By Khenpo Sodargye
Poet Lu You of the Southern track Dynasty says, “What one learns from paper is still shallow; what one practices makes it profound.” principles from books will stay superficial. in simple terms via hands-on program will its usefulness (or the shortcoming of it) develop into transparent to you.
Therefore, I wrote this publication that includes many useful directions, and feature titled it in achieving through Doing. try and paintings on those equipment authentically; attempt them out your self. Do it! in basic terms then, throughout the sophisticated blessing of the Dharma,* will you adventure a few gain, bodily in addition to mentally.
Be conscious, in spite of the fact that, that we consume chew by means of chew. No muscle is grown from only one mouthful of foodstuff. We stroll step-by-step; no thousand-mile trip is roofed in one stride. equally, we teach our minds little by little. No level of sainthood is reached with just a couple of days’ perform. so long as you could have improved a bit extra this day than the previous day, you'll want to have a good time. take note: water dripping daily wears the toughest rock away.
Certainly, a few humans won't without problems settle for the elements of this booklet that appear to move past what they comprehend. therefore, try out 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's possible...”
It is necessary to understand that our conceptual brain is unreliable. The Buddha acknowledged, “Do now not belief your traditional brain; what you think that isn't really reliable.” once we make any choice, specifically in a box that we aren't acquainted with, we needs to hire rational knowledge instead of draw hasty conclusions exclusively according to “I suppose that...” in the end, what number instances have we been tricked via our meandering thoughts?
In the West this present day, a growing number of students are accepting and deciding upon with the Buddha’s teachings. once they observe the rules of those teachings to scientific remedy, hospice care and different disciplines, extraordinary results were accomplished. hence, those that have been formerly prejudiced opposed to Buddhism are actually forced to reinvestigate its profound doctrines. Is Buddhism a superstition or a rational religion? Time will inform within the end.
Faith in Buddhism isn't really whatever that may be imposed on you, yet during this global, neither you nor i will be able to dodge the abyss of delivery, getting older, ailment, and demise. thankfully, the Dharma offers very good information geared toward facing such concerns. when you've got now not been profitable with different techniques, why now not try out the way in which of the Buddhadharma?
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Achieve by Doing: stories, questions and answers - a Buddhist approach by Khenpo Sodargye