“Seeing Is Believing”

perspectiveWe trust the testimony of our senses, but fail to take into account their physical limitations and our situational perspectives.

Is the sun a small disk in the sky? Does it rise in the East and set in the West? Is the earth flat and unmoving? Is the sky really blue? Is the moon larger than the stars?

We trust the testimony of our feelings, but fail to take into account our accumulated tendencies and our emotional perspectives.

Is my country truly the greatest of all countries? Are my people the best among all nations? Is my beloved the most beautiful of all human beings? Is my family the most worthy of affection?

We trust the testimony of our opinions, but fail to take into account our innate and learned wrong views and our ideological perspectives.

Is my judgment always right? Is my view of each situation the most accurate? Is my solution to every problem the most indicated?

A little humility might be in order…

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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5 Responses to “Seeing Is Believing”

  1. Cheryla says:

    This is wonderful – much needed reminder . I so want to send it to certain “friends” but dare not upset the perfection of their view. Thanks! cc

  2. Jan says:

    This is wonderful! I wanted to send it to my son…
    then I thought too much kinda. It is helpful to me…
    Lekshe Drolma

  3. paulfarma says:

    Thank you. PKL

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