Dangerous Mistakes

It is possible to mistake a clever teacher for a spiritual friend liberated through learning and reflection.

It is possible to mistake an insensitive academic, who has not practiced himself, for someone who has gained experience through personal practice.

It is possible to mistake a deceitful hypocrite for a noble being who has tamed his mind through Dharma practice.

It is possible to mistake the empty words of hollow eloquence for the realization of someone possessing the oral instructions.

It is possible to mistake a braggart spouting the Dharma for the devotion to practice of a faithful person.

In any case, you must make sure to mingle your mind with the Dharma.

People who practice the Dharma of lip service, claiming to be practitioners while keeping the Dharma as something apart from themselves, will have no success in practice.

Guru Rinpoche Padmasambhava

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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