Why We Call It “Practice”

pathSpiritual practice is preparation for everyday life, for benefitting beings in every interaction.​

​Practice is not something we do for ourselves and our individual happiness. We cannot stop suffering in isolation from other sentient beings, human and non-human. ​Yes, we need to train to attain liberation and enlightenment, but we do so in order to be of service to others.​

Regardless of what teachings or what lineage we follow, it is our intent that defines whether we are moving along the lesser, narrow path of individual liberation or the greater, broad path of universal enlightenment.

It is the heart advice of our Lamas that we make swifter and more transforming progress if we dedicate ourselves to the happiness of others. Compassion is the highest manifestation of wisdom.

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 Why We Call It “Practice”

  1. Kim says:

    Thank you. Beautifully stated Tashi. This has (or had) been my understanding of what the practice is all about. But many of Dharma talks I have heard seem to focus on the self and our individual suffering. We need to hear your voice more

    K.

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  2. Martha Chapman says:

    Thank you Tashi

    Sent from my iPad

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