Lamentation

bf2If any benefit were to be gained by lamenting, the wise would lament.

Only fools would harm themselves.

Through weeping and sorrowing the mind does not become calm,

but still more suffering is produced,

the body is harmed, and we become lean and pale.

We merely hurt ourselves.

We cannot protect a departed one by that means.

To grieve is in vain.

—Buddha Shakyamuni, The Arrow Sutra

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 Lamentation

  1. sandym49 says:

    This post stopped me in my tracks. I had been doing ‘grief work’, processing memories of lost loved ones. This reading is helping me return to the present. Thank you for your teachings, Tashi-La.

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