Who Wins? Who Loses?

13151793_774904789275665_808685264457470451_nWhen we feel aversion for others (anger, hatred, or malice), who is it that experiences the emotion and its effects? Most often, the putative object of our aversion remains unaware, and it is we who suffer the physical, emotional, and mental consequences.

In the same way, when we feel compassion for others, who is it that experiences it and its effects? Even if we cannot benefit others immediately, the consequences of this aspiration manifest in our minds in the very instant that it arises.

What, then, should we cultivate: aversion, or compassion?

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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