,

away from the limitations of hope and fear!

Nyala Pema Dündul

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 Whatever Happens

  1. Yonten says:

    Thank you Tashi la
    Humbly -Yonten

  2. paulfarma says:

    Thank you. PKL

    Great Middle Way 於 2014年12月9日 (週二) 12:24 AM 寫道﹕

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  3. dharma pen says:

    Tashi, what are ” the ten similes of illusion”?

    • Tashi Nyima says:

      The traditional sequence of ten similes consists of smoke, snow crystals, fireflies, lamp, fire, moon, sun, blue disk, forked lightning, and blue drop containing a black seed. However, these may appear in a different order, or not at all, before the emergence of the Empty Form of your own Buddha Nature.

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