No Blame

11951846_880788262000333_5586684741477421440_n[Regarding the origin of suffering] there are two wrong views.

One says that oneself is the sole author of a deed

and all consequent suffering one brings upon oneself,

and this is so from the beginning of time.

The other says that it is deeds by others

that bring about one’s suffering.

You should avoid both these views.

Here we teach another way:

All deeds, whether your own or another’s,

are conditioned by ignorance

and that is the origin of this whole mass of suffering.

By ending that ignorance in yourself,

and by way of yourself in others,

wisdom comes into being and suffering ceases.

―Buddha Shakyamuni

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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