6a011571ff676d970b01910413477f970When we allow other persons to determine our course of action, we are not free.

If we let the behavior of others dictate our conduct, we become willing victims of their moods and actions.

Freedom is the commitment to consistently do what is right, in accordance with our highest view.

If, despite our reasoned conclusion that universal loving kindness and radical compassion are beneficial, we react to others with anger and animosity, we have surrendered our freedom.

To be truly free, we must live our lives according to our own principles, and not as slaves to external circumstances.

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 Freedom

  1. Sasha Star McClure says:

    Thank you…

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