Incorrigibles

Image result for wirathuPeople these days use whatever little Dharma they know to augment afflictive emotions, and then engender tremendous pride and conceit over it. They teach the Dharma without taming their own minds. But as with a river rock [that never gets moist inside], not even a hair’s tip of benefit penetrates the other people.

Even worse, incorrigible people are attracted to this “Dharma” that increases conflict. When individuals who could be tamed by the Dharma encounter such incorrigibles, their desire for the sacred Dharma is lost. It is not the fault of the Dharma; it is the fault of such individuals.

—Machig Labdrön

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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2 Responses to Incorrigibles

  1. Diana Johnson says:

    Thank you for this message.

    Sent from Mail for Windows 10

  2. cheryla says:

    so sad that the human mind can distort goodness to serve unwise purposes. i am grateful to have the benefit of knowing and practicing the true intent of the Buddhas – to tame the mind and reduce suffering- thank you for this message of caution.

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