Discernment

wpid-taranatha-e5a49ae7bd97e982a3e4bb96e5a4a7e5b888-5-jpgIt is unwise to follow a course of action that is easy and pleasant to do, but that, when done, leads to what is unwholesome, for a fool does not reflect thus, and does it, and the doing of that action leads to long-term harm and suffering.   […]

I must discern that even if a course of action is difficult and unpleasant to do, but, when done, it leads to what is wholesome for me and all sentient beings, I must do it, and thus, the doing of that action leads to long-term welfare and happiness.

This is the perfection of discernment.

—Jetsun Taranatha, Essence of Ambrosia

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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