A Big River

Related imageThe discipline boils down to giving up the ten negative actions (killing, stealing, abusing, lying, speaking harshly, slandering, chattering, coveting, malice, and wrong views) and the five poisons (attachment, aversion, indifference, jealousy, and pride) as they are ordinarily experienced. So be diligent and single-minded in getting rid of these negative acts and afflictive emotions.

As long as you do not do so, they will be the root of your wandering in samsara and you will be swept away as if by a big river, taken wherever the water carries you without being able to get to the bank.

—Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

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 A Big River

  1. So many of us are wanders of no where in our minds and hearts because we won’t release the 10 negative actions. It’s such a lost feeling. I’ve been lost in my my thinking before. However, when we can rid of those things with the antidote of love and compassion, our focus becomes amazingly centered with our core and the journey is worth it.

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