By Khenpo Sodargye
Poet Lu You of the Southern tune Dynasty says, “What one learns from paper is still shallow; what one practices makes it profound.” rules from books will stay superficial. in basic terms via hands-on software will its usefulness (or the shortcoming of it) turn into transparent to you.
Therefore, I wrote this ebook that comprises many functional directions, and feature titled it in attaining by means of Doing. try and paintings on those equipment authentically; try them out your self. Do it! simply then, throughout the refined blessing of the Dharma,* will you event a few gain, bodily in addition to mentally.
Be acutely aware, notwithstanding, that we consume chew via chew. No muscle is grown from only one mouthful of nutrition. We stroll step-by-step; no thousand-mile trip is roofed in one stride. equally, we educate our minds little by little. No level of sainthood is reached with just a couple of days’ perform. so long as you've got advanced a bit additional this present day than the day past, you'll want to have fun. bear in mind: water dripping daily wears the toughest rock away.
Certainly, a few humans won't without problems settle for the elements of this ebook that appear to move past what they understand. subsequently, test to not reject these notions outright simply because they contradict your schooling, considering, “It feels like nonsense to me.” or “I don’t imagine it really is possible...”
It is critical to understand that our conceptual brain is unreliable. The Buddha acknowledged, “Do no longer belief your usual brain; what you think that isn't reliable.” after we make any selection, particularly in a box that we aren't accustomed to, we needs to hire rational knowledge instead of draw hasty conclusions exclusively in line with “I suppose that...” in any case, what number occasions have we been tricked through our meandering thoughts?
In the West this present day, increasingly more students are accepting and deciding upon with the Buddha’s teachings. after they follow the foundations of those teachings to scientific treatment, hospice care and different disciplines, amazing results were accomplished. hence, those that have been formerly prejudiced opposed to Buddhism are actually pressured to reinvestigate its profound doctrines. Is Buddhism a superstition or a rational religion? Time will inform within the end.
Faith in Buddhism isn't anything that may be imposed on you, yet during this international, neither you nor i will avoid the abyss of start, getting older, illness, and dying. thankfully, the Dharma offers first-class counsel aimed toward facing such matters. when you have no longer been winning with different methods, why now not attempt the best way of the Buddhadharma?
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Achieve by Doing: stories, questions and answers - a Buddhist approach by Khenpo Sodargye