Connected

vector-2150004_960_720Beneath all the delusions, wrong views, and afflicted emotions, there is natural perfection. The Fourth Noble Truth is about how we unveil that perfect nature, which leads to “entering the path of empty and peaceful selflessness.”

Selflessness means to give up the illusion of a separate self. It requires what Vasubandhu called a “revolution at the base.” Through this revolution, we stop thinking of ourselves as separate, independent, and permanent, and begin to recognize instead interdependence and equality. We are all connected.

When we recognize that the suffering and happiness of others is also our happiness and suffering, that is the solution.

—TN, The Dharma Handbook

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. John Willemsens says:

    Reblogged this on Advayavada Buddhism Foundation.

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