To Continue Suffering Is More Difficult

12239468_1719332354965252_6289960007369277130_nThe path is easy and simple: avoid harm, do good, and purify the mind.

What is difficult and complicated is to continue suffering. Going against our very nature, fixated on the lies of separation and supremacy, acting out of attachment, aversion, and indifference, and reaping pain is difficult.

The path reveals our inherent Buddha Nature. This Buddha Nature is not a seed, a potential, or a possibility, but rather a complete reality. There is nothing to build; nothing to elaborate.

In truth, we only have two problems: wrong views and afflicted emotions. And they are incidental —that is, they are not in our nature.

When we avoid harm, we remove the veils of the afflicted emotions. When we do good, we cultivate peace. When we purify the mind, we discard wrong views.

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 To Continue Suffering Is More Difficult

  1. Mick Canning says:

    Without suffering we cannot work through bad karma, I guess.

  2. Pingback: To Continue Suffering Is More Difficult | Zen Flash

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