Deceivers

17415_10152835106638920_6688694777247963614_nThe reason for practicing meditation and seeking to attain samadhi is to escape from the suffering of life. But in seeking to escape from suffering ourselves, why should we inflict it upon others? Unless we can control our minds, so that even the thought of brutal unkindness and killing is abhorrent, we will never be able to escape from bondage to suffering.

After my parinirvana in the last kalpa, different kinds of ghosts will be encountered everywhere, deceiving people, and teaching that they can eat meat and still attain enlightenment. How can one who hopes to become a deliverer of others, himself be living on the flesh of other sentient beings?

―Buddha Shakyamuni, Surangama Sutra

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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One Response to Deceivers

  1. on meditation. upon my bird dieing last Friday.. I was not able to meditate at home. I have other means now. Meditation walking.. When I was called from Marty’s Vet. He explained what he did and why he died.. I did not scorn the doctor.. I left him alone.. I prayed for the doctor..

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