Just As You Are

I once gave of myself to being the perfect wife and mother.

Then I heard the teachings of the Buddha.

I saw the arising and passing away of what was wife and said goodbye to my husband.

I saw the arising and passing away of what was mother and said goodbye to my children.

What was left I gave to the Path.

Oh, my sisters. You never had to be perfect.

If there is something to these teachings calling out to you, it’s because something in you is calling out to these teachings.

The Path will take you whenever you’re ready, just as you are.

—Bhikshuni Sakula, Therigatha (Poems of the First Buddhist Nuns)

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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