Three Limitless Seeds of Virtue

JamgonKongtrul-e1295023833418The three poisons continually arise in connection with three objects. Compulsive attachment arises for objects that are pleasant or useful; aversion arises for objects that are unpleasant or harmful; and indifference for other objects.

Recognize these poisons as soon as they arise. Then, for example, when attachment arises, think:

“May every bit of every sentient beings’ attachment be contained in this attachment of mine. May all sentient beings have the seed of virtue of being free of attachment. May this attachment of mine contain all their disturbing emotions and, until they attain Buddhahood, may they be free of such disturbing emotions.”

Aversion and other emotions are used in practice by working with them the same way. Thus, the three poisons become three limitless seeds of virtue.

―Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye

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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3 Responses to Three Limitless Seeds of Virtue

  1. Jan Parsley says:

    Yes Tashi, attachment to things that are pleasant. I meditated last night. It was pretty good. I need more experience meditating. This has helped me grow towards enlightenment. I have found that I am giving more to others around me. More compassion.

    It’s as though you were thinking of me as you wrote this. I wonder if it reaches others too. Like they are going through the same thing. Maybe it meets all our needs. Thank you though. It is comforting..Best Personal Regards Jan

  2. paulfarma says:

    Thank you. PKL

    Great Middle Way 於 2014年12月26日 (週五) 9:52 PM 寫道﹕

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