Examine Your Mind

cl1To see if you’re aware of impermanence or not,

check whether your plans are long or short term.

To see if you perceive samsara as flawed or not,

check how strong are your attachments.

To see if you’ll attain liberation in the future or not,

check whether your conduct is good or bad.

 

To see if you’ve given rise to loving kindness and compassion or not,

check how you take care of those in need.

To see if you’ve tamed the demon of anger or not,

check how much hatred you feel towards your enemies.

To see if you’ve dispelled the obscuring demon of ignorance or not,

check how much you cling to hope and fear.

To see if you’ve purified the three poisons or not,

check how free from grasping you’ve become.

You’ll know your Dharma practice has become the path or not

by thoroughly examining your own mind.

—Chokgyur Lingpa

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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