Once and for all

nyalapemadundulOnce and for all, give up the deluded way of living which comes from being obsessed with this life. Give up bogus acts of virtue motivated by the eight worldly concerns*. Give up View that is just talk, Meditation that is just error and deviation, and Action that is perverse. Give up bigoted squabbling, and feigning to benefit beings simply out of a desire for fame and fortune. None of them will provide even the most meager cause for Buddhahood.

Exterminate the eight worldly concerns. Rid yourself of the preoccupations of this life. Don’t be proud and self-important. Just take the practice of the confidential path of the Vajrayana to heart, strive to apply compassion to your mind, and the benefit of you and others will be accomplished, spontaneously. […]

Please, please, do what I say. Be determined, and have courage!

—Nyala Pema Dundul

*pleasure and pain, gain and loss, fame and dishonor, praise and censure

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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1 Response to Once and for all

  1. cheryla says:

    YES, I vow to do what you say, NPD. Having the Dharma in my whole heart makes the task easy. Frequent meditation to say”good bye” to the eight worldly concerns is my habit. cheryla

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