Giving Up

22540103_1180940068672133_2171140311516661698_nSince lack of control of body and mind prevents one from taking anything seriously, it is in opposition to the way to inner peace;

since places where many people gather cause distraction, one fails in what one has to do;

since taking pleasure in drowsiness, sluggishness, and idleness prevents one from completing any work, it is a false friend;

since exultation and self-reproach disturb the mind, they hinder a wider perspective;

since many people and acquaintances are an occasion for much involvement, attachment, and aversion, they counteract concentration;

since talkativeness diminishes any feeling of wholesomeness, hinders its arising, it is a source for dissatisfaction and strife.

It is by giving up all these hindrances that meditative experiences will naturally grow, and that one perseveres in the teachings of the Victorious One.

—Longchenpa, Shing-rta chenpo

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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One Response to Giving Up

  1. shyan says:

    THAT IS SO TRUE. I KNOW I HAVE BEEN THERE.
    THANK YOU.

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