Drop by Drop

unnamedWhen drops of water fill a vase, it is not the first drop that fills it, nor the last drop, nor each drop individually; through the gathering of dependent factors the vase is filled.

Likewise, when someone experiences joy and suffering –the effects– this is not due to the first instant of their cause, nor is it due to the last instant of the cause.

Joy and pain are felt through coming together of dependent factors. So within this mere appearance I will observe ethical norms.    —Acharya Dharmarakshita

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.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Drop by Drop

  1. Pingback: Drop by Drop | Zen Flash

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s