A perversion of the Dharma

339a2e7eaf350a41cfbb325ca30631aa--buddhist-teachings-buddhist-artThe Buddha said time and again in the sutras: “My followers should give up all evil actions that directly or indirectly injure others.”

One may disregard his words; one may consciously lead others to commit evil in provisioning oneself with meat.

One may think, “There are always skillful means in the sutras and tantras that counteract the evil so that I shall still be pure of stain.”

And one can let oneself off the hook by telling oneself that there are substances to be placed into the animals’ mouths and words that can be whispered in their ears and impressed upon their minds so that they will not remain in the lower realms.

But to do this reveals a complete failure to grasp the meaning of the Buddha’s teaching. It is a perversion of the Dharma.

—Shabkar Tsogdruk Rangdrol

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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