Missing the Point

incenseIf we look like Buddhists and talk like Buddhists and sit on a cushion like the other Buddhists, then we think we are automatically followers of the Buddha’s teachings. But all these concepts are cutting us off from the utter simplicity of the Buddha’s example and message.

We do what we do simply to wake up, simply to be free. Any form we use is only a support of accomplishing that purpose. We could be perfect in the performance of a thousand rituals, and they could all be empty of all meaning or benefit if we don’t connect with our heart.

If we’re not developing our awareness in our everyday life, then we’re missing the point.

―Ponlop Rinpoche

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 Missing the Point

  1. Ulrika says:

    Reblogged this on Gusto Life Group and commented:
    Beautiful! “If we’re not developing our awareness in our everyday life, then we’re missing the point. ―Ponlop Rinpoche” Yes! Amen!!

  2. paulfarma says:

    Thank you. PKL

    Great Middle Way 於 2015年04月4日 (週六) 10:35 PM 寫道﹕

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